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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS 2 Volume 14, Issue 4 April 2014The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 E Pluribus Unum Page 9 Bartram Bash Page 10 Home Again St. Johns Page 11 Fashion Update Page 16 Summer Camp Guide Page 18 PBMS Media Center Page 19 Nease beach cleanup Page 21 Bishop Snyder wrestlingPage 23 FCMS PTO needs you! Page 25 Creeks lacrosse Page 26 Heritage Landing eventsPage 29 Faith News Page 32 High school sports Page 33 Home Improvement Guide Page 36 Reduce utility bills Page 39 Gardening Coming in May! Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! With a new generation of kids spending more and more time inside and plugged into TVs, to computers, on phones and tabletsmany parents are looking for fun ways to get their kids outside and active. For parents of daughters, Girls on the Run may be the answer. Girls on the Run is a 10 to 12 week program for elementary-aged girls that meets in the spring and the fall. Their mission is to inspire girls to be healthy, After graduating several starters from the 2013 volleyball team, the Switzerland Point Lady Raiders were thought to be in a rebuilding year for the 2014 season. But with four returning eighth graders, an outstanding seventh grade class and a sixth grader, the Switzerland Point team did just the opposite! The team ended up winning the St. Johns County Middle School volleyball championship on March 5 against the number one seed, Landrum Middle School. To get to the championship, the Lady Raiders nished the regular season as the second seed (out of eight schools), with an 8 2 record. The Lady Hickory Creek Elementary School recently held its Book Fair Fiesta: Yo Quiero Libros, Vamos a Leer. The Scholastic Book Fairs spring theme boasted, I want books, lets go read. By surrounding the students with a celebration of reading, the esta o ered them hundreds of exciting, engaging and a ordable books for them to discover. To add some spice to the event, Hickory Creeks principal, Dr. Paul Goricki, along with Larry Davis, maintenance manager serenaded the teachers to help kick o the celebration. The teachers really enjoyed the singing and music, while being served Mexican hot cocoa and cookies. The book fair provided easy access to a wide as-Girls on the Run motivates girls to be stronger physically and emotionallyBy Cassy FianoNacho ordinary book fair at Hickory CreekBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott Chasya Deliazard and Dr. Paul Goricki, principalcon dent and joyful through interactive lessons and games to teach positive values like healthy living, communication, service, and gratitude. Through Girls on the Run, the girls learn about themselves, being a member of a team and being a member of a community. Running is integrated into these lessons throughout the program, culminating in a 5K event. Julington Creek Elementary School coach Kim Pearce volunteered as a coach because she felt that she could make a di erence after a runner friend encouraged her to become a coach with her. Two hymns come to mind. One is entitled, Because I Have Been Given Much and the other is, Have I Done Any Good in the World Today? she says. I am trying, along with my cocoaches, to do my part to make the world a better place, one girl at the time. She also feels that Girls on the Run not only helps promote healthy physical habits, but healthy minds and relationships as well. The program helps give them inner strength. In my eight seasons of coaching, I am proud of all the girls who discovered they have within themselves the strength to have nished every 5k they start, Pearce shares. At Wards Creek Elementary, coach Emily Phan loves seeing the con dence it brings to girls. Phan originally got involved as a volunteer through her sorority and then as a running buddy, before becoming a coach. I wanted to try it to get that other side of being involved with the program, to be inside of the program rather than on the outside, she recalls. And it gives the runners a great sense of accomplishment. The girls who think they cant possibly run three miles all at one time, do, and the expres-sortment of books and gave children a choice to pick books they were interested in reading. Many of the students even dressed up and learned Mexican dances to be a part of the festive occasion. School sta students and their families had the chance to purchase books during school hours for more than a week. For those who couldnt visit during that timeframe, two family nights were o ered. Family night participants took Swiss Point Lady Raiders are tops! Raiders lost their rst match of the season to Gamble Rogers, as well as their rst of two matches to Landrum; however, it was the second match against Landrum where the Lady Raiders nally got the con dence they needed when they defeated the previously unbeaten team in two games. In the playo s, the Lady Raiders beat the seventh seed, Sebastian, and then beat the third seed, Gamble Rogers, in another exciting match. This set up the championship, the 9 1 Landrum team against the 8 2 Switzerland Point team. Playing in front of packed house at Landrum Middle School, the Lady Raiders lost the rst game when Landrum made an outstanding comeback after being down early. In game two, the Lady Raiders took the lead with great serving by Taylor Smith and Ashlyn Harper and never let it go to win the second game. In the third and Congratulations to Coach Jerry Shawver, Kendal Sheffer, Caroline Coley, Alexis Ahren, Cassie Moore, Ashlyn Harper, Linsley Horn, Head Coach Becky Burney, Reedy Davenport, Alex Murphy, Taylor Smith, Alyssa Shawver, Lauryn Wheeler and Coach Katie Bennett.Lady Raiders cont. on pg. 38 Girls on the Run cont. on pg. 30 HCE book fair cont. on pg. 14
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Complimentary Consultations for the Latest Advances in: TM and Contoura PlusTM~CALL NOW: 904-567-3841 J. Phillip Garcia, MD, FACS 904-567-3841 Come visit us at Bartram Walk Salon and Spa in Julington Creek! Ge edy fo Summe!Come learn about Ultherapy, the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. 10% off our regular fees if you schedule Ulthera in the month of April.WITH 15% OFFFACIAL FILLERS Call (904) 886-4919 for information! Sales Reps: Coming in May! Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Coastal NewsLine ~ Mandarin NewsLine ~ Southside NewsLine ~ The CreekLine ~ Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, which now meets every Tuesday beginning at 6:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant 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 youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. St. Johns County is hosting a networking meeting for local land management vendors and contracted disaster debris management rms from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, April 14 at the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center, located at 100 EOC Drive in St. Augustine. Local vendors interested in performing debris hauling, land clearing, debris removal or other debris management services during a period of disaster response will have the opportunity to meet with county contracted disaster debris management rms and discuss contract procedures and practices. For additional information, please contact Jaime Locklear at 209-0158. St. Johns Federated Republican Women (SJFRW) met on March 17 at Davidson Realty. Guest speaker St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes shared how candidates qualify for o ce and educated the group on how to navigate the Supervisor of Elections website. Attendees learned how to determine who is running for each o ce and how to explore nancial information for each candidate, including who has given to his/her campaign account and how that money is being spent. The next meeting of the SJFRW is Monday, April 21 at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Election education will continue with political strategists sharing the process for a candidate actually getting elected. Both Republican women and men are welcome at the meeting. The 46th annual Mandarin Art Festival will take place on the grounds of the Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Road, on April 19 and 20. Be sure to include a stop at the club table, located in front of the main building. Once again this year, the Mandarin Community Club is sponsoring a prize drawing for some fantastic items including tickets to the 2014 Players Championship, a Dine Around Town gift basket with gift cards to some of Jacksonvilles most popular restaurants, a pair of tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars home game of your choice and a framed, signed print by popular local photographer/artist Lee-Margaret Borland. For further information on the Mandarin Art Festival or Mandarin Community Club, go to www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call 268-1622. Cunningham Creek resident Debbie Rannie led a team called Dauntless Deb in the 2014 MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Muscle Walk on Saturday, March 22. She received a trophy for the top individual fundraiser with her teams total of $1,848. The MDA raised approximately $100,000 for this years walk. Eight members of her team wearing their Dauntless Deb team t-shirts participated in the walk at The Jacksonville Landing and had a great time participating in the pre-walk activities. Is your child interested in being a part of a high school competition dance team? Tryouts for the Bartram Trail Dance Team will be held May 27 through May 30. The tryout packet is posted under the BTHS Dance Athletic Website. Please email Coach Natalie Lindell at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Also, come to the Rare Breed Society Hip Hop workshop hosted by the Bartram Trail Dance Team. Four master classes will be o ered for eighth grade to 12th grade students on Saturday April 26. Please visit the BTHS athletics website and click dance for more information or contact Coach Lindell at email@example.com. Mandarin Garden Clubs annual Garden Festival and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking next door at the Masonic Lodge. Inside the clubhouse will be over owing with a wide selection of reasonably priced plants that grow very well right here in Mandarin. Outside will be vendors selling the most wonderful gardening related items and there will be a barbeque lunch available to purchase. Free co ee and water are available inside the building. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-1192. The April meeting of the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will be held on the fourth Saturday this month (instead of the Whats New cont. on pg. 6
Page 4, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioners Desk By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 Banking Focused on You Federally Insured by NCUA Reloadable Pre-Paid CardsWhether you need a reloadable card for yourself, or one for a family member (or employee) we have a card for you! Perfect for: You! This card is great for travel within the United States, shopping online, budgeting, & times when you dont want to carry cash. Perfect for : Your children! Whether in grade school or college. Your Employees! Easy expense-account management. Personalizedreloadable Safe & Secure: Both cards offer peace-of-mind, knowing that should a card ever be lost or stolen you can quickly unload it with a few clicks on your computer. Relationshipreloadable personalized Members: Order Yours TODAY! Safer than CASH!Gift cards also available at your Mandarin branch, located at 12250 San Jose Blvd., 32223. Personalized cards are ordered online at www.121fcu.org/cards. Not a member? Join Today! Non-Members: Join Today! Ross and Ross Accounting and Tax Service 287-37371629 Race Track Rd. # 101 Saint Johns, FL 32259 www.rossandross.com Need Help with Your Taxes? Celebrating 30 Years In Business!Let experienced professionals do the work for you or visit our website to prepare your own taxesLike Us on Facebook Top rated on Angies List!! So many accolades have been heaped upon St. Johns County that it would take a full page to list them all. We are a high-service county yet, we have also been recognized as having one of the lowest cost tax structures in the state. That is not a sustainable combination. Because St. Johns County does not implement many charges and fees used by other counties, we rely more heavily on property taxes to fund the programs, services and infrastructure that we enjoy. St. Johns County lost $350 million in purchasing power over the last six years due to dropping property taxes and property tax reform. Most of that tax relief bene ted businesses and owners of second homes. Because the county cut spending and put away reserves that have been used to help us weather the economic decline, many residents and businesses are unaware of the countys funding challenges. Hardships are not yet widely apparent as we have been able to maintain most services at a reasonable level. Some costs were cut, but other spending has only been deferred, including necessary repairs, maintenance and capital investments. Almost a billion in needs over the next 15 years: At a recent budget workshop, the county administrator reported a structural de cit that is impacting our ability to repair and replace aging infrastructure, meet unfunded mandates to meet clean water standards and ll infrastructure needs created by our countys growth.Is your license plate registration up for renewal before September? If so, your St. Johns County Tax Collector urges you to only renew for one year as the Florida Legislature has approved a reduction in fees e ective September 1. The measure still needs the governors signature before becoming law. We encourage residents to renew vehicle registrations for just one year since there will be no refund by the state for fees paid at the current higher rate. Savings are expected to be up to $25 per vehicle registration. Notices for renewals e ective July and August will not have the printed option for two-year renewal. This proactive e ort is made to ensure the a ected customers will not pay more for their registration than necessary. Customers who choose to renew for two years at the higher For the rst time while I have served as your commissioner, the future funding challenges have been listed by department and a rough price tag placed on them. The total was $960 million over the next 15 years. These are some examples of the range of challenges that we face: Fire stations: We have an immediate need to replace several old volunteer re stations that have grown structurally de cient and could be in peril in a wind storm. Other areas have waited decades for their re station. Libraries: We have had many requests for a new library to serve the World Golf Village area, at the same time an existing library branch in the underserved rural area of Hastings may have to be closed because of structural problems. Ball elds and recreation: World Golf Village, Hastings and beach facilities including walkovers and piers are in need of investment. Drainage: The county has to nd funds to replace failing storm water pipes in a neighborhood in NW St. Johns County. Estimated cost? $20 million! Roads: We have a number of roads and intersections that are carrying heavier tra c than they were built to serve including Race Track Road, County Road 210, Wildwood Drive, Roberts Road and Old Moultrie Road. Road maintenance: One of the major costs that will have to be met is routine pavement management. The county needs S t J o hns q u ali t y of li fe re q u i re s fu nding to k ee p i t t ha t wayto invest $14 million a year to take care of the surfaces of existing roads. During the downturn, we have funded road maintenance at less than half that amount by dipping into reserves that are nearing depletion. Pay now or later: Road maintenance on 950 miles of county roadways must be funded systematically. If you set aside money each year, these are manageable costs, but left unfunded this manageable cost quickly balloons to hundreds of millions of dollars. Delaying road maintenance for a few years can result in cost increases of up to 300 percent because when surfaces arent maintained, we can be faced with rebuilding roadbeds. The county has been cutting spending and doing more with less for over six years. While we continue to nd ways to serve you better and more cost e ectively, it is clear at this point, we cannot cut our way out of this de cit without impacting your level of service. We cannot grow our way out of this because our traditional source of revenue has been cut and capped. We will have to drop our level of services or look to other revenue sources. A local option one-cent sales tax should be high on the list for consideration by our county. It would bring our rate up to 7 percent, consistent with other counties in the region and most counties in the state. That can only be enacted by a vote of our residents. St. Johns County is one of the best places in the country to live, work and play. Is it is worth a penny to keep it that way?Tax TalkBy Contributing Writer Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, St. Johns County Tax Collector D o n t o p t for a t w o -y e a r v e hi c l e re gis tr a t i o n re n e wal t his y e a r!rate will still be able to do so online, in person or by mail; however, if renewing by mail, customers will need to indicate that the two-year renewal is desired and remit payment at double the amount of the annual registration rate. There is no cost-savings associated with two-year renewal it is a convenience only. For more information or to renew online, please visit www. sjctax.us. iPad User Group Tuesday, April 29 1 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Stop in with your iPad, or any other type of tablet, to learn tips and tricks and get awesome app recommendations. No registration required.
www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! Need some answers about Medicare? Amelia Clark Licensed Sales Agent 904-657-7718, TTY 711 Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its aliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plans contract renewal with Medicare. Y0066_131206_161231 Accepted 904-657-7718, TTY 711 8CC4259D Go ahead, take a sneak peek.www formerly Cobblestones at the Creek restaurant108 Julington Plaza Drive St. Johns, Florida grand opening 14 At its March regular meeting, the School Board named the new K-8 schools that will open in August, 2014. The school on Longleaf Pine will be called Patriot Oaks Academy and the new K-8 in the Nocatee area will be Valley Ridge Academy. Principals Emily Harrison and Wayne King are now working with their school communities to identify mascots, school colors, form Parent Teacher Organizations and other things that begin to establish the culture of the new schools. Excitement is building now that the building are getting close to completion and the reality of the long-planned new schools is becoming a reality. Both Harrison and King held town hall meetings on April 1 to keep the community informed of the progress of the new facilities. In addition, both principals have begun to build their faculties for next year, spending many hours interviewing current St. Johns County teachers and sta who desire to transfer to one of the new schools. Since these facilities will provide relief from overcrowding at existing schools, many teaching positions will be eliminated at the sending schools. These teachers are given rst opportunity to interview for positions at the new schools before the remaining openings are advertised to the community at large. The School Board recently had a presentation of the AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program at a recent workshop. This program challenges students who are at risk or are in the middle area of academic achievement to achieve to a higher level by taking more challenging courses and participating in the AVID elective. The specialized course provides discussion and mentoring for the students and gives the support they need to reach beyond their expected achievement level. I was so encouraged to hear stories of students who were on the verge of dropping out who became engaged in school and are now college bound. The AVID program is o ered in many of our schools district-wide and at all levels. St. Johns County School Dischallenge students at all levels, encouraging each of them to reach his/her highest potential and to be prepared for extended education or the world of work. I recently attended the awards ceremony for the History Fair. In only its second year, the fair drew over 170 entrants, more than doubling the participation from last year. Twelve judges were enlisted to evaluate the projects, which were far-reaching in their subject matter. The overall winner was a project about Axe Handle Saturday, a civil rights tragedy that took place in Jacksonville in the 60s. Harrison Snowden and Elizabeth Fox from Landrum Middle School were the authors of the project. A highlight of the evening was the presence in the audience of three of the gentlemen who were victims of the Axe Handle Saturday event. They were visibly moved when the project won top honors. Travis Brown, secondary social studies coordinator, was responsible for the fair. Top place winners will participate in the state history fair in Tallahassee later this spring. As we move toward testing season, we will have the very last year of FCAT exams. Beginning next year, students will be assessed with a test developed by AIR, the rm selected by Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to write the assessment instrument to measure students mastery of the Florida State Standards (formerly known as Common Core State Standards). Educators and legislators have expressed some concern about the lack of eld testing for the new exam. There is some support in the Legislature to postpone testing for one year to give time to make sure the new test aligns with the new standards. Final decisions will be made by the end of the Legislative Session in early May. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at email@example.com. .us. trict believes that it is essential that we provide programs that Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919
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The academy meets once a week for 11 weeks, for three hours per night. Participants in the Civilian Law Enforcement Academy will gain an insiders perspective on law enforcement and how the criminal justice system works. It is designed to provide the public with a working knowledge of their Sheri s O ces mission, operation, policies and personnel and we hope it will nurture mutual trust and cooperation between the Sheri s O ce and the citizens of St. Johns County. The curriculum, modi ed from the one currently o ered to achieve law enforcement of cer certi cation, is presented by quali ed instructors and includes such topics as Communications, Jail Procedure and tour, Narcotics Operations and Criminal Investigation, Patrol and K-9 Operations, Crime Prevention Training, Response to Resistance, and Defensive Tactics. Citizens will also participate in driving maneuvers at the driving track and rearms operation at the shooting range. Citizen Police Academies represent a vital part of community-oriented policing and helps get the public involved by making them a part of the law enforcement family. The academy provides a productive Imagine this! Twinkling lights, beautiful music, twirling dresses and two people meeting for the rst time only to fall instantly in love. The ageless story of Cinderella and her Prince Charming has returned to the Bartram Trail High School stage and its better than ever! From April 10 to April 13, normal schedule of third Saturday), April 26, at the Anastasia Island library branch, located at 124 Sea Grove Main Street. Access to Sea Grove is on A1A at A Street. The meeting time has also been moved to 12:00 noon and light refreshments will be served. Award-winning author Nancy Quatrano will speak on the importance of editing prior to sending out completed work. With 800,000 books being published annually, much of it now self-published, editing is a key element in success. Find out what you should do to edit your manuscript and what someone else (a professional) should do. Meetings are held in partnership between the Friends of the Main Library and the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association. Book sales bene t the Friends of the Library. Registration is now open for the 23rd annual Tour de Forts, which features scenic bicycle routes along the St. Johns River and Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, April 27. Rides are 21, 38, 62 or 100 miles with pre-ride snacks, well-stocked rest stops, police tra c control and a post-ride barbecue lunch. Riders registered by April 14 will receive a complimentary tech t-shirt. The ride bene ts North Florida Bicycle Club charities and is open to all ages and abilities. For a full schedule and to register, please visit www.nfbc.us, call 861-7373 or email email@example.com. Florida is home to a spectacular array of butter ies. Discover how to cater to their life cycle needs on April 17 at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist and nature columnist will explain how to o er not only nectar plants for the adult butter ies, but also delicious Civilian Law Enforcement Academyoutlet for the mutual sharing of information and concerns in order to further the common goals of our community and the Sheri s O ce. Upon successful completion of the academy, each graduate will attend a graduation ceremony and receive a certi cate of training. This program has been very successful locally with many participants from all walks of life and from all areas of the county. Because we are limited on class space for the academy, I urge anyone interested in attending the Civilian Law Enforcement Academy to please contact SGT Bonnie McCullough at the Sheri s O ce at 2092200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next class is scheduled to begin in the fall of this year. I look forward to your participation or input and please feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com anytime. Also, be sure to keep up with the latest from your Sheri s O ce with Facebook or Twitter or from our website at www. sjso.org.BTHS to present Cinderellayou can experience the romance, excitement and wonder of Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella, produced by R&H Theatricals. Evening performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door Continued from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 14 beginning one hour prior to each performance. Advanced tickets are available by calling 547-8340, extension 22574 or emailing ava. xel@stjohns. .us. If youre looking for even more fun, you can be part of Cinderellas magical experience by attending the Cinderella Meet and Greet in the courtyard immediately following the Sunday matinee. Take pictures with Cinderella and her friends while posing like royalty with a real princess carriage and horses! The cost of the Cinderella Meet and Greet is $5 per child. Parents are complimentary. Be sure to dress in your best fairy tale costume. To capture this memory, make sure to bring your camera. Remember to join us for an enjoyable, fantastical, fanciful and all around fun time with Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella! Whats New Want your schools Good News to appear in The CreekLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and well share it with your neighbors in St. Johns!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month!
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Page 8, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com The United Way of St. Johns County is pleased to announce that Melissa Nelson will be joining the organization in the role of executive director. Nelson was selected by the executive board at its February meeting from a pool of very quali ed applicants. The candidate pool for this position was extremely talented and diverse in their experience with non-pro t organizations, said David Toner, United Way board president. We believe she is a good t for this position and the board is looking forward to working with her and continuing the goals of the local United Oering a close connection to everything thats 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. 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Watson Realty Corp. was awarded Leading Real Estate Companies of the Worlds (LeadingRE) highest honor, the Diamond Award, at the networks annual Conference at the Wynn Las Vegas on February 26. Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding performance in all of LeadingREs business programs and is given to only one a liate of this global organization. This is the second consecutive year Watson Realty Corp. has won the Diamond and the fourth time in the awards 12year history. It is an honor to have won the Diamond Award four times, Renuart receives Champion of Economic Freedom awardOn behalf of Americans for Prosperity, I am thrilled to present Representative Renuart with this award, said Slade OBrian, director of the Florida Chapter of Americans for Prosperity. He is a champion of economic freedom in the Florida House and it is important to recognize his continuing commitment to the continuing prosperity of his constituents and the state of Florida. Renuart practices internal medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach and is a leader in health policy in the Florida House of Representatives. He is the chairman of the Veterans and Military A airs Subcommittee and serves on the Health and Human Services Committee, K-12 Education Subcommittee, Health Innovation Subcommittee and Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee. He is also the vice-chairman of the First Coast Legislative Delegation and will serve as chairman of the St. Johns County Legislative Delegation in 2014. Renuart lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife, Tamara. Realty company earns highest honor from Global Real Estate Networksaid William A. Watson Jr., founder and chairman of Watson Realty Corp. This incredible accomplishment illustrates the hard work and extra e orts by the entire Watson Realty Corp. family and its a liated companies. It is a true example of the type of teamwork we apply to every single transaction we handle. Our sellers and buyers can rest assure that they will they will receive the same exemplary service for their transaction. The award was presented during the networks Conference Week, an event that drew a record audience of 2,500 top real estate professionals from nearly 20 countries. In addition to the Diamond, Watson Realty Corp. received other prestigious accolades, including awards for Outgoing Referral Production, Outgoing Sales Production, Top 5 Most Outgoing Closings (third place), Top 5 Pinnacle Award (second place), Institute Outstanding Participation, OUR WORLD Community Engagement and the Rainmaker Lead Generation Award. The Watson Realty Corp. marketing department also received honorable mention for internal and consumer promotions. In a network of market leaders, the race for the Diamond is increasingly competitive, but Watson Realty Corp. managed to pull ahead of the eld yet again. This is a company that always raises the bar for itself and its associates, said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam OConnor. Under Bill Watsons leadership, the company has made a remarkable commitment to assisting clients no matter where they are moving, making hundreds of introductions to fellow network members worldwide. This companys dedication to the network extends well beyond client referrals, with full utilization of virtually all o erings, including our online learning platform and our exclusive luxury marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International. Watson Realty Corp. was represented by leadership, managers and associates, totaling 62 attendees. Vice presidents and directors of relocation, Judy Bissell (Orlando), Tammy Vlah (Jacksonville) and Donna Overman, vice president and managing broker Mandarin North o ce were speakers at Conference Week. Vlah presented information on Transforming Renters into Buyers, Bissell presented on Watsons International Connections program and Overman had a presentation on Tips from O ce Leaders.New executive director for United WayWay. Nelson is a life-time resident of Northeast Florida and lives in St. Johns County. She has a background in non-pro t management and is an active community volunteer. She is an advocate for helping those in need and seeking ways to ful ll the need. When considering my next professional step, I wanted to work for a non-pro t organization that was making a positive di erence in the community it serves, said Nelson. United Way of St. Johns County provides an amazing opportunity in that it is a great match for my skill set and ful lls my desire to work with others who are working to bene t St. Johns County. I couldnt be happier.
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The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department would like to invite you to the 10th annual Bartram Bash and Earth Day event, being held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 19, 2014 at Alpine Groves Park. The park is located on the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway at 2060 State Road 13 North. Enjoy nature walks; spot many species of birds and butter ies. There will also be kayak rides and childrens entertainment. Along the riverfront there will be activities and displays pertaining to the natural communities and health of the river. Highlights of the day will be: Mike Adams portraying William Bartram and Jimmy Sawgrass, his local native guide. On display will be a wooden sailboat Cape Dory design made by local boat builder Bob Cole. Grandpas Cough Medicine, The Frontier Needs More The Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District holds monthly public meetings of its Board of Supervisors. The following is a recap of the recorded votes of the February 11, 2014 meeting as published in the o cial minutes of the meeting. The meeting was held at the Julington Creek Plantation Club. In attendance and voting were Supervisors Nina KannattGapinski (Chairperson), Cathy Klein (Vice Chairperson), Sam Lansdale, Natalie Page and Pat Jacob. Here is a brief record of the discussion and subsequent votes recorded on major items regarding the community development district. All Supervisors voted in favor of a GMS Work Authorization for Preparation of Assessment Methodology, triggered by builder DR Horton constructing a sale center on property at the end of Race Track Road which is Jax Christian Business, who launched their online directory website in December 2013, is hosting a gala event on Tuesday evening, May 6 to o er local business and church leaders a sneak peek at their remodeled design and to raise awareness about how the website can help them increase business and promote their public events. The live web demonstration is the focal point of an evening of music, food, high-end ra e prizes and sponsor showcases. Churches that hold public events and Christian business leaders in every industry are welcome to attend. The demonstration will illustrate features like special o ers, self-managed accounts, a community events calendar, and customer reviews. Jax Christian Business will also reveal plans for monthly events to showcase directory members and provide networking and referral opportunities. The project is headed by Lynn Erhorn, a Christian counselor and life coach with a Julington Creek Plantation CDDFebruary 2014 o cial vote record of the Board of SupervisorsBy J. Bruce Richardsonwithin CDD boundaries and subject to an annual commercial assessment. All Supervisors voted in favor of the Dreux Isaac Reserve Study Update Proposal. This is related to the scal year 2015 budget process and capital reserve requirements. All Supervisors voted in favor of Resolution 2014-04 Con rming the Districts Use of St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections to Conduct the Districts Election of Supervisors in Conjunction with the General Election this calendar year. This con rms a contract with the county supervisor of elections to conduct local CDD supervisor elections on behalf of the CDD. A discussion and vote was held regarding the current contract for upgrading CDD computer systems. All Supervisors with the exception of Sam Lansdale voted to spend an additional amount not to exceed $10,000 for the project, beyond the original amount approved for the project. Several other discussions were held by the Supervisors and paid sta during the meeting regarding personnel matters and CDD resident discontent with some of the paid sta No votes were taken. Other items and areas of interest were discussed, but no formal votes were taken on those items. Please visit www.jcpcdd.org to read the meeting minutes in their entirety.Celebrate the 10th annual Bartram Bash!Heroes and The Jacksonville Old Time Jam will entertain you with folk and bluegrass music. William Bartram, Americas rst native-born naturalist (April 20, 1739 July 22, 1823) and his father John, who was appointed the Kings Botanist, explored along the St. Marys and St. Johns Rivers in 1776. William Bartram later returned to Florida and established a plantation along the east side of the St. Johns River in Florence Cove near the Shands Bridge in St. Johns County. Nature has been my teacher and I have followed its paths with an open heart to learn its wonders. William Bartram Honoring his love of nature as well as his April birthday, we created our annual Bartram Bash. Come join us for this special day of events. Bring your family and friends along with camp chairs and blankets to celebrate the rich history and natural beauty of St. Johns County. For further information or if you have any questions please feel free to contact AyoLane Halusky, St. Johns County Park Naturalist, at 209-0348.New Christian business website o ers sneak peekbackground in the New York corporate arena. She says, Im passionate about cultivating and preserving a spirit of excellence in each individual I work with. Jax Christian Business gives me the opportunity to do that in the business world and on a much greater scale. Im calling for the community to rally around great customer service and around ethics in business based on biblical principles and devotion to God. She sees the website becoming the place Jacksonville will go rst to nd out whats happening in the faith community through the events calendar and to nd their next hair dresser, real estate agent, doctor or attorney through the directory. Gala sponsors include Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and 4Rivers Smokehouse and local worship leader Karen Hornsby is among the musical guests. Tickets for the limitedseating event can be purchased at https://jcbgala.eventbrite.com.Leaders think and talk about solutions. Followers think and talk about problems.~Brian Tracy What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLineLet us know! email@example.com
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People dont realize they have hearing loss because it happens very gradually. It seems youll think that people dont speak as clearly and listening in noise becomes challenging. You may blame the person or environment for your di culty because in some places, you are able to hear and understand ne. Acceptance. You realize and accept that youre having some hearing di culties. You decide to take positive steps to make your lifeand the lives of everyone around youeasier. You get a hearing test, learn about the many choices available to you and start using hearing aids. Youre hearing better, your family and friends dont have to repeat themselves, and the television is at a normal level. Everyones happy. Its estimated that it takes about seven years to reach this stage of taking charge of your hearing!Home Again St. Johns Executive Director David Hoak could not be more pleased with the progress Home Depot and countless volunteers have made in designing and building a Drop-In Center at their o ces on State Road 207. The facility will include showers and a laundry area that the homeless can utilize on a weekly basis. The center is scheduled to open this spring providing these much-needed services to those living in the woods, under bridges and in their cars. Arriving at the center, they may take a hot shower, wash their clothes, get a hot meal and meet with representatives from agencies providing health and human services in our community. Donations of towels, washcloths, laundry detergent, soap and shampoo are being accepted at this time as well as monetary donations to purchase these items and to help to cover utility costs. In November, Home Again St. Johns received approval of a $9000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to build the Drop-In Center at their property located at 1850 State Hearing loss Its not your fault!By Contributing Writer Sara Baldwin, LifeSounds Hearing AidsBlame. Then an interesting thing happens. After this honeymoon period, when you become accustomed to hearing fairly well in all kinds of settings, you begin to pay more attention to those places that are still di cult. Some television programs are a challenge, listening to someone in a group may still be di cult and sometimes there are sounds that you do not want to hear, so you blame your hearing aids. But just as it wasnt fair to blame the people around you when you started having hearing loss, its not fair to blame your hearing aids when you dont understand everything. The most sophisticated hearing aids cannot allow you to hear better than people with normal hearing. People with excellent hearing often have di culty with T.V. and hearing clearly in groups. Our job is to make sure that youre hearing as well as possiblethat includes talking about places and settings that are di cult for you. Were happy to review your hearing status and what you can do to minimize your hearing di culties. But rememberits not your fault! Be sure to look for the LifeSounds Hearing Aids ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Homeless services expanding with new Drop In CenterRoad 207. A month later, over 35 volunteers from The Home Depot, Northrop Grumman and Trinity Episcopal Church converged on the site to build a large deck where the showers, washer, dryer and bathroom will be installed. For the past few weeks, volunteers have worked steadily on the project, building a 40-foot handicap-accessible deck, framing and roo ng the structure as well as fencing and landscaping around the Home Again o ce and new facility. To be e ective, services to the homeless have to come from a broad base of volunteers like weve had with this project, said Hoak. Its wonderful how these diverse groups have worked together to make this happen. Home Depot associate, Jay Hays, has been the Team Depot coordinator since Home Again rst approached the company in August of last year with the proposal. Jay Hays has been wonderful to work with, said Diane Machaby, director of development. His heart is certainly in the right place as hes willing to do whatever it takes to see this center come to fruition. Hays has been an associate of Home Depot for over seven years and has coordinated numerous community service projects for the company. Helping the community is one of Home Depots core values, says Hays. Im proud to be an employee of a company that encourages community action and funding. Along with Hays, local architect Bryan McCloskey designed the layout of the center, plumber Frank Ayers handled all the interior and exterior plumbing and electrician Tom Heath is giving his time to wire the entire project. Longtime community volunteer Charlie Williams is helping to coordinate daily on-site activities. A 15-passenger van that has recently been donated to Home Again will transport folks to the Drop-In Center and enable the organization to increase their Street Outreach Program. In addition to the Drop-In Center, Home Again St. Johns is moving forward with the One Stop Center on their 13.5 acre property. The organization should be through the countys pre-application review process by the time summer arrives. At that time, the organization will begin a multi-million dollar campaign to fund the center. Home Again St Johns mission is to promote, foster and support a collaborative approach among social service and governmental agencies, community groups, faith-based organizations and dedicated private citizens. All while 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. For more information on how to support Home Again St. Johns e orts, please call Diane Machaby, director of development, at 881-1167.St. Johns County Homeless Facts 1204 unsheltered homeless Over 500 homeless students in public schools Home Again St. Johns currently has 53 shelter beds Home Again St. Johns currently has 173 transi tional housing beds Dining With Dignity has provided over 100,000 meals Home Again St. Johns has only two paid employeesThank you for supporting Home Again St. Johns! LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., April 30 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 CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!
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The system, developed by VuCOMP, is called M-Vu CAD and works by analyzing mammographic images and marking areas of suspicion using sophisticated mathematical algorithms. Baptist Health is also using in tandem with M-Vu CAD another tool called M-Vu Breast Density to evaluate the appearance of structures and textures in the breast to di erentiate between fatty and dense regions. While a few other hospitals in Florida use VuCOMPs advanced computer-aided detection, Baptist Health is the rst in northeast Florida to use the technology and the rst in the state to use VuCOMPs automated breast density, according to the company. The technology is being used at all of Baptist Healths mammography sites at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and the Baptist Clay Medical Campus. We are very pleased that Baptist Health has decided to bring to its patients M-Vu CAD and M-Vu Breast Density, two powerful imaging technologies for the early detection of breast cancer, said Je rey Wehnes, Technology assists radiologists in detecting breast cancerpresident/CEO of VuCOMP. Baptist is the rst provider in Florida to have the pair. This demonstrates a strong commitment to o ering patient access to the most advanced breast imaging tools available. Christine Gran eld, MD, medical director of Breast Imaging for Baptist Health, said VuComps new system is more accurate at highlighting abnormalities, calci cations or masses. VuCOMP utilizes the most advanced aerospace digital informatics in their technology, Dr. Gran eld said. VuCOMP, compared to other ComputerAided Detection (CAD) companies utilized, o ers a far superior product with more accurate marks and far fewer erroneous marks as we have seen in other products. The technology is like having another set of eyes to look at the images. We are excited to be the only Health System/Center in northeast Florida utilizing this advanced technology. The added breast density technology also helps to more accurately assess a patients level of breast density, Dr. Gran eld said, which can be important information for the referring physician regarding managing the patients care. The future of early detection lies in the hands of radiologists equipped with advanced imaging and analysis tools, Dr. Gran eld said. With these advanced tools, they will further help extend lives, shorten treatment times and reduce costs.Spring 14 Forecast: Light and easy!By Donna Keathleyfor lots of skin types. It can be worn for casual and formal occasions. The way to wear it is either against white or all on its own, but note that it does pair well with black. Some other colors in the strong palates include red, which amps up the energy around you. Its as if a shot of adrenaline has been given. Though the shocking shade has customarily sent the message to tone down, its why ca eine energy drinks have adopted it as their signature shade. Time to wake up all the things in your life with a red-chili pepper pop! Orange has made the leap and its warm base works well with olive and darks. Yellow is the most highly noticeable and has an optimistic cheerfulness to it. Green strikes a balance in your wardrobe too. The chic slim-leg ankle pant is still around, but be wary about what shoe you put with that pant. I like a little kitten heel mule with mine. Top this pant or your Bermuda shorts with a pleated or ru ed tank top for a softer interesting look this spring. This look can transition easily from day to night and is great for travel. More pant length news is the cropped pant. This cut is considered casual, but when combined with a work appropriate jacket and tank, its very o ce friendly. Where does this hemline hit? Always mid-calf if the hem is any shorter, its considered a pair of shorts. When worn with a chunky wedge or platform shoe this look gives legs the appearance of added length and glam! Continuing the pant subject, the new wide legged trousers need proportion guidance. You must gure out how much are suits you wide hips are balanced by a more pronounced are and slim frames need less. When wearing a air leg, always make sure your toes peek out underneath the hem to avoid that sloppy 70s vibe. Now the skinny pant leg story long loose tops contrast with the tight pant. Make sure your top covers your butt. The go-to shoe with this pant for spring and summer is a at strappy sandal; this look is fresh and keeps the look casually chic. As far as shoe color goes, bliss out on bu beige, white, sand and ecks of gold. This neutral palate on the toe really does make your legs look slimmer and longer, so try it! The wedge heel is back and its do-able in an easy to walk in at form. Hemlines are probably the best news of the season. The new longer, below-the-knee hemline is very exciting and its called the midi. This mid-calf length complements the uid and owy dresses we are going to be wearing. Beauty Tip for Spring The Yogurt Mask A few days before your special event, treat yourself to a really inexpensive facial. Spread three teaspoons of Greek yogurt around your face and let it work its magic for ve minutes before rinsing. The lactose in the yogurt leaves skin polished and smooth! Lunar PhasesFull: April 15 Last Quarter: April 22 New: April 29First Quarter: May 7
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You can nd the covenants and restrictions on the website, www.ccppoa.com. The rst page has a brief summary for those who do not with to go through the entire document. If you click on covenants and documents it will take you to those documents. (The document you are looking for is called Architectural Guidelines.) Everyone is supposed to receive a copy at their closing. This is part of a deed restricted community. Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its May luncheon meeting on Tuesday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Marsh Landing Country Club, located at 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach. Please join us. The program will take you on a musical jour-Cunningham Creek Plantation POA updateBy Contributing Writer Linda StuartThere is a committee working to revise the Architectural Guidelines (AGLs). Some of these discuss changes you might wish to make to your property. The AGL committee is also going to try to make them easier to understand. If you have any suggestions or wish to join the committee, get in touch with Carmen Mazzeo and he will forward the information to the chair. Cunningham Creek Plantation Property Association has scheduled its board of directors meetings for the year. The signs are always posted, but you might want to mark your calendar. You are welcome to join us! The next meeting will be April 28, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Celebration Lutheran Church on Roberts Road. The following dates are for meetings for the rest of the year: May 19, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 10 and December 2. The signs are always posted in advance; they have the time and location of the meetings.Newcomers luncheon program to feature Prince Peles Polynesian RevueBy Contributing Writer Mona Jensenney through the South Paci c Islands. Come enjoy songs and dances in a fun- lled luau atmosphere. The menu will include salad, dinner rolls, choice of boneless pork loin medallion or chargrilled chicken breast with Polynesian sweet and sour sauce, jasmine rice, steamed broccoli and coconut layer cake for dessert. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and ra es will be o ered. The total cost is $22, including tax and tip. All reservations must be received by May 10 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate your entre choice 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 to join us. 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. 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Page 14, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com Fruit Cove Baptist Church 501 State Road 13, Jacksonville, FL 32259Register online at www.fruitcove.com/sports.php Contact Lisa Sheeld firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Saturday, April 12th Car Show 7 am 2 pm Spring Fest 10 am 2 pm Tom Chambers / Southeast Packaging MEXICAN RESTAURANT Authentic Mexican Cuisine Visit: donjuansjax.com MEXICAN RESTAURANT Happy Easter and Happy Mothers Day! Come and celebrate Mothers Day with us Food and drink specials all day! PRE-CINCO COUNTDOWN May 1st thru May 4th Drink Specials During our Mayo Fiesta Sauza Promotion Saturday, May 3rd 5-7 pm CINCO DE MAYO, MONDAY, MAY 5th Over 50 tequila labels! Extra parking available across the street at Jax Oces (Ocers directing trac)$3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 5/31/13. 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Phuong Spa Room 3956 Sunbeam Rd. #3 Jackconville, FL 32257 www.phuongsparoom.comBY APPOINTMENT ONLY 904.994.3215 foliage for the babies. By planting host plants, you are providing food for caterpillars and can enjoy watching them grow and transform into adult butter ies. Invite butter ies to your yard by gardening with native plants. This free program is open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 692-3927. The Model Citizens are looking to recruit new members who enjoy building scale models, whether plastic, wood or otherwise, to join us every Wednesday at the Hobby Lobby located on Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin. We are into all phases of model construction from model cars, planes, dioramas and complex sailing ship models and everything in between. Meetings last from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and are held in the store classroom. If you are new to scale model building, we will teach you how to build better models. If you are an experienced scale modeler, we will hold you in the highest regard. Membership is free! Please call Frank Ryczek, Jr. at 262-7942 or Skip Haines at 219-9594 for more information. 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. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information.The April general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. There will be an informative program on quilting and Show and Tell of members work. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 or visit www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. 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. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other Stayat-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 meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at Faith Community Church on County Road 210 and children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Please contact us at sanmoms@ gmail.com or visit www.sanmomsclub.weebly.com for more information.Continued from pg. 6Whats New HCE book fairpleasure in more than just books. They ate Mexican food, made crafts and listened to music while they shopped. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books helps motivate them to read more, said Michaeleen Chalut, media specialist at Hickory Creek Elementary School. And like most acquired skills, the more children practice reading the better they will get. Raising kids as readers means parent involvement is most important while they are still young. There really isnt a much better way to celebrate than with a esta. The book fair not only bene ted the school, it provided a party atmosphere for everyone to share in the excitement of reading. Involving family members during the event helped demonstrate to the students that reading is an important part of their life.Continued from pg. 1
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Page 16, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com Summer Camp & Activities Guide ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONS The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD.Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. Other benets include: BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaMOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED904.646.0054 We are in-network providers for Metlife, Delta, AETNA, Cigna, United Healthcare, and most other PPO insurance plans. facebook.com/264KIDS 904.264.KIDS | 264KIDS.COM ZOO THEMEDPEDIATRIC DENTAL OFFICES! COME VISIT OUR TWOCONVENIENT LOCATIONS! Dr. ROBERT WeaverThe 2013-2014 SchoolRelated Employees of the Year have been selected from each of the districts 34 schools, along with six district representatives and one charter school. Schoolrelated employees enhance the educational experience for the children whose lives they touch and they are essential to the successful operation of a school or school district o ce. These nominees were chosen for the signi cant contributions they have made in their schools and community, and to the school district as a whole. Criteria for the award includes exemplary job performance, dedication on the job, interpersonal skills, leadership ability, in-service/training to upgrade skills and contributions to the school and school district enviAfter a week of rain and questionable weather, the sun came out for the fourth annual Walk and Wag, as if doing a favor for the animals in need. I couldnt have asked for a better day, said Jessica Franzini, mom to fundraiser organizer, 13-year-old Sam. It was the most perfect day. That it was. Over 100 people came out to support not only the animals, but also these eighth graders hoping to prove they can make a di erence in this world. An amazing addition to the event was the 14 members of the Pacetti Bay Middle School band and one Nease High School band member who played the whole two hours under the guidance of conductor, Sal Iaropoli. Sam Franzini said, I appreciated so much the kids from the band coming out and making this an even better event. They were awesome! My friend Jonathan Valyou is the one who got his band mates to sign on for this and thats the kind of friend he is. The kids who played were Jonathan Valyou, Emilie Shaver, Tomas Cort, Ethan and Evan Elfersy, Ricky Bachmann, Roman Leone, Floral Maran, Sidney Mayer, Emily Nibbelin, Shivani Patel, Aneesh Shinkre, Dylan Therre, Marcus Thurston and Jordan Kiernan. At check-in, everyone paid $20 and received a goody bag lled with wonderful treats, brochures and coupons from the vendors. Attendees were able to enjoy the great band music, have a cookie or two, some water and stroll through the grounds outside Palencias Caf on the Green to see what the various vendors had for them at their tables. All the dogs had fun sni ng and playing with each other and enjoying the dog pool and some organic treats. There were St. Bernards, Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Chihua-Congratulations to School-Related Employees of the Yearronment. A district-wide screening committee has reviewed all of the candidates and the winner of the St. Johns County School-Related Employee of the Year will be announced at a reception to honor all of the nominees on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. at First Coast Technical College. The St. Johns County nominees name will then be submitted to the state to compete at the regional level. Following are the 20132014 School-Related Employees of the Year for NW St. Johns County schools: Michael Ciruzzi, Bartram Trail High School Susan Wyatt, Creekside High School Angela Bellaw, Cunningham Creek Elementary School Janise Jan Phillips, Durbin Creek Elementary School Francis Fab Durnin, Fruit Cove Middle School Donna Kay Moser, Hickory Creek Elementary School Lisa North, Julington Creek Elementary School Wynton Hardy, Liberty Pines Academy Sandra Pearson, Mill Creek Elementary School Beth Newell, Allen D. Nease High School Jack Blocker, Pacetti Bay Middle School Marly Picard, Palencia Elementary School Nereida DiDeo, Switzerland Point Middle School Constance Woida, Timberlin Creek Elementary School William Britton, Wards Creek Elementary SchoolAnnual Walk and Wag Dog Fair raises nearly $2,500 huas, Huskies, Poodles, Boxers and so many more. Sponsors participating this year were Marla Porter, Photographer; Sit Pretty Pet Sitting, ICNDF Dog Training Center, Dogtown USA Resorts, Portable Pooch Spa, Lucy Lous Pet Supplies, The Christine Lee Team and Homestay Educational Programs. Dr. Veiling from Palencia Pet Clinic was on hand, talking with everyone and answering questions. Other appreciated sponsors were Krantz Dental Care, TCB Envirocorp, Danzar, CDwebshopping. com, Starbucks, Bricks 4 Kidz and Bark of the Town. Sam Franzinis steering committee this year included his friends, Carson Brown, Kelsey Witmeier, Jennifer Pickett, Matthew Powers, Nick Famularo, Sarah and Rachel Padgett and Caitlin Mongon. Also helping at the event were fourth graders Brodie Mongon and Emma Witmeier. The kids raised $2,438 and every cent goes to Aylas Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue. If you wanted to attend the Walk, but couldnt make it and would still like to make a donation, please visit their website at www. aylasacres.org. Aylas has a thrift store shop now too called Aylas Attic and all the money from the items sold goes to the sanctuary. If you have any donations, please visit them at 300 South Ponce De Leon, just a few miles south of Palencia. For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor email@example.com Advertising Sales 886-4919The CreekLine
www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 17 Summer Camp & Activities Guide Learn how to do it safely. baptistjax.com/southSafe Sitter Classes for Ages 11 to 14April 26 September 13 November 8 Be a Safe SitterTaking care of someone elses child is an important job. Be Gorgeous Without Guilt Emmy Perkins The Salon at Bartram Walk I wont compromise m y clients lon g term health f or short term beaut y Being a senior in high school is a highly televised, publicized and romanticized position! In movies and books, seniors have it all: rank, opportunity and the run of the school. But how much translates into reality? And more importantly, how does one prepare for the biggest year of their pre-collegiate life? One of the most important things to know when entering senior year is this: Applying for colleges, scholarships and programs are some of the most time-consuming assignments a student will ever receive! If one arrives at senior year and is unprepared to meet these challenges, many opportunities can be lost in the passage of time. How can waste be prevented? Starting as early as freshman year, a student should keep accurate records of everything theyve been involved with in high school, from clubs to honor societies to sports to extracurricular activities. Its important to record things like years of involvement, leadership positions and something the student learned while participating. One never knows what kind of essays could grow from the seeds of such experiences. Organizing a rsum from the start will not only prevent wasted time, but will also make sure that nothing is missed in retrospect! Hundreds of students worldwide are nding themselves quarantined with the worst a iction of them all: Senioritis. Side e ects include fatigue, increased appetite, depleted work ethic and a lack of focus; however, our current senior class CHS HappeningsHow to Succeed in Senior Year Without Really Trying (Try Anyway, Please)By Sarah Schreck, CHS Studenthas taken their vaccines and every upcoming class should do so as well. Its important to note that colleges keep a sharp eye out for students who nd themselves plummeting in the grade department once theyve been accepted to their college of choice. While its often di cult to keep motivation high during the nal months of school, students at every grade level should keep in mind that every moment of high school from the very start to the very end can heavily a ect your future. Spring o the diving board; dont just belly- op into the world! Seniors are known to carry a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. Its important to keep in mind throughout all four years that the more involved you are in a club or group, the more responsibility and attention you will receive. If one wants to become highly involved with a group, one must do so as soon as possible! Its good to be earnest when joining a group, but one shouldnt be discouraged when an entrylevel position is not satisfactory! Patience is a great virtue and responsibility comes with time. The number one trick to preparing for senior year is this: be yourself. High school is a time wherein teenagers nd their own identity and evaluate their own potential. Dont get too caught up in work or play. High school is an opportunity to learn so much more than the daily curriculum and the best way to be satis ed in your senior year is to have learned about yourself. Dont worry, there wont be a test.Durbin Creek Elementary School hosted the Wacky World of Durbinville Carnival on Sunday, March 2 in honor of Dr. Seusss birthday. The families in attendance were able to enjoy entertainment like a magician and wacky science show, crafts, storytelling, games, carnival rides, book fair and of course carnival style food. Local vendors added to the fun with wacky hair, face painting, balloon fun and caricature drawings. Our own school celebrities (aka our teachers) also helped entertain the children by reading Dr. Seuss books. Besides having fun, the reason behind hosting the carnival was to provide a dream for a sick child. This is the fourth year that the PTO from Durbin Creek has sponsored a childs dream through the Dreams Come True organization. The students participated in a change drive during the week that brought in $2,000. We are still working towards of DCE makes young girls Dream Come TrueBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, Durbin Creek Elementary goal of $4,000. Our dream child, Gabby, is six years old and battling neuro bromatosis. Anna and Elsa, princesses from the Disney movie Frozen, came to our school to surprise Gabby and reveal her dream trip to go to Disney World. The reveal party was made possible by the donations from Girly-Girl Parteas Inc. Gabby and her parents began her trip on March 16 and were in Orlando for a full week. The event chairs, Jennifer Zunic and Melinda Chesser did an outstanding job organizing the day and coordinating all the events. The PTO would like to thank everyone who came and supported the event. Donations for Gabbys dream are still being accepted; checks can be made out to DCE PTO and put Gabbys Dream in the memo line. Our school address is 4100 Racetrack Road, St. Johns, FL 32259.
Page 18, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com Summer Camp & Activities Guide 1ST 12TH Grade Free Trial Session(mention this ad in The Creekline)(904) 287-2874 | www.Mathnasium.com/FruitCove104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste 102, between Flats 101 & Mezcal Cantina Anyone who has middle school students in St. Johns County has learned about the very challenging civics course required in the state of Florida. To help our students get a better idea of the reality of a bicameral Congress and the function of the Supreme Court, many students from Switzerland Point Middle School visited Tallahassee in February. The groups rotated through the Old Capitol, the New Capitol, the Florida Museum of History and the Supreme Court. Some groups were able to participate in mock oral arguments in the Supreme Court, as well as a simulation of voting in the House of Representatives in the Old Capitol. They enjoyed learning more about World War II in Florida and the early history of our state. Visiting the House and Senate chambers in the new Capitol was a wonderful way for them to actually see how our system works regarding presentation of bills and voting on a variety of issues. The view from the 22nd oor was phenomenal, too. Tallahassee is a lovely town and we will certainly plan a visit next year for our Civics students.Reading has been at the forefront of Pacetti Bay Middle School since we opened eight years ago. All through the month of February, everywhere you turned students were reading as they worked to accumulate pages for our Reading Olympics. Homerooms competed to win Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Our school goal of 50,000 pages was met the rst week we recorded pages read and we ended up reading over 500,000 pages school wide! Olivia Mars homeroom won the Gold Medal and Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterLynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPcelebrated with a pizza party. The Silver Medal was won by Lisa Finks homeroom with a celebration of doughnuts. The Bronze Medal was won by Katie Ludwigs homeroom with freezer pops as their reward. Individual medal winners were: Gold, Mikayla VanJaarsveld; Silver, Sarah Glynn; Bronze, Neha Deshmukh. Each of the individual medal winners will be using Scholastic Dollars at the Scholastic Book Fair this month. Congratulations to all the winning homerooms and winning individuals. a challenge. Thank goodness our students keep us on our toes. The series Virals by Kathy Reichs just released Exposure. For those that like The Maximum Ride series this is a great choice involving intrigue, medical experimentation and mystery. Gordon Kormans Swindle series has a new edition with Jackpot (what would you do with $30 million?). Tom Angleberger has a new release for his Origami Yoda series, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! This is a very popular series with our students. The latest I,Q book by Roland Smith is a winner! I just nished The Windy City and loved it! I know I mentioned before that Alamo was a disappointment, but this last one was great. Divergent by Roth has been ying o our shelves and the students are making the comparison to the newly released movie. I have heard they did a great job with the movie which is a pleasant change from the usual reaction of students to books made to movies. Other top check outs have centered on Dystopian series: Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, Cinder, etc. along with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, with Happy, Happy, Happy pulling up the bottom of the top 20 list. Though we now have wonderful weather, which oftentimes competes with time to read, our check outs continue to soar. Students have mastered the art of requesting holds themselves and we spend every morning delivering books. I think that is one of the best parts of my jobgetting to give students books they are waiting to read. Making recommendations is another highlight with the perk of seeing their reaction to a good choice. Once again a Barnes and Noble visit generated a wonderful list of books to recommend. Robin Benway has a series Also Known As with a new one out called Going Rogue. This reminds me somewhat of Ally Carters Heist Society and Rick Yanceys Alfred Kropp books. Tim Green has written a new baseball book: Perfect Season. Always on the lookout for books that will catch the boys attention, I picked up the book Sorry Youre Lost by Matt Blackstone. I cant wait to read this one. Keeping up with new releases in a series is always Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!886-4919
www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 19 Summer Camp & Activities Guide Dr. William H. Edeneld Diplomate, ABMPP Over 40 Years Experience in: www.PsychologistInJacksonville.com Boosterthon returned to Palencia Elementary (PES) with Camp High Five from Monday, March 24 through Wednesday, April 2, uniting kids, parents and sta behind their own school improvement e orts. Camp High Five rocked Palencia ElementaryBy Contributing Writer Kimberli NalvenStill the fastest growing school district in the state of Florida, the St. Johns County School Board is building more schools as quickly as possiblebut despite being new and energy e cient structures, limited budgets mean those schools open with fewer resources than the older schools that have been here for years. Palencia Elementary (PES) was no exception. The job of raising funds for things like additional library materials, musical instruments, art supplies and playground equipment falls to the schools PTOs. The PES solution is Boosterthona fundraising event that creatively combines character-building, teamwork and fundraising over a two week time period that culminates in a tness fun run at the end. The result is a 10-day extravaganza that energizes the kids and raises much needed funds for the school. Last years e orts helped bring a playground to PES and this years e orts will focus on building a science lab. Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694got firstname.lastname@example.org On Saturday, April 12, Nease High Schools freshmen and sophomores who are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program will engage in the annual beach clean-up service activity for the eighth year running. The service project involves both ninth and 10th grade students splitting into groups of four people, each of which is assigned a speci c mile of beach along the coast of St. Johns County. Its fun since youre in a group with your friends; you get to help out while still having a great time, said IB sophomore Caitlin Zarzeczny, who participated in the project last year. The beach cleanup allows IB students to work together on something which they otherwise probably wouldnt do. The service project focuses on cleaning up trash and other debris from several St Johns County beaches. In this, the students are given an opportunity to serve their community, help the environment and improve Nease HappeningsIB students to again participate in beach clean-upBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentthe lives of others, all while having fun with friends. Lots of people go to the beach, which means theres lots of trash. Also, lots of people are a ected by this trash. Because of the IB beach cleanup, the beaches are cleaner which makes more people want to go to the beach, so ultimately, more of the community gathers together in one place, continued Zarzeczny. Also, they (the students) get outside instead of being indoors like a lot of IB students usually are. They learn about how much they are giving back when the amount of trash is tallied up and learn the value of it. They also get some valuable social interaction with the other people on their teams. The service project will take place on April 12, as stated earlier. The event will begin at approximately 9:00 in the morning and end in the early afternoon, when the students have all nished cleaning their assigned miles. IB students Oliver Hodge, Gaby Greenwald, Jenna Howells, Addison Pressly and Patrick Farrar at last years beach cleanup.
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www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 21 Summer Camp & Activities Guide We are a VPK Pilot Program enroll now! No Voucher needed!Serving World Golf Village and Surrounding Areas S t A u g u s t i n e A c a d e m y o f t h e A r t s www.staugarts.com Dance Camp $100 per week (ages 5+) 940-1818 $25 off Summer Camp Tuition and a Free T-shirt Expires 8/31/14 11363 San Jose Blvd/Bldg. 200 Jax FL 32223 Northeast Florida CONSERVATORY~ Richard A.Dickson, President/Executive Director Faculty: JSO Members and College Music Professors Check out Fairytales in Motion program designed for 2-4yr. olds Mark Spivaks Institute &Dance Extension Summer program FREE Camp T-Shirt!4 sessions 2 weeks each (age 5-11)June 16th August 15th6 weeks Summer Afternoon classes June 16-July 25th Fruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13 Located half mile from PublixJulington Creek 230-7778 Corner Racetrack & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 One Block North of Crown Point Summer Fun Dance Camp 2014 World Fair! Dance Camp Congratulations to the Bishop Snyder High School wrestling team, which had a record-breaking year and recently won the 2014 Class 1A District 3 tournament held in Yulee on Saturday, February 1. This marks the rst team win in school history. Additionally, NW St. Johns County residents Nicholas and Nathan Cleland, both juniors, placed rst in the 220 pound weigh class and second in the 170 pound weight class respectively and moved on to regional competition. Pictured are the 10 regional quali ers who also earned placements that day. The team went on to place seventh out of 32 teams in regional competition and had two senior wrestlers qualify to attend the state tournament. The Switzerland Point Middle School Student Council has been very busy with organizing community service projects. Among the projects we have been focused on has been our Teens for Jeans students teamed up with Aeropostale to collect blue jeans through their homeroom class. The idea is to collect blue jeans in good gently used condition and take them to the Aeropostale store at The Avenues to be distributed to homeless teens around the country. This is a nationwide collection that impacts so many kids. We were able to collect over 400 pairs of jeans through our school community. Switzerland Point students are striving to participate in making our community a better place to be!
Page 22, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com Summer Camp & Activities Guide The Premier Child Care and Preschool Education Available for Children Ages 6 Weeks & Up. WWW.THELEARNINGEXPERIENCE.COM904-880-169511945 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 $100 OFF**AVAILABLE AT TLE MANDARIN ONLY. THIS OFFER IS FOR NEW ENROLLEES ONLY. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT OR PROMOTIONA L OFFER. NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH AND IS NON-TRANSFERRABLE. OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. PLEASE SEE CENTER MANAGEMENT FOR DETAILS. CALL TOSCHEDULEA TOURTODAY eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Care Spot) Y is year we are pleased to oer a Mens Only Ballet Class! is class will be taught by AODs newest teacher Mr. Devon Chanceric. For all the wonderful information and experience Mr. Chanceric will be bringing to AOD, please go to the Our Sta page of our website! Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children!Back by popular demand!SUMMER CAMP: June 9 August 15 260 4866www.starlightjax.comConveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 2014-2015 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 28th May 24th Nease High School is proud to announce that Karisa Akin, a Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) graduate, is the Panther girls golf coach. The former Kentuckys Womens Open Champ has garnered these awards: Kentuckys State Amateur Champ, All Sun Belt Conference rst team, Kentucky Golf Association Player of the Year and perhaps her greatest accomplishment, winning Mrs. Kentucky Golf. Coach Akin had been intern for the director of campus health promotion at MTSU before she was a golf pro at Foxland Harbor Country Club in Gallatin, Tennessee. She is presently the assistant golf pro at The Palencia Club. Coach Akin said, The above courses are fantastic; however, having played dozens of courses throughout my collegiate career as a Division 1 golfer, my favorite is Oklahoma Universitys The Patriot. Her other awards are: threetime All Sunbelt Conference, medaling in the VALU/MTSU Invitational Tournaments and according to Coach Akin her nest athletic achievement was being Sun Belt Conference MVP. Neases new coach said, My dads been my inspiration and Box Tops are one of the ways Liberty Pines Academy (LPA) receives nancial support. It is amazing how quickly each of those 10 cents Box Tops adds up. Last school year, LPA earned over $7000, which is equivalent to more than 70,000 Box Tops! This is free money for our school. The money earned is being earmarked to put much needed shade over the outdoor eating area, which all students and sta will be able to use. Each quarter, there is a class winner for the class that brings in the most Box Tops. Lauren Carters third grade class won the rst quarter Box Tops for Education contest. Carter and her fabulous students turned in 546 Box Tops to win. The class received a big box of Legos to use with their Nease welcomes new girls golf coachContributed by Cathy WilsonLiberty Pines Academy: Box Tops for Education bene t schoolBy Contributing Writer Diana Saramamath studies and Carter received a gift certi cate from Salontique. Kim Sextons second grade class won the second quarter Box Tops for Education contest. Sexton and her incredible students clipped and turned in 492 Box Tops to win the contest. They chose prizes of a Math Bingo game and a Time Bingo game. Sexton also won a gift certi cate for a haircut from Cindy Sutton of Salontique. The third quarter winner will be posted on LPAs webpage at www-lpa.stjohns.k12. .us. Please tell your parents, family and friends to help you collect Box Tops to help support LPA. Simply clip the Box Top from participating brands, put in a Ziploc with your teachers name attached and turn them in to your childs teacher. You can number one fan ever since he gave me a set of clubs when I was six. And now, I look forward to o ering my skills and high energy to the girls who will play for me at Nease. She believes that golf teaches many of lifes lessons and itll help her team become the best it can be while they enjoy the game as much as she does. That includes promoting a healthy attitude through hard work and nutritionher weakness, birthday cake frozen yogurt. Between guiding girls to be the best golfers and students they can be, her main goal is being a positive in uence while building competitive character in order to winif possiblewhile having fun. Like Coach Akin says, Having minored in athletic coaching with a major in community and public health plus sports management, my passion is to compete on any golf course the instant I step onto the green with my team by having a psychological edge like my favorite golfer, Tiger Woods. And while I look forward to a great season of helping girls move forward with pride and reach their potential, I have just one more thing: Tee up Lady Panthers! also go to www.btfe.com and do your online shopping through that site with no charge to you. The Cobras 3v3 soccer team played the St. Johns County 3v3 Challenge. The team won the U12 competitive boys division going 5-0. It was raining throughout the day and chilly at 49 degrees. This brought the teams together sharing snacks and hot chocolate. It was great seeing such camaraderie. The Cobras went undefeated in qualifying play and fell behind 2-0 in the championship game. The boys kept their poise and played great defense and came back to win 3-2 in thrilling fashion. Go Cobras! Pictured are Bence Kosik, Alex Bartkowiak, Kyle Corbett, Coach Kevin Corbett, Gavin Skipper and Cesar Troncoso. The school will receive eBox Tops from participating stores. Please remember that Box Tops expire, so please send them in at least every quarter and save them over the summer too.
www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 23 Summer Camp & Activities Guide 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 Are you interested in helping out with Fruit Cove Middle PTO next year? Check out the 2014-2015 PTO executive board and chairperson spots available! We will have openings next year and will need parents to replace us. The board is the essential group that helps to keep activities at FCMS happening. We would love your input if you are interested in any of the positions below. Please contact Alison Capling @alisoncapling@ yahoo.com. Descriptions of open PTO board positions: VP Fundraising: In charge of overseeing key fundraisers that are promoted at school. Duties include identifying fundraisers that maximize pro ts for the school, administering those fundraisers by setting up committees to help support them, as well as managing the overall fundraising e ort. Position works closely with the principal and PTO president. VP Membership: Is responsible for promoting membership, collecting the dues and reporting the information to the PTO Magician Michael Van Ness treated the mothers and sons of Wards Creek to a wonderful night of magic. Van Ness had boys, mothers and assistant principal Kevin Klein on stage. He was entertaining and funny; a great family night for everybody. Dinner was catered by Wards Creek April newsBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek PTO Magician Michael Van Ness and Joey GilletteWoodys Barbeque. Teachers and sta of WCE were treated by the PTO to sub platters and fried chicken for teacher appreciation. Our teachers have been busy preparing the third, fourth and fth graders for the FCAT tests scheduled for April. They certainly deserve our thanks for all they do for our children. Coming up is our Spring Festival on May 16. We have some awesome baskets being prepared for auction and have contributions so far from the Jacksonville Zoo, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Universal Studios, Wild Adventures, Painting with Twist, restaurants, massages and several Jacksonville sport teams. And, we have more contributions coming in every day. We hope all our families had a great Spring Break. Go Warriors! FCMS PTO needs you!By Contributing Writer Alison Capling Primrose Schools donated $4,300 to local nonpro t JCP CARES. Susan Muller, franchise owner and Nikki Nadeau, director of operations, presented Meg Balke with JCP CARES the funds raised from the schools Spring Fling. We know JCP CARES does good work in our community, for the countys children and we hope the funds can further support the nonpro ts enriching young hearts and minds, said Muller. president and board. Partners in Learning Coordinator: Attend all general membership and board meetings. Sponsor committees and attend committee meetings. Responsible for recruiting business partners. Responsible for newsletters to business partners and PTO members, including but not limited to advertisements, business spotlights and school happenings. Responsible for business partners recognition events. Descriptions of open PTO committee chair positions: Spirit Wear Coordinator: Keep inventory and manage spirit wear items throughout the year. Coordinate volunteers to sell spirit wear at various functions throughout the school year (Sixth Grade Open House, Fifth Grade Parent Night, Dances, Orientations and Book Fairs) Dance Coordinator: Responsible for music/DJ, refreshments, decorate, prizes and photographer if available. Eighth Grade Activities Coordinators: In charge of end of year celebration as well as any events during the school year. Walk and Wag was a huge successeven bigger and better than last year! Pacetti Bay Middle School student Sam Franzini enlisted the help of his band friends who played at the two-hour event and were absolutely fantastic. They beat last years record and raised $2,353 at the event.
Page 24, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com Summer Camp & Activities Guide Survival Skills Day Camps!ese day camps are not your ordinary summer experience. Campers leave this adventure having come in contact with their wild selves, and never look at the woods in the same way again. Choose from basic, advanced, and our adventure based camp: Pinecra! Campers learn a variety of primitive skills, such as: blacksmithing, knife making, shelter building, re-by-friction methods, wild edible plants, archery, primitive shing, and more! We keep our camper to instructor ratio low, so space is very limited, contact us to sign up. Camps run from June through July for ages 9-13, ask us about our teen camps.For more info: www.plcipjr.wix.com/liveoak Enter the woods a camper, leave the woods a survivalist! Y 2189 State Rd 13, Switzerland Summer Camp at Living Waters PreschoolAccredited by FLOCS #4939 Come Fly Away with Us!Accepting camper ages 2 6 First Session: June 16 19 Then weekly until Last Session: July 28 31 Sessions meet Monday thru Thursday from 9:30 am-1pm or 9:30 am 3 pm Call for more info & to registerSeven weeks of summer fun exploring our wonderful world. We will travel from continent to continent through music, stories, art, science, cooking, games and PLAY.Nondiscriminatory Policy Living Waters Preschool admits students and administers policy without regard to race, color, national and ethnic origin. Get ready because this summers Adventure Camp is going to be like nothing they have ever experienced! Adventure Camp runs from July 21-24th, 9am to noon. It is open to all K-5th graders (13-14 school year). Each day campers will experience thrills of the summer with tons of games, high adventure activities, awesome new friends, amazing leaders, zany characters and hilarious skits! There will be art that youll actually want to keep and music that your kids will be singing and dancing too all summer long!! &49/wk. www.tccjax.org/camp The Crossing Church meets weekly on Sunday at 10:30am at Fruit Cove Middle School (Modern Music. Casual & Friendly. Great Kids Programs) ntureCampisgoing a use t h is summers A d Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South O County Road 210 105 Natures Walk Parkway St Augustine, Florida 32092Behind McDonalds904-945-6420 Frozen eme Dance Camp Ages 5-8, June 16-20 Dance/Cra Camp: Ages 9-12, June 23-27 Broadway Bound Camp with Broadway Dancer, Lisa Clarson: July 15-19, Ages 8-11 Broadway Bound Camp with Broadway Dancer, Lisa Clarson: July 21-25, Ages 12 and Up Preschool Camp: Ballet/Tap ComboMonday, Wednesday and Fridays for two weeks beginning Monday, June 16th from 3:30-4:30. (6 sessions). RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! 904-262-2217 www.artofdancejax.com The NDA National Championship was held at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, March 7 through 9. Dance teams from across the country made their journey to Orlando to compete for the title of NDA National Champion. NDA, the National Dance Alliance, and the sister company of the National Cheerleaders Associate, was created to represent their full commitment as the most exciting, high qual-Bartram Trail Dance Team takes 4th place at NDAs National Dance Championship Bartram Trail Dance Team and choreographersity, full service provider in the dance spirit industry. Through a rigorous weekend of competition, Bartram Trail Dance Team (BTDT) clinched fourth place in the Small Varsity Hip-Hop division out of 21 teams across the United States, with some teams traveling from as far away as New York, Colorado and North Dakota. Hard work, commitment and dedication are words often used to describe Bartram Trail Dance Team. When the girls arent in the classroom, you can always nd them in the dance room practicing with their team, sometimes two or three practices a day, with one goal in mind: doing their absolute best at Nationals! Kristi Babbs, the 2013-2014 captain, said, What makes Nationals so important to BTDT is that everything we worked for all year is left on that stage. And not only is that a great feeling, but the sisterhood that is formed from working hard and overcoming challenges together is even better. Because of this dedication, BTDT was honored with two other special awards selected by the judges for their category, in addition to their fourth place title. They received the NDA Unleashed Routine award, which is presented to the team who represents a unique and entertaining routine as determined by the judges. And they received the Technical Excellence award, for showing the best technique in their category, again selected by the judges. Bartram Trail Dance Team was also proudly nominated for the Sportsmanship award. With the 2013-2014 season coming to a close and a positive outlook ahead, the returning Bartram Trail dancers are looking forward to tryouts at the end of this school year and for the future of the team. When asked what Bartram Trail Dance Team means to her, Dance Team coach Natalie Lindell said, From being a dancer on the team to now being the coach, BTDT is a family that fosters dedication, discipline, determination and integrity. I learned many lessons of being a well rounded student and teammate from BTDT and hope to continue to instill that with the present and future dancers on this phenomenal team. On March 1, Nease NJROTC cadets traveled to Coffee County, Georgia to participate in the Area 12 NJROTC Regional Drill Meet. This drill meet hosts the top 16 schools from North Florida and Georgia. Nease NJROTC quali ed for the regional competition in October when they took home rst place overall at the Mandarin High School Drill Meet. The results for Nease are as follows: Meet Overall: fourth place; Personnel Inspection: second place; Academics: fourth place; Unarmed Exhibition: fth place; Curl ups: fourth place; Pushups: third place. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919
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Page 26, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 4-30-14 On March 20, CDR Alan M. DJock assumed duties as executive o cer of Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) in Jacksonville. CDR DJock is a native of Sachse, Texas and graduated from North Garland High School in 1991. Following high school, he attended and played football for the University of Minnesota and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. He also earned a master of arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota, CDR DJock attended O cer Candidate School in Pensacola and was commissioned in May 1997. He completed ight training at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and was designated a Naval Flight O cer in May 1998. His naval career has includ-Following are some of the events that Heritage Landing has planned for its residents for April: For more information about the events below, please call 940-6095 or email us at campheritage@heritagelanding. comcastbiz.net. Unless otherwise noted, these events are for Heritage Landing residents and their guests. The St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile will come Patrol Squadron Five holds Change of CommandBy Contributing Writer LTJG John Bellezzaed tours at VP-45 and VP-30 (twice) in Jacksonville, aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in Norfolk, Virginia, the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and at VP-10 in Brunswick, Maine and Jacksonville. CDR DJock will be deploying later this year with the Mad Foxes of VP-5 to the Western Paci c, when his squadron will become only the second ever operational squadron to deploy with the new P-8A Poseidon aircraft. CDR DJock currently lives in St. Augustine with his wife, Hayley and daughters, Mallory, Landry and Avery.Heritage Landing announces community events to the Amenity Center the rst and third Wednesday of the month from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information, please visit their website at sjcpls.org. Parent Date Night: Saturday, April 12 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. $20 for the rst child and $15 for siblings. The kids will be decorating Easter eggs and doing all kinds of things that add up to a night of fun! Call to reserve your spot as space is limited! Toddler and Preschool Story Time. Join the Childrens Librarian at the amenity center the rst and third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. for newborns to three year olds and 10:30 a.m. for three to ve year olds. For more information, please visit their website at sjcpls.org. The Adult Book Club meets the third Thursday each month from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. This is a free program sponsored by The St. Johns County Public Library. Student Band Rehearsal: Sunday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All Heritage Landing resident band students are welcome. The Student Band is led by resident Mr. Iaropli. Please call 940-1119 for more information. The Heritage Landing Business Networking Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Heritage Landing business owners or representatives, come introduce your business to fellow residents. The meeting is free. A $5 fee gets your business card published in this months newsletter. The Heritage Landing CDD Board of Supervisors meeting: Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. For more information about the CDD please visit heritagelandingcdd.org. MatchBox Car Race: Saturday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Start your engines, boys! Lets get together and have some fun! The cost is $10 per child. RSVP required. Tennis clinics and instruction hosted by First Coast Tennis Foundation. Lessons are every Monday. Krista Bastien is our new tennis pro. She provides quick start and developmental clinics as well as adult clinics. For more information, please contact Krista at 377-0016 or email her at kristabastien79@ gmail.com. Amenity Athletics Spring Soccer Season: Now through May 17. For current league information, please visit QuickScores.com/AmenityAthletics. Cell Phones for Soldiers. Please remember to donate your old cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Bring your donations to the amenity center o ce during regular business hours. Heritage Landing Homeowners Association meetings scheduled for April are: Master HOA meets April 28 at 6:30 p.m.; the Architectural Review Committee meets April 7 and 21 at 6:00 p.m.; and the Enforcement Committee meets April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Please call 436-6270 for more information. need customers?886-4919 Lunar PhasesFull: April 15 Last Quarter: April 22 New: April 29First Quarter: May 7
www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 27 Audiologist & Hearing Aid Specialist 904-940-1211 Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center. This months project will be for the women at the Betty Gri n House in St. Augustine. Handbags will be lled with a variety of health and beauty needs, wallets, jewelry and incidentals. Helping Hands has been doing a Mothers Day project for last six years to cheer the women in transitional housing there. Laraine Walpole, Debbie Ennis and Jeannie Sturgill have been the chairwomen of this project since it began. The Birthday Bag project continues to provide a gift to a needy child who shares the same birthday month as a Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou At the Proton Beam Therapy Center with gift bags.member. The initial February kick o resulted in 65 bags being given to children at Proton Therapy Treatment Center in Jacksonville, Daniel and homeless children in St. Augustine through St. Francis House. The group is busy at work making craft fair items for its craft fair on September 6 to bene t K9s for Warriors. This 501 (c ) 3 charity provides a service dog to a soldier who su ers from PTSD or TBI. The charity is based out of Ponte Vedra and is headed by Shari Duval (wife of golfer David Duval). Each month a new class of servicemen and women are matched with a canine companion. They spend three weeks in training and then graduate with their new friend. A recent graduation featured service men from all four branches of the military. Ninety ve percent of the dogs come from rescue. A new facility is being built in Nocatee, so more soldiers will be able to be housed. If anyone would like to help and learn a new craft, the group meets each Tuesday at First Florida Credit Union on County Road 210 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to work on a di erent craft to sell. Materials are provided Members of Helping Hands recently toured the Proton Beam Therapy Center in Jacksonville to bring gifts for the children there from all over the world receiving specialized cancer treatment. Kim Ely explained how the center works and the group had a special moment when those touring were able to see a young child from Britain ring the bell after he nished his treatment and was ready to go home. Over 35 children there received gifts and the balance was distributed to Daniel (a residential home for abused children) which also received 35 gifts. Thank you to everyone in the community. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that was started in 2007 with a group of 12 women who wanted to make a di erence in the community by helping others. The group now numbers over 175 and meets the last Friday of each month at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 to do a small project for those in need. 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 nondenominational and anyone is welcome to join. Helping Hands of St. Johns County is not af liated with Helping Hands of Nocatee. The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage! Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919
Page 28, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com I want cremation.$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 like us on Facebook I am loving this spring weather! Its ok that Ive already been running my AC while family up north is still thawing out. Weve put in our spring garden, been mowing the lawn again for four weeks and have refreshed the sand in the sandbox. Spring in Florida is a beautiful time of year and were taking advantage of every mosquito-free moment we can! Of course we didnt even think of needing sunscreen the rst gorgeous weekend and we all got a bit too much sun which led to days of peeling and applying aloe and moisturizing and hydrating with water, water, water. I dont burn like my kids do and I often nd myself unsympathetic when their everything hurts. Hubby does, though and so he can relate. He comforts better because he understands more because hes feeling the same pain! This made me stop and think in what other areas am I responding without compas-More than 150 women from 11 congregations, including Julington Creek, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their friends recently celebrated the 172nd anniversary of the organization of the Relief Society, the auxiliary of the church An evening of celebration and serviceBy Contributing Writer Darlene Barrington Relief Society President Sherry Herrington, along with her counselors, Hattie McClennan and Julie LeFevre, with a few of the gift bags that were assembled during the service project. for adult women. The evening included dinner, fellowship and a service project. They lled 50 birthday bags with party hats, dessert plates, cake mixes, icing, candles and other donated items for a complete birthday party. The bags were donated to area shelters. From its beginning on March 17, 1842, Relief Society women have been guided by their motto, Charity Never Faileth. Now, 172 years later, their mission to seek out and care for those in need has not changed. The Relief Society is the oldest and largest womens organization with 5.5 million members worldwide. Its purpose is to build faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes and help those in need. To nd out more about the history and work of Relief Society, go to Mormon.org and search Relief Society. got firstname.lastname@example.org Purposeful Parenting: Its spring!By Allie Olsension? The rst area that comes to mind is video games. I am not a fan. So when my seven year old begs to nish a level before turning o the console, I usually say no. I started thinking, though, would I like my computer to shut down in the middle of writing this column? (No.) Similarly, he likes to nish what he starts. Were still working through the details, but my goal is for him to respect my instructions while I respect his desire to get to a stopping point. As our teens grow older and more independent, my tendency is to give them more space. But as we drift apart, I am less able to relate and they feel less connected to our family. Were no experts on parenting teens, but we are learning the delicate balance of freedom and yet pouring into their lives now more than ever. If our oldest son is truly expected to live like a man in three years, he has a lot of learning to do. Who can teach him to be an awesome adult? The kids he plays ultimate Frisbee with may be able to help with the awesome part, but they have zero experience in the adult eld. So, again, were learning to love being together so we can relate in the good times and tough ones as well. Its tempting to send my 15 year old out to mow the lawn and kick the seven year old o the Wii to go pull weeds while I tackle my list of indoor to-dos. Instead, this spring Im spreading sunscreen on all of us and heading out back together. After all, the family that plays together stays together! Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.comLeaders think and talk about solutions. Followers think and talk about problems.~Brian Tracy The Right Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Episcopal Bishop of Florida, recently visited St. Patricks Episcopal Church for Sunday morning services. His visits are much anticipated since he only visits about once every two years. Happy Spring!from your friends at The CreekLine!
www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 29 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: email@example.com or 886-4919. Faith News Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt Glow in Friday, April 11 Doors Open at 7:50 pm Egg Hunt at 8:30 pmKids age group hunts, for toddler-6th grade. Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. There will be door prizes and a grand prize golden egg in each age group.Did we mention that it is glow in the dark!?Free Family Fun Event! 3450 CR 210 W. (Just west of Cimarrone Golf and Country Club)www.fcctoday.com or 287-3223 FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org Easter Sunday~April 20 7am Easter Sunrise service at Alpine Groves Park (at the riverfront) 8:30am & 11am Easter Services at Switzerland Community Church Geneva Presbyterian Church has several exciting events scheduled to celebrate the season of Lent, leading up to Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Our Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 12. We will have many exciting activities for all ages bouncy houses, Easter egg hunt (bring a basket!), face painting, crafts and even a cupcake walk. All of this is accompanied by picnic snacks and great music. Come and See as we welcome our new youth director, Lorrie Watkins on this day. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and the community is invited. You wont want to miss our Choral Cantata during our 10:30 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday, April 13. Come and See the Geneva choir share the gift of Easter music. This special music presentation will be accompanied by the palm procession of the children. On Thursday, April 17 we will hold a special Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m. This is a re ective service you dont want to miss as it reminds us of Christs last days on earth. The church is open to the community on Good Friday for a prayer vigil from 9:00 a.m. until Excitement is building for the third annual Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival. Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple), located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard. This year the Festival features Jewish food from around the world. In addition to the Fruit Cove Baptist Church is pleased to host a special needs conference, In His Image on Saturday, May 3. The purpose of the conference is to minister to the ever growing population in our community with accurate, scienti cally proven therapy methods. Experts in the elds of occupational therapy, speech/ language therapy and applied behavioral analysis will be the keynote speakers. The conference will be relevant to address-A community wide Sunrise Service will be held on Easter Sunday morning, April 20, on the riverfront at Alpine Groves Park on State Road 13 in Switzerland. The service will begin at 7:00 a.m. This years theme is He Can Have My Tomb. Wes Slough, pastor of Switzerland Community Church, will deliver the message. Several local churches will participate in the event, which is open to everyone.The community is invited to an iParent Conference, Parenting in the Digital Age, to be held on Friday, May 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church. Workshops will be o ered by Jacksonville area youth and child professionals and childcare is provided. The keynote speaker is Jonathan McKee, nationally known speaker and author. The cost is $20 per single parent or $35 per couple. To register or for more information, please visit www. mumc.net. Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) is o ering, for the 12th year, their Fish and Shrimp Frys during the six Fridays of the Lenten Season, concluding on April 11. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A lunch of fried sh, shrimp or a combination of both will be o ered with the trimmings of fries, beans or cole slaw and hush puppies. Dinner will o er the same menu plus a broiled sh prepared Francaise style with rice and cole slaw. Broiled shrimp is also available or a combination of both broiled sh and shrimp. Chicken strips are available for the kids. Drinks and homemade desserts are also available. The church is located in the World Golf Village area on State Road 16. All proceeds go to the continued development of the OLGC church and its ministries. Come and See Geneva Presbyterian Church during Lent4:00 p.m. Bring your concerns individually or corporately to spend peaceful time with God. Holy Week culminates with the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday at our 10:30 a.m. worship service. Geneva will also be hosting a series of Lenten Lunches on Thursdays which will be led by Dr. Herb Meza. These lunches are scheduled for April 10 and April 17 and will be held in our Fellowship Hall form 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Dr. Meza will be leading a discussion about rst person re ections around the cross. A light lunch will be o ered and donations will be accepted. Please call the church o ce to reserve your spot. Geneva Presbyterian Church welcomes everyone to our Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:00 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Come and See why Geneva is a special place to worship. For more information about any of these events, please contact our church o ce at 287-4865.Special needs conference: In His Image scheduled for May 3 By Contributing Writer Windy Keene ing the needs of infants through young adults. During the lunch hour several presenters will share various resources that are available locally. There are numerous families in our area touched by special needs. This could be your family or someone you know. The journey can be confusing and overwhelming. Raising a special needs child requires so many decisions to be made, as well as what seems like an endless barrage of people telling you what you should and should not do. Fruit Cove Baptist Church already has a special needs ministry to children on Sunday mornings. Adults serve through this ministry by working with the children on a needs speci c basis. Some children only need a little help tting into their Sunday school classes. Other children need one-on-one attention and are better suited in a more self contained environment. The In His ImageSpecials Needs Ministry has done an amazing job of meeting the child where they are and serving their speci c need. This ministry allows the parents to participate in Sunday school and Worship and guarantees these children are learning about Jesus and His love for all of us. If you are interested in at-Third annual Jewish Food Festival: May 4 By Contributing Writer Andrew Oceanbrisket sliders, corned beef, matzah ball soup, pickles, bagels, lox, kugel and macaroons with which you may be familiar, there will be avors and tastes you may have never experienced before. We will expand our usual notion of Jewish food to recognize that we adapted our traditions and cuisine to what was available in those corners of the world where Jews have been dispersed. We live throughout the world and we have adapted our recipes to what was available locally, said Michelle Pargman, Food Festival chair. These adaptations display our similarity with other groups and our uniqueness. This Food Festival gives our Jewish community and our entire Jacksonville community the opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity. tending the conference or if you have questions, please contact Gwen at the church o ce at 287-0996 or visit www.fruitcove.com for more information. Registration is currently open and is required for this event. A box lunch will be served. It is our prayer that the In His Image Special Needs Conference will show the community how much our church loves these children and their parents. We hope to see you there! The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!
Page 30, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com As we approach the middle of April, spring sports athletes at Bartram Trail prepare to take on playo s. Starting with the district championship, the girls lacrosse team will play in their rst round on April 14 at Ponte Vedra High School, while the boys team will play on April 15 in Bartrams stadium. Track will attend their district meet at Nease High school on April 17 and baseball will begin their playo s on April 22. Each year the Bears accomplish soaring successes in athletics, so it should be an exciting year again as they take on their most competitive opponents in the ght to the state championship. The softball team at Bartram this season is determined to bring back an old legacy of state champions that they once had in the history of the Bears. 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Stacey Smith is also a coach at Wards Creek Elementary and its Smith who applied to start the program there last year. She believed in the principles of the program and thought it was important to give girls the opportunity to run. She explains, I wanted to teach these girls that to stand proud, believe in themselves and be a positive role model are characteristics they can use throughout their lives. She also feels that she learns as much from the girls as they do from the program. Seeing them at the 5K is one of the most emotional days as a coach, Smith says. Watching them run a distance they never thought they could run on day one and seeing their teammates nish the race and then come back and run with them is amazing to see as a coach. Coaching Girls on the Run lls my heart. To sign your daughter up for Girls on the Run or to volunteer as a coach, please visit the Girls on the Run website, www.gotrne .org or call their o ce at 619-6763. Bookmobile Public Stops April, May, JuneAll citizens of St. Johns County are welcome aboard the bookmobile at any of the public stops listed below in NW St. Johns County. Please feel free to browse our collections, drop off items and pick up books reserved and sent from other locations speci cally for you!Publix at Murabella, 84 Tuscan Way: Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m., April 19, May 17, June 21 and Fridays, 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m., April 11, April 25, May 16, May 30. Winn Dixie at St Johns Commons, 2220 CR 210 W: Mondays, 12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m., April 21, May 12. Providence Bible Church at Wards Creek 7730 CR 13 North: Mondays, 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m., April 21, May 12. Palencia Commons Shopping Plaza 7462 US 1 North: Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m., April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4. Publix at 210 West, 2845 County Road 210 W: Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m., April 10, April 24, May 15, May 29. For more information about the Bookmobile and Library Extension Services, please call 827-6944 or visit www.sjcpls.org.Riding into History, one of Americas premier vintage motorcycle events, will return to the beautiful World Golf Village on May 16-17, 2014. This will be our 15th year! Dave Despain, the most well-known television personality in the motorcycle world will serve as our Grand Marshal. He is considered the voice of motorcycle racing. Marina Alley is returning as the rst woman to serve as chair of the event. The weekend will feature the Concours dElegance, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Riding into History Motorcycle Concours in May Saturday, with charity rides to the event leaving from Adamec Harley Davidson and BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville. The Grand Marshals Historic Lunch Ride, led by Despain and the Grand Marshals Dinner at the Legends Grill in the WGV, featuring a talk by Despain will be held on Friday. All of the proceeds from Riding into History will bene t the Ponte Vedra based charity, K9s for Warriors, www.k9sforwarriors.org. To date, Riding into History has raised over Riding into History cont. on pg. 32
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Page 32, The CreekLine April 2014 www.thecreekline.com Fields Cadillac Call me for all of your automotive needs! Jim Seery WGV Resident Sales/Leasing Consultant New and Preowned7999 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244 904-778-7700 EXT. 227 781-206-7315 Cell email@example.com www.eldscadillac.comAsk about our Fields Matters Amenities OF JACKSONVILLE VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. Call 268-6365 Your local independent insurance agent since 2003 You might nd less expensive home insurance . But Tom saved $50,000 on his last storm claim!Dont wait to nd out what you need now but may be missing! 12412 San Jose Blvd, #404Unity ChiropracticFamily Chiropractic Ofce emphasizing womens health ?? 904-379-6988?? OPENING SOON! Dr Natasha K. Musser Chiropractor This months movie review belongs to the lm 3 Days to Kil l, an action, crime drama for adults and older teens. Paris can be a place of beauty, but also a place of international intrigue. Ethan Renner, portrayed by Kevin Costner, is a CIA agent who tends to leave bodies wherever he goes. However, in an e ort to protect his wife and daughter, Christine and Zoey Renner, played respectively by Connie Nielsen and Hailee Steinfeld, he has estranged himself from them. After nding out he has a terminal illness he determines to re-establish the relationships with those he loves. The CIA gives him his walking papers; nevertheless, they have one last job planned for him, in exchange for an experimental drug that may extend the time he has left. Weve made it, Creekside, to the fourth and nal quarter! As we approach the end of our school season, all of the spring sports athletes are starting to wrap up their seasons as well. This year has been a phenomenal year for all sports at Creekside High School. The wrestling team and individuals had tremendous success at states and other qualifying rounds. The spirit of Creeksides varsity cheerleading team placed second in the state with an amazing performance this year, along with the football team moving The weather is nally warming up and our athletes continue to work to be the best they can be. The girls lacrosse team is a tightly-knit group, with fantastic chemistry and a pretty high skill level. This means that all the girls get to play in the games and they feel like a family. Christi Timm, one of the Movie Review3 Days to KillDirected by: McG. Starring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen and Amber Heard. Review by T.G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Vivi Delay, depicted by Amber Heard, is the keeper of the drug and the one directing his missions. In addition to hunting down a dangerous terrorist and his henchmen, Ethan must stay with his daughter while his wife is away, a child who has grown into a teenager while he has been absent from their lives. Ethan has three days to kill and reclaim his family. McG, also known as Joseph McGinty, has directed this lm with lots of action and family drama, plus tongue-in-cheek comedy. Kevin Costner, who has not been in many recent lms, performs admirably in every situation in which he is placed, proving why he is Kevin Costner. Amber Heard is one of the few in the cast who is more identi able and plays her part as the tough, manipulative agent, holding Ethans life in her hands. The rest of the cast may not be as well known in America; however, they performed the parts of dangerous criminals and unsure family very well. Hope is evident in his wifes eyes when he and his daughter reconnect, even though there are some rough patches. The main drawback of the lm is that the primary lming is a bit grainy, in addition to being mainly shot in Paris and those streets get awfully tight for automobile action. Too bad they shot more in the city instead of more scenic areas. The African family that has squatted in Ethans home while he has been gone is de nitely part of the comedic relief and part of his return to humanity. An enjoyable and entertaining escape lm.CHS Sports Roundup: The nal quarterBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studenton to play o s. Even the swim team had substantial amount of success this season at states! All around it has been a great year of wins for Creekside and all the athletes look forward to performing even better next year. Most of the varsity senior athletes at our school have decided by now where they want to commit to play in college and continue their sporting career. The following athletes committed to play sports in college: Meghan Halia to swim at Florida State University, Ali Davanzo to play softball at MIT, Courtney Edgerton to cheer at Lindenwood University-Belleville, Michael Melvin to play soccer at Clemson, Jessica Van Cleave to run cross country and track at Winthrop, Ali French to play volleyball at Palm Beach Atlantic, Fallyn Gonzales to play lacrosse at Alderson-Broaddus, Matt Allen to play baseball at Santa Fe College, Samantha Hayes to play softball at South Georgia college, Amanda Keller to play tennis at Navy, Miki Lewis to play soccer at Troy, Joanna Newton to play soccer at USC Beaufort, Marisa Luiz to play tennis at Florida Atlantic and Shelby Scanlon for gymnastics to Ithaca. A huge congratulations to all of these athletes as well as any that may not have been included for all their success in high school and continued success in future years. The baseball team will be heading into nal district rounds this month on April 22 and 23. Their last big game will be at Ponte Vedra on April 17. The girls softball team will have had their last game on April 9. They wrapped up with a great season, having only three losses. Girls lacrosse team will have their nal game against Episcopal on April 10 and the boys lacrosse team will play against Pedro Menendez on April 11. Both boys and girls lacrosse teams nished up their seasons strong. Varsity track and eld athletes will be competing in regionals on April 25. Come out and support the runners as they ght for a spot to states. Lets nish up the year o strong Creekside and come out on top! Charge the success knights. Nease Sports Roundup: On a rollBy Elena Castello, Nease Student eight graduating senior girls said, I like that we all get playing time and our motto, united on and o the eld has proven true this season. The girls have been on a roll, beating Stanton 20-1 in a recent game. The boys baseball team is going through a rougher time, but that doesnt discourage the Panthers. In fact, a victory over the Ponte Vedra Sharks cannot be overlooked, as well as the recent victory over Englewood, 9-4. Luckily for the team, there are many freshmen, so there in much potential for future years. In boys and girls tennis, Districts were April 1-2 (check next months article for the results!), but both the boys and girls have winning records. Sophomore Gabriela Castello, number two on the varsity team, has an undefeated record of 10-0, while senior Conner Russell also mirrors that with a 9-0 record. The girls team won the Conference title. Track and eld, although mainly an individual sport, also has a close-woven group of athletes. The girls team has a great shot at being a true threat to the other competition, while the boys are using this year to train very hard. Senior Courtney Mitchell noted that there are many good individuals on the team and that makes Nease overall a very tough competitor. The athletes of the month for April are junior Molly Beman in softball and senior Hunter Koike in track and eld. $300,000 for charity. The event is presented by Riding Into History Inc., a 501(c)3 not for pro t organization comprised entirely of volunteer members from several motorcycle organizations, led by the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Northeast Florida (BMWNEF). The Historic Motorcycle Society (HMS), Chrome Divas of Jacksonville Beach, Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), VJMC, BMW Outriders and the AMCA Sunshine Chapter all lend support to the event. Between 350 and 400 antique, vintage and classic motorcycles from all over the country are expected to enter the Concours, which this year honors American Iron. Thousands of spectators are once again expected to enjoy the event, which also includes exhibitors, entertainment, clubs and a variety of food. Admission is still only $10 at the gate for the Concours. Internationally known motorcycle artist Don Bradley will once again provide the original artwork for the posters, which have become collectors items. Posters, t-shirts and other items are available at RidingIntoHistory. org and at the event. For additional information, please visit RidingIntoHistory. org, email info@RidingIntoHistory.org or call 677-9452.Continued from pg. 30Riding into History
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Nearly 50 percent of the water that we use goes on our lawns and plants and about 10 percent of the water used inside our homes is wasted due to Helpful irrigation tips to save water from the St. Johns RiverkeeperBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeperleaks. This is the same water that we drink, feeds our wetlands, bubbles up and creates our magni cent springs and provides 20 to 30 percent of the ow of the St. Johns. By using water more e ciently, we can save money and prevent the need for expensive and risky plans to siphon water from our river. A recent study found that homeowners can reduce their water consumption by over 30 percent by simply readjusting the automatic irrigation system on a regular basis. The lesson here is dont just set it and forget it. Pay close attention to the weather and rainfall patterns and frequently adjust your irrigation timers accordingly. Often, rainfall can provide all of the water that your lawn and plants need. Also, carefully inspect and adjust your spray-heads on a regular basis, making sure that your sprinklers are not also watering the sidewalks, driveway or street. If you are a JEA customer, you can call (866) 664-8644 to schedule a free water checkup and irrigation audit to improve the e ciency of your system. The type of plants and grasses that we use in our landscaping is another major reason for our wasteful watering practices. By gradually expanding beds with low-maintenance, native plants and reducing the size of our lawns, we can eventually save a tremendous amount of time, money and water. The rule here is right plant, right place. Pick the plants that are the most appropriate for the speci c conditions of your yard (sun or shade, moist or dry soil, etc.) and will require the least amount of water and fertilizer. We also often apply much more water than our plants and grass really need to remain healthy. Over-watering can actually result in a shallow root system, making your lawn less drought-tolerant and more susceptible to weed growth, disease, fungus and insects. Irrigate only when your lawn shows signs of stress from lack of waterwhen the leaf blades begin to fold in half, the lawn turns a bluishgray color or footprints linger. If you have an irrigation system, consider installing a soil moisture sensor. These inexpensive devices can cut your sprinkler system water usage by more than half by continuously checking soil moisture levels and preventing your sprinklers from operating when watering is not needed. Follow the local irrigation ordinance that only allows watering up to two times a week (March through November) and before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. If your street address is an odd number, watering is allowed on Wednesday and Saturday, while even number addresses can only water on Thursday and Sunday. The days for businesses and non-residential locations are Tuesday and Friday. Finally, consider installing a rain barrel or cistern to conserve water and prevent runo that can wash fertilizers and chemicals down storm drains and into our waterways. By working together to use water more e ciently, we can save money, conserve our groundwater resources, and protect our precious St. Johns River from unnecessary and potentially harmful water withdrawal plans. Learn more at stjohnsriverkeeper.org/river-friendly.A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Wed./Sat. Homes with even number addresses: Thurs./Sun. Nonresidential properties: Tues./Fri. Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater lessVisit www. oridaswater.com Recognizing the countys tness opportunities, recreational infrastructure and policies that support an active lifestyle, the Florida Department of Health has honored St. Johns County with a 2014 Healthy Weight Community Champion recognition. The Department of Health program recognizes Florida counties and municipal County named a 2014 Healthy Weight Communitygovernments that are making great progress and play an important role in decreasing unhealthy weight through policies and best practices that increase physical activity and improve nutrition. For additional information, please visit www.healthiestweight orida.com.
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Homes from $300Ks to more than $2 million $69.95 Spring Tune Up Have a full tune up before the season starts to insure your system is running at peak performance EXP: 5/31/14 (904) 268-3737 River Garden installed new board leadership during the annual meeting of River Garden Senior Services and the 68th Anniversary Day celebration of River Garden Hebrew Home. Following three years as board president of the River Garden Hebrew Home, Mark Lodinger passed the baton to It looks like after a very long winter with a little too much rain, conditions are nally beginning to favor the start a new season of shing for our areas of the St. Johns. If big rains can manage to avoid us early this year, we might even be able to expect a decent shrimping season to accompany our shing. Right now we have a lot to look forward to and we need to make sure we are ready to go when the time comes. Tackle and equipment are necessities when preparing for a shing trip, but nowadays so is paperwork. Here are a few examples of some nal check o s before going to the water this year. First of all, check your shing license to make sure it is Captain Davids Local Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaRiver Garden celebrates anniversary, installs new board leadershipincoming board president, Marsha Pollock. Lodinger has served on the River Garden Home board since 1991, including serving as vice president of the River Garden Admissions board and chair of its Insurance Committee. Pollock has served on the River Garden Home board since 1990, most recently as vicechair of the Admissions Committee. The annual anniversary day celebration was attended by over 500 guests and included a barbeque, pony rides, train rides, face painting, balloon artistry, games and an open house. current. A Florida Resident Fishing License is required in most circumstances of shing. Dont get caught without one. Fishing licenses can be obtained almost immediately over the internet or by placing a phone call. MYFWC.com will provide you with all the information needed. When shing today you also need to make sure that you have the proper license for the species of sh that you happen to be catching. If you are catching saltwater species at our end of the river (which is deemed freshwater from the Main Street Bridge and south), you must have a saltwater license to accompany your freshwater license to keep the sh legally. Combination licenses are the easy answer for shing our area waters and keep you covered when shing other waters throughout the state. Being able to properly identify sh is a must in this day of numerous regulations. If you are not always sure of the species you catch, carry a sh identi cation book or have access to an app that can give you a quick answer. Quantity, size, season and bag limits are all subject to change a couple of times a year. Often these regulations change from region to region or even from one county to the next. Always carry or have access to a current copy of the latest Fishing Regulations with you. One more piece of paperwork needed that everyone may not be aware of is for boat owners. Besides having to have your vessel currently registered, Florida numbers properly displayed with current sticker and have your paper copy of registration present anytime on your boat is on the water, if you were born after January 1, 1988 you must have taken an approved boaters education course and have with you a Boaters Safety Education I.D. This required of any vessel with more than 9.9 horsepower. For any information regarding shing regulations in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission provides a website to answer all your questions. By visiting MYFWC.com you have instant access to licenses, regulations, sh identi cation, boating rules and more. With paperwork complete and the nal check o s made, now is the time to nally start thinking about shing. 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The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL), JEA and the Green Team Project are partnering to o er free Doit-Yourself Home Energy and Water Evaluation Kits and training workshops at the following library locations: Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. Mandarin Branch Library Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library The Green Team Project is o ering one-hour workshops and demonstrations on the proper use of the kits. The kits will be available for checkout with a JPL library card at each of the workshops and are also available for checkout at any library location throughout the year. The kit tools come in backpacks made locally from recycled billboard vinyl. Developed by JEA, the backpack includes energy e ciency It is nally spring and the days are longer, so what better way to spend this extra daylight time than to join in the fun at the fourth annual Running of the Knights on Friday, May 16 at Creekside High School. To register or to learn more about the Creekside High School Athletic Clubs Running of the Knights please visit www.runningoftheknights.com. This is the Creekside High School Athletic Booster Clubs biggest fundraiser of the year and all funds collected help to support every sport as well as the band at Creekside High School. This event o ers something for just about everyone in the community, including a Centipede Team Race, a one mile fun Its time for the fourth annual Running of the Knights By Contributing Writer Debby McKernan, Creekside High School Athletic Booster Clubrun, a 5K Run/Walk race plus a family friendly festival with food, games, music and more. The Centipede team race is the only Centipede Race in the Jacksonville area and consists of ve or more participants who run or walk while connected together as a unit. This fun division also has its own award categories such as Most School Spirit, Fastest Times and Most Creative. Booth space is available in our exhibitor area for interested vendors. Non-pro t organizations who would like to showcase service opportunities for students are also welcome to apply. Information can be found on our website under Sponsors. There have been quite a few new activities and games added this year such as giant hamster balls, U-launchers, booger wars, Beat the Bucket, plus a St. Johns County School Challenge where any St Johns County elementary or middle school that registers 25 or more student runners will earn $5 per participant to be awarded to their respective schools. Why not create a Centipede team and earn some money for your school too? Also rolling out new this year is Its Your Race, a mobile app that will keep participants up to date on race information including the course map, race results and sponsorships. Registration fees for the 5K and the Centipede Race are $30 per person through May 12 or $35 from May 13 through May 16. The fun run cost is $10 per person. All participants pre-registered by May 12 will receive the event t-shirt. Please register today at www.runningoftheknights.com!Reduce utility bills: Make your home e cientBy Contributing Writer Gerri Boyce, JEAmeasuring tools to help you conserve energy, identify problem areas in your home and tips on how to x them. They also include water use evaluation tools to nd water leaks and estimate your water costs, discover if your faucets and appliances are water ef cient and determine if your outdoor irrigation system is watering e ectively. Registration for the workshops is required. Attendance at each workshop is limited to 20 individuals on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Slots ll quickly so early registration is recommended. For more information and to register, please visit www. greenteamproject.org. If you need special accommodations, please contact the Youth Services and Programming O ce at 6301420 or JPLPrograms@coj. net. Please provide 72 hours notice when requesting accommodations.
www.thecreekline.com April 2014 The CreekLine, Page 37 Our Home Improvement Guide! Candy Gil, Realtor 904.635.2954 email@example.comCarefree Lifestyle! World Golf Village Beautiful Home For Sale! 50%OffSwing into Spring during our Outdoor Lighting Sale!Jacksonville (904) 262-8113 10130 Philips Highway (Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339) Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com *Hurry, Sale Ends Apr 30th. Second outdoor light must be equal or lesser value. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only.All Outdoor LightingBUY ONE, GET ONE* Bartram Trail Athletic Booster Club (BBABC) is a 501 (c) (3) not for pro t organization whose sole purpose is to support all of Bartram Trail High Schools athletic teams. BBABC hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year with the proceeds going directly towards team uniforms, care of the athletic elds, buses and other related needs. Over the past ve years, BBABC has raised over $600,000 to support both boys and girls sports programs at Bartram Trail High School. Unlike other local booster clubs, BBABC prides itself with the fact that it has one booster club that supports all of its programs. We are like a family here at Bartram; we pool our resources and help all of our teams equally, says Joe Jasmon, president of BBABC. The BBABC and Bartram Trail High School have created a unique and synergistic relationship together. Our partnership is like no other in St. Johns County or in the state of Florida; it is perhaps the best booster club in the state, says Barry Craig, Bartram Trail High School athletic director. Both BBABC and the athletic department at Bartram Trail work hand in hand with strategic planning, identi cation of needs and resource distribution. Its a one-of-a-kind program that we have been able to sustain for many years, adds Jasmon. With this partnership and the ongoing connection to the school, the coaches and the athletic department and BBABC, Bartram Trail has consistently performed at the top of its divisions for both boys and girls on and o the eld. The BBABC is putting the nishing touches on its third annual Low Country Boil Fundraiser, which will be held April 26 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Trout Creek State Park. This fundraiser has continued to grow each year and we look forward to our third straight sellout, says Jasmon. The Low Country Boil fundraiser consists of an allyou-can-eat Low Country Boil, unlimited beverages, corn hole, horseshoes, a live band (Bad Lies) and both a live and silent Bartram Bears Athletic Boosters gear up for year end fundraisersBy Contributing Writer Robb Gallitz, Communications Director, Bartram Bears Athletic Booster Clubauction. For more information regarding the Low Country Boil, please visit our website: www. bartramathleticboosters.com. The BBABC and Bartram Trail High School are also partnering with the TPC and Chip In For Youth to help bene t local charities. BBABC is o ering a $45 ticket that can be used any one day of the tournament. This ticket is not day speci c and does not include any additional charges for tax or handling. In addition, children 18 years and younger can gain free entry with a paid adult $45 discounted price ticket. The normal price for this ticket is $58 (plus tax and handling) and is only good for a speci c day. The TPC dates are May 6 through 11, 2014. The last day to purchase these discounted tickets that support the athletic teams is April 18, so dont miss out! This is our second year partnering with the TPC. It is a wonderful fundraiser for our teams $25 of each ticket goes directly back to our athletic teams, adds Amy Jasmon, sponsorship chair. To purchase TPC tickets to help bene t Bartram Trail Athletics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rotary Club of St. Johns donated $5,000 each to the ARC of St. Johns and to the Memories of Love Foundation. These are the clubs two primary community giving organizations. The ARC used this gift to complete a specialized playground for challenged children and Memories of Love sends families going through terminal illnesses on specialized trips to build family memories. Pictured is President Bruce Humphrey presenting the donation.Rotary Club of St. Johns donates $10,000 to local charities An evening of American Sign LanguageTuesday, April 22 5 pmCome join us for an amazing family-oriented American Sign Language extravaganza. The Creekside High School Sign Language Class will be signing childrens books in ASL, sharing ASL lessons in colors, animals, and the alphabet and will also be signing popular songs in ASL.
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Hiltonen was an All-State goalkeeper who helped lead his team to two state high school championships. He then played Good Deed BrigadeSoccer skill, knowledge & heart Scott HiltonenBy Contributing Writer David A. Wolf, Founder of the Good Deed Brigade Scott Hiltonen and his daughter, Colleenfor Cornell University and thereafter a few years of semi-professional soccer. Along the way, he earned a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. In 2003, Hiltonen began volunteering and coaching with Creeks Soccer. Over time, Hiltonen has earned a number of coaching licenses. He has coached at the recreation, academy and premier levels with Creeks Soccer. Hiltonen is most proud of the players enrolled in TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) which is a community-based soccer program designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/ or mental disabilities. Growing up, he saw rst hand the challenges for his cousin who has Downs Syndrome. The TOPSoccer program based at Veterans Park provides training sessions and games for the players during the fall and spring soccer season. Volunteers, known as buddies, play side-by-side with the players. As noted by Hiltonen, My continued enthusiasm and support of TOPS is fueled by the positive impact on the players and the positive feedback by the parents. Hiltonen was especially moved by a note that the club received by David Quackenbush: TOPSoccer has been an amazing program for my daughters (Emily and Sarah) and me. The TOPS soccer program allows them to get some exercise and also interact with friends on the eld. They love their coach and locate him as soon as we arrive to practice. On Sunday mornings, they ask to put on their soccer uniforms as soon as they get up. As noted by Hiltonen, TOPS is built around the love of the game and the ability of each and every player to participate, have fun and make new friends. So every time I go out on the eld and see these kids getting to be kids, it makes me feel good. Hiltonen works tirelessly as a volunteer for Creeks Soccer while maintaining a full time job with a major company and dedicating time to his wife and two children. If you see Scott Hiltonen at Veterans Park or elsewhere, thank him for his wonderful work and his positive impact in the community. If you would like to learn more about the TOPS Soccer Program, please contact Scott Hiltonen at scott@CreeksSoccer. com or visit the Creeks Soccer website at www.CreeksSoccer. com The Good Deed Brigade salutes Scott Hiltonen for his dedication to service, coaching, and the sport of soccer. Follow the example set by the actions of Scott Hiltonen and go out in your community to do your share of good deeds. Remember, wherever you see the Good Deed Brigade, its all good. If you have a story to share about your good deeds or the good deeds of others in the community, please email us at GoodDeedBrigade@ gmail.com or visit the of cial website of the Good Deed Brigade at www.GoodDeedBrigade.com.Continued from pg. 1Lady Raidersdecisive game, the Lady Raiders went up 8 2 with a serving run by Smith and great net play by Caroline Coley, only to see the game get tied at 8-all. Alyssa Shawver (the sixth grader for Switzerland Point), served the team to what was thought to be an insurmountable lead at 13-9, but back came Landrum to tie it at 13-all. The Lady Raiders nally stopped the run from Landrum at 13 to win the nal game at 15 13. Coley, Reedy Davenport, Kendal She er and Smith led the o ense, with Alex Murphy and Shawver setting them up for the kills. Ashlyn Harper (Libero) completed the team e ort by providing critical serves and defense needed to propel Switzerland Point to their second straight St. Johns County championship. While the Lady Raiders will be losing Coley, She er, Harper, Davenport, Alexis Ahren and Cassie Moore to Bartram Trail next year, the Lady Raiders are looking forward to another great season with several sixth and seventh graders returning to the team. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919
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