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Volume 14, Issue 1January 2014The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 What’s InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff ReportsPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 From the CommissionerPage 8 Chamber Ambassadors Page 10 Wm. Bartram Highway Page 12 Character Counts! run Page 13 E Pluribus Unum Page 14 St. Francis House Page 15 BT Rotary Page 16 LPA golf tournament Page 17 Donate to HAWKE Page 19 Super bene t concert Page 21 CHS Happenings Page 25 Cobras 3v3 soccer Page 27 Faith News Page 28 Movie Review Page 30 Ancient City Pirates Page 31 Captain Davids FishingPage 32 Gardening Page 33 Darth Raiders Page 34 N. Florida lacrosse Bring business to your door in 2014!Call (904) 886-4919 Looking for Affordable, Flexible, Live-in Childcare? 45 hours of childcare per week for $7.75/hour The Creeks Football League Outlaws have been crowned 2013 Division II Super Bowl Champions in the 57th Pop Warner Super Bowl held December 7 through 14, 2013 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The road to this honor has been under construction since 2008 when most of the players were seven years old and playing in the Tiny MitesŽ age group. Over those same years the core group of coaches stayed involved and were there for the players, year-in and year-out. The Girl Scouts of Junior Troop 88 knew very little about the meaning of their project when it began. They knew little of the magnitude of homelessness around us and why it happens. They were shocked to learn that children and families are part of the homeless population right here in St. Johns County. They immediately had many questions and wanted to share thoughts and ideas about how to help,Ž Troop Leader Jen Cury said, describing A week before Christmas, the volunteers of Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank were surprised by Santa with a great big donation of groceries. They took time away from feeding those in need to welcome him and get their picture taken with their surprise guest. Santas visit was the culmination of his shopping spree that morning at one of our area grocery stores. There he started the day surprising the startled shoppers and check out sta As he made his way up and down the aisles the double takes were plenty. He was escorted by Knights of Columbus member Greg Webster who helped pick out Buy-OneGet-One (BOGO) deals for the food bank. The particular shopping trip was one of the monthly activi-CFL Outlaws run away with Division 2 Pee Wee national titleBy Karl KennellSanta delivers to Christ’s Cupboard Food BankBy Karl KennellHowever, the “ rst steps down the road to a championship were, according to the teams assistant head coach Angelo Vespi, a little rocky.Ž In 2009 the Mitey Mites lost every game. The only redeeming portion of their season was winning the last game of the year, which they considered their bowl game. Though it was a tough season, the 2010 season would be the year that things began to gel with the boys getting the feel of the game and working with each other. The season of 2011 was when the group added some new players and moved up to playing in the Junior Pee Wee age group and that year the team went undefeated, allowing not a single point until the City Championship. Unfortunately, at that point they lost 18-0. This was a hard loss for the boys, Vespi said, but it was just what would spark the goal and determination to become the “ rst team in the area to win a Pop Warner National Championship. Again in 2012 they went undefeated and made the next step to the Regional Championship in St. Cloud, Florida. Crushingly they lost 8-0 in the “ nal 30 seconds of the game. For 2013 it was decided to combine some of the kids into one team and add as many previous head coaches onto the sta in order to give the kids the best possible chance of achieving their national championship goal. It was a decision that paid o big time as the boys again went undefeated in the regular season and again did not allow a point until the National Championship tournament. The National Championship Girl Scout Troop earns Bronze Award for project to help the homelessBy Karl Kennell Kevin Mason (Santa) with Lisa Modaff, Diane Conklin, Connie Sunthimer, Greg Webster and Louise Stanwich.ties of the BOGO BrothersŽ of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council 12664 at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church. Each month during their council meeting donations of goods or cash are collected to help with Knights Harvest, the councils Feed the HungryŽ program. The BOGO BucksŽ are then taken Troop Leader Jen Cury and Erin Livingstone, Rebekah Hughes, Elizabeth Ann LeGant, Destiny King, Julia Cury, Gabi Kourany, Kylie Myers, Katie Kelsey, Jessica Torres, Emma Manthos, Alisa Salas, Mia Gomez, Hannah McGonagle, Chloe Zwetschkenbaum, Hannah Kelly, Ruby Noland and Karis Ginder.just how the girls dove into the project. The scouts had to “ rst do research into homelessness by following a lesson plan that included answering the questions: What does it mean to be homeless? Why are people homeless? What does a homeless person look like? Is there a way to end homelessness?Ž Possibly the most important questions was, How can I help?Ž Through their research they created a list of items they felt would be most welcomed by a person who is homeless. The items included money, gift CFL Outlaws cont. on pg. 9 Christs Cupboard cont. on pg. 20 Girl Scouts cont. on pg. 8



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Call (904) 886-4919The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will soon present ACT and SAT Preparation at the library. The SAT Class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the ACT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. and all classes will be held on Mondays. The class dates are February 3, February 10, February 24, March 3 and March 10. Preregistration is mandatory as the class sizes are limited. Please register at by sending your name, grade and class selection (SAT or ACT). The registration will close on January 14, 2014. A course book will be needed. A donation of $25 for each class series a student takes is required. Need a New Years resolution? Let Relay for Life of Bartram Trail be it! Relay will be held on May 10, 2014. Join us in our battle against cancer The Jaguars held a pizza and ice-cream sundae party with 400 children at EverBank Field on Tuesday, December 10 to celebrate the awarding of $1,095,000 in grants in 2013 to children and youth programs in the greater Jacksonville area. Jaguars President Mark Lamping noted, Shad Khan and his family, and the entire Jaguars organization are proud to be a major corporate partner with nonpro“ ts serving children and families. We wanted to celebrate all the good works of these organizations and the wonderful kids who are learning and growing every day at the programs we support.Ž Jaguars linebacker Geno Hayes, JAXSON de Ville, Chloe and Rachel from The ROAR of the JAGUARS Cheerleaders and Jaguars sta joined in the celebration with children from various organizations. The children enjoyed games, face-painting and bounce-houses provided by Pump It Up in the south end zone entertainment plaza. Jaguars Foundation President Peter Racine announced the awarding of nine grants in the “ nal grant cycle of 2013 to area nonpro“ t organizations serving economically and socially disadvantaged children and families, bringing the total awarded in 2013 to $1,095,000. In addition, the Jaguars Foundation supports by going to www.bartramrelay. com to register a team or become a volunteer by joining our awesome committee. Ring in the New Year and then come on out to the next team party on January 14, 2014 at Durbin Creek Elementary School. Social time will be from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Kelly Blount, event chair, at or Becky Kimball, team development chair, at greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net or 254-7325. St. Johns Federated Republican Women will have a great kick-o for the 2014 election year with their installation dinner, to be held on Monday, January 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Caddy Shack in World Golf Village. Come and join us for dinner as we gear up for the November elections. To RSVP, please contact Debbie Newton at 287-4344. The St. Johns County School District is looking for mentors that can spend one hour per week with a student providing encouragement that can make a di erence. A mentor fair will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Program and school representatives will be on hand to share information about mentoring and you can “ nd out if it is right for you! The fair will be held at the Fullerwood Resource Center Auditorium, located at 10 Hildreth Drive in St. Augustine. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information about this exciting event, please call RSVP/Volunteer Services at 547-3945 or email Cheryl_Freeman@stjohns. k12.” .us. Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library are invited to attend the January meeting on Tuesday, January 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Manatee Room at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Prospective Friends are invited to attend and learn more about the Friends and what it is they do. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Texas Holdem Tournamen t is set for Saturday, March 29 at The Best Bet Jacksonville! The tournament ticket is a $50 advance purchase buy-in or $60 at the door. The ticket includes starting chips of 2000, hors doeuvres, prize pool portion and a donation to the American Cancer Society. So, give the gift that gives twice, to your Texas Holdem player and the American Cancer Society. Help us in the “ ght against cancer! Please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325 or for additional information. The MOMS Club St. Augustine-North is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We typically meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead; these business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the numerous other NFL and team initiatives, including breast cancer awareness, the military/ veterans partnership with the City of Jacksonville, community revitalization e orts through LISC-Jacksonville and the JCCIled JAX-2025 initiative, exceeding $1,692,607 in all grants for the year. Racine noted that the Jaguars Foundation continues to be strategic in supporting programs that have a long-term positive impact on our communitys youth, families and veterans. The Jaguars Foundations total grant giving since 1995 is more than $17 million in the greater Jacksonville area. This level of giving is among the top few of professional sports teams. Additionally, the team o ers the opportunity for nonpro“ ts to earn income through the Give and Go nonpro“ t ticket sales program, the Jaguars 50/50 Fan Ra e for Charity and by providing volunteers to sta stadium concession stands during home games. In 2013, the organizations will earn more than $400,000 through these programs.Jaguars Foundation grant awards top $1,000,000 The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.comWhats New cont. on pg. 6


Page 4, The CreekLine • January 2014 • Atlan c Coast Bank is looking for talented people like you. It is our goal to be the employer of choice. We strive to provide an en gaging atmosphere that fosters professional devel opment. We are looking for candidates with a passion for people. We are dedicate d to providing personal service and helping our customers meet their unique ba nking needs. And as a community partner, we are focused on giving back in the markets we serve. www.Atlan Few industries have changed as fast—or as much—as the banking industry over the past few years. Atlan c Coast Bank has weathered the storm and looks forward to a prosperous future. Our newly appointed President and CEO, John Stephens, is enthusias c about our bank’s growth opportuni es and invites you to join us during this exci ng me. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS COMMERCIAL CREDIT ANALYSTS EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FINANCIAL ANALYST IN HOUSE COUNSEL MARKETING COORDINATOR RECRUITER SPECIALIST RETAIL BUSINESS BANKER TELLER TRAINING COORDINATOR VP RETAIL ADMINISTRATION VP RETAIL SALES An A rma ve Ac on/Equal Opportunity Employer Thinking About Selling Your Home?Our proven marketing program works! 2,950 sf 5 bedrooms-4 baths Former model home Screened Lanai with Lake view $314,900 MLS#682847 3,275 sf 5 bedrooms-3.5 baths Screened Lanai on Golf Course South Hampton Golf Club $409,900 MLS # 696111 When you want to buy or sell today „ Call Bill and Nina Bay (904) 553-8518 Featured Listing Featured ListingDuring these tough economic times, residential and vehicle burglaries continue to be prevalent, not only in St. Johns County, but throughout the country. Many thieves gain entry simply by opening unlocked doors and windows. I urge each of you to remember to lock your doors and windows in an e ort to stop these burglaries. Another tool in combating neighborhood crime is through the Neighborhood Watch Program o ered here at the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce. By banding together with law enforcement, neighborhoods are more apt to prevent crime before it occurs. This community-based program has been proven to deter crime. The National Neighborhood Watch Program, which began in 1972 through the National Sheri s Association, The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Neighborhood Watch Programunites law enforcement, local organizations and citizens in a community-wide e ort to reduce residential crime. Thousands of these programs have been developed throughout the country and many thrive here in St. Johns County. The concept for the program is simple: Neighbors looking out for neighbors. Any community resident can take part„young and old, single and married, renter and home owner. Just a few concerned residents, a community organization or the Sheri s O ce can spearhead the e ort to organize a Neighborhood Watch. Members learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood and, most importantly, report activities that raise their suspicions to the Sheri s O ce. You can form a Neighborhood Watch group around any geographical unit such as a block, apartment building, park, business area, housing complex, o ce or marina. Watch groups are not vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crimes and helping neighbors. The programs also builds pride and serves as a springboard for e orts that address other community concerns, such as recreation for youth, child care and a ordable housing. If you are interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch in your area and one does not exist, form a small planning committee. Set a date and location for an initial neighborhood meeting. Then contact the Sheri s Of“ ce and request that a Crime Prevention O cer come to your meeting to discuss your speci“ c communitys problems and needs. Contact as many of your neighbors as possible and ask if they would be willing to meet to organize a Neighborhood Watch group in your area. Once your program is beginning to get under way, there are several concrete steps you should take to make the organization successful. Contact the Sheri s O ce for help in training members in home security and reporting skills as well as for information on local crime patterns. Select a coordinator and block captain who will be responsible for organizing meetings and relaying information to members. Recruit new members and notify any new residents moving into the area. Make special e orts to involve the elderly, working parents, and young people into the program. You can then organize citizen patrols with assistance from law enforcement. Some things to look and listen out for: Screaming or shouting for help; someone looking into windows of homes or parked cars. Unusual noises. Property being taken out of houses or building where no one is at home or the business is closed. Cars, vans or trucks moving slowly with no lights or with no apparent destination. Anyone being forced into a vehicle. A stranger running through private yards or alleyways. A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child. Abandoned cars. Most importantly try to obtain a tag number and direction of travel of a suspect and pass that information to the Sheri s O ce. Remember, dont investigate these problems yourself. Report these and any other suspicious incidents to the Sheri s O ce as they are happening. Once you get started in organizing a Neighborhood Watch, there is virtually no limit to the innovative ways to combat crime and increase involvement of your community. Your neighborhood will not only become safer and more secure, but will have the added bene“ t of neighbors brought closer together, with opportunities to rekindle the sense of community that many areas of the country have lost over the years. For additional information on the Neighborhood Watch program or any of the other Crime Prevention programs, please contact Corporal Diana Bryant at 209-1551 or Deputy Melissa Swindull at 209-1553. There is much more information available to our residents on our many programs offered at your Sheri s O ce from our website at www.sjso. org. For those of you on social media, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and please download the SJSO mobile app to connect with your Sheri s O ce. As always, please feel free to contact me anytime at my email address at dshoar@sjso. org. Thank you and it is our hope that you have a very happy and safe New Year.

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Before you decide ask us to send you free written information about our School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer 1000 Sawgrass Village Dr, Ste. 103 Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank af“liate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 December proved to be a happy month for our high schools as we “ nally received the assessment data for the 2012-13 year. Each of our high schools scored enough points within the very complicated school grade formula to receive an A rating. However, because Annual passes for vehicles to drive on St. Johns Countys beaches are now on sale at all locations of the St. Johns County Tax Collectors o ce. Passes are required to drive on the beaches during the 2014 season, March 1 through September 30. St. Johns County residents can purchase passes at the preseason rate of $30. Non-St. Johns County residents can purchase passes for $40. Passes for disabled persons, regardless of residency, are available for $20. There is no fee for 100 percent disabled military veterans.AAUW St. Augustine Branch will host a Card and Games Party to bene“ t the scholarship fund for local college students and other AAUW projects. This luncheon event will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15 at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort. Reservations, payable in advance, are $35 per person or $140 for a table of four and include a luncheon of grilled herbed chicken breast with a cash bar. Gather friends, cards and games and reserve together. Attendees will have a superb selection of ra e baskets. The deadline for reservations is February 11. For further information, please call Diane Boyce at 794-5751. Checks payable to AAUW St. Augustine Branch can be mailed to D. Boyce, AAUW Treasurer, 141 Moses Creek Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32086. For reservaof the complexity of the formula and the automatic letter grade drop when at-risk students do not perform as well as de“ ned, St. Augustine High School and Pedro Menendez High School received a B. I am very proud of the exemplary work of our high school teachers and the high performance of our students at all of our high schools. Another key measure of high school success is graduation rate. St. Johns County ranked sixth in the state for our four year graduation rate this year. An impacting factor is the fact that St. Johns Technical High School is included in the calculation, as is St. Johns Virtual High School. Graduation rate only recognizes students who graduate in four years, regardless of the reason why they did not complete in this time frame. In our county, we provide educational opportunities for over-aged students in a smaller, more intense setting with graduation as the goal. Many of these students are two or more years behind their peers and are unable to graduate in four years. Since we, unlike many counties, provide school sites to address the learning needs of these students rather than requiring them to remain in their zoned high schools, our graduation rate at these schools is greatly impacted. Though this a ects our standings, the schools bring great bene“ t to our over-aged students. I am in total support of St. Johns Technical High School and St. Johns Virtual High School that give our students their best opportunity to graduate and be prepared for the world of work or future studies. As a new semester begins, we welcome many new students to our campuses as our county continues to grow. Cunningham Creek Elementary, as an example, enrolled 20 new children on January 7. As we continue to grow, our need for new schools increases. Our School Board is meeting in workshop session this month to consider how to address these needs going forward. With the experience we have gained with the K-8 model, we will explore whether, when and where this grade con“ guration is most bene“ cial for our students. In a rapidly expanding growth community, coupled with limited funds to construct schools, our School Board must continue to be prudent in the use of our limited funds. At present, there are no “ rm plans to construct another school after the two k-8 facilities currently being built are complete, due to limited capital funds. I would like to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you, as always, for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .Beach passes now on sale!Customers will be asked to provide proof of residency (i.e. driver license) or disabled status to receive the passes at the speci“ ed rates. All fees increase by $10.00 March 2, 2014 and passes will then be available for purchase only at the beach accesses. For questions regarding the beach passes, please contact the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department at 2090333. For more information about the St. Johns County Tax Collectors o ce locations and hours of operation, please visit or call 2092250.AAUW hosts card party to bene t scholarshipstion forms, please see http:// staugustine-” AAUW St. Augustine o ers scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year to local students who will be college sophomores or above. Applications are available on the AAUW St. Augustine website. Funds raised will also bene“ t AAUWs Tech Trek Florida, a camp for eighth grade girls to learn about science, technology, engineering and math that will be held this summer at Eckerd College. For more than 130 years, AAUW members have been working to empower women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. AAUWs 150,000-strong voice is making a di erence on critical womens and civil rights issues „ brie“ ng policy makers, spearheading coalitions and making an impact on the world through international initiatives and partnerships. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!


Page 6, The CreekLine • January 2014 • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1782 Square Foot Mobile Home Situated on a corner lot in desirable Bartram Oaks—3/2 with larger master bath, bonus room off master, generous kitchen w/ island & breakfast bar, ample yard, storage shed and more. GREAT RIVER VALUE $99,500 100 Bartram Oaks Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32092Imprint Properties, LLC. Ted F. Schmidt, Realtor/CAM and Sherry R. Schmidt, Broker, Realtor 904.230.1020 GREAT RIVER VALUE $93,000 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value 12421 San Jose Blvd, Ste 100 ( 904 ) 292-0195 Yearly more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness, and an untold number suer from motion sickness. Although patients complain of similar symptoms, there are dierent treatments available. Vertigo and dizziness are among the most common symptoms prompting patients to visit a physician. Join in as we discuss vertigo, causes and treatment, and how it diers from various balance disorders.Vertigo What is it? What can cause dizziness/imbalance? BPPV Explained What is Vestibular Rehab Therapy? When should you seek treatment from a Physical Therapist? Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 10:00-11:30am FREE Must RSVP 292-0195 Mandarin | St. Johns | WGV The “ rst project I took on when I became a commissioner was the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Previous boards had invested over $9.5 million in renovations and it was due to be “ nished during my “ rst year. The question was What do you do with an investment like that in something that has a lost rate of 60 percent?Ž With the investment being taxpayers money and over half of it part of a sales tax bond, the answer was obvious. You keep it under county control, operate it with good sta watch it real closely and give it time to work. Having more than 30 years in the entertainment business was helpful to me, but I also wanted to bring this to the board with research and not just my opinion. I was receiving phone calls from people I knew real well from the entertainment world and they were all saying the same thing. Keep this under county control and you might be lucky enough to break even after a few years. At his point I decided to put a team together to visit some other venues and do some research on the operations. We visited Bayfront Park in Miami, Silver Springs in Ocala, From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, the Mizner Center in Boca Raton, The FredŽ in Peach Tree City, Georgia and Chastain Park in Atlanta, Georgia. These trips were not charged to the county. We all paid our own way. The research was conclusive. The facility needed to stay under the county control. I was able to get approval from the Board of County Commissioners with a “ ne research presentation from our team. A contract had been o ered to run the amphitheatre, but it was not in favor of the taxpayers and would have cost us a lot of money„your money! We knew that this venue would lose money for a few years but it had to be done. To ignore it and let it sit would have cost over $500,000 a year. The sales tax bond I mentioned earlier was around $280.000 a year. We were later able to increase the bed tax by 1 percent, to be paid by tourists and the funds had to be spent on tourist activities. Ours was among the lowest in the state. This brought in $1.4 million per year and we could pay the bond obligation from those proceeds. The “ rst couple of years it was paid under the amphitheatre. I am very proud to say that the year 2013 was a banner year for the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division. Year-end ticket sales topped 100,000 tickets at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, up from 84,000 the year before. This year we just might make a pro“ t …Wow! The St. Johns County Cultural Events Division also served as advisors to the City of St. Augustine and was heavily involved in all aspects of the planning and execution of the Gentlemen of the Road St. Augustine Stopover featuring Mumford and Sons. In addition to advising many events and festivals around St. Johns County, the Cultural Events Division also manages the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, which sold over 12,000 tickets this year and hosted private events and fundraisers. A special thanks should go out to the volunteers for all the hard work. It would not be possible without them. The St. Johns County Cultural Events Division general manager, Ryan Murphy, sums it all up: It is because of the hard work, creativity, passion and dedication of the Division sta that we have been able to reach such a signi“ cant goal. Each year gets better and better and it proves to us that we have truly created an organization that can work not just harder, but smarter in bringing quality cultural events to St. Johns County.Ž fourth Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Please contact us at sanmoms@ or visit for more information. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Thursday, January 16, Tuesday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 28 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 pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the “ rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The ” otilla 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 460-0243. TOPS (Take O Pounds Sensibly) is an international weight loss club; our Chapter TOPS #FL493, St. Augustine meets every Wednesday at the old Colee Cove Fire Station, located at 9105 County Road 13 North. We meet at 8:30 a.m. to weigh in and the meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. National dues are only $28 a year, chapter dues are only $4 a month. We have weekly programs prepared from material sent to us by TOPS, Inc. Your “ rst meeting is free, come and check us out! For more information, please call Sara Weaver at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at 824-2466.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Correction:In the article Local seniors ministry beats the odds; everybody wins,Ž which appeared in the November issue of e CreekLines Senior NewsLine section, a quote was incorrectly stated. e correct quote from Joanne Hickox is:  e past four years have seen incredible growth for Seniors on a Mission, as weve successfully completed our four-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant. We are so excited now to be able to continue our mission of loving and encouraging independent-living senior citizens, enabling them to live longer, healthier, more grace and purpose lled lives, while at the same time blessing over 60 local nonpro t agencies in the Jacksonville area.Ž We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Want your school’s Good News to appear in The CreekLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and we’ll share it with your neighbors in St. Johns!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month! g h

PAGE 7 • January 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Kids Are Not Little AdultsWe understand that kids are not little adults. They have special needs and an emergency room can be an anxious place for a child. Our physicians are board certi“ed in emergency medicine and our registered nurses are certi“ed in pediatric advanced life support and trained in pediatric medication administration. The Memorial Emergency Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! November 2013 should have been a normal, run of the mill month, just like any other this year. However, this November was going to be special! After all, it was National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month! With that in mind, I set a personal goal to run four half-marathons in one month in memory of my mother, Peggy Wiggs, who fell victim to Pancan in February 2012. Unfortunately, my family became all too aware of the devastating a ects of this nebulous disease when my mother was diagnosed in August of 2011. Sadly, this wasnt our familys “ rst experience with Pancan; you see, my maternal grandmother lost Four Halves for HerŽ marathon campaign wagedBy Contributing Writer Angie Hilerher life to it in the early 70s at just 59 years of age. Both of these beautiful strong ladies passed away within six months of their diagnosis. This is not uncommon for patients of Pancan, the survival rate past “ ve years is only 6 percent. To be perfectly clear, only six out of 100 people will still be alive “ ve years post-diagnosis. This grim statistic is not ok with me, hence, the reason to do something proactive and raise awareness for Pancan. I was not a runnerŽ until about one year ago when it became apparent that I needed to take control of my own health and do something, anything, to attempt to ward o this horri“ c disease. I had not run in 20 years when I ran my “ rst half-marathon in March 2013. I followed that with a second one later that month which raised $1,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network based in California. For the November campaign, I decided to take a more awareness basedŽ approach which I fondly named Four Halves for Her.Ž I researched and found four half-marathons that I committed to running in November. I participated in races in Jacksonville, Savannah (The Rock n Roll Marathon Series with 16,999 other runners), St. Augustine and Gainesville, Georgia on Thanksgiving morning in 22 degree weather. Each of these races is “ lled with memories I will never forget. The sheer determination in not only the training phase but the perseverance leading into the “ nal miles taught me volumes about myself. I spent many miles thinking about my loved ones and friends who have lost their battle or are currently “ ghting and winning against Pancan. It was for these brave souls that I dedicated my running during the month of November. Together we can know it, “ ght it, end it. For information regarding the National Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or to get involved see their website at Welcome to the neighborhoodBranch Manager Darren McElhattan and local dignitaries cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the Chase Bank in Fruit Cove on December 5. For advertising call: (904) 886-4919 The CreekLine


Page 8, The CreekLine • January 2014 • Oering a close connection to everything thats possible in medicine.Introducing Jaime Kibler, DODonald J. Levine, MD is pleased to welcome Family Practice Physician Jaime Kibler, DO to Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek. They oer you and your family a medical home, where you enjoy an ongoing relationship with your personal physician „ someone you can talk to and trust. Someone who will see you the same day if theres an urgent need, and coordinate your care with an electronic medical record shared across Baptist Healths comprehensive network of providers. Convenient. Caring. Connected. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek Bishop Estates Road, Jacksonville, FL ..baptistprimarycare.netBAPTIST PRIMARY CARE JULINGTON CREEKSports/school physicals Immunizations Preventive wellness care GYN care Coordinated care of chronic conditions On-site lab for blood tests e es Road, Jacksonville, F L e .ne t Helping your small business grow BIG! Promotional Presence450-106 State Rd. 13 N, # 274 Get started today! Call 904-287-7574 Leave A Lasting Impression! Pr o m 45 G et st a ww Leave A L A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON260-3888 corner of Loretto & San Jose $5 OFFNew Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 2/15/14.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 2/15/14. The 2013/2014 board for the St. Johns County Ambassador Group met recently to plan for the upcoming year of activities. The Ambassadors are the volunteer group that represents the SJC Chamber of Commerce. They assist the chamber at local chamber events and welcome all new and renewing members to the chamber. The Ambassador group also participates in quarterly community outreach programs in the St. Johns County area. For more information on joining, please contact Debra Bulak at 829-5681 or any Ambassador member. Pictured are Community Outreach Chair Christina Berger, Carr, Riggs and Ingram; Ribbon Cutting Coordinator Marty Lewis, Money Pages; Past Chair Tracey Phillips, Promotional Presence; Vice Chair Ken Di“ ore, Cowan Financial; Chair Marion Richardson, Sovereign and Jacobs Property Management/Sunliner Realty; Membership Chair Verna Brown; and Community Outreach Co-Chair Camille Schneider, Hancock Bank. The Baptist South Lactation Support Group recently celebrated its three-year anniversary. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month to encourage breastfeeding by o ering support and reaassurance to new mothers, as well as practical advice from experienced mothers. During the last year, the group has averaged 14 moms in attendance each month. New moms can sometimes feel overwhelmed with motherhood and breastfeeding, and the support they receive from each other is priceless. The motto for the group is Never give up on a bad day!Ž The Lactation support group celebrates third year By Contributing writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center SouthLactation Support Group has led to lifelong friendships, as well as play groups and Facebook groups. Baptist South is proud to support breastfeeding to help protect new babies from illness and infections. All moms need support in their decision to breastfeed, whether it is from a family member, friend or support group. Lisa Hays, RN, IBCLC, facilitates the group at Baptist South. She said, The Lactation Support Group has been a highlight of my life in helping these moms reach their goals of breastfeeding their babies.Ž Girl Scouts cont. from pg. 1cards, a comprehensive list of resources for those in need, shoes, socks, snacks, drinks, blankets, jackets, hats, “ rst aid supplies, toiletries, sun protection, bug spray and lots of other items for healthcare. They collected these items from friends, family, neighbors and classmates and in-kind and monetary donations from: Socks for the Soul, The Hartley Press Inc., Master Craft Builders, AAA Advanced Residential Rehab, St. Vincents Hospital and Johnson and Johnson. Once collected, the scouts decided on a unique way to package the results of their donation drive. They chose to decorate 35 “ ve-gallon buckets with duct tape and “ ll them with necessities for the homeless. In addition to this thorough list they added a little thoughtful touch to each bucket„by adding padding to the top of each bucket they become not only waterproof storage and carrying containers, but the buckets could also can be used as a seat for a well-needed rest. This was an all-girl led project,Ž said Cury. They chose the project, decided on contents of the buckets, did the fundraising, decorating of buckets, calls and emails for donations and sponsorship, “ lling of the buckets and thank you notes for all who contributed.Ž For their generous e orts, Girl Scout Troop 88 earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award. The troop is composed of all “ fthgraders„15 girls from Hickory Creek Elementary, one from Julington Creek Elementary and one from Timberlin Creek Elementary. The buckets of necessities will be delivered by the girls in the New Year to some of the neediest of St. Johns Countys homeless. We should all be proud of this great group of girls who know that they have the power and ability to make a di erence in the lives of those in need.

PAGE 9 • January 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 9 1st TUESDAY ACC MEETING 3rd TUESDAY ACC MEETING MONTH Deadline Date Meeting Date Deadline Date Meeting Date BOD MTG JANUARY 12/28/2012 1/2/2013 1/11/2013 1/15/2013 1/29/2014 FEBRUARY 2/1/2013 2/5/2013 2/15/2013 2/19/2013 2/26/2014 MARCH 3/1/2013 3/5/2013 3/15/2013 3/19/2013 3/26/2014 APRIL 3/29/2013 4/2/2013 4/12/2013 4/16/2013 4/30/2014 MAY 5/3/2013 5/7/2013 5/17/2013 5/21/2013 5/28/2014 JUNE 5/31/2013 6/4/2013 6/14/2013 6/18/2013 6/25/2014 JULY 6/28/2013 7/2/2013 7/12/2013 7/16/2013 7/30/2014 AUGUST 8/2/2013 8/6/2013 8/16/2013 8/20/2013 8/27/2014 SEPTEMBER 8/30/2013 9/3/2013 9/13/2013 9/17/2013 9/24/2014 OCTOBER 9/27/2013 10/1/2013 10/11/2013 10/15/2013 10/29/2014 NOVEMBER 11/1/2013 11/5/2013 11/15/2013 11/19/2013 12/3/2014 DECEMBER 11/29/2013 12/3/2013 NONE NONE NONEARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE & BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014 MEETING SCHEDULE Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (the CompanyŽ) (NASDAQ: ACFC), the holding company for Atlantic Coast Bank (the BankŽ), announced in early December the closing of its previously announced underwritten o ering of its common stock. The company raised $48.3 million in gross proceeds by issuing 12,880,000 shares of its common stock, which included the issuance of an additional 1,680,000 shares as a result of the exercise of the underwriters over-allotment option, at a price to the public of $3.75 per share. FBR Capital Markets and Co. acted as the sole book-running manager for the o ering. Net proceeds from the sale of the shares after underwriting discounts and estimated o ering expenses are expected to be approximately $45.2 million. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the o ering for general corporate Kevin Evans, realtor with Watson Realty Corp., has built an amazing real estate program with some of the St. Johns County Schools. For the full 2014 calendar year, he is giving back to the PTOs at our elementary schools. The program was kicked o with Timberlin Creek Elementary on December 10, 2013 and will be expanding to four other schools in northern St. Johns County. The program is very simple for anyone who needs real estate services. Here is how it works for Timberlin Creek Bank closes public o ering of common stockpurposes, including contributing substantially all of the net proceeds of the o ering to the bank to maintain capital ratios at required levels and to support growth in the banks loan and investment portfolios. A registration statement was “ led previously by the company relating to the public o ering of the shares of common stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is e ective. The registration statement and other company “ lings with the SEC are available on the SECs website located at The o ering may be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from FBR Capital Markets and Co., Prospectus Department, 1001 19th Street North, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 312-9726 or Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine.Help our schools with your real estate transactionElementary: If you are a parent, sta member, reside in the school district for the school or are a friend or family member of anyone in the district and use Evans real estate services, he will donate from $200 to $1,000 to the school from his commissions at the closing of the transaction. So whether you buy, sell or refer anyone, Evans will donate back to the school. The amount donated is on a sliding scale based on the amount of the closed transaction. The very unique part of the program deals with the referrals of friends and family. Those referrals do not have to be in this area or even in the state of Florida. Evans will use Watsons relocation program to “ nd them a high quality realtor in their area and stay on top of that transaction to make sure they are well taken care of. After they close their transaction anywhere in the country, he will donate back to the school from the commissions. Since real estate is not a quick transaction, this program has been set up for all of 2014, not just the school year. This program allows the homeowners here or in other parts of the country to support tournament began with a heartstopping play. It was the “ rst game when we fumbled the ball on the opposing teams one yard line. On the second play on defense, the Outlaws were scored upon when the opposing team got on the outside and scored on a 97-yard run,Ž describes Vespi. That was the end of that and the Outlaws did not allow another point for the remainder of the game. Vespi continues, One of the biggest plays in the tournament was when our quarterback, Grif“ n Helm, threw a pass to wide receiver Garrett Denny. Garrett laid himself out and made an unbelievable catch. That play would “ nd itself on ESPNs Top 10 plays in which it was ranked number one.Ž In the three games that the Outlaws played at the tournament, they only allowed six points„the “ rst game was won 38-6 against the Michigan City Wolves of Indiana, the second game was won 28-0 against the Ward 5 Warriors of Washington DC and the championship game was won 24-0 against Hawaiian Gardens Warriors of California. Vespi described the journey, To see the kids come together and gel into a team like they did with one common goal was really something special and is also something neither they nor myself will ever forget.Ž We cheer our champions! Good work, Head Coach Mike Hughes and Assistant Head Coach Angelo Vespi! All the coaches and the players have a right to be proud and satis“ ed in achieving the goal of becoming the 2013 Super Bowl Champions in the 57th Pop Warner Super Bowl.schools right here in St. Johns County. Evans concludes, So as you start the process of buying or selling a home here or anywhere … remember that with me, you will not only get an aggressive agent, but also an agent that wants to help support our great schools. 2014 is my year to give back!Ž Be sure to see his ad in this issue of The CreekLine! CFL Outlaws cont. from pg. 1 Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694 In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!


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Specializing in holistic pediatric therapyMajestic Oak Kid Connections Majestic Oak Kid Connections is a specialized holistic pediatric therapy practice. A brainbased center specializing in the most cutting edge neuro-developmental treatment. The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Group (WBS&HH) didnt meet in December but was in actionŽ nonetheless. The Historical Studies/Lesson Planning project initiated by the WBS&HH Group many months ago “ nally kicked-o Ž with a meeting at the St. Johns County planning department o ces on December 4 and 5. County Planning sta the consultant (Brockington Associates), a representative from the St. Johns County School District and members of the WBS&HH management team met to “ nally get the project underway with completion expected by September 2014. It took months to complete the lengthy process of writing speci“ cations for the required RFP, go to bid, select a ven-A new much-asked-for store has opened in Switzerland. Fresh Start Veggies o ers local, fresh produce at great prices! Michael Forbes, Fresh Start Veggies owner, works closely with Chip Foy from Fresh Start Hydroponics Farm. Foys farm located on Pacetti Road was the primary produce provider at the Farmers Market at Alpine Groves Park. Forbes and Foy believe in providing the freshest possible produce at a fair price. Depending on the season, Fresh Start works with six to 12 small farms across North Florida to acquire as much local product as possible. Choices range now from heirloom tomatoes, purple cauli” ower and hydroponic strawberries to fresh cut broccoli, kale and spinach. Organic produce is available as well. A di erent twist is also being o ered. Sign up for email alerts and Fresh Start will notify their customers when the fresh produce will be available at the store. Information is also available on Fresh Start Veggies Facebook page. Special requests for items are honored if pos-William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netdor and meet with the Board of County Commissioners for agreement to spend their 20 percent share of the grant monies awarded the WBS&HH in 2006. The historical studies project includes topics such as Native Americans, Spanish Missions, the American Period, cattle and citrus, turpentine, the Civil War, arrival of the railroad, development of tourism, establishment of African American communities, construction of the State Road 13„the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway, rural electri“ cation and more modern development. The St. Johns County School District representative gave an update on recent changes to teaching strategies educators used in elementary grades and also explained the new lesson plan strategy called Document Based Questions (DBQ) that teachers are using with great success. The project team will continue to have access to district planning personnel in the development of lesson plans that follow the general template of the DBQ strategies and include all the necessary information that teachers will accept and use. The role of the St. Johns River in transportation within the State of Florida will be an important part of the this historical study. In addition, county archeological personnel and the county GPS program will aid in identifying potential archeological sites. The consultant is also reviewing historic sites and structures. The project includes a series of programs to be used in NPR (National Public Radio) broadcasts expected to reach a larger audience within the entire Northeast Florida region. Its also envisioned that relevant NPR episodes could be added to the WBS&HH website (www. A 10-minute video about the life of William Bartram is being developed to be used as part of the historical history lesson plans. Hopefully, some of these broadcasts will feature the oral histories of long time residents who grew up in this area long before roads were paved and people traveled many miles just to get to a grocery store. This information will be available to local NPR radio stations, but its their choice to airŽ the material. The oral histories from our early pioneers were previously recorded, transcribed, printed and now reside in a series of hard bound books at county libraries the Bartram Branch on Davis Pond Boulevard and the St. Augustine US Highway 1 location. A complete set of these histories were donated to and reside at the St. Augustine Historical Library. Want to know what it was like to live in St. Johns County without all the modern conveniences? To learn more please look for these books in the library Reference Department. Theres obviously a lot of work to do, but we have the right people asking the right questions that will produce an excellent product to bene“ t our students, parents and the general public.Fresh produce is just the way to start the New Yearsible. For the health conscious juicers, Fresh Start Hydroponics Farm will o er individually grown micro-greens. The menu of choices is available at Fresh Start Veggies. The greens will be grown to order to ensure maximum freshness. Fresh Start Veggies is located on State Road 13 South in the Bayside Village Center (next to the Kangaroo store). Fresh Start Veggies invites everyone to experience the Fresh Start Creed: Grow Local, Sell Local, Buy Local, Eat Local, Play Local, Live LocalƒƒEverybody wins! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919

PAGE 11 • January 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Mulch DELIVERED FREE to your HOME! $3.00 per bag! Standard 2 Cu Feet Retail Bags (Cypress, Red Cypress or Pine Nuggets)Delivery area includes 32259 zip code to CR 210Choice of two delivery dates: February 15 or March 29 !Order from your Local Scout or ONLINE at: Scout code=Feb280 PAYPAL AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR PAYMENT! Boy Scout Troop 280 Julington Creek Sponsored by River of Life UMC5th AnnualI LOVE You Very MULCH SALE! BENEFITS LOCAL SCOUTS IN JULINGTON CREEK AND FRUIT COVE Mulch DELIVERED FREE to y our H O ME $ 3 .0 0 per bag! S tandard 2 Cu Feet Retail Bags ( Cypress, Red Cypress or Pine Nugg et D elivery area includes 3 2259 zip code to CR 21 0 Choice of two delivery dates: F e b ruary 15 or Marc h 29 Order from your Local Scout or ONLINE a Sc ou u u u t code=Feb280 PAYPAL AV AILABLE O NLINE FOR PAYMENT! Mallena Urban, REALTOR’ 11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223C: (321) 543-9008O: (904) 421-7930 ...Serving my neighborhood of North St Johns with Integrity... Justin Couch of Saint Augustine recently returned from Washington, DC equipped with a better understanding of global barriers to education and how they might contribute to making education a reality for every child, both in their communities and in the world. One of more than 100 students from around the globe attending People to People Internationals (PTPI) 12th annual Global Youth Student attends International Youth Conference in Washington, DCForum (GYF), Couch spent four days exploring the conference topic of Global Education: Providing a Vision for the Future. Within small delegation groups, students completed several hours of curriculum designed to broaden their knowledge of the conference topic. Ultimately, each group selected three global and local actions they felt they could take on in order to help remove barriers to education, and created presentations to share with all of the delegates at the end of the conference. The students learning experience was enhanced by a trio of speakers. Keynote speaker Dr. Tererai Trent was uneducated, married and had three children by the age of 18 in her native country of Zimbabwe. She went on to earn a doctorate degree later in her life, and talked to the students about the role education plays in helping to break cycles of poverty. Carol Bellamy, former executive director of UNICEF and the Peace Corps, discussed the many global efforts related to education that are currently underway, and how students could best make an impact. Raul Magdaleno, a member of the United States Congressional National Board of Directors and founder of The Magdaleno Leadership Institute, shared his story about how his pursuit of an education transformed his life and led him down a far di erent path than that of his siblings, all high school dropouts.Three international GYF delegates from Egypt, Ukraine and Yemen shared their perspectives as well and the students had an opportunity to ask questions and learn “ rsthand about similarities and di erences. The delegates also took part in a hands-on service project to promote education, visiting United Way Worldwide and creating literacy kits for children. Each kit contained a book and the delegates designed creative objects to be used to make the reading experience interactive and fun. Couch has shared this quote about his experience, It was a wonderful experience to bring other student leaders from across the world to participate in the forum. It has helped me to understand the importance of an education. I will help me to be more focused about the needs of others. I am now equipped to be an ambassador for education.Ž The CreekLine APP is now LIVE!Available for both ITunes and Google Play! Were proud to give our loyal readers an easy way to digitally access The CreekLine. A new, simple-to-use app will allow you to read each edition in its entirety on your tablet.


Page 12, The CreekLine • January 2014 • FREEREGISTRATION ($50 value)Call to schedule your appointment today! (904) 287-2874 Offer expires Feb. 1, 2014 FRUITCOVE@MATHNASIUM.COM WWW.MATHNASIUM.COM 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 102 Julington Creek, FL 32259 Fruit Cove/Julington Creek Julington Creek Elementary students, teachers, sta families and administrators believe that Character Counts! signi“ cantly improves the way our students interact with peers and adults. Research shows that a belief in Character Counts! and the implementation of the six pillars of character traits shows dramatically reduced behavior problems, reduced High Five Kids enables children to help other children in need with basic items. The current focus is partnering with Rotary to provide accessible clean water as a foundation of basic health and hygiene. High Fives are currently being given to an elementary school in Guatemala to complete a clean water project in 2014. More than 600 students at Seacoast Charter Academy and Julington Mark your calendar for February 8Support Character Counts! by participating in upcoming 6 Pillars Run/WalkBy Contributing Writer Monique Keaton, Assistant Principal, Julington Creek Elementarytruancy, increased test scores and an overall happy, healthy and safe learning environment. At Julington Creek Elementary, we believe that when kids learn a consistent set of universal values and teachers model those values, educational focus soars. Character truly runs throughout our district; so much so that Julington Creek Elementary School sta supports the St. Johns County Character Counts! Steering Committee as they call for all walkers, runners and “ tness enthusiasts to participate in the Character Counts! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/ Walk on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School, located at 355 Palencia Village Drive. Walkers and runners will enjoy a scenic course running through the neighborhoods of Kensington and Las Calinas and can choose to participate in the 6K (3.73 miles) or 3K (1.86 miles) distance. Registration fees are as follows: 6K: $25 until February 7, $30 on race day 3K: $20 until February 7, $25 on race day Registration forms and more information are available online at Race proceeds will support Character Counts! initiatives throughout the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD). The run/walk is open to all ages and the top three winners will be awarded in each of the age categories as well as the overall male and female “ nishers. A cash donation will be awarded to the school with the most registrants. This event is produced by the Character Counts! Steering Committee and is presented by Beaver Toyota Scion with support from Action News as well as other community groups and sponsors. Julington Creek Elementary School Sta joins the SJCSD, along with area businesses, youth organizations and civic groups, who selected the national character educational program of Character Counts! as a countywide initiative to instill positive character traits in young people throughout the county. Additionally, the SJCSD became the “ rst school district in Florida to implement Pursuing Victory with Honor in all of its athletic programs. Character education is an important part of every School Improvement Plan and a major component of the Student Code of Conduct and the school districts Strategic Plan. Rotary Club of Bartram Trail supports clean waterCreek Elementary schools have heard the message of clean water needs. These students contributed over $1,000 in October/ November to help this e ort! The current need is for speaking engagements with schools, civic organizations and other non-pro“ ts to share our goal of raising $5,000 to complete this project. If you are open to giving a High Five, please email at info@high“ to help.LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Jan. 22 • 3:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program. The CreekLineFor advertising call: (904) 886-4919 The CreekLine APP is now LIVE!Available for both ITunes and Google Play! Were proud to give our loyal readers an easy way to digitally access The CreekLine. A new, simple-to-use app will allow you to read each edition in its entirety on your tablet. got news?

PAGE 13 • January 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 13 San Juan del Rio Catholic School 1714 State Road 13, St. Johns, FL 32259 San Juan del Rio Catholic School, just south of the Julington Creek Bridge on State Road 13, serves the Mandarin area and Northwest St. Johns County. Established in 1995, SJDR offers an Award winning and Gold Seal accredited Pre-K3 and VPK program for 4 year olds, as well as Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students may participate in a variety of athletic programs as well as school activities. A full extended day program both before and after school are available. In the tradition of Catholic education, San Juan del Rio Maintains a strong academic program in a Christ-centered environment. A caring faculty instructs students using the comprehensive curriculum established by the Diocese of St. Augustine. Learning support and academic enrichment are available.Please call 904-287-8081 for more information. ~Please join us at our Open House~ January 26th 12:00-2:00p.m. Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Kevin Evans, Realtor Watson Realty Corp.175 Hampton Point Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092Buy, Sell or Refer a FriendGet an aggressive Realtor backed by one of the leading Real Estate Companies in Northeast Florida. Call about my Real Estate Program where I give back part of my commission to schools!! 2014 IS MY YEAR TO GIVE BACKŽ I am a hair stylist working in the Mandarin area with over 20 years in the beauty industry.Nancy Neff New clients Receive 50% oVaild ONLY with Nancy Must ll out the appointment request online. EXP 2/15/14 Every New Year brings another round of resolutions„ getting back in shape, “ nancial responsibility and being more responsible. Some people attempt more unusual resolutions such as if youre rich, hire your own personal butler to take shopping with you; master the names of famous ” owers; and break your own rules. Though personal resolutions can be important, I think we should consider a community resolution. St. Johns County schools, as well as others, emphasize educating our students in the Character Counts programs six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Each month is devoted to one character and special events are held in schools promoting these values. As I researched famous, or at least important, speeches for the last several articles, I found one from 1910 by then former President Theodore Roosevelt entitled Citizenship in a Republic, better known as The Man in the Arena speech because of its most famous quote, It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man Jax Christian Business creator and director Lynn Erhorn launches a new website this month, its mission to unify the Jacksonville business community around excellent customer service and ethics driven by their personal faith in Christ. All are welcome to browse the site and participate in the community, though business owners listing there sign a statement of faith and Scripture-inspired code of ethics to qualify. Because a key strategy for growth is network marketing and word-of-mouth, the website has been announced with about 40 businesses in the directory and an invitation for the community to actively participate in referring new businesses and reviewing the ones already listed. Plans for 2014 include feature articles showcasing a business each month, minidevotionals, coupons, an events calendar and more. And, to bring the online community together in person, plans are underway for several local events that include vendor meet and greets, prizes, special guest speakers and Christian performers.E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comstumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no e ort without error or shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know nether victory nor defeat.Ž Roosevelt, speaking at The Sorbonne, the famous Parisian medieval university, compared the universitys impact of raising European culture to higher standards to the frontier settlers who sought a similar higher standard, what Roosevelt called the uplift that comes from devotion to loftier ideals.Ž He discussed in length the ideal character traits for citizens of a republic. After noting the French history of promoting literature and art, military leadership and statescraft, Roosevelt stressed, ƒlet us remember that these stand second to other things. There is need of a sound body, and even more a sound mind. But above mind and above body stands character … the sum of those qualities which we mean when we speak of a mans force and courage, of his good faith and sense of honor.Ž I believe another of his thoughts states well what I wish for our collective resolution. The stream will not permanently rise higher than the main source; and the main source of national power and national greatness is found in the average citizenship of the nation. Therefore it behooves us to do our best to see that the standard of the average citizen is kept high; and the average cannot be kept high unless the standard of its leaders is very much higher.ŽNew online Christian business directory launchesThe idea of unifying the believing community is at the heart of the project, because it is my heart,Ž says Erhorn, a licensed Christian counselor and life coach. If we stand together on these principles, we not only serve our customers with excellence, we have an opportunity to represent God in the marketplace.Ž She makes the point that, regardless of the customers faith, they may rely on these businesses because they serve God “ rst in order to serve them best. The website was custom designed by Erhorn and built by eHermits, Inc., an Ohio-based web development company. Making the directory available quickly took precedence over perfecting every aspect of the design because they wanted the public to grow with them. A new design, mobile app and enhanced features are in production now. We like the idea of growing together,Ž Erhorn says. Thats how communities do their best.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Do you enjoy receiving The CreekLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in The CreekLineThank


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Phuong Spa Room 3956 Sunbeam Rd. #3 Jackconville, FL 32257 www.phuongsparoom.comBY APPOINTMENT ONLY 904.994.3215 The Pacetti Bay Middle School Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) treated the schools sta of 90 to a holiday lunch in December. The December 18 event was catered by Carrabbas in the schools multipurpose room. Employees enjoyed chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad and birthday cake, as it was Principal Sue Sparkmans birthday. The PTSO team met at the school earlier that afternoon to prepare treats for each employee. Tables were decorated with a holiday theme. The PTSO hosts this annual holiday event as The Winter Break is over and classes are back in session. The High-Q junior varsity team has been working hard in preparation for regionals. Tryouts for this years musical, Cinderella, were last week and the cast and crew are hyped and hard at work. Despite students having to get back in gear for the rest of the year, other classmates have entered the busiest season of all. Seniors have started working on their Bright Futures and FAFSAs and are hard at work deciding where they want to go to school; juniors are already jumping into the college search.In operation since 1984, St. Francis House has provided “ rst meals, then lodging and then many other support services for those in need in St. Johns County. After receiving the recent resignation, for health reasons, of Renee Morris as executive director of St. Francis House, the board of its nonpro“ t corporation, The St. Augustine Society, Inc. is in the process of a transition of management and the modernization of operations Under six years of Morriss leadership, the only homeless shelter in the area grew from one building to three, adding transitional housing, family housing and a full range of support services. During that time, its population has bene“ ted immensely from a stricter code of conduct and cleanliness. The facility has greatly increased the safety, and appearance of its property and the neighborhood. All this was done during the most di cult “ nancial times since the depression. Now, St. Francis House is looking forward to moving into the future with a renewed vision of its role in service to the community. In early December, the board of directors has appointed a new executive director of St. Francis House, Judy Dembowski, Pacetti Bay Middle School celebrates holiday with sta lunchBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDanieljust one way to thank teachers and sta for all of their hard work during the school year. In other Pacetti Bay PTSO news, the group met in the media room at 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2013, for its monthly meeting. Those in attendance included President Debbie Adams, Vice President of NonFundraising Nancy Killian, Vice President of Fundraising Kary Zicafoose, Treasurer Mary Jane Beeson and Corresponding Secretary Alexis McDaniel. Adams discussed the spring fundraisers … the dance on February 21 and the Harlem Wizards event on May 23. The group agreed to begin marketing in January. There is likely no date available to have the Arts Around the World event again, Adams said. Adams said her goal is to help the school purchase computer labs in 2014. Zicafoose said the Bozard Oil Change program raised $545 to date and the Scrips program brought in $188.31 pro“ t. Zicafoose read Tracie Wilsons business partner report, as she could not attend the meeting. Wilson said the school directories were at the printers o ce and would be delivered soon. She also welcomed another business sponsor, Advantage Home Builders. Beeson presented an update on the “ nances, with a report listing the balance as $7,623.84. The meeting was adjourned with no formal action taken. The “ rst meeting of 2014 was held on January 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the media center.BTHS HappeningsBack to school and musical happeningsBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS StudentIn the midst of all the craziness, the choir program is gearing up for a thrilling spectacle that is sure to excite. The students in both choirs have been busy during the Christmas season, with a main Holiday Concert and a special encore performance at The Landing. The Musical Revue is one performance that students look forward to every year; it showcases some of the most popular music from the latest Broadway shows and from hit blockbuster movies. This musical revue will be a two-night event, a “ rst for the program. You can catch this performance on January 30 and 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bartram Trail High School auditorium. Tickets are about $7 to $10, sold at the door and children 12 and under are free. If you have any questions about the revue, please contact Barbara Mattingly at mattinb@stjohns.k12.” .us. And thats the latest news! From all of us here at BTHS, have a great Bartram Trail day!St. Francis House hires new executive directorwho comes from Maine with a 23-year background in all phases of shelter operation Dembowski has been employed by St. Francis since June in di erent positions. The HouseŽ feels blessed to have all of her skills, localized, familiar and available in order to take over the reins of the daily operation. Dembowski had been acting as the interim director for over a month and showed amazing progress in comprehending the complexities of the St. Francis House shelter, adapting to the challenges and appropriately adjusting the course as necessary. During her short time with St. Francis House, Dembowski has begun much needed upgrades to the IT systems, “ nancial procedures and grant writing and employee handbooks, among other improvements. While the board has been impressed with her excellent progress, they also realize the magnitude of necessary changes regarding support and backup. At this time, they are looking into hiring a quali“ ed person to act as assistant director who will meet that need and support the executive director on a day-today basis. St. Francis House is very optimistic that the new management team will be well prepared to meet the challenges of our societys reinvigorated economy, and that it will be able to provide many doors of opportunity to its clients. They look forward to working with the community, agencies and new volunteers, to answer the changing possibilities and vision. If you would like to be a part of this renewed endeavor in any way, please contact the HouseŽ at 829-8937. We look forward to hearing from you. Board president Jon Benoit hands the keys to Judy Dembowski Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919got news?

PAGE 15 • January 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 15 Sophisticated Tablecloth Dining in Julington Creek #102 Blackstone Grille Mon-Thur: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:00pm Fri: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm Saturday: 5pm to 10pm onlyPrivate room available. Now is the time to plan your Holiday Parties.| FRESH INGREDIENTS | JOIN US FOR LUNCH MON-FRI First Christian Preschool“Where Kids Come First” ~Experience the difference 30 years can make!~ ~Now Enrolling Ages 1 through 4 for 2014-2015~ ~ FREE VPK ~We are an outreach ministry of FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 11924 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Susan Bakers second grade students participated in Julington Creek Elementary Schools Angel Tree project. The class chose an item o the tree to purchase for an anonymous child. They were excited to buy a Little Tykes Roadster. I liked doing this because I like making children happy,Ž states Delaney Craig. I thought it was a great thing to do for that needy family,Ž says Leovi Agbunag. The class raised approxi-High school grades released in mid-December show that the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) continues to be a leader in performance and FCAT scores. High school grades are based on 2012-13 FCAT scores, as well as graduation rate, participation and performance in accelerated programs and college readiness skills. Out of the districts high schools that receive a school grade, four received an A,Ž Bartram Trail, Creekside, Ponte Vedra and Nease high schools. Two received a grade of B,Ž St. Augustine and Pedro Menendez high schools. These scores are incredible and I am very proud of all of our high schools for their e orts and determination A Holly Jolly Christmas at JCEBy Contributing Writers Leovi Agbunag, Ella Weise, Sanya Shah and Brianna Comparato, Students in Susan Bakers second grade class mately $40 to purchase the toy and spent time discussing the importance of giving to those less fortunate. It touched my heart to see how well the students embraced this project. They have such compassion for others,Ž says Baker. Baker involves her students in many community service projects throughout the year. She feels it is important for them to learn at a young age the lessons through philanthropy.St. Johns County High schools receive outstanding gradesto achieve these outstanding results,Ž said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. Our success is attributed to the hard work of our students, teachers, dedicated parents and support sta as well as the exceptional leadership through our principals.Ž We continue to support high expectations for all students and this is evident in the grades released today,Ž he added. All of our high schools earned well above the required points to receive an A,Ž but automatic triggers placed in subpopulations of students caused these two schools to receive a BŽ grade.Ž For detailed information on the 2012-13 high school grades, please visit http://schoolgrades. ” Lunar Phases Full: January 16 Last Quarter: January 24 New: January 30First Quarter: February 6Everybody reads The CreekLineShouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919 This December marked the fourth year of families from the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail enjoying a service outing to shop for donations to the Marine Corps Reserve Center Toys for Tots program. Tis the season and Rotarys spirit of giving is alive and making a difference in our community. At Christmas, Marine Toys for Tots coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community. The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail typically meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. For more information, please contact President Rick Stobe at Service spirit of Rotary


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Highest quality in Jacksonville!Bring your church bulletin and get 15% off every Sunday I have been very busy with the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education (HAWKE) throughout the holidays. In December our area had a severe thunderstorm with high winds and blinding rain. I brought most of my birds inside the hospital room to keep them safe. That evening I had seven calls for owls hit by cars, two hawks and a bird that was caught in the tornado at Palm Coast„even a call from a Jacksonville about a pelican in a parking lot with its wing hanging by a thread. The day before the storm we rescued a two-year-old eagle with one injured brown eye and a yellow eye! I have never seen that before and he growled! All these animals cost money and TLC day and night. I do not know how HAWKE is going to make it through next year. More than 40 percent of the larger centers like mine in Florida have shut their doors. The smaller back yard ones have disconnected their phones. New Do you dream of seeing yourself in movies, on television and in commercials? Becoming an actor is one of the most ful“ lling and fun career choices anyone can make. How do I get into acting? Take acting classes. Do school plays and local theater. Learn your craft! Acting classes build con“ dence, public speaking skills and allow you to “ nd your creative genius in a safe, nurturing environment. Whats the di erence between acting for the stage and acting for the camera? To be a theatrical actor, you must be able to project your voice and emotions and engage your audience. The acting style is much bigger than it is for “ lm. Because “ lm is such an intimate medium, you must come from a place of honesty and develop your character well. Each line must be real. You cant fake cry or laugh for the camera! Less is more. How do I know when Im ready to audition? When you can do any role in your class or theatrical production and not feel nervous or out of your depthƒyoure ready. You must have con“ dence when you walk into an audition. Remember theyre expecting you to be great. So go prepared. Once I have my acting skills down, what do I do next? You HAWKE updateBy Contributing Writer Melanie Cain Stageregulations make it impossible to get permits to become a bird rehabilitator or large mammals rehabilitator unless you have serious money, special zoning or/and two acres of rural land. There will be no new ones being built. Wildlife rehabilitators have gone from being a threatened speciesŽ to being endangered. It would really make my New Year a hopeful one if I did not have to worry about paying bills for food and supplies. To have our mail box full of donations would be so great! Or through our website with PayPal. I have dedicated my life since 1979 to saving injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles. Those who help us get to come to the spring and fall members-only open house and see our otters, bobcat and other wildlife, receive two newsletters and a personal thank you and photo„ and its tax deductible. There are no state or federal funds for wildlife rehabilitation, just people who care that supply funds to help us. Bless all of you who help us help them. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation for helping native wildlife, please mail it to HAWKE, PO BOX 188 Elkton FL 32033 or use your credit card at our website Thank you! Lights, camera, action!By Contributing Writer Jill Donnellan, Acting Coach/Writer/Manager, Actors in Motionwill need 8 x 10 good quality headshots and a resume. I advise getting a smiling commercial shot, a dramatic shot and a character shot. Your resume should have your name, height, weight, hair and eye color at the top. Below you need to state the acting work youve done, acting training and any special skills. Staple it to the back of your picture. How do I get an agent? Submit your headshot and resume with a cover letter seeking representation to a legitimate talent agency. You can “ nd such agencies on S.A.G (Screen Actors Guild) and A.F.T.R.A (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) websites. If your agent is local, make sure they have a state license. Personal managers are also a good way to go, but check them out and ask for references. Stay away from rip o s and scams on the radio and internet. The most important thing to remember in learning to act is to enjoy the journey of discovery. Acting workshops give you a great way to unleash your potential star within. For more information, please contact actorsinmotion@ Family Bingo for Books Saturday, January 18 € 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Looking for fun for the whole family? Grab the kids and play Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. 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Page 18, The CreekLine • January 2014 • Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier Be Gorgeous Without Guilt Emmy Perkins The Salon at Bartram Walk lon g term health f or short term beaut y ” Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its February luncheon meeting Tuesday, February 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Maggianos Italian Restaurant in the St. Johns Town Center. The program will feature a fashion show by Chicos at Town Center. Chicos will be presenting their latest fashions modeled by our own lovely members. Everyone who attends will receive a 10 percent discount coupon. Additionally, Chicos will be donating a $50 gift certi“ cate which will be one of our ra es. The menu will include family-style dishes of chopped salad, freshly baked bread, Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Florentine and baked Newcomers of North St. Johns February luncheon meeting scheduledBy Contributing Writer Mona Jensen, NNSJEggplant Parmesan. Dessert will be Apple Crostada. The total cost is $25, including tax and tip. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and ra es will be offered. All reservations must be received by February 14 and please note that there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ and mail to Susan Ott, 1000 Inverness Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of North St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or just wants to become acquainted with some new friends. We o er a wide variety of activities for you to get acquainted and have fun, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips and cultural activities. If you are interested in NNSJ membership information or to request a newsletter about other upcoming events, please contact Sue Aird at Please join us. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest! A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Sunday • Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities.water lessVisit www. From everyone at The CreekLine

PAGE 19 • January 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 19 We are in-network providers for Metlife, Delta, AETNA, Cigna, United Healthcare, and most other PPO insurance plans. 904.264.KIDS | 264KIDS.COM ZOO THEMEDPEDIATRIC DENTAL OFFICES! COME VISIT OUR Dr. PATRICK Weaver TWOCONVENIENT LOCATIONS! Now Enrolling for Voluntary Pre-K (VPK)Register Now for the 2014 School Year At Episcopal Early Learning Academy you will “nd a home-like environment that is warm and inviting. Nurturing early childhood professionals provide a sense of security that encourages children age six weeks through VPK to discover the world around them. Call us at 904-394-0600 to schedule a tour today. Lic. #C04DU1042The “ fth grade classes of Kurt Reese and Heidy Weaver at Cunningham Creek Elementary School sponsored two Burmese families for Christmas. Both families moved to America this past summer and, like most refugee families, had very little. To raise funds for gifts for the families, the classes held a garage sale at the home of Reeses homeroom mom, Jennifer Arnold. The students raised over $400 that day bargaining with shoppers and they also got donations of bikes, helmets, scooters, purses and toys. Students then went shopping at Wal-Mart on a budget. If we get these dolls, we wont be able to get the other toys,Ž one girl said as her group debated during this real-life learning/shopping experience. Then, the Friday before winter break, the classes held present-wrapping parties. Finally, on December 22, a small group of students and parents met Reese and delivered the presents to the sizeable families„one family had eight people and the other had “ ve. One CCE mom happened to Ari Howard, a 14-year-old freshman at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, lives in Jacksonville just a few houses away from another local teen, Orly Ohayon. Howard is reaching out to the community to help his 17-year-old neighbor as she continues to recover from a tragic accident by organizing a Super Bene“ t Concert. Orly Ohayon and her mother, Esther Ohayon (of blessed memory), were hit by a car on September 13, 2013 while they were crossing San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin to attend Yom Kippur services. Orly Ohayons mother was killed instantly and Orly Ohayon miraculously survived. Today, Ohayon requires a great deal of medical atten-CCE fth graders learn the joy of givinghave a Christmas tree and decorations in her car that she was planning to drop o at a thrift store. It became one familys tree! Another mom purchased a tree for the other family and students made home-made ornaments. Jenn Arnold spearheaded this event. I wish all the students could have seen how excited the kids were and how their work made a lasting impression on these families. They have so little and I know having some new things will be a joy for them all!Ž she said. As background, each year around 400 refugees are brought by our government to Jacksonville. They are given assistance “ nding housing and employment, learning English and navigating the momentous cultural learning curve. At Christmas, those families who have arrived in the past year are matched with people to give them Christmas gifts. It is a way to mark their “ rst American Christmas and for most, it will be the “ rst gifts they have ever received. CCE students bring Christmas joy to refugee families.Local teen organizing super bene t concert for friend injured in accidenttion as she recuperates from her severe injuries. Ohayon is strong and resilient. Even as she morns the loss of her mother and faces tremendous challenges as she recuperates, whenever you see Ohayon, she has a contagious smile on her face. Howard is organizing a Super Bene“ t Concert with a performance by world renowned classical guitarist, Stephen Robinson and singer/songwriter Mike Shackelford. Also performing will be folk singer Al Poindexter on the banjo and bottleneck guitar and Eric Wendorf on the harmonica. The Super Bene“ t Concert, along with a silent auction and refreshments, is being held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Jewish Center, located at 3662 Crown Point Road in Jacksonville. The suggested minimum donation is $20. For more information, please visit www.eventbrite. com/e/orlys-super-bene“ t-concert-tickets-9942691859.Congratulations to the Creeks Outlaws Junior Pee Wee cheerleaders and coaches who placed third in their division at Pop Warner Cheer Nationals in Disney on December 9, 2013. Pictured are Ryan Flack, Kiara Javery, Adriana Dugo, Madison Wofford, Chloe Edgerton, Yagoda Szarek, Sydney Schunk, Ashley Amoroso, Caitlynn Martin, Alana Huber, Victoria Stoddard, Laira Gomer, Isabel Stubble“ eld, Livia Monge, Carys Arrington, Addison Lupcho, Emma Robertson, Grace Parker, Jenna Price, Caroline Taylor, Cailyn Mozo, Elena Doherty, Emily Huey and Coaches Kelley Stoddard, Denise Dugo, Kathi Schunk, Stacey Mozo and Taylor Callahan. What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLineLet us know! Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919


Page 20, The CreekLine • January 2014 • Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated Explore for T reasures! Experience Fun Foods! GREAT Old-Fashioned Market! Don’t Miss Out! Join Us This Weekend! (904) 824-4210 2495 State Rd. 207, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Only minutes away on I95 @ Exit 311 (5 miles South of the Outlet Malls) As you may well know a newspaper needs articles by a deadline weeks before the circulation date. I have never been one to conquer the art of producing before the deadline and so I “ nd myself in the midst of vacation wanting to have my article for our January issue. Wondering how in the world I can possibly recommend books without access to my “ les I have turned to the trusted and true Roanoke, Virginia, Barnes and Noble. I wandered the childrens section trying not to panic when book by book it all fell in place! Years ago at a conference I heard the author Catherynne Valente speak about her new book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She has now written two more books, the most recent, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two. With a title like that how can you not read it? I highly recommend all three for the more serious fantasy reader. My next discovery is Terminal by Roderick Gordon Home Again St. Johns, a local nonpro“ t that provides services to the homeless, has a wish list theyre hoping the public can make come true by donating to the organization. One of the biggest needs the homeless have at this time of year is sleeping bags for those living in the woods and in their cars. They must be in new or gently-used condition and adult sizes are being requested. Home Again St. Johns also has a great need for items for their newly installed outdoor shower and laundry facility for the homeless. Donations of towels, washcloths, body wash, shampoo and laundry detergent would be greatly appreciated. Finally, Home Again St. Johns can always use volunteers to help with clerical work in the o ce, at special events and at the shower and laundry Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPand Brian Williams. Rumor has it that someone is making a movie based on the “ rst book, Tunnels There are six books in this series, with Terminal being the epic ending.Ž Students at Pacetti Bay love this series. I have mentioned in earlier columns as to how the Lemony Snicket books are quite popular again. I found his new book, All the Wrong Questions: When Did You See Her Last? Apparently this is the second one in his new series. Last but not least I would like to remind our readers of a wonderful series: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. In my quest for the never ending search for titles that will appeal to males I cant say enough positives for Throwing Strikes by R. A. Dickey. Bill OReilly has the student version Kennedys Last Days. Two non“ ction new additions to our shelves with male appeal are Disgusting History: the Smelliest, Dirtiest Eras of the Past 10,000 years and This Book Might Blow Your Mind: a collection of Awesome Trivia. The last of my choices are a hodge-podge: Spy Camp: a Companion to Spy School by Stuart Gibbs; Sweet Feet: Samantha Gordons Winning Season by Samantha Gordon; Howard Zinns A Young Peoples History of the United States and ketchup clouds by Annabel Pitcher. Happy New Year and as our students say Keep Calm and Read On!Ž This is the Pacetti Bay Media Center way! Local nonpro t has wish listBy Contributing Writer Diane Quickfacility. Anyone interested in supporting Home Again St. Johns by donating any of these items to the organization or to volunteer, call 881-1167. The mission of Home Again St. Johns is to promote, foster and support a collaborative approach among social service and governmental agencies, community groups, faith-based organizations and dedicated private citizens for resolving issues related to homelessness in St. Johns County compassionately, e ectively and e ciently. This support has resulted in regular coordination of homeless services, a daily meal served to 100 people each evening and identifying and acquiring the right place for a one stop location housing multiple agencies providing these much needed services. Happy New Year from Fruit Cove Middle School!We thank everyone for their support and look forward to a wonderful 2014 school year! to one of our local grocery stores to take advantage of the Buy-One-Get-Get-One deals to double the impact of the donations. The Knights decided on this approach to helping Christs Cupboard because it is a source for the food bank that is consistent and on a monthly basis. Food drives give a great boost to the food bank, but they come at varying times of the year. What we do is provide a steady monthly source Christs Cupboard can count on,Ž said Grand Knight Curt Baker. This December the Knights discovered among their Brother Knights a SantaŽ (aka Kevin Mason). In addition to his participating in holiday activities as SantaŽ at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home and in-home visits to the sick and ailing, SantaŽ agreed to make time in his busy Christmas schedule to surprise the volunteers of Christs Cupboard with a little holiday cheer. Over 160 are registered to receive assistance from Christs Cupboard Food Bank. It is located at Celebration Lutheran Church at 810 Roberts Road. Just look for the little black and white sign on the mailbox along Roberts Road simply announcing Food Bank Open.Ž Why not become a SantaŽ yourself and follow his lead? Pick-up a BOGO deal and drop one by Christs Cupboard each month.Christs Cupboard cont. from pg. 1

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ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene“ts include: completed Just like Captain Kirk has a bridge full of o cers steering the USS Enterprise in the right direction, Creekside Principal Randy Johnson has a team of incredible administrators who make sure students are learning long and prospering. Creekside boasts three assistant principals who keep the school running without a hitch: Melinda Bogart, Troy Kasting, and the longest standing assistant principal, Kirstie Gabaldon. Shes got the work ethic of Spock, with her own heaping load of heart. From helping with band concerts to orchestrating class registration, Gabaldon does it all. There is no such thing as a normal day,Ž she states.CHS HappeningsA real star at Creekside: Getting to know Assistant Principal Kirstie GabaldonBy Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentWhile the spontaneity of her role presents some daily challenges, Gabaldon shares that its the best part of her job. I love getting to meet and help a wide range of students and their families. It is exciting to be a part of di erent peoples lives, however small,Ž she explains. According to Gabaldon, the duties of an assistant principal vary widely, as the needs of the students and the school change from day to day.Ž The focus of a days work changes constantly, from organizing meetings to executing testing, from registering for classes to graduation, to situations in the classroom, to whatever else needs to be looked at that day!Ž Its clear to see that one thing you wont “ nd Gabaldon doing is sitting still. What is consistent,Ž she shares, is that I am always working with other faculty members, parents and students.Ž Gabaldon was a teacher in the classroom for eight years, followed by three years as a registrar before she became an assistant principal. Gabaldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature from the University of East Anglia and her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of North Florida. Wait, what? University of East Anglia? Its as it sounds, folks; Gabaldon was born and raised in London, England, making her voice the most recognizable and beloved on the Creekside campus. But of course, its not just the voice that students love about Gabaldon! Shes always found a way to become extraordinarily involved in student programs, especially the arts. She has lent her lovely vocals to Creekside Band concerts, reading narration for Twas the Night Before Christmas. She also is a regular attendee of all shows and performances at Creekside. I love getting to see students discover what their passion is and where their strengths lie„whether it is in a band, choir or drama performance or in a science project,Ž she say. From her amount of hard work, one can only assume that challenges must be met. However, Ms. Gabaldon states that trying to “ nd the right solutions to unique problems,Ž the most challenging part of her role, is also the fun part!Ž Its clear to see that Gabaldon is an integral part of Creekside and allows us to boldly go where no high school has gone before! 209-6190 2 2 2 0 0 0 9 9 9 6 6 1 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 Adoptions range from $20 $50, which includes neutering or spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday.I Need a Home! My name is Dragon.I am a 1 yr old, male Beagle. I am current on all of my vaccines and I still need to be neutered. I am very loving, I listen well and I love to play fetch. January is a time of change and new beginnings. People often look forward to January as a chance to wipe the slate clean, often resolving to make changes to improve their quality of life in the months ahead. 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Page 22, The CreekLine • January 2014 • Learn how to do it safely. Sitter Classes for Ages 11 to 14February 8 April 26 September 13 November 8 Be a Safe SitterTaking care of someone elses child is an important job. Fresh Start Veggies Fresh, local, seasonal produce Organics when available Aliated with Fresh Start Hydroponics Farm Special requests 1820 SR 13 South, # 11 | Switzerland, FL 32259 Bayside Village (next to the Kangaroo Store) Michael Forbes owner/operator Call 287-5000 Sugar Plum fairy and Mouse King-fans of all ages launched their holiday festivities with an unforgettable, special performance from the St. Augustine Ballet at the Palencia Club on Sunday, December 8, 2013. About 250 guests from across St. Johns County gathered at the Palencia Club for a spectacular afternoon of tea, ballet and holiday cheer that also raised funds for students at Palencia Elementary School (PES). The Nutcracker Tea, hosted by The Palencia Club, the St. Augustine Ballet, Danzar, and the Palencia Elementary PTO welcomed parents and children at two separate seatings. The St. Augustine Ballet performed excerpts from the traditional Nutcracker Ballet, lasting 25 minutes and including narration. In addition to the performance, the Palencia PTO provided opportunities for guests to start their holiday shopping by purchasing tickets for ra e baskets, shopping at spon-For 25 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children six weeks to six years, o ering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. From infant to toddler, preschool and after school programs, talented Goddard School teachers lead each child to reach developmental milestones…preparing the children for social and academic success. At The Goddard School located in St. Johns, Florida, on-site owner Laura PinoverSadler and her educational director work collaboratively to make sure every family enjoys a warm, positive experience. We strive to provide the best quality program for your child,Ž says Pinover-Sadler. Our Where you start the journey can make all the di erenceaccredited F.L.EX. Learning Program ensures that we meet high standards speci“ c to early learning, development and care.Ž The Goddard Schools proprietary F.L.EX. Learning Program stands for fun, learning experiences. Its designed to teach and reinforce education basics, such as reading and math, as well as help develop and encourage social behaviors, including communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. And our program is delivered by a long-tenured faculty that has created a warm, familylike environment for your family,Ž adds Pinover-Sadler. Our individualized approach is important,Ž explains Pinover-Sadler. Each child develops skills at a di erent rate and our teachers are able to adjust and make changes based upon the learning levels of the children in their care.Ž Another important aspect of The Goddard School located in St. Johns is the importance put on the home/school connection between parents and teachers. Our entire faculty is committed to open and daily communication, informing parents about their childs daily care, activities and accomplishments,Ž she continues.The Goddard School located in Saint Johns is designed to be a community„a family, really. They have an open door policy and invite families to visit any time, participate in special celebrations, get involved in the school and attend special events to foster relationships with other families. The Goddard School located in St. Johns is owned and operated by Laura Pinover-Sadler, who would like to extend an invitation to your family to visit her at the beautiful School in St. Johns, introduce you to her incredible faculty, including her educational director and tell you all about Goddards F.L.EX. Learning Program. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! PES mixes a little community, a lot of holiday fun and a touch of fundraisingBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalvensor tables and a chance to purchase a special nutcracker painting created by a local, talented artist. Guests also enjoyed a charming tea party that included refreshments and hot chocolate. Afterwards, ballet guests were also treated to a unique opportunity to have their photographs taken with one of the Ballet Companys dancers. The festively dressed ballet-goers experienced a unique blend of culture, holiday spirit and support for St. Johns County education with their attendance. This timehonored event of celebrating the season with a Nutcracker Tea is a well-loved tradition across the nation that residents welcomed to our community this season. And if the enthusiasm of the children and parents who attended are any indication of how successful the event was, the Palencia Nutcracker Tea may very well become a sellout tradition for years to come. Palencia Elementary families enjoyed excerpts from The Nutcracker Ballet.If we take care of the m o m e n t s moments, the y e a r s years will take care of themselves.~Maria Edgeworth, Irish author From your friends at The CreekLine!

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The “ rst semester at Nease was widely productive for the school as well as the students themselves. Nease High School carried out countless service e orts to bene“ t the school and the community„such as toy and food drives„and most of the students themselves worked to press on through the semester by earning good grades and contributing to the school. Over the well-deserved and much-anticipated break, students were able to relax with Helping Hands of St. Johns County will resume meeting on January 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210. The organization will be setting up for its huge garage sale to be held on Saturday, February 1 at the church. The sale will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and we request that there be no early birds. A variety of antiques, household items, furniture, clothing and treasures will be for sale to raise money for 16-year-old Alex Fast of St. Augustine, who needs a liver transplant. Hopefully by the time this is printed he will have one as he is currently in Pittsburgh awaiting one. Garage sale items are still being accepted and you may contact jacqphil@ for information on this or to join Helping Hands.. Helping Hands wishes to thank the community for all its support in its holiday project for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Close to 600 gifts were distributed at the school and everyone received a gift, It may not feel like it now, but springtime is just around the corner in North Florida. Now is the time to think about planning your landscaping needs to increase curb appeal. Nothing looks better than a fresh application of mulch, but getting the quantities of mulch home can take its toll on you and your car. Not to mention, it would probably take more than one trip to the store for the amount you may need. To raise funds for summer camp this year, Boy Scout Troop 280 is sponsoring their “ fth annual I Love You Very MulchŽ sale. The boys organize the sale on their own as they work towards both the Salesmanship Merit Badge and to live the tenet of the Scout Law that a Scout is ThriftyŽ as they pay their own way to camp. We wanted to combine something that would perform a needed service for the community as well as to provide a means for the boys to earn Nease HappeningsSecond semester: A time of new beginningsBy Samuel Wright, Nease StudentKeep our community beautifulƒwhile supporting Julington Creek Scoutstheir way to camp,Ž said Brian Miller, scoutmaster of Troop 280. Our previous sales have been very well received. We think people see the great value and convenience in the sale. Best of all, we are a local troop and money you spend to spruce up the community bene“ ts youth who live here in the community.ŽThe cost of the mulch is quite comparable with local businesses. Mulch is packaged in two cubic foot bags, the same as available at retail and is priced at $3. It is o ered in plain shredded cypress, red cypress and medium pine bark nuggets. Delivery is included with the price, though there is a suggested minimum order of 10 bags. Troop 280 is also taking orders over the internet and giving the option of payment online via PayPal at www. We added the PayPal option for convenience of the customer based on feedback from previous years,Ž Miller said.To o set costs of using PayPal, there is a $1 service fee for any order placed online. This can be for an order of 10 bags or more than 100. The boys have scheduled deliveries on February 15 and March 29, with orders turned in the week prior to delivery. The delivery area is throughout the Julington Creek Plantation, south to Greenbriar Road, north to Julington Creek, west to the St. Johns River and east along the County Road 210 corridor to St. Johns Golf and Country Club. If you are interested in supporting scouts, please check out our website at www. For any questions, you may contact Charles Lee at 657-1657. their families and re” ect on what they have accomplished so far and what they might improve on. My “ rst semester was bittersweet; it was really busy and lots of work, but also nice because Ive been able to make new friends,Ž said Olivia Taylor, a sophomore who is in her “ rst year at Nease. Other students described their “ rst semester as decent,Ž fantasticŽ and vigorous.Ž Alex Hall, a freshman, felt that the freshmans “ rst semester is a lot di erent than that of upperclassmen, especially considering the conversion from middle school to high school. Yes, it was a big transition,Ž he stated. But it has de“ nitely been getting better as it goes on. I think the “ rst semester is a lot about adapting to the school and really working harder because you realize that this is high school and it counts towards the future.Ž The future is exactly what students will be looking to at this time of year, as they work to change bad habits and strengthen good ones. The second semester is about staying on task. Make those little improvements that need to be made, but if you got yourself on track in the “ rst semester then you just need to make sure you stay there. Ill continue to try my best,Ž Hall concluded. Taylor, whos self-proclaimed best accomplishment of the “ rst semester was earning straight As in both quarters, clearly doesnt have much need for academic improvement, instead she wishes to get more involved with clubs and extracurricular activities. I just hope the next semester and the new year just brings lots of opportunities to do what I love and to learn new things that will be helpful to me,Ž she concluded.Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou thanks to your generosity! Helping Hands is a volunteer group that meets once a month on the last Friday at Faith Community to do a small project for those in need in the area. There are no dues, o cers or stress; members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. The group is non-denominational and anyone can join. Membership is always open. Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the person’s features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the person’s face droops, it’s possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person can’t answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. ~ Information courtesy of Baptist Medical Center South Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919


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In a controlled trial overseen by Duke University researcher and clinical psychologist James Blumenthal, sedentary adults with major depressive disorder were assigned into one of four groups: supervised exercise, home-based exercise, antidepressant therapy or a placebo pill. Those in the exercise and antidepressant groups had higher rates of remission than those in the placebo group and Blumenthal concluded that exercise was generally comparable to antidepressants for men and women with major depressive disorder. In addition, in following up with patients a year later, Blumenthal found that those who continued to exercise had lower depression scores than those participants who were less active. Blumenthals study was not the only one to conclude that exercise can have a positive impact on mood. In a review of 11 studies that examined the e ects of exercise on mental health, Boston University professor of psychology Michael Otto and his colleagues found that exercise could be a powerful tool when treating clinical depression and even recommended clinicians include exercise as part of their treatment plans for depressed patients.Exercise bene ts the brain

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Page 26, The CreekLine • January 2014 • $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 1-31-14 Register Today! Mark SpivaksInstitute & Dance ExtensionJulington Creek230-7778106 Julington PlazaCorner Race Track Road & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 3740 San Jose PlaceOne block N. of Crown PointFruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13One mile South Julington Creek Bridge Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! Visit our Website for Schedules & Forms $10.00OFFNew Students Only bring in this ad The spirit of Christmas was on full display December 6 and 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitors viewed hundreds of beautiful nativities at the building in NW St Johns County on County Road 210 West. A choir entertained visitors by singing traditional Christmas hymns. Members of the congregation also read the Christmas story from the New Testament. The nativity displays came from all over the world. President David Bennion, stake president of the Jacksonville Florida South Stake, said the event was a way for members of the LDS church to share their devotion and love for the Savior with the community. This was a beautiful and reverent start to the season of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ,Ž Bennion said. We appreciate all the work that went into this very worthwhile This year in St. Johns, Chanukah was celebrated like never before. A nine-foot Menorah was lit in front of the Trophy Tower at the World Golf Hall of Fame. In a moving ceremony, everyone lit his or her own candle from a ” ame passed from one person to the next, until it reached the Menorah, an eightbranch candelabra that commemorates the Chanukah story and its message of freedom and dedication. The residents of Nocatee also got to The congregation of Geneva Presbyterian Church showed their generosity this Christmas season by sponsoring 65 children as part of their annual Angel Tree ministry. The children are clients in the Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County and range from newborns through age four. For those who wanted to support the program, but did not want to shop, several of our youth went Christmas shopping using money donated for this cause. Even Genevas Boy Scout Troop #225 led by Scout Master Tony Pionessa got into the act by providing gifts for several of the angels on our tree. Bibles were included as part of the gift packages for each family. Geneva prays that the gifts provided for these children were a blessing for the families in need in our community. Spirit of Christmas on display at churchBy Contributing Writer Sarah Patch Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently displayed hundreds of nativity scenes at their chapel in an event open to the public. activity, and we are so pleased to contribute to the Christmas spirit, something we can share with all of our neighbors.Ž This was the churchs second year hosting a nativity display. Silvia Burmeister, a member of one of the local congregations, organized the event. She has 11 years of experience coordinating a similar nativity event for her Latter-day Saint congregation in Nebraska. The church has indicated that this will continue as an annual December activity. Church supports Angel Tree Menorah glows from World Golf Village to St. Johns Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein lighting the menorah at the World Golf Hall of Fameexperience their “ rst Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Town Center in front of Publix, complete with music, dancing, Latkas, and donuts (traditional Chanukah treats). Families in St. Johns attended a Family Fun Celebration where children got to build an edible menorah out of marshmallows, do some Hanukah sand art and enjoy other Chanukah crafts. An old-fashioned olive press, like the ones used in ancient times, recalled the oil that was prepared for the lighting of the original Menorah. My favorite part was watching how olives were squeezed into real olive oil, that totally amazed Hannah and me,Ž said St. Johns mom, Kim Weintraub. All of these events were sponsored by the Center for Jewish Life Chabad of St. Johns County. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919

PAGE 27 • January 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Faith News Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA “Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk” likeŽ us on Facebook “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 Geneva Presbyterian Church is a small, caring church where you can be a part of your church and not get lost in the crowd. Geneva Presbyterian Church is preparing for an exciting 2014. New activities for all ages are being developed. If you are looking for a new church home, you are cordially invited to come and see what is happening at Geneva Presbyterian Church, located at 1755 State Road 13 in Switzerland. Our Pastor Joe Albright brings a fresh, new message to all believers. As we focus on Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church announces Sunday worship beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by fellowship coffee hour in the community center. Studies in Faith are held on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Join Presiding Priest George Ioannou at the church located at 2940 County Road 214 in St. Augustine. For additional information, please call the church o ce at 829-0504. Celebration Lutheran Church, located at 810 Roberts Road, will install Pastor Jef-The Womens Giving Alliance of Jacksonville has awarded $340,000 in grants to three recipients and Betty Gri n House in St. Augustine received $130,000. This twoyear grant for the C.A.R.E. (Counseling, Advocacy, Recovery and Empowerment) program increases Betty Gri n Houses capacity to provide timely counseling to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse by adding much needed counseling hours. Included will be outreach to the growing population of female veterans and spouses of veterans in frey Webb as their new pastor on Sunday, February 9, at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Webb has been in the ministry for 21 years. When asked about his new role in St. Johns, Pastor Webb stated, Jesus Christ entered into this world not to condemn us miserable, sinful human beings, but to save us from everlasting death through His own death and resurrection. My role as a pastor and the role of every congregation is to connect people with Jesus who is love and tell them the Gospel message so that they might know His love here on earth and spend eternity with Him in heaven.Ž There will be a potluck following the service and the members of Celebration invite the community to celebrate with them. For more information, please contact the church at 230-2496. You are invited to drop by, meet your Jewish neighbors and enjoy a Jewish brunch of bagels and lox on Sunday, January 19, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at 1571 Lemonwood Road in Fruit Cove. A New Year begins at local churchBy Contributing Writer Teri BatchelorChrist and our call to be disciples, Pastor Joe reminds us that we come together to worship, fellowship, study and grow as Christians and seek to serve the local community and the larger mission of the Church. Start your week with Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. Enjoy a brief time of fellowship and refreshments before Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Connect with each other at our Wednesday evening dinner that starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by our childrens programs and adult small group studies. Get involved through one of our other mission groups including Presbyterian Women, Helping Hands, Music Classes for children and our Mens Group. Pray for each other on Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. and on Friday at 10:00 a.m. If you are seeking opportunities to share your God-given gifts, we look forward to meeting you. To all who are seeking a new church home, please join us this Sunday morning or Wednesday evening. For more information, please call the church 287-4865.Betty Gri n House receives grant from Womens Giving Alliance need of C.A.R.E. services. Betty Gri n House is a full service facility that houses 1,350 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault annually in St. Augustine. The need is more critical than ever as the number of St. Augustine murders related to domestic violence have doubled in the span of one year. Our sta volunteers and participants are extremely thankful for this grant from the Womens Giving Alliance,Ž said Joyce Mahr, CEO for Betty Gri n House. Betty Gri n House is a non-pro“ t organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, ful“ lled lives in strong families and healthy communities. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our con“ dential 24hour hotline at 824-1555. William BillŽ Creech Jr. passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife Joan, his son Bill Creech III and his daughter Mariah and husband Shawn. He also leaves behind his three grandchildren, William, Shawn and Bailey as well as numerous more stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren from his wifes family. Bill was a proud Navy veteran, an avid outdoorsman and cancer survivor. As well as a Cancer Warrior and passionate Patriot, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bill would like all those who want to send wishes to please make a donation in his honor to St. Judes Childrens Foundation.Obituary: Bill Creech, Jr. Apples cont. on pg. 33Who has not heard the old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away?Ž It may seem unlikely that one fruit could be so e ective at maintaining good health, but apples really are a super food. Apples are a member of the Rose family and are related to pears, peaches, apricots and plums. Though considered a fall fruit, apples can be enjoyed year-round thanks to commercial food production and importing. Apart from being sweet, sometimes sour and refreshingly crisp, apples pack a number of nutritional bene“ ts. Research has shown that apples can help to reduce a persons risk of heart disease and help those with diabetes. In addition, apples can help “ ght cancer and prevent dental problems. According to new information from long-running studies published in the British Medi-The nutritive power of apples cal Journal, eating at least two servings a week of whole fruit, particularly apples, blueberries or grapes, reduces a persons risk for type 2 diabetes by around 23 percent. Apples are high in many antioxidants and, as a result, this makes them especially valuable at “ ghting illness. For


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Any Hunger Games readers should “ nd this a “ tting tribute and this watcher and reader eagerly awaits the next “ lm, as this one surpassed the “ rst.Discover why Florida native plants survive the freezes and provide winter interest on Thursday, January 16 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. When I go for a walk in the woods, why is everything green and everything in my yard is brown?Ž Beverly Flem-Natives thrill in the chilling, nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant will answer many questions while sharing the bene“ ts of native plants which include providing warmth for birds and other wildlife. This free program is open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430. In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!

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Yoga Den Studio and Boutique, Proudly serving Jacksonville and St. Johns for over 11 years! For most of the country. the middle of January is the middle of winter with several more months of cold and snow to look forward to. For us, the middle of January means that spring is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning for another year of “ shing our area waters. Without any football or lawn to mow, “ nding the time to get equipment ready shouldnt be hard. Rods and reels are a good place to start. Reels should be cleaned and their line replaced. Any light weight oil such as reel oil, gun oil, sewing machine oil or WD 40 will work to both lubricate and protect the exterior of your reels. When adding line, make sure the re“ ll spool and reel spoon are positioned the same to avoid any twisting in the line. Any broken or missing guides and tips on your rods can easily be replaced followed with a quick polishing with a silicone spray to have them looking good as new. Now is also the time to do an inventory of tackle and add to and replace for the upcom-Mark January 17 on your 2014 calendar, for that is when the St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be giving away free tree seedlings at several local libraries! The giveaway locations this year are slated to be the Publix at World Golf, South East Branch Library, Bartram Trail Library, Hasting Library and the Ponte Vedra Library at Bird Island Park.. This years trees in the giveaway are Chapman Oak, Chickasaw Plum, Florida Spruce Pine, Possumhaw (Swamp Holly) and Southern Red Cedar. To catch the commuters on the way to work, the giveaway starts at 8:30 a.m. Come early; trees go fast. The Garden Club of St. Augustine will also be giving trees at Winn-Dixie North just north of the city at US Highway 1 side of the shopping lot, at the entrance to the Ponce de Flotilla 14-7 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting About Boating Safely,Ž a course for both beginners and experienced boaters that will give the participant the knowledge to obtain The Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. The course is o ered on Saturday, February 1 at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, 2900 College Drive, o State Road 16 in St. Augustine, starting at 7:45 a.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. Please note that Florida Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaing year. Running out of, or not having needed tackle, can be disastrous to a “ shing trip. Winter months o er a great time to “ nd and purchase tackle due to less demand. Not being in a hurry to have your tackle makes on-line shopping very bene“ cial when looking for specials. Also buying tackle in quantity or bulk in advance can end up saving you a lot of dollars in the course of a year. If you own a boat now is a good time to ensure it will be ready for the upcoming season. Keeping your batteries charged and your fuel fresh are two easy important things you can do to make sure you are ready to go this spring. An inexpensive trickle charger will help keep a battery charged, while adding a fuel conditioner will help old fuel from going bad. If you cant get the boat on the water over the winter it is always a good practice to go ahead and “ re it up for a few minutes every two or three weeks. Now is also the perfect time to get your boat in for annual servicing. With spring just around the corner getting your boat serviced now allows you the advantage of beating the rush when marine centers are often booked for weeks and gives you the peace of mind out on the water that your boat is going to operate properly. Before we know it spring will have sprung. Our ponds, creeks and river will be providing us with multiple “ shing opportunities. It sure will be nice to know that when those days arrive that our equipment is ready, we have the tackle we need and the boat will start. Fishing Report: Look for largemouth bass during continued sunny warm spells anywhere you have access to freshwater. Be aware of current and new “ shing regulations for 2014. Remember, whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.Arbor Day tree giveaway announced Leon Mall and at the Anastasia Island Library. They will be giving away Southern Red Cedar, Red ” owering Dogwood, Dahoon holly, Yaupon Holly and Eastern Red Bud. The giveaway starts at 9:00 a.m. and lasts until 12:00 noon. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Course is coming soonlaw requires that all persons born on or after January 1, 1988, when operating a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must have in their possession a Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. For details on this and other legal requirements, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Website at Students must register prior to the class by contacting Vic Aquino at 362-6414. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers! Want your school’s Good News to appear in The CreekLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and we’ll share it with your neighbors in St. Johns!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month! Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919


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The Encore and ReBLOOM types are lower growing than the Bloom-A-Thon series, so would be a good choice for traditional foundation planting. Be aware that azaleas thrive in acidic soils and concrete foundations can raise the pH of soil to the detriment of acid loving plants. A free soil test done at the Extension O ce (located at 1010 North McDu Avenue, phone 255-7459) could be useful. For household maintenance, With the coming of the New Year, new sports teams are beginning to hold try-outs for the spring season. Our winter sports are now “ nally wrapping up, as they head into their championship games. The girls varsity soccer team has had an incredible season. With a 10-3-3 record they will go against Episcopal on January 10 and have their district match on January 11. The boys varsity soccer team has also done very well, with their season record of 7-4-2. The last game for the boys will be at Mandarin High on January 16. The girls junior varsity soccer team has only one loss so far on their record. They will be participating in the ESJ JV soccer tournament on January 11. Good luck to all the soccer players as they wrap up their 2013 seasons. The girls varsity basketball team has two exciting games coming up this month. On January 17 they play at Bartram Trail and on January 31 they play at Ponte Vedra High. The girls junior varsity team has so far been undefeated in their season! They will also go against the Bears on January 17 at 6:30 p.m. The boys varsity basketball team plays Bartram on January 17 at home and University Christian on January 23. Come out and support the boys and girls teams; junior varsity plays at 6:30 p.m. and varsity at 7:00 p.m.. The Creekside boys on the wrestling team have had great success so far this season. This month they have “ ve matches left until the district meet on February 1. On January 22 there will be a dual match with CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS StudentSt. Augustine High School for junior varsity and varsity; this will be the last meet of the season for the whole wrestling team. January is a very exciting month for sports at Creekside. As our winter sports are wrapping up, our spring sports are now in full swing conditioning and try outs! Lacrosse has been working hard year round to be in the best possible shape for this season; they are “ nally ready to show o their skills at try outs, taking place sometime in the middle of the month. Track and “ eld try out week is the week of January 13 through 17. Its a good time to be a Knight. Lets continue to bring Knight time this upcoming spring season! Gardening: Winter wondersBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASconsider the mature width of plants, as well as their height when deciding where to place them. 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At halftime the boys had a slight lead of 3-2. A hard fought second half resulted in a win (4-2) for the Darth Raiders. With the win, they earned an invitation to the National 3v3 Live Championship in 2014. The boys had a lot of fun and had a great day of soccer. Congratulations to Darth Raider! example, the disease-“ ghting compounds in antioxidants have been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers by neutralizing free radicals. Apples also are very high in “ ber. Fiber is needed to help a person feel full and can also regulate digestive function. Fiber also can help reduce cholesterol by preventing the buildup of cholesterol-causing plaques in the blood vessels, improving cardiovascular function and possibly reducing risk of a stroke as a result. In addition to working their magic inside of the body, apples can have a noticeable impact on physical appearance as well. Apples are sometimes referred to as natures toothbrushesŽ because they can brighten and clean the teeth. The crisp, abrasive texture stimulates the gums and removes debris from the teeth. Whats more, the natural mild acidity of apples helps to stimulate saliva production that can rinse away germs that lead to plaque. An apple weighs in at under 100 calories per serving, making them a low-fat and ideal snack any time of the day. Because they are low in calories and full of “ ber, apples can help men and women maintain a healthy weight. Because apples can be plagued by insects and parasites, some growers repeatedly spray the trees with pesticides. It is advisable to buy organic apples to avoid many of the pesticide dangers and to be able to safely eat the apples raw. There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples on the market today. With such variety, availability and health bene“ ts, apples make a convenient and nutritious snack.Apples cont. from pg. 27 The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!


Page 34, The CreekLine • January 2014 • O’STEENV O L K S W A G E N O’Steen Volkswagen Tire StoreFREE ROAD HAZARD FOR 24 MONTHSALL COMPETITIVELY PRICEDExperience the OSteen Volkswagen Dierence#1! Voted by You!2012 Customer First ClubŽ award recipient for Sales & Service Customer Satisfaction in all of N.E. Florida scan here *source VWoA 2012Call our tire pros for any tire question you have! Let’s talk tires! 904-322-5100 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ater T reatmen t C ompan y J acksonvill e e h as trusted f or ove r 2 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. In December, Loggerhead swimmers smashed an unbelievable 37 team records at three highly competitive meets, the Gator Holiday Classic in Gainesville, the Harry Meisel B. Championships in Jacksonville and the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals in Greensboro, South Carolina. At the Gator meet the Loggerheads took home the fourth place team trophy, the best JCLA performance yet! Raymond Prosinski set new 8-and-under team records in the 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke, and 50 butter” y. For the 9 and 10 year olds, Anna Moore and Nicky Tayag shattered the previous breaststroke records, Moore in the 50 and Tayag in the 100. Tayags swim in the 100 breast earned him the “ rst place medal as well. The 11-12 age group had four swimmers blow through 209-6190 Adoptions range from $20 $50, which includes neutering or spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday.I Need a Home! My name is Dragon. I am a 1 yr old, male Beagle. I am current on all of my vaccines and I still need to be neutered. I am very loving, I listen well and I love to play fetch. North Florida Lacrosse was well represented in the Orlando Open lacrosse tournament held December 14 and 15 at the University of Central Florida. U15 teams from Creeks Warriors and Team Panther both “ nished in the winners bracket. Congratulations to the players and coaches on a job well done and to the Warriors for their win in the championship game. Pictured are coaches (back row) Grant Hembach, Phil Mylet, David Ott, Joe Testa, Rob Jennis and Rick Crici and players. Lacrosse teams nish strong Loggerheads have recordbreaking DecemberBy Contributing Writer Lorraine Herreroseight team records. Summer Stan“ eld topped the team rankings in the 50, 100 and 200 ” y, Michael Morton in the 500 free and 400 IM, Ethan Howell in the 50 breast and Tatiana Brown in the 50 and 200 breast, with Browns 50 performance earning her the gold medal. Stan“ elds 50 ” y time was so spectacular that it also gave her the team record in the open category. The teams 13-14 year olds achieved 11 new top times at the Gator meet. Carter Strickland demolished an amazing “ ve previous team records in the 50 free, 200 free, 50 back and the 200 and 400 IM. Adrian Oakes 200 breast performance glided to the top of the team records, while Abbey Ellis powered to record “ nishes in the 50, 100 and 200 back. Eleanor Pollitts times in the 100 free and 200 IM eclipsed the old records as well. Ellis 200 back and Pollitts 100 free performances were so fast that they knocked out both the open and the 13-14 records at once! Other open records that fell during the Gator meet were the 200 and 500 free now held by Ethan Chestang and the 100 and 200 back now held by John Brennock. At B Champs, Aidan Paro set new team records in the 100 back and 25 ” y. Individual gold medal winners at B Champs were Madison Braum, Brittney Campbell, Taylor Thomson, Amelia Tayag, Robbie Rait, Emilee Ivan, Kendall Henley, Aubrey Miller, Lizzie Ryan, Jonathan Kim, Aidan Paro, John Ryan, Isaiah Thompson and Meghan Sha er. The boys 11-12 medley relay team of Rait, Thompson, Nick Vansteenberghe and Nate Pollitt and the girls 10u medley relay team of Dana Art, Avery Sargeant, Amelia Kondal and Brooke Shon won gold as well. At the Junior Nationals meet, Dani Gordon topped the open team records in the 100 and 200 breast and the 200 IM and Julianna Pettinger in the open 50 free. Way to go, Loggerheads! 11-12 boys gold medal relay team. Photo courtesy of Cate Pollitt.

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The modern NASL was founded in 2009 (there was a former NASL from 196884) and began playing in 2011 with planned expansions in 2014 and 2015. The NASL uses a split season schedule running from April to November, with a monthly break in July. The champions form the spring and fall play-o s at the end of the season in the Soccer Bowl. The NASL is owned and operated by its member teams through the Board of Governors which consists of a delegate from each team. NASLs vision is to develop up to 20 teams by 2018. They hope to add more teams in the West and Midwest, look-Team name still to be determinedJacksonville gets new soccer teamBy John MacKenzieing “ rst to the 25 largest cities without a professional soccer team. With three new teams starting in 2014, the newest approval adds two new cities which include Jacksonville starting in the 2015 Spring Season. The Jacksonville team is part of the Sunshine Soccer Group, owned by founder and CEO Mark Frisch and founder and SSG president Dario Sala, who is also the technical director and general manager. The teams club president is Steve Livingstone who directs the business operations. Frisch is a native of Jacksonville and graduate of the University of Florida. I am thrilled to have helped lead an e ort to bring pro soccer back to Jacksonville,Ž said Frisch. I am very grateful for all the support from the city and the fans leading up to this day. I know the fans out there have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I cannot wait to go out and meet them all personally and talk the beautiful game of soccer in Jacksonville.Ž Sala is a former professional goalkeeper with over two decades of professional soccer experience. He has played in over 500 games and over 30 international competitions, achieving a distinction as the least scored-upon goalkeeper and leader of his team. Sala has developed into one of Americas most sought-after player agents and talent scouts. Jacksonville has a great management team and over a year to get it all together. The NASL commissioner, Bill Peterson, said: I have seen “ rst-hand the desire the Jacksonville community has for a professional soccer team to call its own and believe this is a great move for soccer in Florida.Ž In the spring of 2015, Jacksonville will begin its competition for soccer dominance with over 10 rivalry teams including Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Minnesota United FC, New York Cosmos, Puerto Rico Islanders, San Antonio Scorpions FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Indy Eleven (2014), Ottawa Fury FC (2014), Virginia Cavalry FC (2014) and Oklahoma City (2015). NASL does not currently invest money into obtaining TV contracts and instead streams its games online free of charge on the website. You can follow JaxNASL or NASL on Facebook and Twitter. But to stay updated on the local team, just head over to Dario Sala Steve Livingstone Mark Frisch


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