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Volume 11, Issue 4

Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com

April 2011

JCE once again

celebrates Caldecott
By Contributing Writer Neeti Gregg, Second Grade Teacher,
Julington Creek Elementary
Gold Medal goes out to
the one book with the
"best" artwork.
Students spent time
reading these picture
books, studying the art
work used in the books
and even reproduced
artwork of their own
using the styles studies.
Each student picked one
book to study on their
own and create a project
of their choice to repre-
sent their book choice.
On Wednesday, March
16, the entire school
came through the second
grade classrooms to view
the projects made by the
students. The Caldecott
study is a tradition at
Skyllar King is very excited about her book JCE that has been going
Black and White. on for more than 20
Second graders at Julington years.
Creek Elementary spent the Caldecott's birthday is March
entire month of March studying 22, 1846 and he died on Febru-
Randolph Caldecott and Calde- ary 12, 1886. He was buried in
cott Gold Medal books. Calde- Evergreen Cemetery after he died
cott is a man who promoted while visiting St. Augustine in
adding illustrations to children's 1886. The first Caldecott award
books. Each year the Caldecott was given in 1938.




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On Saturday, March 19, Nease
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Class of 2011 students participated
in two service projects to protect
and enhance the Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Marine Es-
tuarine Research Reserve (GTM-
NERR) in St. Johns County. The
service projects included a focus
on dunes restoration and install-
ing a native plant garden near the
Environmental Educational Center
at GTMNERR. Service back to the
community is a strong component
of the IB program focus. The service
projects were funded by the Ponte
Vedra Public Education Foundation
(PVPEF) and the Nease IB Booster
IB seniors on the leadership
teams spent several weeks planning
and coordinating the two service
projects with the guidance of the
very knowledgeable and dedicated
staff from the GTMNERR. The
weather was gorgeous and the stu-
dents were eager to dive into the ser-
vice projects. The Nease IB seniors
split into two groups to complete
the service projects. Through the
generous funding by the PVPEF
the students were able to install the
first phase of a native plant gar-

Nease IB seniors at GTMNERR
den adjacent to the GTMNERR
educational center. This project is an
area that Joseph Burgess, Facilities
Services Consultant at GTMNERR
has wanted for several years but
due to state budget cuts never was
realized. Burgess was thrilled when
the Nease IB seniors contacted him
to ask what was needed to enhance
GTMNERR as they decided their
focus for a service project.
Another great addition to the

Hickory Creek Elementary hosts

family fun Carnival at the Creek
Hickory Creek event for 25 cents
Elementary PTO is it .... per ticket.
happy to invite all to The Carnival at
its first annual Car- the Creek is spon-
nival at the Creek. scored by HCE's
The Carnival will be PTO. Proceeds from
open to the public this event will help
and will be held fund the school's
Friday, April 29 from AR reading pro-
3:00 p.m. until 8:00 gram, help purchase
p.m. on campus at teacher supplies, in-
Hickory Creek El- school educational
ementary, located at field trips, family fun
235 Hickory Creek nights and helping
Trail off Greenbriar hands for the up-
Road. coming school year.
There will be Join the carnival
over 20 activity fun where everyone's
events that family a winner if you play and see why
members of all ages can enjoy. many other games of chance, "Living is good at the Creek!"
Events will include Guitar Hero, challenge and luck as well as food For further information, please
Wii Dance Challenge, Body vendors and treats for all. The car- contact Debora McCarty, Carnival
Bounce Face-off, Money Machine, nival will charge no admission but at the Creek's chairperson, at rdmc-
inflatables, a c Ik, H .... walk and will use carnival tickets sold at the cartyl0@comcast.net.

native plant garden is a bench hand-
made by Nease IB senior, Andrew
Stricklin. He crafted the bench
specifically for use in the native
plant garden which adds another
extra special touch from the Nease
IB Class of 2011 to be enjoyed by
the many visitors who come to the
GTMNERR each year.
Through funding by the Nease
IB Booster Club, the second area
Nease IB continued on page 8

What's Inside
Page 3 What's New
Page 4 From the Commissioner
Page 5 School District Journal
Page 6 The Sheriff Reports
Page 9 Fire station grant
Page 10 JCP CDD report
Page 14 SPMS History Fair
Page 15 Bartram Bash 2011
Page 18 Summer Camp Guide
Page 20 JCE sign language
Page 22 Pack 44 banquet
Page 24 TCE "Go Fish!"
Page 26 CHS mom experiences
earthquake in Japan

Page 27
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Dog Day Afternoon
Faith News
High school sports
NEW! Fishing Report
Pink socks for lacrosse
Home Improvement Guide
Pelican rescue

Nease IB Class of 2011 volunteers to

protect and enhance GTMNERR
Contributed by Kyle Dresback, Principal, Nease High School

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Community Happenings

The seventh annual Bartram nity me
Bash will be held on Sunday, April agency p
17, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until the 201
4:00 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, meeting
located on the William Bartram from 6:.
Scenic and Historic Highway, 2060 Switzerl
State Road 13. The entire com- located
munity is invited to this free and District
fun-filled birthday party and Earth venson i
Day event. staff fro
Relay For Life of Bartram present
Trail will be held April 30 through sure you
May 1, 2011 at Bartram Trail High an emer
School. The Opening Ceremony event!
begins at 12:00 noon on Satur-
day, April 30 and the Luminaria Pie;
Ceremony will be held at 9:00 Saturda
p.m. on Saturday. Relay For Life in a Tex
is the American Cancer Society's tournar
signature fundraising activity and can Car
offers everyone in our community Relay fc
an opportunity to participate in the $45 for
fight against cancer! Funds raised include
through Relay for Life are used Relay fc
to support the American Cancer of the b
Society's programs of research, and will
education, advocacy and service, for Life
For additional information, please 50/50 d
contact Brenda Johnson at Brenda. up to th
Johnson@cancer.org or 391-3643 blinds)
or visit the website www.Bartram- only be
Relay.com. The last
and we
The EPIC Flower and Garden this one
Expo will be held on Saturday addition
and Sunday, April 16 and 17 from up, plea
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. at 254-
Johns County Agricultural Center,
located near Interstate 95 and State The
Road 16) in St. Augustine. Grow- Golf To
ers, nurseries and vendors from all fore Sch
around Florida will offer a variety on Mon
of flowering plants and gardening Slamme
accessories and gardening lectures Golf Vi
will be held throughout the day. at 11:OC
There will also be a standard flower 1:00 p.r
show and a quilt show, to include and a sh
unique and beautiful arts and players
crafts. General Expo admission paired p
tickets are $5 (children under age will be
12 admitted free) and free parking teams (r
is available. For additional infor- third as
mation, please call 829-3295 or longest
visit www.epiccommunityservices. hole-in-
org. The cos
is $185
The NW St. Johns County Sponsor
community is invited to a commu- addition

eting to learn about emer-
reparedness in advance of
1 hurricane season. The
is on Thursday, May 5,
30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at
and Point Middle School,
at 777 Greenbriar Road.
Commissioner Cyndi Ste-
is hosting the meeting and
m the St. Johns County
ncy Operations Center will
information on how to be
ir family is prepared for
agency. Don't miss the free

ase mark your calendar for
y, June 25 to participate
:as Hold'em fundraiser
ment to benefit the Ameri-
icer Society's Bartram Trail
ir Life. The cost will be
a player ticket, which will
2000 chips, donation to
ir Life and food. The cost
ystander ticket will be $20
Include donation to Relay
and food. There will be a
rawing and re-buys of $20
he break (fourth round of
for 2000 chips. There will
80 player seats available.
Tournament raised $1,100
had 45 players. Let's make
better than the last! For
lal information or to sign
se contact Becky Kimball

e fifth annual UNF Alumni
tournament "Play a Round
lolarships" will be held
iday, April 18, 2011 at
er and the Squire in World
llage. Registration begins
) a.m. and tee off is at
n. with a Captain's Choice
lotgun start. Individual
are welcome and will be
nrior to the event. Prizes
awarded to two first place
net and gross), second, and
well as for skill contests:
drive, closest to the pin,
one and putting challenge.
t for an individual Golfer
or $700 for a foursome.
ships are available. For
lal information, please call

Alumni Services at 620-4723 or
visit www.unf.edu/alumni.

"Herbs, Native Plants and
Healing" is the program for the
meeting of the local Sea Oats
chapter of the Florida Native
Plant Society, to be held at 7:00
p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at the St.
Augustine Beach City Hall, located
at 2200 A1A South. Speaker Lau-
rence Layne is a practicing clinical
herbalist and massage therapist in
St. Augustine and an historian of
alternative medicine and a stu-
dent of Florida Ethnobotany. This
program is free, open to the public
and includes prizes of native plants.
For more information, please visit
www.fnps.org or call 692-3927.

Helping Hands of St. Johns
County is trying to start a youth
branch of their organization for
children in grades six through 12.
The group will meet on the third
Wednesday of each month from
7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith
Community Church Community
Center to do a small project for the
community. The April meeting will
be on April 20. Community hours
will be given for work completed.
No money or dues are involved
and all communication will be
through email. As with the adult
Helping Hands group, members
come and go as they can and rely
solely on donations of goods and
services from the community. The
group is non-denominational;
anyone is welcome to join. Projects
might be the stamping of goody
bags for kids in the hospital, col-
lecting pet items for the shelter or
clothing donation to the children
at Betty Griffin in transitional
housing. Ideas for projects will
come from the youth themselves.
For additional information, please
contact jacqphill@aol.com.

Adults and teens age 14 and
older are invited to attend the
Project Lap Blanket crochet group
at the Bartram Trail Branch Library
on Tuesday, April 19 and Monday,
April 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. The group will crochet or
knit blankets for cancer patients
at area hospitals. All skill levels are
welcome. Can't come to any of the
meetings? Pick up the crochet pat-
tern at the Reference Desk in the
library and crochet the blanket in
your spare time. Drop off complet-
ed blankets and any yarn you'd like
to donate during regular library
hours. For additional information,
please call the Reference Desk at

It's time again for the Trout
Creek Art Show and we're hoping
to see you there! Please join us on
What's New cont. on page 5

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By Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez,
' County Commissioner, District 2
Comparison: Entertainment and County

Starting in 1961 while work-
ing in the banking business. I
started my career in music. I
performed on most weekends while
managing and producing other
bands. In 1968. my involvement in
the music business had grown to a
point that I had to make a deci-
sion: do I stay in banking or do I
leave that behind and go out into
the very competitive and challeng-
ing music business? I chose the
latter and spent the next 23 years as
a road manager for a name act. per-
forming in the lounge circuit with
my own group and re-opening a
talent agency I had in the '60s. I
traveled and performed in 38 states
and numerous cities in some of
those states; I played in some real
bad clubs early on and some very
nice places as time went on.
I want to start this comparison
to being a County Commissioner

by saying that they are almost
exactly the same in many areas. In
music you learn early that you can't
please all the people all the time. A
certain percentage of any audience,
hopefully a small percentage, is not
going to like your selection, your
sound or your talent. It is the same
in government. You know that
with every vote you cast-and you
are required by law to cast your
vote-some people are not going
to like what you do on some items
but others will. It is the same in
performing music. The main thing
to remember is, like in music, you
can't stop trying to please everyone.
Like in music, people come in
and they expect you to do a good
job or the right thing. If you do,
they usually don't say thanks or
show much appreciation. Some
will but most will not. People that
just don't like anything will be the

most vocal about it. This is so true
in music or politics.
What happens if you have
controversy on the board? It is like
spending months getting a band
ready to perform and you travel to
North Dakota to start a tour and
one of the players wants to change
things around because they are not
happy. This happens no matter
what you are doing. You just have
to handle it or "shake it off" as
they say.
Let's look at the make up of
the "band" and the commission. It
takes the ability to work together
to accomplish a good product and
have great results in the audience
whether in a large lounge or the
meeting room. In the band you
tend to depend on a single musi-
cian's talent to highlight a certain
song whereas on the commission
you have certain members that are
more involved in different activities
and are sure to have information
that we all depend on to make our
decisions. Each commissioner sits
as liaison on a variety of boards and
is there to bring back information
to all of the rest of us. Some get
more involved in certain things
that they have an interest in or
maybe it is an issue in their district.
(Each one of us represents a certain
district even though we are elected
county wide.) Finally, in a band if
enough members are not pleased
with someone's performance, the
members can replace them. We
can't do that on the commission!
I'll close by saying that
whether it is a group of travel-
ing musicians or a board you are
serving on, the most important
thing to remember is that you are
not always going to get great big
thank you cards for your perfor-
mance (Although we do appreciate
the ones we get!) You are also not
always going to get your way. Just
like in everything else. attitude is
very important. As a matter of fact,
I'll say it is the most important!

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CMSJ names executive director

The board of directors of the
Children's Museum of St. Johns,
Inc. (CMSJ) has named its first
executive director. Susan Connor
assumed chief executive duties on
February 1, 2011, becoming the
museum's first paid employee.
"Susan has been committed to
making the museum a resource for
children and families since joining
us in 2007 to lead our fundraising
efforts," said Ben Platt, president
of the CMSJ's Board of Directors.
"We're extremely pleased that her
talent and enthusiasm will guide us
as we bring the museum to life."
Connor has been actively
engaged as a volunteer with the
children's museum effort for more
than four years. She served as
president of the board of directors
in 2009-2010 and has served as
the museum's fundraising com-
mittee chair since its founding. In
2009, Connor worked with board
members and others to conduct
a community assessment to hear
from educators, parents, business
and public leaders from across St.
Johns County about what they saw
as the greatest needs for children in
our area.
"It takes a great many volun-
teers, professionals and donors to

make this all come together," said
Connor. "We have a long way to
go, but this is an exciting time for
us." Developing and executing a
successful capital campaign is one
of her top priorities, she added.
The mother of two elementa-
ry-age children, Connor brings 13
years of experience as a professional

fundraiser for universities, includ-
ing the University of Southern
California, the University of Rich-
mond and Stetson University. She
earned a bachelor's degree in Eng-
lish from the College of William
and Mary and a master's degree
in public administration from the
University of Southern California.

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District Journal

By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough,
St. Johns County School Board

FCAT (Florida Comprehen-
sive Assessment Test) season is
upon us! Students in grades three
through 11 will be taking the
exams, which measure proficiency
and learning gains in reading,
math, science and writing over the
next several days. This year, there
is a new version of FCAT. While
still based on the Florida's Next
Generation Standards, the test is
in a new format, requiring stu-
dents to analyze the passages more
deeply to give the correct answers.
Because of the change in format,
we may see student scores and
school grades lowered throughout
the state.
This effect is almost univer-
sal whenever a standardized test
is refined, including the same
result when college entrance tests
are revised. I expect the relative
scores to remain consistent, but
the actual results may be lower. As
students gain experience with the
new format, I anticipate that the
scores will rise. I want parents to
be aware that the new format of
the test could be challenging and
to have them be informed so that
they will not be surprised if scores
are lower.
Thanks to everyone who came
out in support of public education
at the rally sponsored by 50th No
More on March 14. We had about
200 people come to express their

concern about the potential of a
10 percent cut in funding for our
schools. Since that time, both the
House and Senate have released
their tentative budgets that, while
showing cuts in education, are
much less severe than those pro-
posed in the governor's budget. As
the Legislature works through the
budget process, we will be able to
see what the real reductions are,
but at this time, it looks like they
will be more in the range of 3 to
5 percent rather than 10 percent.
Our district has anticipated this
"rainy day" and has accumulated
reserves to enable us to weather
cuts of this magnitude. Hope-
fully, the reductions will not be
any greater than anticipated so
that we may preserve the programs
and course offerings that help our
students succeed.
Besides money, the Legislature
is also working on several major
policy issues that will affect our
schools. They have already passed
and sent to the governor a bill that
will fundamentally change how
our teachers are evaluated. Begin-
ning in 2015, 50 percent of each
teacher's evaluation will be based
on student learning gains, mea-
sured by FCAT or end of course
exams. The other 50 percent will
be negotiated with our local teach-
ers' union and may include things
like peer evaluations, principal

evaluations, classroom manage-
ment and attendance. In addition
to the evaluation piece, teach-
ers will no longer have multiple
year contracts and will no longer
receive pay increases based upon
years of service. The bill largely
mirrors Florida's Race to the Top
application, which won approval
several months ago. All the details
of how the new bill will be imple-
mented remain to be seen.
Another bill that is on fast
track is a measure to require all
school board employees to contrib-
ute to their retirement. Currently,
their retirement is paid by local
school boards. The Legislature is
discussing a 5 percent contribution
to the retirement plan. This money
will come directly from employees'
salaries and will, in effect, result in
a pay cut of whatever the percent-
age actually is. The board has no
money to make up the difference
for our workers. I expect this bill
to pass.
Finally, a bill that will stop the
practice of payroll deduction for
union dues looks like it is certain
to pass. This bill will then require
teachers and support personnel
who belong to the unions to pay
their dues directly rather than
have them deducted from their
paychecks. Much discussion has
surrounded the bill, with some
calling it a "union busting" bill.
The results of the passage of the
bill remain to be seen.
I will keep everyone posted
on the progress of these and other
measures in our Legislature. If
you have questions, comments, or
other concerns, please contact me
at sloughb@stjohns.kl2.fl.us. As
always, thank you for your support
of public education.

What' New cont. from page 3
Friday, May 6 from 6:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. at the Trout Creek Park
Pavilion, located at 6795 Col-
lier Road in Orangedale and view
some spectacular art, paintings,
quilts and jewelry. Meet the artists
and learn about their unique and
individual works. Wine, cheese,
fruit and veggies along with some
delectable dips will be available to
refresh you as you browse. Please
call Joan at 522-1611 for more

The Northwest and Northeast
Business Councils of the St. Johns
County Chamber of Commerce
will hold joint luncheon on Friday,
April 22 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
at Donovan's Irish Pub, located at
7440 US Highway 1 North. The
cost of the luncheon is $15 (prepay
only). For additional information,
please visit www.sjcchamber.com/

The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7
meets the first Thursday of every
month 7:30 p.m. at the St. Au-
gustine Yacht Club near the St.
Augustine Lighthouse. The flotilla
is always looking for new members,
particularly those who own aircraft,
boats and have radio equipment
and skills. If you are interested,
please contact Vic Aquino at 460-

The Northwest St. Johns
County Community Coalition
(NWSJCCC) will meet on Thurs-
day, April 28 beginning at 6:30
p.m. at the Bartram Trail Branch
Library, located at 60 Davis Pond
Boulevard near the entrance to

Julington Creek Plantation. All are
welcome to attend these important,
informative meetings. For addi-
tional information, please contact
Phyllis Abbatiello at 703-9142.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen-
sibly) FL#493, St. Augustine has
a weekly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on
Wednesday at the Old Colee Cove
Volunteer Fire Station, located
at 9105 County Road 13 North
(south of Buddy Boys Grocery
Store). Weigh in starts at 8:30 a.m.
We are a National Weight Loss
Organization, fees are low and we
have lots of fun, contests and in-
spiring programs. All are welcome;
come and join us! For more infor-
mation, please contact Sara Weaver
at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at

The MOMS Club of St. Au-
gustine North invites moms and
their children living in the 32092
or 32095 zip codes including the
County Road 210 corridor to see
what all the excitement is about!
We meet once a month to plan
our activities for the month ahead
and our meetings and activities
are during the day, when at-home
mothers need support most. Of
course, children are welcome at
all of our meetings and activities.
Activities are scheduled for almost
every weekday of the month and
moms may attend as few or as
many activities as they like. Some
of the activities we have planned
are trips to the zoo, beach and pool
days, story time at the library and
playgroups at members' homes
and local parks. If you have any
questions or would like to get more
information to join, please e-mail
What' New continued on page 6

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the victim's house. Q&A with the St. Johns County
Bereavement scams: These
The She i ffae the cruelest of all con games. Solid Waste Department
T S *1 L -L The scammers take advantage , ..

Senior citizen s
The numbers are stag
$40 billion dollars! That i
estimated amount scamm
gally from some 25 million
citizens across the country
one year, according to the
Trade Commission.
St. Johns County has
30,000 seniors and it is oi
help protect them and the
from a growing trend to t
older citizens as easy marl
variety of illegal schemes.
way to do that is through
tion and this column is ai
tant part of that effort. I
will read on.
There are good reaso]
seniors are good scam tar
They are more likely to h;
stantial savings, own their
and have excellent credit
They were raised to be po
and trusting and con artis
advantage of these good t
Seniors are more likely to
during the day and less lik
say no or hang up the phc
In my 30 years in law
ment there has been an ex
in technology resulting in
ful new tools to help solve
and protect citizens from
Unfortunately these same
ments have opened new w
identify specific age group
65 and older as targets an
their hard earned money.
some of the most common
Investment and work
schemes: In an effort to si
ment their fixed incomes,
respond to these direct m;
and email ads. The invest


By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar,
St. Johns County Sheriff

cams invitations promise huge returns
and usually require the victim to
gearing : sign up quickly. In working from
s the home scams, whether it is stuffing
ed ille- envelopes, data entry or serving
n senior as a "mystery shopper," the offers
y in just that are not legitimate ask the ap-
SFederal plicant to send money up front to
cover start up costs.
nearly Medicare scams: Seniors are
ur job called or emailed by someone
eir assets who claims to be with Medicare
arget saying some errors have occurred
ks for a and they need updated informa-
The best tion such as social security, bank
educa- account or credit card numbers.
n impor- Medicare will never request
hope you personal financial information by
phone or email.
ns why Lottery and sweepstakes
gets. scams: Typically a letter is sent to
ave sub- the victim announcing they are a
Homes big winner of a lottery or sweep-
ratings. stakes. There is either a request to
'lite wire money to pay the taxes and
sts take process the winning prize or the
raits. letter will even include a bogus
be home check with instructions to deposit
kely to the check and then wire a portion
one. of the prize back to cover taxes
v enforce- etc. When the check bounces the
Kplosion victim is out of that "tax money"
wonder- or processing amount with little or
e crimes no recourse because it was wired
harm. to an overseas account.
advance- Unprofessional professionals:
vays to This con game is more prevalent
ps such as this time of year. A knock on the
d to steal door and unsuspecting seniors
Here are invite an unscrupulous roof
n senior repairer, termite exterminator, gas
leak technician, air duct cleaner or
at home other shoddy home repair special-
upple- ist into their homes. They often
seniors claim to have been working in
ail the neighborhood and noticed or
ment suspected similar problems with

of seniors who have recently lost
loved ones, most likely a spouse,
daughter or son by scouring the
obituaries. They call the widow
or widower or grieving parent
claiming that their dear departed
has outstanding debts that need to
be paid immediately by check or
credit card.
Grandchild in trouble scam:
The con artist impersonates a
grandchild to a senior who may
have some hearing deficit or
claims to be some sort of law en-
forcement or public official giving
details of the young person's finan-
cial or legal trouble that needs to
be dealt with immediately. Wire
the money now is the request to
avoid sending the grandchild to
jail or bailing them out of one.
Here is the best advice we at
the St. Johns Sheriff's office can
offer. Get all the information you
can about any unsolicited request
or offer of services then check out
those facts and claims through
legitimate sources such as the Bet-
ter Business Bureau. Be suspicious
of high pressure sales tactics or the
need to make quick decisions re-
garding any financial transaction.
Ask a trusted friend or relative for
help. My office has deputies who
are specialists in crime preven-
tion who will gladly provide you
Check out our website at
www.sjso.org and click on the
crime prevention" link. There is a
section devoted to crimes against
the elderly. In addition, you can
register an internet complaint as
well as obtain valuable informa-
tion from the federal government
at www.ic3.gov.
I hope this information assists
you and please pass it onto friends
and relatives in an effort to fight
scams. Of course please feel free to
contact me anytime at my e-mail
address at dshoar@sjso.org. Thank

Dy mIVal LIe IIouI IUmpso I
The CreekLine received
some inquiries in response to the
recycling information contained
in the "From the Commissioner's
Desk" column written by County
Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson
which appeared in last month's
issue. Following is some follow up
information from Wendy Manucy
of the St. Johns County Solid
Waste Department.

Q: What can a resident do
by way of segregating recyclables
which will facilitate the collection
A: The biggest thing that
would help would be for the
resident to separate paper from the
other recyclables...that is, don't
have a newspaper, then cans on
top, then another newspaper or
magazine, then bottles. If residents
would put all their paper together,
and remember that we recycle all
kinds of paper, from newspapers to
magazines to junk mail to copy pa-
per, and place it either on the very
top of all the items in the recycling
bin or on the very bottom. Addi-
tionally, you could put the paper in
a separate bin if you have two bins.
Finally, we will also accept paper
that has been put in a paper bag
(not plastic) as long as it is placed
on top of your recycling bin.

Q: Is there initial segregating
as items go on the truck?
A: Yes, and our drivers are very
quick at this, with the exception of
the paper as noted previously. It re-
ally is not necessary for the resident
to segregate the cans, glass and
aluminum from each other; just
separate the paper from everything

Q: How many different bins
are on each truck?
A: We have six: plastic, paper,

glass, aluminum, steel and card-
board. Each bin is a certain size
and for instance, this is why we
can only accept cardboard that has
been cut to the proper size (2 feet
by 3 feet or smaller). Any larger
sized pieces simply will not fit on
the truck.

Q: Why don't you take plastic
A: Our present contract with
the hauler and recycler states that
they only accept certain items
to take to the recycling facilities
which happen to be located in
Jacksonville. At this time, based on
market conditions, plastic bags and
Styrofoam are the two major items
which are not cost effective for
them to recycle and therefore we
do not collect them.

Q: What is the future of
A: Our future dream is to go
to "single stream" recycling. This
would add more items to the col-
lection and they wouldn't have to
be source separated. However, this
is not available at this time due
to there not being a single stream

Manucy encourages any resi-
dent with questions on recycling,
garbage, yard debris or hazard-
ous waste to contact the St. Johns
County Solid Waste Department at
827-6980. They can either answer
the question or find out the answer
and they promise a quick response.
Also, they can mail a residential
waste brochure which contains
information about all the different
types of waste they collect. This
household brochure is also avail-
able online at http://www.co.st-

Benefit fundraiser for C.J. White

We are searching for men and women, age 18 years or older, with very
high triglycerides to participate in a research study evaluating the safety
and effectiveness of an investigational medication.

If you qualify, you will receive at no cost:
* Study-related medications
* Study-related physical examinations
* Study-related laboratory tests

To find out if you qualify, or for more information call:

St. Johns' Center for Clinical Research

(904) 209-3173

A fundraiser being held for
C.J. White to provide funds that
are desperately needed to help cov-
er his treatment for environmen-
tal exposure-related lung cancer.
White is only 28, lives in Julington
Creek and is a loving father of a six
year-old son. White is fighting for
his life and he needs your help and
your prayers.
On June 18, 2011, the "Knock
out for C.J." benefit for CJ White
will be held from 5:00 p.m. until
12:00 midnight at the Italian
American Club of Jacksonville,
located at 2838 Westberry Road.
Two rounds of golf at TPC Saw-
grass and a weekend at Hammock

What's New continued from pg. 4

Holly at sanmoms@gmail.com or
check out our website at website at

The Toast ofJax - Toast-
masters Club meets each Satur-
day at 7:30 a.m. at the Ramada
Inn Mandarin in the conference
room located in GiGi's restaurant.
Whether you're a professional,
student, stay-at-home parent or
retiree, Toastmasters is the best way
to improve your communication
and leadership skills. Toastmasters
can help you lose the fear of public
speaking and learn skills that will
help you be more successful in

Beach are just a few examples of
what will be held for silent auc-
tion. Enjoy $20 "bottomless" cups,
along with live music as well as a
local DJ and much more! Join in
and show your support in toasting
C.J. All donations are tax deduct-
For more information or to
make a direct donation, please
contact Rona L. Bunch at 501-
3840 or email her at ronabunch@
gmail.com or Leigh Ann Peyton at
252-5484 or email her at peyton-
lal202@aol.com. Donations may
also be mailed to 10092-6 San Jose
Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32257.

your chosen path. Please join us!
For additional information, please
visit www.toastof)ax.org.

Bring your spring gardening
questions to the plant clinic at the
Bartram Trail Library on April 21,
2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00
noon. St. Johns County Master
Gardeners will be on hand to
answer your plant and lawn ques-
tions. We will also accept small soil
samples from your vegetable, lawn
or shrub areas for free pH testing.
The Bartram Trail Library is lo-
cated at 60 Davis Pond Boulevard
at the entrance to Julington Creek


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School district announces School
Related Employee of Year

Kathleen Damiano, food
service manager at Timberlin Creek
Elementary School (TCES), has
been named St. Johns County's
2010-2011 School-Related Em-
ployee of the Year. Her selection was
announced by Superintendent Dr.
Joseph Joyner at a reception held
in March at First Coast Techni-
cal College. Damiano was selected
from among 37 nominees for her
exemplary job performance, dedica-
tion, interpersonal skills, leadership
ability, training to upgrade skills
and contributions to the school and
district environment.
Damiano has been involved
in food service and catering for 25
years. As the food service manager
at TCES for the past 10 years, she
has been a pioneer in presenting
attractive and appealing school
breakfasts and lunches. She has also
created and maintained one of the
highest performing and highest
profit-making school food programs
in the district and takes pride in
both her staff and her cafeteria.
In addition to her everyday
responsibilities, Damiano educates
students and their parents about
the importance of healthy eating
through the use of games about
food and nutrition. This year she
started a school garden by planting
seeds and involved students in the
process. She also volunteers beyond
her work day by helping promote
PTO family events and making the
cafeteria available as needed.
According to Principal Cathy
Hutchins, this year's winner has
"an endless spirit of giving" and is
respected and admired by her staff,
co-workers and the community. She
helps train other staff members and
looks for opportunities to share her
knowledge and expertise. She is a
leader and a true professional but
is always willing to do whatever is
needed to get the job done.
The Nominating Commit-

tee said it best, "Our nominee is a
dedicated hard worker with a strong
work ethic who has a passion for in-
stilling healthy eating habits for the
well being of others. She provides
a positive eating experience in our
school cafeteria and works with lo-
cal farmers to incorporate fresh pro-
duce in our school's lunch program.
Ms. Damiano is a true professional
who always serves others."
Damianos's name has been for-
warded to the state where she will
compete at the regional level.
Following is a list of the 2010-
2011 School-Related Employees of
the Year for NW St. Johns County
Bartram Trail High School:
Belinda D. Smith, Confidential
Staff Secretary
Creekside High School: Carolyn
Johnson, Executive Secretary
Cunningham Creek Elementary
School: Jennifer Boone, Para-
Durbin Creek Elementary School:
Kristi L. Dvorak, School Nurse,
R N.
Fruit Cove Middle School: Judy
Warshaw, Data Operator
Hickory Creek Elementary
School: Sherry Swartzwelder,
Computer Operator
Julington Creek Elementary
School: Matthew Saunders, Cus-
Liberty Pines Academy: Thomas
D. Combs III, Clerk
Mill Creek Elementary School:
Michelle Leonard, Media Aide
Nease High School: Theresa J.
Dodd, Computer Operator
Pacetti Bay Middle School: Jen-
nifer McCrary, Clerk
Switzerland Point Middle School:
Valerie Canepa, Secretary/Book-
Timberlin Creek Elementary
School: Kathleen A. Damiano,
Food and Nutrition Manager

LongratulaIlons to new Eagie Scout Jonn I nompson, 14, or Iroop
473 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Thompson is a fourth genera-
tion Eagle Scout, following his father, ChrisThompson (1980), his
grandfather FinisThompson (1952) and his great grandfather (also

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Fashion Update
Fashion Week report
By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designs

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missed it come H or high water! I
witnessed the first annual Jackson-
ville Week celebration from start to
Believe it or not, I even started
some of it myself (along with a
little help from my hubby)! As
most of you know, I am quite
involved in the Bartram Trail High's
Fashion Academy. That being said,
I was bound and determined that
these up and coming next genera-
tion fashionistas were going to be
seen at that event. Their "multi-
medium" dress exhibition (dresses
made from duct tape, bubble wrap,
etc.) was the first on the scene for
the Fashion Art Walk in downtown
My husband gingerly loaded
these little pieces of art into his
SUV and took them to Snyder
Memorial Church downtown in
Hemming Plaza. We placed the sev-

ing on Laura Street; this runway
event featured five local designers
from different avenues to include
clothing, jewelry and swimwear.
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Hats off to those 14 senior girls fund raising event!
whose "Final Roar" as they called it, So what did we see, my FFFs?
made the talk of the town! Neutral separates with layering and
To continue fashion week more layering on top. Capris and
news, the first local event was Linda light colored jeans topped with
Cunningham's runway show at tanks and light weight unlined
the Cummer Museum. Ten local jackets. Then another layer of
models showed daytime to evening scarves made of interesting fabrics
ensembles to include Cunningham's from cotton gauze to lightweight
signature couture. knits in watery tones of pastels.
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and youthful sportswear to alluring
cocktail attire. The second runway
show for this celebration took place
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Bottoms were solids to include
white, cream, khaki and wheat.
This was your neutral palate to be-
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with a spandex mix, lightweight
denim and of course our southern
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Some artful soft "painted" tops in
botanicals were on the runways too.
To balance the look, this overall
softer image was given an edge with
bold chunky jewelry. Big bangles
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"in," with turquoise jewelry of the
'70s back in vogue.
The shoe of the year is the
wedge! The wedge heel is topped
off with all kinds of things-straps,
fabric, leather, even bows and fruit
clusters! What a fun statement to
make our neutral clothing pop! The
shoe designers knew what they were
doing for Spring '11!
I'm outta space and will con-
tinue Spring '11 next month!
Nease IB continued from page 1
of focus that morning was a dunes
restoration project led by GTM-
NERR staff member Sam Sam-
mons. A select number of Nease IB
seniors participated in this project
which helped restore an area of the
dunes located near the 6 Mile Boat
Ramp beachside to ensure that this
sensitive area was protected. About
15 students provided their hard
work to plant sea oats and erect
sand fencing to protect the dunes
from further erosion caused by
weather and humans! The Nease IB
seniors learned that the dunes area
is a very fragile ecosystem and must
be protected from destruction that
can occur from even walking near
this area.
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William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway update
By Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.net

Our March 10 meeting was, as
usual, spirited and eventful. When
you don't attend you miss all the
"fun" of planning and executing
the plan. See you next month!
At our recent meeting we had
a lengthy and lively discussion con-
cerning special event (temporary)
signage along the William Bartram
Scenic Highway. The discussion
was prompted by a request of
Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson
at our February meeting in the
effort to accommodate businesses
along the Scenic Highway. As
you may know, St. Johns County
has incorporated into their land
development code, Part 7.07.00
prohibiting signs and antennas
along FDOT (State of Florida)
designated Scenic Highways, local
Scenic Highways or National Sce-
nic Byways. This includes special
event signage of all types.
In consideration of county,
state, and national "laws" prohibit-
ing signage along Scenic High-
ways, the William Bartram Scenic
Highway CMC (Corridor Manage-
ment Council) voted unanimously
to not allow any type of special
event signage, along the designated
Scenic Highway (State Road 13),
as presently stated in the existing
Land Development Code Part
7.07.00 dated December 7, 2010.
Commissioner Stevenson was so

A major concern leading to
our decision was that permitting
this type signage, even on a tempo-
rary basis, would be interpreted as
setting a precedent and would be
used against the CMC, the county,
FDOT and other Florida scenic
highways in the future.
Other matters discussed
included the video we're in the
midst of producing. Decisions
were made to get this project into
its final stage and into production
so we can, at last, begin to use the
video and related oral histories in
our planned education programs to
be used within county schools and
other interested entities.
Planning for the Bartram
Bash, now scheduled for April 17,
was further reviewed and looks to
be well on track; thank you to Bev-
erly Fleming for your hard work!
Please visit the St. Johns County
website to view our event flyer.
Other upcoming events
include the Florida Native Plant
Society Meeting (in Maitland,
Florida) on May 19 through May
22 and the Florida Scenic Highway
Conference to be held in St. Au-
gustine June 8 through June 10.
Subsequent to our March
meeting FDOT sent us a link to
the plans submitted by the Ri-
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roundabouts. We've not yet had
the chance to fully review these
plans but would expect to do so at
our next meeting. If you're inter-
ested in reviewing these plans with
us, please plan to attend the next
We suggest you visit our
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what else is happening. Or, if you
prefer, visit www.facebook/pages/
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The St. Johns County Board
of County Commissioners voted
on March 15 to accept a federal
SAFER grant, which provides
funding for 12 new firefighter
positions for the next two years.
The grant allows the county to
open Fire Station 15 on Pine Island
Road with an advanced life support
engine, without incurring the costs
of the 12 new positions required to
staff the station until the third year.
Without acceptance of the SAFER
grant, Fire Station 15 would have
had to remain closed until another
revenue source could be identified.
SAFER grants - which stand
for Staffing for Adequate Fire
and Emergency Response -are
distributed annually through the
Department of Homeland Security
to enhance local fire departments'
ability to meet national standards
regarding staffing, deployment,
response and operations. This is
the second time St. Johns County
applied for the grant to open the
new fire station, previously having
been denied due to a lack of fund-
ing availability.
The SAFER grant award of
$1.4 million pays the full salaries
and benefits of the 12 new po-
sitions for two years, with the
stipulation that the county retain
the positions and fund them for a

our growing list of friends. Lots of
action is being planned and if you
are community minded and would
like to contribute to preserving the
scenic and historic heritage of our
community, please come to our
next meeting.
We'll meet at the SJC Annex
on Flora Branch Boulevard at 6:30
p.m. on April 14, 2011. For more
information, please call Al Abbati-
ello at 699-8475 or Vickie Renna
at 209-0615.

third year. Additionally, the county
must maintain staffing of the Fire
Rescue Division at the level that
existed at the time the grant was
awarded, unless a hardship waiver
is approved by the Department of
Homeland Security.
Before recommending that the
county accept the grant, County
Administrator Michael Wanchick
reminded the Board of County
Commissioners that funding the
12 positions in the third year
would necessitate an increase in
Fire Rescue revenues prior to the
third year of the grant. Currently,
the fire fund is operating at a defi-
cit due to declining property values
and is anticipated to be financially
insolvent by 2013.
The Commission acknowl-
edged the need to address the
financial condition of the fire fund,
while voting to keep public safety
a priority. The opening of Fire Sta-
tion 15 will fill the primary cover-
age hole in north central St. Johns
County, providing timely emer-
gency fire and medical response
to the residents and businesses of
the Palencia, Kensington, Walden
Chase, Las Calinas and Pine Island
areas, as well as Nease High School
and the heavily traveled US High-
way 1 North corridor.
The new station will also
improve responses within already
established service areas by limit-
ing responses out of these primary
zones, as well as providing ad-
ditional support within these pri-
mary zones when needed. Specifi-
cally identified areas that will see
relief include communities around
the airport, World Golf Village,
County Road 210, Nocatee and
Palm Valley.
County officials anticipate
opening Fire Station 15 in late
summer, giving enough time to

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hire and train the new firefight-
ers. A grand opening community
celebration will be announced in
the future.
For more information, contact
county spokesperson Karen Pan at
209-0549 or Fire Rescue Public In-
formation Officer Jeremy Robshaw
at 209-1750.

Sometimes controlling your blood sugars if you are type 2 diabetic can be
difficult. The St. Johns Center for Clinial Research is currently conducting
a clinical research study for patients with type 2 diabetes.

You may qualify to participate if you are:
* Age 18 to 85
SDiagnosed with type 2 diabetes for at least 3 months
* Not taking insulin
SStruggling to control your blood sugars (HbAlc_7%s 10%)

Qualified participants will receive study-related medication, study-related
medical care and testing. Qualified participants may receive compensation
for time and travel. No insurance is required.

Call to learn more:

St. John's Center for Clinical Research

(904) 209-3173


Support Mothers Against Brain
Injury by attending fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Sun-
day, May 1 when Mothers Against
Brain Injury, Inc. (MABII) will
host a fundraiser at Happy Ours
Sports Grill in Bartram Walk in
Fruit Cove. Between the hours of
11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., 10 per-
cent of all proceeds will be donated
to MABII so families affected by
traumatic brain injury (TBI) can
be provided a free tote of comfort
and hope, the MABII signature
contribution to families in the
hospital with a loved one suffering

from TBI.
Everyone is invited to this
exciting event! Bring family and
friends to enjoy music, trivia,
raffles prizes and the best food and
drink specials around. Attendees
may donate and enter their guess
for the Birdies for Charity initiative
as well at this time.
For additional information,
please visit www.mabii.org or con-
tact MABII founder Tracy Porter at

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St. Johns County Recreation and
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V.I.P Program

The St. Johns County Recre-
ation and Parks Department has
announced an initiative called the
Volunteer in Parks (V.I.P) Pro-
gram to recruit volunteers to assist
throughout St. Johns County. The
VIP Program is an effort to help
maintain the quality of the pro-
grams and facilities, which include
over 88 parks, seven community
centers and 10 department offices
throughout the county.
Volunteers are needed to help
with park clean-up, guided tours
of passive parks, tutoring children
in after-school programs, general
office duties and special event sup-
port. Volunteers must be at least

18 years old and will be required
to complete a background check.
Each volunteer will receive a St.
Johns County volunteer badge to
wear while performing their duties.
Volunteers can sign up
anytime during normal working
hours at the Recreation and Parks
Department administrative office
located at 2175 Mizell Road in St.
Augustine. Regional offices and
community centers will have appli-
cations available at a later date.
For more information on the
VIP program, or to sign up, please
contact Betsy Clarkson, Superin-
tendent of Recreation, at 209-0335
or by email at bclarkson@sjcfl.us.


Julington Creek Plantation CDD report
By Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District

When I moved to Julington
Creek Plantation (JCP) in 2005,
the Community Development
District (CDD) tax was $488.90;
now it is $830. Granted, we now
have a new recreation facility, but
are there really almost double the
I am Sam Lansdale, one of
your five representatives on the
JCP CDD Board of Supervisors.
My three goals: Ensure that JCP is
a wonderful place to live; the CDD
duties and responsibilities should
not grow over time; and the budget
should be balanced without raising
A few months ago I proposed
that the CDD hire an independent
firm to perform a market analysis
of the staff salaries / benefits, job
descriptions and duties to ensure
that the salaries are typical for this
region. Currently, there has been
some opposition to hiring an inde-
pendent firm since it would prob-
ably cost $7,000. Since salaries are
the largest budget item, we need
make sure they are not inflated,
but also be able to retain the best
employees. As a taxpayer, hiring an
impartial expert in the field seems
crucial to ensure the salaries and
job descriptions are appropriate for
the market.
We need to set a higher stan-
dard of accountability and invite
the residents to participate in the
process. At the last meeting I tried
to form a formal standing finance
committee to focus on the budget
process, innovative cost saving
ideas and strategies. In my opinion,

more time should be spent scru-
tinizing the budget and residents
should have a forum to present
financial concerns and detailed
ideas where efficiencies could be
We need to evaluate how the
JCP CDD does business and see
if we can provide better value for
your tax dollars and I am confident
that with your help we can find
savings and operate more efficient-
ly. I encourage you to get involved
and voice your opinion on how

your tax money is used.
The next JCP CDD meetings
will take place on April 12, 2011
and May 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in
the JCP CDD Recreation Center.
If you are interested in talking
with me individually, I am avail-
able to listen to your concerns on
the last Thursday of the month in
the JCP CDD Recreation Center
at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, feel
free to contact me day or evening
via e-mail or phone, 509-4902 or

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High schools again producing
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they are the recipient of The All-
state Foundation's Teen Safe Driver
Grant for a fourth year in a row.
Tracy Porter, executive director, has
reached out yet again to thousands
of teens in high schools through-
out Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, and
Clay Counties and asked students
in their TV production classes to
come up with the most creative
and thought provoking 20 second
Public Service Announcement
(PSA) focused on teen unsafe driv-
ing practices and their consequenc-
es. Her presentation, given so far at
15 area schools, speaks directly to
teens in a very personal way as her
own son suffered a severe traumatic
brain injury at 16 in a teen driver
related crash.
Porter says, "It's amazing
to work with teens on this very
important issue. They seem to
be amazed, surprised and almost
oblivious to the fact that this is
happening all around them. More
than 6000 teens die in crashes
every year-that's like 12 jumbo
jets filled with teens falling out of
the sky every year-so why isn't
someone doing something about
it? That is the analogy I use to
clarify that number for them and
to let them know that they can do
something about it. I simply let
them know it could be them or a
friend and they have the power to
change that by creating one simple,
clear, thought provoking message

that speaks directly to their peers."
This year, three PSAs per
school will be accepted for judging.
A panel of teens will select four
from all entries received that best
represent a teen driven and focused
message related to one or more of
the following: Distracted Driving,
Texting/Talking, Seat Belts, Other
Teen Passengers and Speeding.
The criteria for judging will be the
question "Which of these PSAs will
make you seriously think about the
way you drive or ride with another
teen and make you want to change
your own habits?"
The four PSAs will be placed
on news partner First Coast News'
website, www.firstcoastteens.
com, from April 25 through May
5 where all of Jacksonville can go
online and vote for their favorite.
The winner will be based on most
votes and prizes awarded live on
FCN's Good Morning Jacksonville
on Saturday May 7, 2011. Prizes
range from $4000 for the first
place team's TV production depart-
ment plus $4000 to split between
the student creators to a pizza party
for the fourth place teachers and
Schools participating are
Bishop Kenny, Douglas Ander-
son, Duncan Fletcher, Frank H.
Peterson, Stanton College Prep,
Terry Parker, Mandarin, Middle-
burg High, Nease, Bartram Trail,
Creekside, Ponte Vedra, Fernan-
dina beach, Hilliard, Yulee.

St. Johns County celebrates
National Library Week

The Library System has the
right formula for you: National
+ Library + Week = CELEBRA-
That's right, it's time to
celebrate all the good things that
make a library special and that
time will be the week of April
10-16, 2011. First sponsored by
the American Library Association
in 1958, National Library Week is
a concentrated week of fun events
and cool programs.
At the Bartram Trail Branch
Library, genealogy classes will be
offered on Saturday, April 16: an
Ancestry Library Edition database
class begins at 11:00 a.m.; an In-
troduction to Family Research class
will be held at 1:00 p.m.; and fi-
nally, an Organizing Your Research
class will be held at 2:00 p.m.
This year's theme "Create Your
Own Story @ Your Library," re-
minds us all that libraries are places
for new beginnings; it is amazing
how many new county residents
start off their new lives with a
library card.
The St. Johns County Public
Library System is proud to be a
part of the daily lives of so many of
our citizens: the county's popula-
tion recently topped 190,000 and
over half of those residents have
library cards! The Library is busier
than ever these days, as people

explore new job opportunities,
learn new skills, make new friends
at our many events and make use
of the smartest card in their wallet
to enhance the lives of everyone in
their family.
The Library System is start-
ing off this year's celebration with
the official release of a new library
logo. Described by some as timeless
and universal, our new logo will
make its first official appearance on
April 19 during the SJC Board of
County Commissioners' proclama-
tion recognizing National Library
Week. The new logo will soon be
showing up on new library cards
and if you visit our Facebook page,
you will be able to get a sneak
The American Library As-
sociation and St. Johns County
encourages everyone to visit their
local library and create their own
story-the library is your "on
ramp" to knowledge, learning, fun
and friends.
To learn more, contact your
local library or visit our webpage
at www.sjcpls.org. Remember to
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MAY Management update
By Contributing Writer Rich Curran-Kelley, Community Association
Manager, MAY Management Services, Inc

It's springtime! The plants are
putting out new growth and the
grass is once again turning green.
Unfortunately it also is a time
that finds some of our residents
renewing some bad behavior. There
has been an uptick in vandalism
in JCP over the past month, with
the return of graffiti that we have
not seen for months. In one night,
vandals tagged not only the brick
sign on Flora Branch Boulevard,
but also numerous buildings along
Race Track Road. We have also
had new instances of graffiti ap-
pearing on our vinyl fences. This
vandalism cost the POA money
for cleanup and detracts from the
overall appearance of the com-
munity. This type of vandalism is
usually committed by teens and
now is good time to remind them
that such actions can have criminal
Dealing with pets, or more
appropriately, their owners is a
challenge that invariably shows up
in all homeowners associations.
Despite the fact that most pet own-
ers are considerate of their neigh-
bors, there always seems to be a few
who do not exercise the appropri-
ate care required to be a responsible
pet owner. Below are a few of the
more common complaints that we
1. Not cleaning up after your
dog. Few things are more annoying
to the average homeowner than to
walk out to get the newspaper and
step in a pile of dog debris that has
been left in the lawn by someone
who had Fido out for a walk and
did not clean up after him. Even
if the homeowner doesn't step in
the pile, he will still have to clean
up after a pet that is not his. If you
have a dog and take it out for a
walk always carry a plastic bag to
clean up after him.
2. Someone's dog or cat is run-
ning loose. In the case of dogs, the
complaint is that the dog is scaring
people or even attacking someone.

For cats, the complaint is that they
are digging up the garden, making
lots of noise or destroying screens.
The answer to this complaint is
simple: all dogs and cats in St.
Johns County are required "to
wear a collar and be in the physical
control of a person by leash, cord,
chain or other restraint" when-
ever they are off of their owner's
property (St. Johns County Ordi-
nance 2001-19). Both cat and dog
owners can be cited for failure to
restrain their pets and are subject
to a fine not to exceed $500.
3. Dogs that bark too much.
The frustration of living next door
to a dog that barks throughout the
night is one that few would care to
experience. Considerate pet owners
make sure that their pets do not
disturb their neighbors.
The best approach, if a prob-
lem arises, is to talk with the pet
owner yourself and see if you can
get him to resolve the problem. If
this doesn't work, we have a couple
of numbers that you can call. If
you are dealing with a leash law
violation (problem #2), call Animal
Control at 823-4465. If you have a
neighbor that leaves their dog out-
side barking all hours of the night
(problem #3), call the Sheriff's
Department at 824-8304.
Finally, with the advent of
Daylight Savings Time and warmer
weather, people are starting to
spend more time outside and go
for more walks in our lovely neigh-
borhood. Recently, a young lady
was walking her dog and was hit by
a car. We need to make sure that
we are paying attention to road
conditions so that accidents like
these do not happen. While the
main roads in JCP have sidewalks,
the various neighborhoods do not
and those out for an evening stroll
are often walking by the curb.
Please be careful as you drive and
let's make sure that everyone is able
to enjoy the spring weather.

help sea turtles
On Saturday, April 30, vol-
unteers will be cleaning St. Johns
County beaches to provide a clean
and safe environment for nesting
sea turtles. Hours of the beach
clean-up are 8:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. Supplies, including bags and
gloves, will be available at Mickler's
Landing, the Vilano Beach ramp,
the St. Johns County Pier and the
Crescent Beach parking lot on the
day of the clean-up. Volunteers
may then clean-up at these sites or

drive to other clean-up areas.
Community groups, scouts,
churches, businesses and individu-
als are encouraged to volunteer.
Wear comfortable clothes and hats
and use sunscreen. Community
service forms will be available for
Registration forms are also
available in advance by calling St.
Johns County Solid Waste En-
vironmental Coordinator Chris
Benjamin at 827-6980.

Volunteers needed

Turtletown Beach Clean-up will

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Gabrielle Froeba is VyStar Credit Union's
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By RayTuenge, Jr., Bartram Trail High School Student

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Froeba. Froeba, who will attend
the University of Florida starting
next year, was recently chosen by
WJXT, Jacksonville's Channel 4,
as its VyStar Credit Union All Star
Athlete of the Week.
Being chosen as Channel
4's Athlete of the Week is both
a source of pride to Froeba and
proof that cheerleading is every
bit a part of athletics as is football
or basketball. She points out that
the Bartram cheerleading team
practices several days a week and
as many as five days a week during
competition season. In addition,
Gabrielle individually trains all
year long, including tumbling
Becoming a Gator cheerleader
would be the culmination of years
of hard work and dedication for
Froeba. She has been cheerleading
since the fourth grade, continuing
on to cheer for Fruit Cove Middle
School and finally for Bartram
Trail, ending up on the varsity
Bears cheerleading squad.
Froeba has not yet decided
whether she will join the cheer-
leading team at the University of

"I haven't decided if I'll be
cheering on the field or in the
stands," she shared.
Whether or not she contin-
ues her cheerleading career at the
University of Florida, Froeba ap-
preciates the self-confidence that
being a cheerleader has given her.
Upon being presented the
VyStar Athlete of the Week
certificate during an interview
with WJXT sports director Sam
Kouvaris, Froeba stated that a
huge part of cheerleading is the
ability to project attitude and
confidence. Asked by Kouvaris
how she knew how to project
attitude and confidence, Froeba
responded, with a show of confi-
dence, that "you just learn it."
Froeba says she feels honored
to receive the award not only
because it recognizes her cheer-
leading accomplishments but also
her academics and community
"It feels great to be recognized
for my academics, community
service and cheerleading," Froeba
Indeed, she is carrying a 4.2
grade point average and has a long
list of academic and community
service accomplishments, includ-
ing academic letters, homecom-
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nomination, the Director's Award
in the Miss Bartram Trail and
an award for volunteer work at
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Putting all of her accomplish-
ments in perspective, Froeba told
Kouvaris one of her proudest
accomplishments was helping
to put a roof on a poor family's
house on a church mission trip to
North Carolina, stating humbly
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By Contributing writer Joseph P Perry, III, CPCU, President,

JP Perry Insurance, Inc.
Hurricane season is around
the corner and that makes this a
good time to give some thought
to protecting your property from
damage. Most of us think of wind
when we hear the word hurricane;
however, past experience has shown
that much of the damage is from
flood waters-either from a storm
surge or just from the very heavy
rains that come with the storm.
Even without a named storm this is
the time of year that our area gets
those heavy and fast moving storms
that can dump huge amounts of
water in a short period of time.
It is important to remember
that homeowners insurance policies
do not cover flood damage. Some
people might be confused about
that because some water damage
that is not defined as flood might
be covered by your homeowners
policy. Examples would be water
damage from a broken pipe or rain
that came in through a hole in the
roof caused by a covered event.
The easy way to think of flood is
to think in terms of rising water.
If a storm drain at the street backs
up, a creek overflows or some other
circumstances cause water to rise
up and enter your home, the re-
sulting damage to your house and
its contents can only be covered by
a flood policy.
If you have a mortgage and
you live in a high hazard area, you
have probably been required by
your mortgage company to buy
flood coverage. However, remem-
ber that the mortgage company
only cares about the dwelling so

make sure you also protect your
contents! Even if you don't live in
a high hazard zone it makes good
sense to purchase the coverage
because 50 percent of all claims
happen in low hazard zones. The
message is that being in a low
hazard zone and not being required
to by flood insurance does not
mean you are safe from flood dam-
age. The good news is that in low
hazard zones the cost of coverage is
modest, starting as low as $119. A
policy that covered 250,000 on the
home and 100,000 on contents can
be as low as $355. That is a pretty
good deal considering that the
average claim is $46,000 and over
the life of a 30 year mortgage the
chance of flooding is 26 percent as
opposed to a 1 percent chance of
Also keep in mind that flood
insurance is a federal program
that even though it is sold and
administered by many insurance
companies, the losses are actually
paid by the government. Since the
flood program loses money every
year your tax dollars are subsidiz-
ing a bargain insurance program.
Shouldn't you take advantage of it?
Just one more thing about
flood insurance: if you want to be
ready for storm season now is the
time to act because unless you are
buying flood coverage as part of a
new home closing, there is a 30 day
wait before coverage is effective.
For additional information,
please contact

Kindergarten registration dates 2011-2012
Kindergarten/new student registration for the upcoming school
year will be held at all local schools on the following date:
April 28 from 9 AMI - 12 noon
* Some schools may modify the hours to accommodate work
ing parents, so please be sure to check with your school for
any updates.
* Please bring your child's original birth certificate, proof of
a physical in the last year, immunization record and proof
of residency.
It is very important that we have allstudents registered
as soon aspossible so that we will know how have many teachers
we will needfor the 2011-12 school year.

Community Meeting

Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, May 5 7:00 p.m.
Switzerland Point Middle School

The NW St. Johns County community is invited to a
community meeting to learn about emergency pre-
paredness in advance of the 2011 hurricane season.
County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson is hosting
the meeting and staff from the SJC Emergency Op-
erations Center will present information on how to be
sure your family is prepared for an emergency.
Don't miss the free event!

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St. Johns County Republican Party elects new officers

quarters on San Marco Street.
"These next two years will
find it is a promising time for the
Republican Party. We are seeing
positive effects of the conserva-
tive principles which we hold so
important coming to pass. Our
membership is excited to enter the
2012 campaign season with a new
headquarters and many opportuni-
ties to get involved," stated Mason.
Becky Reichenberg, State
Committeewoman of the Republi-
can Party also stated, "The head-

quarters' volunteers are making
phone calls and it is becoming
filled with material of candidates
making the 2012 ballot a reality
already. We are having great con-
versations with voters around the
county who are looking forward to
the elections in 2012."
The SJC GOP would like
to thank first its many dedicated
volunteers, continuing with Jerry
Dixon and Henry Green for the
office space, Congressman John
Mica, Senator John Thrasher,

Representatives Bill Proctor, Doc
Renuart and Mike Weinstein for
their contributions towards the
The Republican Execu-
tive Committee meets at 6:30
p.m. on the second Thursday of
each month at the Airport Spe-
cial Events Building, located on
Casa Cola Way. The Republican
Headquarters is located at 162
San Marco Street, Suite 4 in St.

Randy Covington, Eric West, Becky Reichenberg, Sean Mulhall, Roy Alaimo
and Harlan Mason

The St. Johns County Repub-
lican Party (SJC GOP) recently
elected new board members to
serve for the term 2011-2012.
They are as follows: Chairman -
Harlan Mason, First Vice Chair
- Sean Mulhall, Second Vice Chair

- Roy Alaimo, Treasurer - Bob
Veit, Recording Secretary - Eric
West, Corresponding Secretary -
Randy Covington and Member at
Large - Gary Howell.
The Republican Party also
opened a new Republican head-

JCE says thank you to CHS

Griffin, Technology Instructor, Julington

Principal Michael Story speaking to the group.

Monday afternoon, Febru-
ary 28, was a very special day
at Julington Creek Elementary
School because it was a day to
give thanks to our Creekside High
School mentors! Superintendent
of Schools Dr. Joseph Joyner, JCE
Principal Michael Story and As-
sistant Principal Monique Ke-
aton met with these mentors and
their mentees and gave personal
examples of how mentors have
influences their own lives and how
important a mentor can be in the
life of a child. Julington Creek El-
ementary's business partners, 1-2-1
Financial Credit Union, Wild Yo's
and Bono's were also there to say
thank-you with gift cards to their
establishments. Cookies from Flip
Flops were provided as well.
Julington Creek Elementary is
very fortunate to have two groups
of mentors. On Mondays, Teen
TrendsettersTM provide a science-
based reading curriculum called
Brainstorm for weekly mentoring
sessions with second and third
graders. Teen Trendsetters is orga-

nized by third grade teacher Laura
Roettger. Then, on Wednesdays,
Study Buddies meet with third and
fourth grade students to mentor in
various subjects including math,
reading, science and social studies.
Study Buddies is organized by third
grade teacher Mary Anne Dunn
along with help from fourth grade
teacher Linda Miglin. Shannon
Dew is the Creekside High School
liaison for both mentoring groups.
The impact on the teens who
are mentors? Ninety nine percent
graduate, 81 percent earn some
type of public or private scholar-
ship and over 60 percent go on to
volunteer again!
For the mentees? Benefits
include statistically verified increase
in attendance and statistically
significant gains in reading scores
greater than their like peers; plus
65 percent of their teachers also
report improved behavior in the
classroom and most fun, the
overwhelming majority of mentees
truly enjoy the experience!

Summer is almost here!

Girls Inc. of Jacksonville will
open their summer camp doors
June 20, 2011. Girls Inc. summer
camp is designed to empower girls
to thrive and learn by challenging
them mentally, enhancing their
physical ability, promoting creativ-
ity, and encouraging them to take
risks. This summer will offer three
summer camp locations: Spring
Park, Arlington and Riverside.
Girls Inc. is proud to announce
the debut of our Leadership and
Community Action (LACA) Spe-
cialty Camp which will be located
at Riverside Baptist Church. LACA
will run Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will
feature three two-week sessions

focusing on leadership skills and
community involvement. Each
week will include a field trip that
intertwines with that session.
GirlsTHRIVE, our day camp
program will continue summer
2011 for eight weeks at our Ar-
lington and Spring Park Locations.
GirlsTHRIVE will be held Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. and will provide hands-on
activities filled with adventure and
For more information on the
camp's weekly themes and activi-
ties, please contact Lina Skeim at
731-9933 or skeiml@girlsincjax.
org. For pricing, visit the Girls Inc.
website at www.girlsincjax.org

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Julington Creek Plantation Rec Center update
By Contributing Writer Brad Whitaker, Special Events Director and Food and Beverage Manager, Julington
Creek Plantation Club
Julington Creek Recreation Coming in May is the highly guest pass.
Center's family pool opened on anticipated ReProm on May 21. JCP's Child Watch is hav
March 25 to coincide with Spring A chance for adults to relive the a Mom and Me Tea Party on
Break, bringing with it the first glory days of their prom or make 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:0(
Happy Hour Friday Night of the up for missing it "back in the noon for ages three through 1
year and a slew of special events day." The ReProm will allow the years old. Our party will be h
for all to enjoy. From 6:00 p.m. ladies to wear old prom dresses by a professional hostess, Bev
to 8:30 p.m. every Friday night, and bridesmaid dresses one more Guice. Come and dress up an
Happy Hours include live music, time and guys to wear a tux, be it enjoy a tea party with Mom!
food and drink specials and pool a blue fringe tux or a James Bond and muffins will be served. T]
fun. impersonation. Like every prom, fee is $15 ner child and regisr

The special events calendar
is highlighted with a '70s Night
party on the pool deck featuring
the Boogie Freaks on April 23 at
7:00 p.m. The Boogie Freaks are
North Florida's premiere '70s era
band, complete with disco tunes
and platform shoes. The event will
be an all-out homage to the days
of bellbottoms and leisure suits.
Tickets are available in advance or
at the door.

we will crown a king and queen of
the party.
What would summer be with-
out a toga party? Well, we aren't
sure the two are synonymous, but
they will be after the JCP Toga
Party on June 11. Road trip is
All Happy Hours and special
events are open to visitors of the
Plantation when accompanied
by residents without the use of a

Congratulations to Miss Bartram
Trail 2012, Mary Draper
will represent Bartram Trail
in the Miss Senior High/Miss
River City pageant that will be
held in Jacksonville in Novem-
Following is a summary of
the evening's awards:
Miss Bartram Trail for 2012
-Mary Draper,
First runner-up - Sara Cabell
Second runner-up - Rachele
Third runner-up - Megan Mc-
Fourth runner-up - Morgan
Best interview - Mary Draper
Miss Congeniality - Sara Cabell
Most Academic - Sara Cabell
Most Photogenic- Mary
On Saturday, March 12, Most Talented - Rachele Rees
twelve BTHS young women com- Most Ads Sold - Samantha Krage
peted for the title of Miss Bartram Best Formal Wear - Rachele Rees
Trail 2012. Congratulations to Best Stage Presence - Megan Mc-
Mary Draper, who was crowned Cormick
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tion is required by April 30. For
additional information, please
contact mgunther@jcpcdd.org. or
Child Watch is also available
during the Boogie Freaks and Re-
Prom with advanced registration.
Space is limited and it is available
for children ages three to 10 years
For more information, please
see www.jcpcdd.org.

Everything you wanted to know about Clay Network
By Contributing Writer Mary Ellen Davidson

With the demands of a grow-
ing, high paced technological
world invading every aspect of our
personal lives, the link to personal
creativity can sometimes take a
back seat. Enter Clay Network-an
organization of committed clay
professionals, studio potters, educa-
tors, students and recreational clay
artists. Founded more than 20 years
ago in Jacksonville, area potters
banded together to support each
other, share experiences and raise
public awareness for the clay related
craft arts. Incorporated in 1997,
Clay Network is a not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to
educate the public and promote the
arts on multiple levels all the while
continuing to support the efforts of
its members through shared knowl-
edge and experiences.
Over the years, members
have volunteered time in schools
and other institutions, sponsored
workshops, taken part in numerous

shows, participated in area
events and provided demon-
strations at local festivals
and craft fairs. Always a
crowd pleaser, wheel thrown
pottery demonstrations have
mesmerized fair goers while
engaging the public in lively
conversations about the
"mud" Network members
love so much.
Members of the Clay Network
of Northeast Florida will be on
hand this month to demonstrate,
exhibit and sell their work at a
home based Spring Garden Show
sponsored by Clay Network mem-
ber Jerry Peters of St. Augustine.
This is a wonderful spring show
featuring 10 members exhibiting a
large variety of ceramic art. You will
find all kinds of pottery from func-
tional ceramic ware to whimsical to
sculpture ceramics. Taking a stroll
through the fantastic garden is
worth the free admission. Save the
date of April 30 to visit "Ceramics
in the Garden." For more informa-
tion on this Spring Garden Show
contact Jerry Peters at 501-0757 or
by email jpeters9@bellsouth.net.
The Clay Network organiza-
tion is geographically diverse.
Stretching from Fernandina to St.
Augustine, Green Cove Springs
to Jacksonville and the beaches,
members open their homes and

studios to host meetings, facilitate
programs and plan events. Clay
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Last month I shared with you
my most recent experience at the
Ritz Theatre and La Villa Museum,
which in the late '90s had been
part of a revitalization program
funded by the City of Jacksonville
River City Initiative. I was curious
at the time about another wonder-
ful organization that incorporated
the title "Ritz" into its name. I
made inquiries and soon discov-
ered that the Ritz Chamber Players
offered so much to all of us in the
Jacksonville area that they would
need a column of their own!
Their origin can be traced to
the passion of classical clarinetist
Terrance Patterson, who decided
to found a chamber music society
that would play a regular schedule
of concerts using only African
American players. The group's
initial performance in February
of 2002 was at the Ritz Theatre
-hence its name. Its popularity
grew and its regular schedule soon

included larger venues, such as the
Times Union Center.
The Ritz Chamber Players has
been hailed by the Baltimore Sun
as "one of the most interesting and
dynamic ensembles to emerge in
recent years." Featuring primar-
ily African American musicians, it
brings new energy to the classical
music repertoire. Its participants
have performed with such presti-
gious orchestras as the New York
Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago
and Pittsburgh Symphonies and
the London Symphony Orchestra.
Its highly successful debut concert
at New York's Carnegie Hall was
greeted with a standing room only
audience. Critics proclaimed the
performances "extraordinary" and
"vital and fresh." It has broadcast
on the BBC World Service and on
a WNYC concert relayed to more

throughout the community.
You too can share the joy
of this unique talent. There are
two concerts remaining in their
"Mainstage Concert Series" in
Jacoby Symphony Hall in the
Times Union Center. The Spring
Concert will be on April 27 and
the Finale Concert in the series on
June 8. They will start at 7:30 p.m.
In both cases they will be pre-
ceded on the previous day by "Cafe
Conversations Jacksonville" at the
Museum of Contemporary Art at
2:00 p.m. In addition, as part of
the Ritz Chamber Players Recital
Series, a special "Mother's Day"
concert featuring violinist Kelly
Hall-Tomkins will be presented
at 4:00 p.m. on May 8 at Friday
We are indeed fortunate to
have someone like Terrance Pat-
terson in our community. He is not
only an outstanding and dedicated
musician, but he combines this
with excellence as executive direc-

than 40 countries. It also serves our If you need additional infor-
community with inspiring educa- mation, you can get it on the web
tional programs in our schools and at www.ritzchamberplayers.org.

Free Earth Day event for families

Seventh annual Bartram Bash
on April 17 at Alpine Grove Park

The seventh annual Bartram
Bash will be held on Sunday, April
17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at Alpine Groves Park, located at
2060 State Road 13 in Switzerland.
The Bartram Bash is a celebration
of Earth Day and William Bar-
tram's birthday. Come and enjoy
birds, butterflies, beautiful trails,
kayak rides, musical entertainment,
children's crafts, riverfront activi-
ties, lunch and more. All events are
free for the entire family. Below is
the tentative schedule of events:
9:00 a.m.: Free orange juice
10:00 a.m.: Smokey Bear, kayak
rides and frog house crafts

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11:00 a.m.: Meet Sam the
Screech Owl, Bubbles
12:00 noon: Free hot dog lunch
served by Bartram Trail Rotary
12:30 p.m.: Bluegrass Breeze
1:30 p.m.: Butterfly release
2:00 p.m.: Appearance by Wil-
liam Bartram (Mike Adams)
3:00 p.m.: Front Porch Music
Alpine Groves Park is a 55-
acre passive park located along
the William Bartram Scenic and
Historic Highway in NW St.
Johns County. The park provides
a playground, trails, picnic pavil-
ions and a beautiful view of the St.
Johns River. The Bartram Bash is
sponsored by the St. Johns County
Recreation and Parks Department,
the Environmental Education
Resource Council (EERC) and
the William Bartram Scenic and
Historic Highway Corridor Group,
along with numerous community
organizations, individuals and
private donors.
For more information about
the Bartram Bash, please contact
St. Johns County Park Naturalist
Beverly Fleming at 522-1573.

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A cancer survivor's story offering hope, even
after the fight
By Contributing Writer Laurie Gast

Bartram Trail's Relay For Life
family lost a special survivor this
past February. Paul Kerns, my dad,
was not just a "survivor," he was
symbol of hope. His fight took
him on a nine-year journey which
inspired those of us who knew him
and those who met him along the
When my dad was given four
months to live in 2001, he did
not see his prognosis as a death
wish. He saw it as an opportunity,
a challenge. My dad was a fearless
competitor and his mental and
physical toughness had allowed him
to achieve greatness in life, person-
ally and professionally. So cancer,
his newest challenge, was not going
to be any different. At that moment,
my dad made a choice. He knew he
could choose to live with cancer or
die from cancer. To no surprise, he
chose living with it.
Throughout his journey with
cancer, my dad and our family be-
came very involved in Relay for Life,
the American Cancer Society's pre-
mier fundraiser. In the beginning,
we sought refuge at Relay, wanting
to gather with others who were deal-
ing going through the same thing.
The saying, "misery loves company"
was our initial motivator for being
there. But "misery" ended up being
the one emotion we did not feel at
Relay For Life wasn't just about
walking around a track; it was a
pep rally for fighting cancer and the
survivors were the stars of the event.

My dad, never being one to shy
away from attention, was hooked!
And that's when our commitment
to Relay For Life began.
Relay for Life is an opportunity
for survivors and caregivers to con-
nect with others, provide hope for
one another. It is a chance for our
community to honor our survivors,
inspiring hope in their fight against
cancer and to honor our caregivers
for the role they play in support-
ing a loved one through the cancer
My dad was proud of the sur-
vivor medals he earned at Relay. He
knew he had worked hard for them
and with a smile covering his face
and his Survivor medal adorning his

fight back by raising money for the
American Cancer Society and giving
us an outlet to honor and support
not only my dad, but so many oth-
ers who were fighting cancer. And
hopefully, our efforts would help
provide a world, cancer free.
As quickly as word traveled
around my dad's triumphs, so had
word spread about his passing.
Hundreds gathered to celebrate his
life and to honor a man who was
and will always be, our hero. A man
who always saw the glass half full,
was always there for his family and
his friends and who always had a
smile on his face. His love of life
was contagious and we all benefited
from it.

neck, he, along with the other survi- My family and I will continue
vors, would walk the Victory Lap at to honor my dad at Relay For Life.
Relay, celebrating their survivorship. Although his race has ended, his
His courageous battle continued to story is still alive and strong. It is
awe and inspire those around him. our opportunity to continue to
Word about my dad traveled make a difference to those affected
fast in the cancer community. The by cancer by honoring the survivors
stage iv colon cancer survivor who we have lost, supporting others who
was given four months to live in may be in the middle of their fight,
2001, but was still fighting and and to make a difference to those
winning, year after year. People who have come to Relay For Life for
wanted to know who this man the first time, like we did so many
was and wanted to meet him. His years ago, looking for "misery loves
story resonated with other cancer company" but walking away with
survivors and their families because inspiration and hope.
it represented hope. He represented Please join us at noon on Satur-
hope. day, April 30, 2011, at Bartram Trail
Although my family and I cared High School, for a guaranteed day
for my dad every step of the way, of celebration and hope. If you'd like
there was a certain sense of helpless- to hear more, visit www.bartram-
ness with the disease itself. Relay For relay.com or you may email me at
Life offered us an opportunity to laurie.gast@gmail.com.

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Notes from the Pacetti Bay
Media Center
By Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist,
Pacetti Bay Middle School

Students' choices for read-
ing lately have reflected the large
number of books from the para-
normal genre. New movies seem to
be feeding this habit the students
have developed; therefore, it is not
a surprise that the top selling title
from our Scholastic Book Fair last
month was Beastly by Alex Finn.
Dystopian fiction is another
new genre that has really been
around for a long time. A general
definition of this genre is fictional
societies that explore political or
social structures with a sci-fi ele-
ment. Books we adults are familiar
with from this genre are Fahrenheit
451 and 1984. Books for students
from this genre that are increas-
ingly popular are The Giver, City
ofEmber (series), Hunger Games
(series), The House of the Scorpion,
Compound, Unwind, The Maze
Runner, Among the Hidden (series)
and the newbie The Gardner by S.
A. Bodeen.
A special thank you to Thea
Lynch, Dena Payne and Beth Fine
for their support and organiza-
tion of our spring Scholastic Book
Fair. We sold close to $4,000 in

books. The promotion of buy a
book project challenged students to
purchase books for their personal
libraries and was obviously a huge
success. Congrats to Rachel Chec-
chia's homeroom for winning the
pizza party! Their high participa-
tion contributed to the addition of
new books to her classroom library.
We will use the profits to purchase
class sets of books in support of our
teachers' curriculum.
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sequels to series books. Here is a
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April 5: Vespers Rising (39 Clues
Book 11) and City ofFallen
Angels (The Mortal Instruments)
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Hearing loss and memory
By Contributing Writer Rosann W Faull, Au.D, Board Certified Doctor of Audiology, Advanced Hearing
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extraordinary meaning from speech
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sounds in our world. The ear, our
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ear, inner ear and the brain's central
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The inner ear contains the
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highly developed nerves send
speech, music and all sounds up
to our brain's auditory center to
be interpreted, comprehended and
understood. Unfortunately, when
our inner ear nerves are damaged

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* Prohibited items include alco-
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To those local "fashionistas"
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Home to Cunningham and
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Wards Creek update
By Contributing Writer Lyn Repsher, Wards Creek Elementary PTO

"Noodle wars"at the Mother-Son Olympics!

Congratulations Warriors!
Wards Creek PTO (WCE PTO)
is doing a great job with its fund-
raising efforts this year. So great,
in fact, that plans are underway
to purchase some new playground
equipment! We would like to
thank the student committee
that advised us on what type of
equipment they would like to see
on the playground. With their
assistance WCE PTO has ordered
new equipment that should be
installed and ready to use after
Spring Break. Among the items
ordered are more swings, monkey
bars, balance beam, track ride and
a climbing wall. The students are
sure to enjoy the new equipment!
Wards Creek PTO had a great
turnout for the second annual
Mother-Son Olympics. More than

250 moms and sons attended and
made it around the world compet-
ing in field events. Special thanks
to International Golf Realty and
Florida Get Fit for sponsoring
the evening. Look for our next
Family Event on April 15, which
will be the PTO Egg Hunt. Keep
checking our website for more
The three area school par-
ent/teacher groups-Mill Creek
Elementary PTA, Wards Creek
Elementary PTO and Pacetti Bay
Middle School PTSO-are busy
preparing for Baskets and Blooms,
an adult evening with friends
from our community. Plan to join
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until 9:30 p.m. for dinner and a
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Activities Guide

Nease Happenings

Lights, camera, action!
By Brittany Dirks, Nease Student

production teacher, Jaime Combs; and Wired's

executive producer, Bri MacNaught.
On March 12, Nease High
School's daily newscast called Wired
was named the best scholastic
broadcast in the nation. Students
from around the United States,
including as far away as Hawaii,
flew in to participate in the annual
Student Television Network Con-
vention for the coveted Excellence
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vision: broadcast journalism, video
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convergence, which are all judged by
professionals in the field. Competi-
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Europe. The awards
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feature categories
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Daily Taped and
Daily Live. There is
only one winner in
each category and
no runners-up.
Nease's TV
Production pro-
gram produces six
newscasts a week,
which inform and
entertain students
and staff with
original stories that
range from amusing
to random to seri-

ous. They also keep
the school informed
about different events, sales and
other announcements.
This year, the Student Televi-
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Second graders have fun with
sign language
By Contributing Writer Neeti Gregg, Second Grade Teacher, Julington
Creek Elementary School

Miranda Ashe, a senior at
Creekside High School, has been
working with several second grade
classes at Julington Creek Elemen-
tary this year teaching them sign
language. She does this through
Creekside's American Sign Lan-
guage program.
Second grade students have
learned how to use sign language
colors, numbers, animals and the
alphabet. They put on a holiday
show where the students "signed"

holiday songs for their parents.
"I love Miss Miranda coming
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know another language to talk to
people," said Brianna Eng, a sec-
ond grade student in Mrs. Gregg's
"This is a great way for me to
put into practice the sign language
I have been studying at school. I
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Miranda Ashe and Brianna Eng practicing sign language

Liberty Pines Academy update
for April
By Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, Liberty Pines Academy

atJulington Creek

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Congratulations to the third place team, Clarke Story, Eric Haines, Mike
Lister and Jeff Knauff

Way to go LPA! Our third
annual PTO Golf Tournament
was a huge success. The tour-
nament helped us to raise ap-
proximately $10,000! We are very
appreciative of all of our business
sponsors, family sponsors and
golfers who helped make our
tournament such a great event.
All golfers were treated to goodie
bags, a drawing with prizes and
an awards dinner after the tourna-
ment. There were many oppor-
tunities for teams to win prizes
on the golf course; hole-in-one
opportunities/prizes included a
boat donated by North Florida
Yachts and three golf vacation
packages. Additional money was
raised during a silent auction
with donated items such as a stay
at Hammock Beach Resort, an
autographed Jones Drew football
and a captain's cruise for 20, plus
many more. LPA PTO would like
to send out a very heart felt thank
you to our Gold and Silver Level
Gold Level sponsors: North
Florida Yacht Sales, St. Johns Eye
Associates, Baptist Primary Care
- Dr. Deboer, Dr. Romero, Dr.
Townsend, The Judge Group
- Waine Cardinal, Bartram
Dental Center - Dr. Jason Lewis,
Magellan Transport Logistics
- Mitch Luciano, Atlas Physical
Therapy, Taps Bar and Grill, Spa
Me and The Capital Grille.
Silver Level sponsors: Winn
Dixie, Regions Bank - Ian Mac-
Donald, Lennar, Diane's Whole
Foods, Affordable Water, Molly
Maids, St. Johns Gymnastics and

Maida Custom Vision - Dr. Jerry
W Maida.
Mentors are still needed!
Parents and community, LPA is
in need of mentors to support
individual students. Mentors tra-
ditionally meet with students for
about 45 minutes once a week.
If you are interested in making
a difference for LPA students,
please contact Mrs. Palmer, Guid-
ance Counselor, at 547-7913.
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students will take the Reading,
Math and Science portions of the
FCAT during the month of April
(April 11 through 26).
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April 21: kindergarten through
second grade
April 25: sixth grade
April 26: seventh grade
April 28: third through fifth
April 29: eighth grade

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Boy Scouts host Blue and Gold
By Contributing Writer Christina King, Public Relations Coordinator, Pack 44
On March 5, 2011,
Pack 44 hosted their first
annual Blue and Gold
Banquet at Wards Creek
Elementary. Scouts and
their families gathered
to commemorate the
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June 13th - August 12th

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to Boy Scouts Troop 875. Kristina
Ransom with Ransom Photogra-
phy graciously donated her time
and skill by providing portraits.
Fun was had by all and this
is sure to be a much anticipated

S2011 Pop Warner Football
8 Cheer Registration
Register Online at
Onsite registration will be held at
Plantation Park Field House
0O 3060 Race Track Rd
Onsite Registration dates are:
Saturday April 9th & 16th
9:00am - 2:00pm
All players and parents are required to attend one onsite date to sign documents and meet coaches.
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* Testing, Registration and Supply Fees will be waived
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Kindergarten registration dates 2011-2012
Kindergarten/new student registration for the upcoming school
year will be held at all local schools on the following date:
April 28 from 9 AM - 12 noon
* Some schools may modify the hours to accommodate work
ing parents, so please be sure to check with your school for
any updates.
* Please bring your child's original birth certificate, proof of
a physical in the last year, immunization record and proof
of residency.
It is very important that we have all students registered
as soon as possible so that we will know how have many teachers
we will needfor the 2011-12 school year.

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Camp 4

JCE students and Westminster
Woods residents team up
By Contributing Writer Sherrie Venturi

There is so much going on
right now with education: discus-
sions on reform, measuring, testing
and budgeting, etc. Well, in the
midst of all of this we have to not
lose sight of the daily activities and
positive experiences happening in
our schools.
Each month a group of chil-
dren hop on their bikes and ride
from Julington Creek Elementary
School to Westminster Woods.
They spend about an hour visiting
with the residents and doing activi-

ties. Many of the children do not
have grandparents or they live too
far away and so they do not have
much exposure to the elderly. They
look forward each month to seeing
their "person" and will sometimes
bring them something special
they have made. They are learning
compassion, respect and the value
of older individuals. Not part of
our state standards, but certainly
something we all should carry with
us throughout our lives.
My child is in this class, Bet-

sey Wetmore's fourth grade class was so heartwarming to see them
at Julington Creek Elementary. all work together on this project;
I have had the pleasure of help- the kids and seniors made well over
ing with crafts on these visits and 100 cards in the short hour the kids
have been there before the kids were there.
arrive and I can honestly say the I am pretty certain this will be
residents are equally as excited to a lasting memory for my daugh-
see the children. This past month ter and for this I have to thank
the group made cards for a charity her teacher, Mrs. Wetmore. She
that supplies a weekly inspirational has been doing this for a number
card for terminally ill children. It of years now, taking her class to

Westminster Woods-well, really
teaching the kids about compassion
and respect towards our older citi-
zens. She needs to be commended
for going above and beyond and

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TCE second grade musical an ocean of fun!

By Contributing Writer Trish Edmonds, Timberlin Creek Elementary
In March, families of Tim- Fish." In the play, an enthusiastic
berlin Creek second graders were shark searching for friends meets
treated to the musical play "Go many unique sea creatures in his

quest. Along the way, he is helped
by other sharks, clownfish and sea-
horses. In the end, the shark learns
some important lessons about
friendship and the importance
of valuing others for their special
Music teacher Jeni West along
with the second grade teachers
worked diligently with the students
for several months to perfect their
lines and songs. Since the school
population houses eight second
grade classes, West put on the same
musical two different times on
March 10 and March 17 so that
every child got an opportunity to
go on stage in costume!
A wonderful committee of
parents constructed an amazing
set and put together some creative
costumes that added so much to
the experience for the kids. The
students had a wonderful time
and were thrilled to perform for
the other Timberlin Creek classes
and, later, for the parents and other
family members in attendance.
West says, "I am so lucky to
live and work in a district in which
the administration, faculty and
parents all support the arts in edu-
cation. It is so awesome to see these
kids have an opportunity to shine
at least once on the stage. I tell the
kids that the star of the show is
whoever is on stage at the time and
to make the most of it while they
are up there. They all did and both
shows were wonderful!"


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Announcing: Enrollment!
Summer Camp: for preschool and school age
SFall 2011-2012: for infants through FREE VPK
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St. Augustine Humane Society
offers volunteer programs

The St. Augustine Humane
Society is recruiting and training
volunteers for a variety of services
including reception area, admin-
istration, spay shuttle operations,
events, fundraising, humane educa-
tion, newsletter, website, pet food
bank, landscape design, facility
maintenance and building renova-
tions, among others. The Humane

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Community Newspaper

Society accepts volunteers who are
17 years of age and older.
Application form and waiver
forms are available online at www.
Click on the volunteer tab.
Applications can be submitted on-
line or printed forms can be mailed
or faxed or visit the facility to apply
during the following hours: Tues-
day through Saturday 9:00 a.m.
through 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00
p.m. through 4:00 p.m.
For more information, please
contact Carolyn Smith at 829-
2737, or email inquiries to dskel-

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Learn about special camps offered this summer
By Contributing Writer Rebecca Aleman

Camp I Am Special, Camp
Promise and Camp Care are six-
day, recreational and residential
summer camp experience for chil-
dren, teenagers and young adults
who are challenged by develop-
mental disabilities.
The campers who participate
in Camp I Am Special, Camp
Promise and Camp Care are able
to experience the growth oppor-
tunities and joy of a recreational
summer camp where they par-
ticipate in typical summer camp
activities. Such opportunities
are customarily available only
to individuals of normal ability.
We provide respite for families
of children, teenagers and young
adults challenged by developmen-
tal disabilities.
For the families of our camp-
ers, these six days of camp may
be the only days of respite they
receive the entire year.
Our location is 235 Mary-
wood Drive in the beautiful Mary-
wood Retreat Center at Camp St.
John located in St. Johns County.
Here are some ways you can
We are currently needing
boys who are going into the ninth
grade who are willing to volunteer
a week to care for a child or adult
with a disability. We provide a
challenging and rewarding service
opportunity for high school and
college students. You will earn
121 service hours while having the
best time providing respite for a
camper's family.
We also are looking for full

time and part-time nurses who
are willing to come work. The full
time nurse would come to camp
and stay from Sunday through
Saturday earning $500 for the
week. The part- time nurse would
work Monday through Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Both
would provide care to the campers
and volunteers here at camp.
Our camps are in need of
many items such as meals, snacks,

sponsorships and wish list items.
Please call our office if you are
able to help our camp continue
to grow as we have for the past 29
Please visit our website at
www.dosacamps.com for more
information. Our office number is



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Register online today for Football & Cheer
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Support the Knights at their 2nd Annual

Golf Tournament!
A portion of the proceeds to
benefit "Field of Dreams"

Thursday April 28th - Noonarrival
Shotgun Start
Individual $80, 4-Some $300,
4-Some w/sponsor $390
Sponsor a hole $100

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FCMS Happenings

Spring has sprung!
By Contributing Writer Hannah Foster, Fruit Cove Middle Schoo

Recently, have you experienced
the deep-seated urge to prance
happily through meadows of lus-
cious buttery daffodils with the
warm wind blowing tenderly in
your face? Or have you desired so
gravely to clean every item you can
get your hands on so that there isn't
even an atom sized speck of dirt?
If this sounds like you, then
you possibly may be experienc-
ing spring fever. No need to rush
yourself to the doctor! Spring fever
isn't an actual diagnosed condition;
it is just an onset of physiological
and psychological symptoms that
normally occur with the arrival of

spring. Symptoms may in
restlessness, daydreaming
uncanny urge to clean ev
within your hands' grasp
student's inability to listed
on what their teacher is sa
With spring fever no
we feel more blissful than
winter months, we also ca
for summer to finally arri
the weather is warm, stud
don't want to be pent up
rooms doing endless hom
They want to be outside,
sports, riding their bikes ;
exciting outdoor activities
When spring fever hi

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you'll know it! Why be inside when
you could downright be enjoy-
ing the bright sunshine and warm
breeze? Spring fever brings a frenzy
I Student of enthusiastic individuals to the
sandy, wet, and relaxing beaches.
iclude Whether it's to surf, read, build
,an castles or find sharks' teeth, the
erything number of people appearing on the
and a shell sheathed shores increases.
n intently Now spring fever doesn't con-
aying. tinue on forever, it only lasts for a
t only do short duration. Once the influx of
in the spring fever diminishes, reality sets
can't wait back in. Students recognize that
ve. When there is still a lot of school left and
ents it's time to settle back in. Although
in their students still participate in outdoor
Lework. activities, they balance school work
playing with play time. Schoolchildren
and other work diligently on their assign-
s. ments until, before they know it,
its you, it's summer!

Pacetti Bay PTSO update for April
By Contributina Writer Cheryl Kerekes. Pacetti Bay PTSO

Ii 9L/7

A fundraiser is being held for C.J. White to provide funds that are
desperately needed to help cover his treatment for environmental
exposure-related lung cancer. C.J. is only 28, lives in Julington Creek,
and is a loving father of a 6 year-old son. C.J. is fighting for his life and
he needs your help and your prayers.

June 18, 2011- "KNOCK OUT for C.J"
Benefit for CJ White will be held at the
Italian American Club of Jacksonville
2838 Westberry Road Jacksonville, FL 32223
from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
* Two rounds of golf at TPC Sawgrass and a weekend at Hammock
Beach with four rounds of golf are just a few examples of what will be
held for silent auction.
* $20 "bottomless" cups, also enjoy live music along with a local DJ
and much more.
* Tickets on sale in advance for only $15 until May 27, 2011.
To purchase your ticket in advance, stop by Anthony & Sandra's on
San Jose or call Rona at (904) 501-3348 or Leigh Ann at (904) 252-5484.
Tickets at the door for $20.
Online donations are being accepted at

CHS Happenings

CHS mom experiences
earthquake in Japan
By Rachel Buff, CHS Student

Spring is upon us and the
Pacetti Bay PTSO is as busy as
ever! Our neon-themed Spring
dance held on March 4 was very
successful, with over 400 students
attending. The glow sticks and
neon decoration were amazing, as
were all of the delicious conces-
sions. Thank you to the many
volunteers who helped make this
event so special and to the Blounts
for once again providing us with

excellent music!
Remember our upcoming
Baskets and Blooms Event:
April 26, 2011. Mill Creek
PTA, Wards Creek PTO and
Pacetti Bay PTSO join forces to
bring you a delightful evening.
Please join us from 5:30 p.m. until
9:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel
World Golf Village for dinner and
a basket raffle. Tickets may be
placed in the baskets from 5:30

p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and win-
ners will be announced from 7:15
p.m. until the last basket winner is
called. All prizes must be claimed
the evening of the event.
The price of admission is $30
and includes a full dinner, soft
drinks, dessert and five free tickets
for your chance to win one or more
of over 150 basket prizes!
Thank you for supporting the
Pacetti Bay PTSO. Remember, our
board meetings are always held on
the first Wednesday of each month
at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media
Center and are open to the public.
For more information about
what is happening at Pacetti Bay
Middle School, please visit the web-
site www-pbm.stjohns.kl2.fl.us.
Happy Spring and Go Wildcats!

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In the wake of the recent
natural disasters in Japan, numer-
ous personal accounts of those
affected have surfaced.
Cynthia Syverson, Keller Wil-
liams real estate agent, Delta Air-
lines flight attendant and mother
of a Creekside High School
ninth-grader, was on the ground
in Narita, Japan on Friday, March
11 when the first earthquake hit.
"At 2:15 p.m., we were in
the Narita airport boarding our
Boeing 777 for a flight to Atlanta,
Georgia. I was standing in an aisle
when I felt something like a truck
hit the airplane. I initially thought
the tremor was due to the careless-
ness of the baggage handlers. After
a second tremble, however, the
passengers and I realized that we
were experiencing an earthquake.
"We held on to anything we
could grab. There were sounds of
large snapping beneath my feet
- like two trains bumping into
each other. All of us were tossed
As the passengers continued
boarding, the plane shook two
more times-that was the 7.5.
About 25 minutes later, the next
quake began (8.9) and snapped
the airplane sideways so much
that when I was walking down the
aisle I was flung hard from side to
side. There was no damage to the
plane, so the 266 passengers began
chatting and sharing information.
Some people called family mem-
bers to see if they were safe. The
captain advised us that the airport
had been evacuated and we saw
hundreds of passengers walking
out on the tarmac. The captain
also told us that we were in the
best place possible by being on an
airplane," Syverson explained.
Syverson continued, "Dur-
ing the following hours we spent
on the plane, we continually felt
aftershocks. I was never scared and
most other people were not either.
For me, it felt like turbulence on
the ground. I knew the airplane
was built to handle a great deal of
stress. At one point, the captain
informed us that the flight had
been cancelled and that we would
have to stay in the aircraft, on
the ground, for an undetermined

amount of time.
One passenger left the plane,
as he could not get in contact with
his mother, who lived near the
epicenter of the quake.
"The anxiety began to climb
as we heard about hundreds of
passengers being issued sleep-
ing bags in a holding area in the
airport. Finally, at about 6:30
Narita time, someone with good
sense realized that there was no
room in the airport for us and no
transportation, so we were allowed
to take off. Fully loaded with gas
and food, we took off at 7:15
p.m. Everyone cheered," Syverson
Safely in the sky, Syverson
and the other flight crew began to
hear about the grave devastation
in Japan.
"It is an extremely sad situa-
tion," she shared.
The chances of actually being
on the ground in Japan while
disaster struck were very slim, as
this is only Syverson's second trip
to Narita since 1999.
"I typically fly to places such
as Johannesburg, Dubai, Lagos,
and Tel Aviv," she said.
Despite narrowly escaping
danger, Syverson doesn't believe
this experience will change her
views on travel.
"It was a very rare occur-
rence," she said. "Although I feel
very well protected as a flight
attendant, natural disasters are not
something you can protect your-
self against. Still, I don't think I
would ever stop going somewhere
unless not permitted to by the
United States."
As relief is underway through-
out Japan, the country's future is
"I believe the Japanese culture
will shift slightly and they will
need at least some outside guid-
ance to help those who are dis-
placed," Syverson concluded.
You can help the victims in Ja-
pan by donating to the American
Red Cross, the Salvation Army or
the International Medical Corps.

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Many thanks to the community for their support

Dog Day Afternoon a huge success!
By Contributing Writer Kathy Bravo, President and Founder, JCP CARES

vided by Shangri-La Dogs
and an obstacle course for
the lucky pooches that
attended. Students from
both Bartram Trail High
School and Creekside
High School also did
Poochie Portraits and face
painting for the children.

Hundreds of people from as
far as Jacksonville Beach and Or-
ange Park came out to Plantation
Park in Julington Creek on Sunday,
March 20 to enjoy the wonderful
weather as well as have a great day
with their pets. More than $2000
was raised for H.A.WK.E. (Hu-
mane Association of Wildlife Care
and Education), an organization
in St. Johns County that rescues,
rehabilitates and releases back to
the wild injured animals.
The event featured dog wash-
es, pet-i-cures provided by Critters
Mobile Pet Spa, pet photos pro-

a Truck.
JCP CARES would also like to
thank all the volunteers as well as
the following companies for donat-
ing, helping and participating in
this event: Pawsitive Life Maga-
zine, Paws and Claws Pet Sitting,
Pawsch of Jacksonville, Cynthia L.
Enuton, author, Eileen Erickson,

Officer Greg Mullenix author, Silpada Jewelry, Make Be-
from the St. Johns County lieve Costumes, Greenbriar Animal
Sheriff's Department K-9 Hospital, Hawaiian SnoAsis and
division came out with his Publix.
dog, Kobe and fellow offi- For more photos of the event
cer Andy Stoinoff to do an please visit our website at www.
impressive demonstration jcpcares.org.

for the
by the
Club and
of course
primary food for the day was hot
dogs! The event was sponsored by
Valley Crest, Invisible Fence, Wild
Birds Unlimited and Two Men and

Helping Hands update

By Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou
Helping Hands met on March
25 and put together Easter Baskets
for the food banks to give out when
the parents come for food. Helping
Hands would like to thank all those
who donated Easter baskets! The
baskets were full of healthy snacks,
juice boxes, small toys and stuffed
animals and chocolate bunnies and
candy. Burger King on County
Road 210 donated small toys and
Discount Groceries of St. Augus-
tine donated candy. Members of
the group had a great time making
sure the children would have some-
thing from the Easter bunny! This
will be the third year the group has
participated in this project.
On April 29 at 11:00 a.m. at
Faith Community Church Com-
munity Center on County Road
210, Helping Hands will meet for
its Mother's Day basket project for
Betty Griffin House. The group
is soliciting donations of new
pajamas, nightgowns, toiletries,
clothing and jewelry. Winn Dixie
will once again be supplying tote
bags to put articles in. For more in-
formation, please contact 1012918@
Helping Hands is a volunteer
organization that meets the last

Friday of each month at Faith
Community Church Community
Center to do a small project for
various charities in the community.
There are no dues, officers or stress.
Members come when they can and
do what they can. Membership is
always open! Please contact jacq-
phil@aol.com for more information
or if you know of a need.
I0" annual
leach Clean-up!

April 30 * 8:00 -11:00 AM
Supplies available
on the day of the clean-up
and in advance.
Individuals, groups, clubs,
schools, churches and
scouts are welcome!
Community Service
certificates for all students.
More information and
registration form:
Chris Benjamin, 827-6980

W 12428 San Jose Blvd. Ste. 2
(Across From Sonny's BBQ)

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Congratulations, Tigers!

The Tigers U13 Recreational Team Division won the inaugural Winter
Haven 3v3 Challenge Spectacular on March 27, 2011. Pictured are
Chloe Zador, Courtney Hodges, Mei Mei Van Housen and Katie Wat-
son and Coach Steve Zador (Not pictured is Coach Gairy Chin).


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Dance team brings home the
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The North Florida Allstars
Dance Team is in its fourth year
and has had its best season yet!
After learning choreography and
practicing for many months, the
team debuted its youth and junior
hip hop routines at the American
Championships State Cheer and
Dance competition in Daytona
Beach in January. The youth hip
hop came in fourth place with
their rain-themed routine and
the juniors brought home sec-
ond place with their car-themed
routine. Next up was Jamfest, at
the Jacksonville Memorial Arena
in February, where the youth team
finished second and the junior
team finished in first place!
Over President's Day weekend
and for the first time ever, the team
traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for
the Cheersport Nationals, which is
the world's largest cheer and dance
competition. There the team not
only competed in the youth hip
hop and junior hip hop categories,
but also performed in the youth
jazz division with a pineapple-
themed routine. The juniors
finished in ninth place, the youth
hip hop finished in fourth place
and the youth jazz ended up in first
place to claim the National Dance
Champion title! All the teams had
great performances and left their
first nationals experience feeling

very proud of their hard work.
North Florida Allstars have
just finished another competi-
tion here in Jacksonville. They
performed in the COA River City
Championships at UNF arena. The
junior and youth hip hop teams
both finished in second place and
the jazz team competed in the
junior jazz division and came home
with another win!
North Florida Allstars Dance
Team practices and studies dance
technique at Mark Spivak's Dance
Institute and Extension. The team's
coaches, Laura Parrish and Brittany
Putala, are teachers and previous
students at Mark Spivak's and have
years of experience performing on
dance teams in the Jacksonville
If you are interested in being
part of the NFA family and are
ages eight through 18 (cannot be
over the age of 18 as of August 31,
2011), auditions are coming soon!
Auditions are being held at the
Mark Spivak's Fruit Cove location
on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday,
May 1. Saturday will be an audi-
tion clinic from 10:00 a.m. until
2:00 p.m. and Sunday will be the
actual auditions; times will be set
on Saturday.
Please visit our website, www.
northfloridaallstars.com for more
information about auditions.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

During the month of April,
PACT Prevention Coalition
would like community members
to observe Alcohol Awareness
Month to help prevent alcohol
abuse in our community.
Alcohol Awareness Month, as
declared by the United States De-
partment of Health and Human
Services and the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Ad-
ministration (SAMHSA), aims to
raise awareness about the serious-
ness of alcohol dependency and

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alcoholism, while recognizing the
serious problem of alcohol abuse.
It is an ideal time to educate
yourself and loved ones about the
dangers of alcohol abuse.
Alcohol use is an issue of
concern in St. Johns County for
both young adults and those un-
der 21 years of age. According to
the 2010 Florida Youth Substance
Abuse Survey, alcohol is the most
commonly used drug among St.
Johns County students with 29.4
percent of surveyed middle and
high school students reporting the
use of alcohol in the past 30 days.
While this number has decreased
7.6 percent since 2000, it is still a
topic of much unease.
"I believe alcohol awareness
month is important in getting
the message out to young people
to 'think before you drink,' think
about the consequences, and
think about the long term effects
of alcohol abuse," said Ponte Ve-
dra Beach resident and recovering
alcoholic, Mark Tondreault.
Tondreault shares his story
of life after a liver transplant and
heart valve replacement, which
were the result of years of heavy
drinking, with schools, clubs and
organizations. He stresses the
dangers of alcohol abuse, how
easy it is to become addicted to
alcohol, and how alcohol can
slowly affect a person's health.
The National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
(NIAAA) reports that nearly 14
million Americans, one in every
13 adults, abuses alcohol or are
alcohol dependent. In addition,
fewer than 25 percent of adults
and fewer than 10 percent of
youth who need treatment receive
it in a given year.
PACT Prevention Coalition
of St. Johns County is dedicated
to making St. Johns County
a healthy substance-free com-
munity for our youth through
prevention, advocacy, choices and
teamwork. For more information

about PACT Prevention Coali-
tion of St. Johns County call
829-6261 or visit

Teen Volunteer

Wed., April 13 * 4:00 PM
Bartram Trail Branch Library
The library is a great place to
get your volunteer hours!
Orientation is mandatory &
counts as your first service hour.
Class size is limited!

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Faith News

The Board of County Com-
missioners is looking for clergy
or citizens who will volunteer to
give the public invocation at the
beginning of County Commis-
sion meetings. Representatives are
being sought from all religions and
denominations. The meetings are
the first and third Tuesday of each
month beginning at 9:00 a.m. and
the invocation is at the beginning
of the agenda. If you would like
to volunteer, please contact the
County Commission Office at

River of Life United Meth-
odist Church welcomes you to a
Community Garage Sale and Pan-
cake Breakfast which will be held
on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is a great
chance to find deals on merchan-
dise, enjoy a hearty breakfast of
pancakes, sausage and a beverage
and have your child's picture taken
with the Easter Bunny! The cost
for breakfast is $5.00 per person
and children age two and under
are free. The price includes a visit
and photo with the Easter Bunny!
River of Life United Methodist
Church is located at 2600 Race
Track Road, near Flora Branch
Boulevard. For additional informa-
tion, please visit www.rolumc.com.

Enjoy an evening out with San
Juan del Rio parish at our third
annual Live and Silent Spring
Auction. Join us on Saturday,
May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at San Jose
Country Club. The event is for
21 and older and requires evening
attire with jacket required. The
cost is $40 per person until May 2,
when the price will increase to $50
per person. For payment/registra-
tion, please visit www.sjdrparish.
org/auction. Everyone is invited
and all proceeds go to San Juan del
Rio parish.

Come and share some neigh-
borly connection with Geneva's
Presbyterian Women (PW) on
Saturday, May 14 at our annual
Smokin' BBQ. Dinners of all sizes
will be available from $5 to $10.
All proceeds go to support our lo-
cal mission projects, including Bet-
ty Griffin House, Family Integrity
and St. Francis House. This is in
conjunction with Geneva's Youth

Group's annual spring car wash
to help fund their mission trip to
Appalachia this year. All tickets can
be purchased in advance and the
day of the event. Please come join
us. Geneva Presbyterian Church is
located at 1755 State Road 13. For
additional information, please call

Riverdale United Method-
ist Church (RUMC) located at
1028 County Road 13 South
will be holding their annual huge
Yard/Garage/Rummage Sale on
Friday and Saturday, May 20 and
21, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m. both days. This community
event will feature tons of items
donated by neighbors ofTocoi,
Riverdale and Racy Point, plus
you can enjoy hot dogs, chips and
beverages for a nominal fee as
well as purchase bake sale items.
The proceeds of this event will go
towards the building fund for the
youth group's school. Mark your
calendars, tell your friends and
join us at the river for a great day
of bargains galore, while enjoying
the beautiful rural setting and have
your participation support a very
worthy cause.

Our Lady of Good Counsel
Catholic Church (OLGC) will
offer a Fish and Shrimp Fry dur-
ing each of the six Fridays of the
Lenten season, concluding on
April 15. Lunch will be served
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and
dinner will be served from 4:30
p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A meal of fish,
shrimp or a combination of both
will be offered with the trimmings
of fries, beans or cole slaw and
hush puppies. Dinner will offer
the same meals plus a broiled fish
prepared Francaise style with rice
and cole slaw. Chicken strips are
available for the kids. Drinks and

St Francis
Episcopal Church
895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)
Sunday Services
Christian Formation
9:00 am
Ci.;ij. ,.' J ;&UptoAdult
Nursery Available

Open Hearts
Open Minds -Open Doors
The People of the
United Methodist Church
Worship Time
Contemporary - 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church,
Middle and High School
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homemade desserts are also avail-
able. The church is located in the
World Golf Village area on State
Road 16 (one mile northwest of
Pacetti Road/International Golf
Parkway). All proceeds go to the
continued development of the
OLGC church and its ministries.

St. Francis in-the-Field
Episcopal Church is offering a
parents' morning out program
for the 2010 - 2011 school year.
If your children) are between 12
months and five years old they
can be enrolled in our program.
The program runs on Wednesdays
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
The children are taught different
prayers, bible verses and do this
while having lots of fun. The goal
of the program is to help develop
and increase their Christian beliefs
while giving parents a few chil-
dren-free hours. The staff has been
highly trained and this program is
accredited with the state of Florida
and their standards of care. Please
consider having your little one(s)
participate in this terrific program!
Please contact the church at 615-
2130 for more information.

HIV/AIDS Testing and
Counseling ReSource Center is
now open at THE CHURCH
of Jacksonville, located at 8313
Baycenter Rd (near Baymeadows
Road and Philips Highway). Free
and confidential HIV testing is
available on Wednesdays from

April 16th
8:00- 10:30 a.m.

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8:00 a.m. - Noon

Holy Thursday
.\pil 21 * -:00 p.m.
Good Friday
\pIl 22 * -:00 p.m.
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April 23 * 10:30 p.m.
Easter Service
Sunday, April 24th
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Maundy Thursday
7:30 pm - Apr. 21
Good Friday
7:30 pm - Apr. 22

Normal Worship Hours
Sunday Eucharist Service
9AM& 7PM
Sunday School - 10:30 AM
Sunday Adult Bible Study
10:45 AM

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10:00 AM

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Everybody Gets It.
Everybody Reads It.

4 Switzerland CHURCH
Community 4 Our Sunday Services
Church Traditional Worship 8:30am
Sunday School 9:45am
Contemporary Worship 11:00am
Easter Sunrise Service
April 24th at 7:00am
at Alpine Groves Park'L
www. switzerlandcommunitychurch.org
2179 State Rd 13, Jacksonville, FL 32259 * (904) 287-0330

Aw =Arun EamSer

I Com Cslebrcte Easter
with us on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
There will be an ongoing Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers to 5th graders and
a Life-Changing Easter Walk featuring Faith Discovery Stations for Kids and Their Families.
There will also be live music and crafts for the kids. Food will be available for purchase, money going
to support our Nicaragua Mission Trip summer of 2011. The price of admission will be one (I) non-
perishable food item per person to help restock our local food pantries.
P-r more information go to our website www.fcctoday.net, e-mail us at
faithcommunitych@bellsouth.net or call the office at 287-3223.
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St. Johns County
Elementary School
Expansion Projects

The 8-classroom house
addition at Hickory Creek
Elementary School was
completed in February and
is currently in use by the

The 16-classroom expansion
at Mill Creek Elementary
School is on track for final
completion in April.

BTHS Sports Roundup
ByJared Freitas, BTHS Student

With the spring sports season
well under way, Bartram's teams
have handled adversity well and are
gearing up for the district playoffs.
This season, the lacrosse program
has improved substantially from
the previous one, as both the
girls' and boys' teams have shown
marked improvements in attack
and defense. In the past, Bar-
tram's sports teams have been at a
disadvantage towards others in the
region, due to their inexperience
that comes with being a fledgling
program. As both teams are now
ranked among the top 10 in the
state, this stigma has disappeared.
Much of this has to do with
experience, according to the boys'
assistant head coach, Barth Der-
ryberry, "Now that this program
has been around for seven years, we
have developed a lacrosse culture
in the community that has resulted
in greater interest in the sport and
better players," he said.
This experience has shown, as
the boys have won five straight and
have already defeated district rival
Creekside. In addition to experi-
ence, the boys' lacrosse team has
varied their schedule to include
teams from across the state.
This variety has improved
their play according to Derryberry,
who commented on the subject,
"Playing numerous teams across
the state allows us to work on all
aspects of our game, as we are
forced to play to the strong suit of
the opposition."
The girls' program has also
shown great optimism this year and
is primed for a deep run into the
state nlirmffrc I n red r nsiA csni nr

play and a cohesive team unit, the
girls are determined to improve on
last year's finish. Instead of display-
ing their talent through boasting,
the girls have let their play do the
talking, which showed against their
defeat of fifth ranked Creekside
12-11. With a 6-1 record, this
win capped off a great start to the
season. The game was close from
the start, as Bartram took the lead
within the first 30 seconds of the
game; however, Creekside battled
back and took the lead only for it
to be tied up with goals by junior
Melissa Coggins and sophomore
Jane Ruede. Despite this, Bartram
required seven goals combined
from seniors Nicki Caputo and
Taylor McCord to pull out the vic-
tory in the last minute of the game.
"This win definitely makes
us more motivated, because we
know we might play them again in
districts," Ruede said.
Whatever the outcome may
be, this team has great potential for
success in the rest of the season.
Bartram has also experienced
improvement on the baseball field
this year, as the boys have achieved
a 4-2 district record. Led by senior
pitcher Beau Hilton, the Bears
have been able to neutralize tough
district competition, exemplified
by Hilton's no-hitter against Creek-
side, which provided the Bears a
crucial 2-0 victory.
Despite this, the Bears are only
6-6, but according to junior Trevor
Richardson this record is deceiving,
"Both of our district losses, against
Nease and Ponte Vedra, have been
very close, which shows that if we
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the season strong, we will be well
prepared for districts," he said.
The boys' track and field team
has also outperformed other op-
ponents in the conference, as they
have developed a stronger sprint/
hurdle squad, led by sophomore
Nick Uruburu. Uruburu, who ran
one of the fastest 200m sprints
in school history this year, also
won the 400m at the University
of North Florida meet this season,
which featured numerous schools
from across the state.
Junior long distance runner,
Chris Popiel, has high hopes for
the team's playoff chances.
"Everyone is working hard in
practice, but if we want to win, we
all have to step up and run the best
races that we can," Popiel said.
With one half of the season al-
ready finished, Bartram Trail teams
have diagnosed their problems and
are looking to finish strong in the

Nease Sports Roundup

By David Varga, Nease Student
March was a great month for
all Nease sports. March marked
the first annual Nease Athletic
Day where lacrosse, softball and
baseball all played in one day.
It was a great event for both the
players and fans. It was a great
way for fans to see many different
sports in one place and many took
advantage of that. Many teams
have taken advantage of the nice
weather as of late and have heated
up their play.
The girls' lacrosse team has
been working through the ad-
versity of having many new and
young players. They have had
some ups and downs this season
but are trying to keep a positive
attitude moving forward in hopes
of improving and learning a lot
in the rest of the season. On the
other hand, the boys' lacrosse team
has been playing well. They have
had some tests playing some good
teams and have come out on top a

NCAA 101 to be held at
Creekside High School
By Contributing Writer Lonnie Wright, Director of Public Relations,
Creekside High School Athletic Booster Club

Creekside High School
will host a special presentation
entitled NCAA 101: A Student
Athlete's Roadmap on Monday,
April 18 from 6:30 p.m. and
8:00 p.m. in the CHS audito-
rium. This program is for student
athletes who have an interest in
participating in college sports at
the Division I, II, III or com-
munity college level. Topics will
* Eligibility overview
* Timelines
* Recruiting and protocol
* NCAA requirements
* Question and answer
Athletes and parents are
invited to learn how this process

works from our speaker, Sheri
Holt, former director of com-
pliance at Flagler College, who
has extensive knowledge of the
NCAA and also conducts these
presentations to high school audi-
Mark your calendar for this
very informative program! The
target audience is current 10th
and 11th grade students and par-
ents in St. Johns County (ninth
grade welcome to attend.) RSVPs
are appreciated; please call 547-
7331 or email ncaarsvpckabc@
This program is sponsored
by the Creekside Knights Athletic
Booster Club and CHS Athletic

few times. What they have proven
so far this season is that they can
play a good game. This is a good
sign leading towards the postsea-
son in hopes that they can put that
together and bring home a district,
regional or hopefully a state title.
A very promising season has
been put together by the Nease
track team. They have had many
top finishers in their meets so
far this year. Not only have they
captured top honors but they have
swept the podium a few times
which leads one to believe they are
really dominating the competition.
The boys' and girls' tennis
teams have been flying under the
radar this year. They have had
some good matches that have cer-
tainly lifted spirits. They hope to
advance to the state championship
this year and bring home a title.
Another team that is really
looking forward to bring home
some gold is the weightlifting
team. They have a very good past
with many individual champions
coming from Nease. They look to
build their legacy and hopefully
bring home another state champi-
The baseball and softball
teams have been very busy this
season; however, they have been on
different paths. While the softball
team has struggled, the baseball
team has had a very solid season.
Although the softball team has
not had a very bright year they
are doing better then last year. At
this point improvement is very
key and they are putting forth a
lot of effort in order to get better.
The baseball team has had a very
uplifting season. After having a
wonderful season last year they
hope to continue that same success
through this year. They have their
sights set high as they hope to
bring home a state title.
Every sport needs your sup-
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the players your love!

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Captain David's Fishing Report
By Captain David Lifka

Not everyone may know this,
but one of the many reasons NW
St. Johns County is such a great
place to live is because of the large
variety of fishing it offers. From
our neighborhood ponds to the St.
Johns River and its many creeks
and tributaries, we have the good
fortune to be able to fish for a
many different species.
Our wide range of fishing
options is directly related to the St.
Johns River and its distance to the
ocean, along with these freshwater
creeks and tributaries. Because our
area of the river is mostly brackish,
we have the opportunity to fish
for a multitude of saltwater species

that make their way to us. Redfish, these ponds their homes. A bread
trout, croaker, flounder, sheepshead ball, earthworm or even a piece of
are not uncommon. Even a tarpon hotdog is all you need to entice
or two can show up in the late these fish to bite.
summer months. Wow! I'm Captain David, local
Next, we have the feeder creeks resident and family fishing guide
and tributaries (for which many of with over four decades of fish-
our schools are named). They offer ing experience in our neck of the
us year round freshwater fishing woods. I'll be writing a monthly
for bream, catfish, speckled perch column about fishing here in the
(crappie) and bass. NW St. Johns County waters along
Finally, we have our neighbor- with some dos and don't and hows
hood ponds which offer us even and where.
more fishing. Now that spring has Whether you catch one, some
sprung it is a perfect time to pack a or none, the family time and
picnic and visit one of these ponds. memories spent fishing will last a
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for your boat?
By Contributing Writer Joe McCoy, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 14-7

Vessel Safety Checks (VSC)
will be offered (weather permit-
ting) at the following locations and
Vilano Boat Ramp: Second
Saturday and Sunday of each
month from 12:00 noon until
3:00 p.m.
St. Augustine Lighthouse Park
Boat Ramp: Second Sunday of
each month from 12:00 noon
until 2:00 p.m.
There is no charge for the
safety check and it takes from
15 to 20 minutes. The VSC is a
complimentary check of your boat
conducted by members of the
auxiliary, confirming that it meets
both federal and state requirements
for safety. No citations are issued
and the results of the safety check
are not reported to any enforce-
ment agency. A decal is awarded
to display if the vessel has passed
the examination along with a West

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Dear Jaguar Fans:
We all share the disappoint-
ment that the players union turned
down an excellent deal on Friday
and has instead decided to litigate.
I am in full agreement with the
NFL and the other clubs that the
NFL had no practical choice after
these actions except to lock out the
It is my belief that an agree-
ment on a new CBA will be
reached and that we will play
football this fall. However, it seems
clear that a new agreement will not
be found in court, but rather at the
negotiating table. I know that our
fans, the players and the clubs all
want to get on with football.
We can expect some confusion
and frustration over the next few
weeks. However, as the courts deal
with these issues, I am encouraged
that Mr. Cohen and his colleagues
at the Mediation Service are willing
to facilitate further negotiations
and hope that those negotiations
will start again sooner rather than
As to our football business, we
continue to prepare for this im-
portant college draft and the 2011
season. Gene Smith and his staff
are working night and day to im-

prove our football team. Jack Del
Rio and our coaches are assisting in
these evaluations at the same time
that they are doing intense study of
our strategies and developing plans
and improvements that they will
incorporate when preparations for
the season begin in earnest.
As I said, I firmly expect that
we will play football this fall.
Therefore, our ticket and spon-
sorship efforts will continue with
business as usual. We will also con-
tinue hosting offseason events for
our fans, as we have done before.
We made great progress last
year by eliminating "blackouts"

and our Team Teal goal this year
is to "sell out" all games at Ever-
Bank Field in 2011. Our promise
continues to be that fans will not
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so there is no risk in buying your
season tickets.
We need your support more
than ever in continuing to build a
great NFL tradition in Jacksonville.
Thank you for your support and
I look forward to seeing you at
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Emergency Preparedness
Thursday, May 5 7:00 p.m.
Switzerland Point Middle School
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community meeting to learn about emergency pre-
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County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson is hosting
the meeting and staff from the SJC Emergency Op-
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sure your family is prepared for an emergency.
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Just Go With It
Directed by: Dennis Dugan. Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Anniston and Nicole Kidman. Review
byT.G. Stanton
Rating: Good movie, glad to have seen it (4 Vout of 5)

This month's review belongs to
the recently released Just Go With
It. This movie was almost 5 out of
5 popcorn boxes.
Dr. Danny, portrayed by
Adam Sandler, lives his life in rela-
tion to an emotional event in his
past. With a vow never to marry,
he lives by the wedding ring and
the compassion his stories inspire
in the opposite sex. Until one day,
he meets Palmer, performed by
model Brooklyn Decker; a woman
he wants for much longer. Un-
fortunately, one story too many is
going to make his life much more
His assistant Katherine, played
by Jennifer Anniston, is his face
of reality and the one who keeps
his life in balance. Danny coerces

Katherine to play his soon-to-be
ex-wife and now the fun begins,
as well as the payouts in laughs
and money, for all of those who
get involved. Because before long,
Danny has two kids and his ex is
involved with someone else. The
fairy tale only explodes from there
and involves a beautiful trip to
Hawaii for all of his new fam-
ily and new woman. During the
picturesque escape to the Islands,
Katherine runs into her college
nemesis, played by Nicole Kidman
and new lies are needed to com-
plete the circle and show Danny
this new side to his long-time
confidant. The reality is he may
just be after the wrong love of his
life. Who knows?

Not being a huge Adam
Sandler fan and not expecting a
lot from this movie, I was very
pleasantly surprised. I have enjoyed
Jennifer Anniston and her form
of comedy for years and this was
no exception. Nicole Kidman was
a surprise as a comedian and hula
dancer, as well as newcomer Brook-
lyn Decker; both were enjoyable
in their roles. The two kids were
mercenary, cute and very funny
throughout, maintaining lies and
developing a relationship with their
new dad. In addition, Nick Sward-
son was unexpected, slap-stick and
humanitarian, saving the sheep is a
scene not to be missed. There were
laugh out-loud moments through-
out this film and the Hawaiian
Islands were fabulous, as always.

Rotator cuff disease* A common *
* The Palencia Club's Men's Golf Association
cause for shoulder pain clonates to The First Tee of St. Johns County
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A significant amount of force
goes through the shoulder dur-
ing regular daily activities, mak-
ing it susceptible to injury. The
four main muscles that surround
the shoulder joint are collectively
called the rotator cuff; this group
of muscles helps provide stabil-
ity, strength and function to the
shoulder. Disease or injury of the
rotator cuff is a common source of
pain and dysfunction.
Although rotator cuff disease
can present in different ways, com-
mon symptoms can include pain
with lifting, reaching and overhead
activities as well as night pain.
Some patients may also experience
weakness. These symptoms can be
a result of overuse, degeneration
over time (wear and tear) or as a
result of an injury. In some cases,
symptoms may be due to a combi-
nation of these factors. Significant
pain may occur abruptly or can
gradually increase over time.
These symptoms can be caused

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by inflammation, impingement of
the shoulder or due to a partial or
complete tear of the rotator cuff.
At times, other nearby structures
such as the biceps tendon or the
AC (acromioclavicular) joint can
also be pain generators. A thor-
ough history and physical exam
including imaging studies can help
determine the source of pain and
extent of the injury.
In some people, shoulder
pain may resolve with conserva-
tive measures such as rest, anti-
inflammatory medications and
physical therapy. Sometimes, a
cortisone injection can also help.
Although these conservative
methods cannot heal a tear, they
may help to improve symptoms.
In certain persons, surgery may be
required. Most rotator cuff tears
can be treated with minimally
invasive arthroscopic surgery, using
a pen sized camera and specialized
instruments placed inside the joint
through small incisions.
If surgery is required, recovery
depends on the specific injury and
procedure performed. On average,
the postoperative course requires
four to six weeks of sling immobili-
zation followed by physical therapy
to gradually restore range of mo-
tion, strength and function.
If you are experiencing any of
the problems mentioned above, it
is important for you to see a physi-
cian for a complete assessment
and a thorough discussion of your
treatment options.

Palencia Men's Golf Associa-
tion raised over $525 on March
26 at its MGA Cup Series Play
Day to benefit The First Tee of
St. Johns County and its pro-
grams. The event, which was
organized by The First Tee of St.
Johns County board member and
Palencia MGA Vice President
Rick Roberts, paired participants
from The First Tee of St. Johns

County with foursomes on the
four par 3s at The Palencia Club,
allowing their score to count for
the group if it was one of the best
four scores.
In addition to the monetary
donation by the Men's Golf As-
sociation, many participants also
donated over 150 used golf clubs,
hundreds of golf balls and ap-
parel to The First Tee of St. Johns

"The Palencia Club's com-
mitment to The First Tee of St.
Johns County and its Life Skills
Experience Program is evident
by their generous contribu-
tions," said Thomas Lawrence,
executive director of The First
Tee of St. Johns County. "To give

Palencia Club cont on pg. 33




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The Mud Dogs wear pink to honor local mom
By Martie Thompson

The Mud Dogs wear pink socks
On March 8 the Mud Dogs,
a Creeks lacrosse team, received a
forwarded email asking to show
support for a fellow community
lacrosse player, Chris Stern, whose
mother had recently passed away
from cancer. They were asked to
honor this mom in a unique way-
by wearing bright pink socks to
their upcoming game on Saturday,
March 12.
Team mom Leah Maltz knew
it was going to be hard to find

pink socks that boys would want
to wear, so she offered to buy white
socks for the team and dye them
hot pink.
"The boys were handed the
socks on Thursday before the game
on Saturday and went nuts over
them," Maltz shared. "Some of
them liked them so much, they
even wore them to school before
the game."
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Palencia Club cont from pg. 32
members of The First Tee of St.
Johns County the opportunity
to play with the association was a
great experience for all that were
involved. We are very thankful
for all of the support that The
Palencia Club has given our orga-
For more information on The
First Tee of St. Johns County or
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visit our website at www.thefirst-
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St. Johns County at 810-2231.

was happy to help out not just to
support this particular family, but
also to honor members of her own
family who had fought the disease.
Maltz said, "It was important
to my family because not only were
we honoring Page Stern's memory,
but we also supported awareness
to find a cure for cancer. My sister
is a cancer survivor and my father
passed away from cancer, so it is
important to us to spread aware-
ness of this cause."
Additionally, the wearing of
the pink socks united the team
families in other ways. Many
parents expressed their experiences
with each other of how cancer
had touched them in some way
and they all agreed that this was a
wonderful way to honor someone's
memory and promote awareness of
this to their boys.
Maltz concluded, "The boys
proudly wore them at this game.
They are going to continue to wear
them every weekend from here on


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Beach driving season officially
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Please remember to follow the
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Here are some highlights:
" Please properly dispose of litter
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" Prohibited items include alco-
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A sudden onset of an illness. (non-smokers lung cancer),
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Springtime irrigation should be water efficient St. Johns County announces
By Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson,5t. Johns River Water Management District April Energy Efficiency
With springtime planting designation also supported by the Coinciding with the return to
under wa and rainfall five to 20 Florida Section of the American da li ht savin time on March 13 Ed uc ation Series Dates

inches below normal for the year
across northeast and east-central
Florida, the St. Johns River Water
Management District is working
to heighten awareness about the
importance of year-round conserva-
tion and the role homeowners play
in water resource protection. The
District's governing board recently
approved a proclamation designat-
ing April as Water Conservation
Month to encourage awareness
about the importance of water
April has been formally recog-
nized as Water Conservation Month
in Florida for the past 13 years.
Governor Rick Scott and the cabi-
net will be asked to sign a resolution
next month naming April as Water
Conservation Month in Florida, a

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Conservation is among the
most important strategies to help
meet Florida's water supply needs
for today and the future and the
efficient use of water outside and
inside the home can save thousands
of gallons of water per month.
Saving water can be easy and often
delivers money savings as well.
With more than half of com-
mercial and residential water use
occurring outdoors, mandatory
watering restrictions are in place
throughout the year within the
District's region to ensure the ef-
ficient use of water for lawn and
landscape irrigation. Watering
wisely promotes healthier lawns and
landscapes and conserves Florida's
water resources.

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landscape irrigation is allowed up to
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Landscape irrigation is limited
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residential landscape irrigation at
addresses that end in an odd num-
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* Thursday and Sunday for
residential landscape irrigation
at addresses that end in an even
* Tuesday and Friday for non-
residential landscape irrigation
In addition, irrigation is limit-
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zone and to no more than one hour
per irrigation zone on each day that
irrigation occurs.
Landscape irrigation is limited
to one day a week during Eastern
Standard Time, which resumes
November 6, 2011.
The District has had some
form of water-conserving irrigation
restrictions in place for 20 years,
with the mandatory day limitation
and designation since 2009.
To further assist homeowners
save water, the District in February
launched an updated and dynamic
online plant database that provides
a comprehensive and searchable
listing of plants most suitable for a
variety of growing conditions.
Inside the home, fixing leaks
and replacing older high-water-
use plumbing fixtures with newer
water-saving ones can save signifi-
cant amounts of water.
The District also focuses on
year-round on conservation by
requiring all permit holders to use
water efficiently, encouraging the
use of reclaimed water and storm
water to conserve potable water,
and by teaching the importance
of efficient water use to adults and
children through such programs as
The Great Water OdysseySM and
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St. Johns County continues
its series of free Energy Efficiency
workshops in April to teach com-
mercial contractors and homeown-
ers how to build more efficiently
and save money.
The weekly workshops are
from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday at the wind mitiga-
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Florida IFAS Extension, located at
3111 Agricultural Center Drive in
St. Augustine.
April Schedule - Energy Ef-
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* Energy Efficiency and Ground-
Source Heat Pumps - April 14
* Energy Efficiency with Water
Conservation - April 21
* Energy Efficient Retrofitting
and Remodeling Ideas - April 28

To ensure proper accommoda-
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days in advance by contacting St.
Johns County Energy Efficiency
Coordinator Lowry Shuler at 827-
6806 or eshuler@sjcfl.us.
The free Energy Efficiency
Education Series is part of a grant
from the Florida Energy and
Climate Commission. St. Johns
County is one of only 15 counties
and municipalities in the entire
state that were awarded this com-
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by the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 through
the Department of Energy.
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St. Johns County schools benefits from local
charity golf tournament
By Contributing Writer Garry Gillis, ATC, LAT, Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Atlas Physical Therapy and
Sports Medicine presented the St.
Johns Sports Medicine Scramble
2001 on March 13 to benefit
the sports medicine programs at
Creekside and Bartram Trail high
schools. The Palencia Club, with
head professional John Upton

and staff,
hosted the
event. The
course was
in its usual
shape and
of Com-
made it
the perfect
day for golf.
Congratulations to all the
golfers and sponsors who made
the tournament a success. Every
golfer left with at least one raffle
item along with the many items
in the goodie bags which included
golf balls and a St. Johns Sports

Medicine Scramble logo golf shirt
commemorating the tournament.
Sponsors provided cash and prizes
for on-course contests and auction
items given away at the awards
banquet. Please visit www.atlas-
physicaltherapy.com to see pictures
of prizes and players.
The success of the tourna-
ment is measured in the enjoy-
ment each player had and the over
$6,000 which will be distributed
to the schools. Atlas is proud of
the many ways we give back to our
community and this tournament
allows us to support the efforts of
athletic trainers who provide a safe
environment of our students who
participate in sports.
If you are interested in playing

in or sponsoring next year's tourna-
ment, send Garry Gillis an email at
You will be contacted later this
year and ensured a playing spot or
Caring for student-athletes
in St. Johns County is a prior-
ity of the school district. The St.
Johns Sports Medicine Council, a

non-profit corporation, has been
formed to provide support and
advice in sports medicine manage-
ment to our schools, sports associa
tions and physically active groups.
This new council looks forward to
working with all athletic programs
in St. Johns County to ensure safe
participation and provide care and
support when injuries occur.

As part
of Habitat for
Women Build
the St. Johns
County affili-
ate and a crew
of women
and sponsors
broke ground
to begin con-
struction on a
new home for
the Watkins
family in
late January
2011. The

home is being funded through
partial sponsorships by the Scheidel
Foundation of Ponte Vedra and St.
Johns County Housing and Com-
munity Services. In addition to this
generous sponsorship, the affiliate
is also receiving a $5,000 grant
from Lowe's to go towards purchas-
ing construction materials for this
The Women Build program
brings women from all walks of life
together to learn construction skills
and then use those skills to be part
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It's time for Keepers of the
Coast's Sea Turtle Festival

Please join Keepers of the
Coast as we welcome the return
of our nesting sea turtles to the
beaches of Northeast Florida. The
fifth annual festival is being held
at the St. Johns County Fishing
Pier Pavilion in St. Augustine
Beach, Florida on Saturday, April
16 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Keepers of the Coast, a lo-
cal non-profit, is dedicated to
promoting coastal stewardship
and the conservation of coastal
habitat. This year's event will
feature a new interactive kids
program entitled "Keepers Cove"
where participants can engage in
a factual conservation activity and
become a Conservation Cham-
pion. The event will also include
local live music, food, beer artistic
vendors displaying their hand
crafted goods, beach cleanup with
a cigarette butt challenge, silent
auction, face painting and a guest
character appearance by Richie
the Sea Turtle from the new Pica-
lata Kids, Inc. book series "Richie
and Goliath."

The sea turtle festival is a
free family event and encour-
ages participants to learn about
sea turtles and other threatened/
endangered species that we share
our beaches with and to interact
with the various organizations
that are trying to protect them.
The whole month of April is sea
turtle awareness month and each
weekend Keepers of the Coast will
be hosting an activity to promote
stewardship of our coast.
Keepers of the Coast is seek-
ing volunteers, vendors, sponsors
and silent auction items for this
year's event. If you are interested
in supporting our festival contact
us at keepersofthecoast@yahoo.
com. Special thanks to the busi-
nesses that have already stepped
forward to offer their support
including Picalata Kids, Inc. (Title
Sponsor), Sweetwater Beer, Purple
Olive, Panache Salon and Spa,
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To learn more, please visit
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Bring butterflies into your yard
By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS

Usually within a year of my
moving somewhere new, one of my
neighbors will tell me she sees but-
terflies in her yard for the first time
ever. She has been watching them
fluttering around and wonders what
is bringing them and how she might
keep them around.
She is referring to my butter-
flies. At least, I consider them my
butterflies because it is the plants
in my yard that are feeding and at-
tracting them. I'm glad she likes my
butterflies and I don't mind sharing,
but it is easy to attract them on your
All butterflies start life as
caterpillars before they evolve into
winged beauties. Each type of but-
terfly needs specific types of plants
to feed on in the caterpillar stage.
The adult butterfly lays eggs on the
specific food plant so the hatched
caterpillars can go right to work
eating and growing. The more food
that is available to the caterpillar,
the bigger the butterfly will be.
Adult butterflies also need nectar
from flowering plants to keep them
The beautiful orange and black
Monarch butterfly starts life as a
yellow and black striped caterpillar.
Milkweed (Asclepias spp.), a family

of pretty flowering perennials, is
the only thing monarch caterpillars
eat. You are practically guaranteed
butterflies if you plant milkweed
because the leaves are a food source
for the developing caterpillars and
the flowers are a nectar source for
the adult butterflies.

Any of the yellow-flowering
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butterflies. Cassias are easy, care-free
plants that will brighten your yard
and, like milkweed, it is almost
guaranteed you will have butterflies
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If you grow parsley you are
probably familiar with the larva
form of Eastern Swallowtail but-
terflies. The white, yellow and black
caterpillars feed on parsley, dill and
fennel and can demolish a parsley
patch in a day or two. They always
find my parsley and I let them have
it because the butterflies are worth it.

If it is drama you seek, plant
passionvine. The native passionvine
(Passiflora incarnata) is best but
almost any type will do. Both the
passionvine flowers and the butter-
flies the plants attract are striking.
If grown in full sun, expect to see
orange and black Gulf Fritillary but-
terflies. If grown partially shaded,
passionvine also attracts stunning
black and yellow Zebra Longwings.
Once you have attracted and
fed developing butterflies you will
need flowering nectar plants to
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the best nectar plants are beauti-
ful plants to have in your yard.
Some of my favorites are Butter-
fly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Fire
Spike (Odontonema strictum),
Lantana (Lantana spp.), Porter
Weed (Stachytarphaeta urticifolia),
Verbena (Verbena spp.) and Blue
Porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamai-
censis), a plant that seems to be
always in bloom.
Attracting butterflies is a simple
and rewarding way to experience a
little wildlife in an otherwise urban
setting. The flowers you plant and
the butterflies they attract will bring
your yard to life. And you can smile
knowingly at your neighbors' excite-
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door elements can wreak havoc on
patio furniture. Fortunately, you
can easily turn something ready
for the trash into a new treasure
by updating it with a coat of spray
paint. To start, lightly sand and
clean the entire surface. Next,
spray the entire piece of furniture
with a new, updated paint color.
For metal, wood or wicker sur-
faces, try Krylon's Outdoor Spaces
spray, or for plastic surfaces, try
Krylon's Fusion for Plastic spray
paint. Both products are avail-
able in a wide selection of popu-
lar colors and finishes and offer
superior protection to keep your
patio furniture looking beautiful
for years to come.
Petals and pots with pizzazz .
Finally, it's time to liven up your
patio area with beautiful and aro-
matic flowers. But just as impor-
tant as choosing the pretty petals,
is planting them in the perfect
pot. Terra cotta pots are ideal since
they come in a variety of sizes and
are inexpensive. For added pizzazz,
you can update these planters with
a splash of color. You can choose
one color for all of your pots or
mix it up. This is a great project
that allows you to experiment
with all of the colors that you love
but were hesitant to commit to
inside your home. If you change
your mind, all you need is a new
can of spray paint.
With just these few simple
projects, your patio will be festive
and fashionable in just a week-
end's worth of work.

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SGuide 2011

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol helps
injured pelican
By Contributing Writer David Patrick, Vice Commander, Flotilla 14-7

A United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary safety patrol and train-
ing mission on Sunday, February
2 in St. Augustine turned out to
be anything but routine. Auxilia-
rists David Boyle, Keith Cordaro,
Andrea Jones and David Patrick
were about to come faces-to-beak
with an injured pelican.
At first it appeared that the
crew was being waved down to
assist a disabled vessel, but on
closer inspection they observed
an injured pelican, unable to fly
because it was entangled in fish-
ing line. To make matters worse,
two hooks were pierced through
its wings.
After several attempts to ma-
neuver alongside the pelican and

as to the
best way to
help, a blan-
ket was used
to calm
the bird.
Before this, : :::
the pelican . .
tried sev-
eral times to
ward off the
crew with
its powerful
beak. Little
did it know
did it know Keith Cordaro holds
that help (obscured) releases t
was just a Andrea Jones.
snip away!
With a trusty pair of side cut-

the pelican while David Boyle
he fishing hooks. Photo courtesy of

ters, Coxswain Boyle had to cut
away the barbs before he could
extract the hooks. Then it was
up to the pelican to make a few
splashes, turn away to say thank
you and then take to the air! Mis-
sion accomplished!

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