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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS 2 Volume 14, Issue 5 May 2014The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 What’s InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 8 Your Vote Counts Page 9 E Pluribus Unum Page 10 JCP CDD report Page 11 Heritage Landing eventsPage 13 Childrens Chorus Page 14 Humanitarian trip Page 16 River blessingPage 19 Summer Camp Guide Page 22 Prom at BTHS Page 24 CCE second graders Page 26 SPMS Battle of Books Page 32 Faith News Page 33 Visit the Grand Canyon Page 35 Christs Cupboard Page 37 Good News Brigade Page 38 Palencia tennis Page 39 Gardening Appearing in this issue! S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & K i d s ’ A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Kids’ Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Linda Gay  Heather Seay  Jasmine Quezada  Call 904-886-4919 for information! Patriot Oaks Academy Principal Emily Harrison unveiled the mascot for the new K-8 school under construction in Durbin Crossing. She told a gathering of more than 100 parents during a Town Hall meeting held Tuesday, April 1, at Creekside High School that their incoming elementary and middle school students will be known as ƒ the Chargers. The announcement was the culmination of a naming and mascot journey that included a principal advisory committee, school board meetings, open surveys and student voting. Harrison also explained her vision for the newest St. Johns I am running the 2014 Prague International Marathon on May 11 in Prague, Czech Republic in honor of Aubrey Thompson. I will have Aubreys picture on my back as I run the race! I know he will provide me strength and inspiration along the 26.2 mile path. I live in St. Johns Golf and Country Club and this will be my 20th marathon. Im raising money for Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF). They have been a very valuable resource to Aubreys parents, Jim and Sherri Thompson, throughout Aubreys recovery. As a result, the Thompsons have selected BIAF as the Congressman Ron DeSantis (FL-6) recently met with over 100 residents of the Westminster Woods Retirement Community in Julington Creek for a Town Hall discussion of current issues. On Friday, April 8 the Westminster Woods Chapter of Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) hosted Representative DeSantis, allowing him an opportunity to address not only current issues, but to answer speci“ c questions of concern to the retirees. The event was facilitated by Westminster Woods resident Larry Edwards, FLiCRA member and Westminster Woods executive director, Je Weath-Patriot Oaks Academy charges forwardBy Contributing Writer Caty Van Housen, Landrum/POA Instructional Literacy Coach The school under construction as of March 10, 2014. Photo by Aero Photo.County school, which includes emphasizing opportunities for leadership, creativity and problem-solving, in addition to achievement. She welcomes parents as partners in learning and said she hopes to build such sustainable initiatives as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, a science fair, essay contests and a live morning news show. Our teachers are all learners as well,Ž said Harrison. We will have ongoing professional development to stay on the cutting edge of educational strategies and practices.Ž Assistant Principal Patrick McGee also addressed the crowd, explaining that technology is oxygenŽ at Patriot Oaks, where traditional books will be blended with tablets (four per kindergarten through second grade classroom) and laptops (four per third and fourth grade classrooms and one per student in grades “ ve through eight). He said hes been enjoying sharing all this information with the students as well. We “ nally got to get out and meet with the kids,Ž said McGee, who accompanied Harrison to visit incoming students at Hickory Creek Elementary and Swiss Point Middle on Thursday, March 27. They saw their incoming students at Durbin Creek Elementary and Fruit Cove Middle on Friday, March 28. Both Harrison and McGee serve on the St. Johns County School Boards Digital Task Force and Patriot Oaks will be one of seven technology pilot schools. Recycling, composting, creating classroom gardens and making food-wise choices will also be priorities to teach students environmental stewardship. The new PTO board was also voted in unanimously and to much applause during the FLiCRA hosts Town Hall with Rep. DeSantisBy Karl Kennell Larry Edwards, Representative Ron DeSantis and Jeff Weatherhead at Westminster Woods.erhead. The big announcement of the day from Representative DeSantis was the expansion of the Northrup Grumman aviation plant in St. Augustine. He identi“ ed those new jobs as being high quality jobs, tying the announcement into the student loan debt issue. From there he addressed his e orts to reign in government spending, saying, Its like playing WhackA-Mole.Ž No sooner than you knock one out, another one pops up.Ž The audience attentively lisMarathon runner inspired by Aubrey Thompson to nish strongBy Contributing Writer Brent Browncharity that they would like for me to raise money for while dedicating my running of the Prague International Marathon in honor of Aubrey. All funds, which are 100 percent tax deductible, will go directly to BIAF and will provide essential services and support to wonderful families just like the Thompson family. My BIAF donation webpage is as follows: http://biaf.donordrive. com/campaign/brentbrown. To date, I have raised over $2,700 and donations are still being accepted! As background, Aubrey Thompson, a 17-year-old Bartram Trail High School junior, was seriously injured in a car accident on October 16, 2013 in St. Johns County. He remained in very serious condition at UF Health Shands Hospital for nearly 100 days as a result of his serious brain injuries and other related complica-Marathon for Aubrey cont. on pg. 9 Patriot Oaks Academy cont. on pg. 15FLiCRA cont. on pg. 14


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Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2014. Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@thecreekline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Jasmine QuezadaJQ@rtpublishing.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.comRT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 What’s NewDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Oering a close connection to everything thats possible in medicine.Introducing Jaime Kibler, DODonald J. Levine, MD is pleased to welcome Family Practice Physician Jaime Kibler, DO to Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek. They oer you and your family a medical home, where you enjoy an ongoing relationship with your personal physician „ someone you can talk to and trust. Someone who will see you the same day if theres an urgent need, and coordinate your care with an electronic medical record shared across Baptist Healths comprehensive network of providers. Convenient. Caring. Connected. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek Bishop Estates Road, Jacksonville, FL ..baptistprimarycare.netBAPTIST PRIMARY CARE JULINGTON CREEKSports/school physicals Immunizations Preventive wellness care GYN care Coordinated care of chronic conditions On-site lab for blood tests e es Road, Jacksonville, FL L e .net Same Day Appointments Available!Get excited! Mom to Mom is coming starting September 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Creekside Christian Church. Join us for a time where moms, in all seasons of life, can eat together, obtain support as a mom, hear from mom-related speakers, build their faith, develop friendships and learn about motherhood and marriage. This group is for women with small children, as well as moms with grown children and all moms in between. We are based around the Titus 2 principle of women teaching and encouraging other women in their relationships with their husbands and children. We will meet on Thursdays from September 2014 to May 2015. Registration is required and childcare will be available. Please contact Tara Lale at for questions or to register. Creekside Christian Church is located at 92 Life Spring Way, right o Race Track Road. We hope to see you in the fall! Interested in ” ying, learning to lead, camp, get in shape and push yourself to new limits? Then, consider joining the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Program in Fruit Cove, an extension of a squadron located at the St. Augustine Airport. To become a cadet, you must be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old. Cadets meet every Tuesday night in Fruit Cove. The meeting place is located in building Annex 106, Oak Leaf Lane and North Ridgecrest Lane from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. For more directions and information, please contact Lt. Al Uy at auy@” Also, check out Applications are being accepted for the 2014 St. Johns County Master Gardener class. The Master Gardener program recruits volunteers for horticultural activities of the Extension Service. In exchange for 50 hours of intensive horticultural education provided by the University of Florida, the volunteer commits to donating 75 hours of volunteer time to Extension Service projects. Examples of volunteer projects are arboretum care, demonstration vegetable garden, phone desk, plant clinics and educational outreach, to name a few. If you are interested in the program, please call 209-0430 for an application form. The deadline for applications is July 9, 2014. The Rotary Club of St. Johns Foundation presents the 2014 annual Cornhole Tourney, to be held on Sunday, May 18 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club “ eld. This is a fundraising event for the Wild” ower Clinic, which provides free medical and dental services to qualifying residents in St. Johns County. The fun is for all„families, kids and adults„in this bracketed competition which will have prizes to the top “ nishers. The entry fee is $35 per adult team, $20 per kid team or $30 per combo team. Dress in a costume or crazy out“ t! Prizes will be given along with a 50/50 ra e. For additional information, please contact Jill Flores at 599-9093 or j” or visit Tickets and tables are available for the St. Gerard Campus Remember When 50s Sock HopŽ being held from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Bishop Baker Hall on June 28, 2014. Get out your saddle shoes, poodle skirts and black leather jackets. Greasers and Pink Ladies are welcome! Blasts from the past will be provided by DJ Tony of Ava/ Cameron Audio and Video Productions. There will be awards for Best Dressed, Best Dancers and an Oldies Karaoke Contest. We will have hula hoops, great food, drinks, door prizes and lots of fun! We thank our sponsors Ave/Cameron Audio and Video Productions, Burkhardt Beer, Publix Supermarkets and a host of supporters that are giving so much to make this a success. Tickets are only $25 each and table sponsorships are available. All proceeds will help the students of St. Gerard Campus, a 501(c)(3) charity and your ticket purchase is tax deductible to the extent the law allows. Please call 829-5516 to reserve your tickets or table. The Spring Football Classic Bozard Bowl will feature Creekside High School vs. Clay High School on Thursday, May 22 with kicko at 7:00 p.m. at Creekside High School. The community is invited to this free event! Donations are accepted to bene“ t the Special Olympics of Florida. Halftime will feature a punt, pass and kick competition and a performance by The Power of Creekside marching band. 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. We have activities scheduled for almost every weekday of the month and moms may attend as few or as many activities as they like. Please contact us at or visit for more information. Bring your lawn and gardening questions to the St. Johns County Master Gardeners plant clinic on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We will be at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, located at 60 Davis Pond Boulevard at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. We will also accept small soil samples for free pH testing. Flotilla 14-7 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting About Boating Safely,Ž a course for both beginners and experienced boaters that will give the participant the knowledge to obtain The Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. The course is o ered on Saturday, June 7 at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, 2900 College Drive (o State Road 16), starting at 7:45 a.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. Florida law requires that all persons born on or after January 1, 1988, when operating a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must have in their possession a Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. Students must register prior to the class by contacting Bill Hall at 687-8281. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Volunteers are needed at Trout Creek Senior Center, located at 2795 Collier Road in Orangedale, in the kitchen and dining room to assist with the preparation and serving of meals to seniors on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Additionally, a volunteer Spanish interpreter is being sought to assist an elder participant several hours a month, with a schedule to be determined between volunteer and participant. Finally, a volunteer instructor is needed to teach iPad basics. To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper or Elise Moloney at 209-3686 or email gdraper@ or emoloney@ The St. Johns Federated Republican Women (SJFRW) met on April 21 to hear from Kevin Doyle, a local political consultant and lobbyist. Doyle has a rich background, including working in the White House under President George W. Bush, working for the Repub-Whats New cont. on pg. 4


Page 4, The CreekLine • May 2014 • From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Con“dence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. CURRENTLY HAS OVER 600 STUDENTS IN ITS HOMELESS PROGRAM!ST. JOHNS COUNTY Ssa seuŽ bp f$2 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT Dtsn lt: 4-1!S"#3%, &1'( S). *+n/, 05. 6789; Ol? @ABi)AgCEw.jF>GaHB.oIYJchKLM Law Office ofRose Marie K. Preddy, P.A. (Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge)904-665-0005 The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide ask us to send you free written information about our Lots of good things are happening in your county. Northrop Grumman Corporations new 400,000-squarefoot Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine „ which will eventually add 400 jobs and more than $100 million in capital investment „ will be completed by next year. The center at the St. Augustine campus is one of “ ve to be built in the nation, increasing the local defense contractors workforce to 1,400. This is going to have a dramatic impact for 400 families in this region of Florida,Ž Governor Rick Scott said during a dedication ceremony held in an aircraft hangar and attended by hundreds of media and aviation workers. The St. Augustine aircraft manufacturing plant learned in March 2013 it would be one of the expansion sites for the new model. Northrop executives said the region was chosen not only for its skilled workforce but also its ties to surrounding industries and a good quality of life for workers. Todays dedication signi“ es our continued commitment to our service men and women, to our employees in St. Augustine and to the state of Florida,Ž said Tom Vice, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and president of Aerospace Systems. The talented workforce at this center of excellence, coupled with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, will continue to bene“ t our customers, our company and the community here.Ž Two aircraft hangars were demolished at the site to make way for the center, for which lican National Committee as an oppositional researcher and other high level appointments in government. He shared insight as to the process of getting a candidate elected, including the practices that yield the highest level of support and ways to engage the voters. Our club thoroughly enjoyed his presentation and more fully understand the election process after hearing him. The next meeting of the SJFRW will be May 19 at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village. We will begin with a social time at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. We will receive a report on the 2014 Legislative session from our local legislative delegation. All Republicans, both men and women, are welcome to attend our meetings. The goal of the club is to get Republican candidates elected to public o ce. The Rotary Club of St. Johns meets at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club clubhouse on Friday mornings from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Members come from most communities along County Road 210 and Race Track Road. For additional information, please contact Tony Lego at or visit The Running of the Knights, a 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run, Centipede Team Race and family friendly festival with food, games, music, event booths and more, will take place on Friday, May 16 at Creekside High School (CHS). Gates open at 4:30 p.m.; the Fun Run begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by the 5K and Centipede Race at 7:00 p.m. Registration fees for the 5K and the Centipede Race are $30 per person through May 12 and $35 from May 13 through May 16. The Fun Run cost is $10 per person. Race packet pick-up will be May 13 and 14 at Jacksonville Running Company (Bartram Park location) from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and May 15 at CHS from 8:00 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. for CHS students. Pick up your race packet on May 13 and then head over to CHS Spirit Night at Zaxbys in Bartram Park from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., when a percentage of proceeds will go to CHS Athletics and Band Programs. Register today at Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, which will meet on Monday, May 12, Tuesday, May 20 and Monday, the footprint can be visualized in the steel girders installed in recent weeks. United States Representative Ron DeSantis (R-6th District) said the expansion would have a positive ripple e ect on the economic development of the area. You cant “ nd good-paying manufacturing jobs like you used to in this part of the country,Ž he said. And the ripple e ect could stretch beyond the expanded plant. This is not just good for St. Johns County,Ž said Jerry Mallot, executive vice president of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, but for the region as a whole.Ž Ideal Aluminum Products, a leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, announced on April 1 that the company will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing plant from DeLand to St. Johns County. Making the announcement during the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners meeting, company o cials noted that starting this year up to 120 jobs will be created or relocated to St. Johns County. Ideal made the decision to relocate to St. Johns County after considering multiple locations in Georgia and Florida. Moving its plant will allow for increased manufacturing e ciencies, improved logistics, better access to Ideals fast growing customer base, and operational savings. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners has identi“ ed economic development as a top priority and continues to pursue the recruitment and retention of corporate partners who will bring new jobs to the community, diversify the tax base and contribute to the overall quality of life. Frontier Airlines recently announced that it will initiate nonstop passenger airline service between St. Johns Countys Northeast Florida Regional Airport and Trenton-Mercer Airport, in Ewing, New Jersey. The “ rst ” ight landed in St. Augustine on May 2. Adding passenger air service to St. Johns Countys portfolio will help the county, St. Augustine and the region capitalize on the strength of the tourism industry and burgeoning business environment. Frontiers investment in St. Johns County and the decision to choose Northeast Florida Regional Airport for their entry into this market provides recognition that the county is peaking greater interest in business and leisure travel, which will signi“ cantly bene“ t the local community and the region as a whole. In addition, having direct-connect service to a Northeastern market is particularly valuable in targeting key corporate partners from Philadelphia to New York City and can signi“ cantly boost St. Johns Countys economic development e orts. Potatoes along with cabbage and other great crops are in full swing. New restaurants are opening in St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach and other parts of the county. This is all evidence that our economic development plan is working. Our unemployment is at 5.2 percent. The tourist activity is real high and it looks like it will be a great summer. Speaking of summer … have a good one! Whats New Continued from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 8

PAGE 5 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Kids Are Not Little Adults We understand that kids are not little adults. They have special needs and an emergency room can be an anxious place for a child. Our physicians are board certi“ed in emergency medicine and our registered nurses are certi“ed in pediatric advanced life support and trained in pediatric medication administration. The Memorial Emergency Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME!It has been a somber time in St. Johns County Schools the last few weeks. Craig Speziale, beloved principal at Ponte Vedra High School, died on April 19 after a long battle with colon cancer. Craig was the founding principal at PVHS and hired every faculty member there as well as developing great relationships with his students. Because of his courageous spirit, he mostly kept his health issues to himself, showing up to work and making sure that students at PVHS continued their reputation of excellence in the classroom, on the athletic “ elds and in the arts. He worked through chemotherapy, radiation therapy and on days when he should have been at home. His “ ghting spirit was a true inspiration to everyone who was aware of the di cult path he was walking. There were hundreds of people at his memorial service on April 23 and several of his friends from Miami-Dade Schools were there to bring comfort and support to his wife, Ana and their two children Leia and Dawson, both students at Bartram Trail High School. Spez, as he was a ectionately called by his students, will live on through his courageous spirit and beautiful smile. I am grateful to have known him. The world is a better place for having Craig Speziale for the almost 52 years that he was with us. Please join me in continuing thoughts and prayers for Ana, the children, all the Ponte Vedra High School family and everyone who knew and loved Craig. The St. Johns County Public Library System and the Florida Institute of Certi“ ed Public Accountants are partnering to o er free Teen Financial Literacy classes from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, June 7 through 21. The one-day classes are designed speci“ cally for young adults ages 15 to 20 who are interested in learning how to successfully manage money. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about such topics as careers and income, spending and saving, investing, paying for college and purchasing a vehicle. Lunch will be provided each day. Class sizes are limited and participants are asked to register in advance by contacting the branch at which they plan to attend. Graduation season is rapidly approaching and with it the various honors programs that celebrate our seniors. It was a joy to attend the annual STAR Reception, sponsored by the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Business Partners in Education. The top three percent of graduating students at each of our high schools was honored. They, in turn, chose a teacher who had made a real di erence in their lives. Many of them are bound for Ivy League universities, military academies and Florida universities. I am so proud of their hard work and great focus to achieve this accomplishment in their lives. On May 1, the Character Counts Banquet honored those students selected as having the highest level of character in both the junior and senior classes at our schools. In our mission statement, St. Johns County School District emphasizes that we value strong character among our young people, and this event is the opportunity to recognize a group of them who have stayed true to their strong values. I am grateful that we are graduating good kids and smart kids, as my colleague Tommy Allen is fond of saying. Congratulations to all our graduating seniors. We wish you the very best as you pursue your next path of learning, whether that is to continue your education, enlist in the military or enter the world of work. We have just completed this years FCAT testing and it will be the last. Next year, a new assessment will be introduced that will be based on the Florida State Standards. The test is still being developed but will be used to measure students mastery of the standards next year. Many, including myself, have asked the Legislature to postpone using the test to measure achievement and assign school grades until it can be tested and normed. It is possible that they will allow a one year reprieve to allow those things to happen. Even though we will have a new test based on new standards, I expect our students to do well. St. Johns County has been phasing in the new standards for three years and our students are excelling. While there may be hiccups along the way, I fully expect our teachers and students to adjust and continue the high level of success that we enjoy in our county. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may assist you in any way, please contact me at Beverly.Slough@stjohns.k12. ” .us. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919


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Remember drinking alcohol is not permitted on all St. Johns County beaches. To protect your head and neck, never dive head“ rst into the ocean. Many beaches in this area have coquina rock buried in the water and serious injuries could occur when diving. The American Red Cross adds some additional tips for beach safety. Protect your skin! Sunlight contains two kinds of UV rays„UVA increases the risk of skin cancer, skin aging and other skin diseases. UVB causes sunburn and can lead to skin cancer. Limit the amount of direct sunlight you receive between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15. Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. Your body needs water to keep cool. Avoid drinks with alcohol or ca eine in them. They can make you feel good brie” y but make the heats e ects on your body worse. This is especially true with beer, which dehydrates the body. Watch for signs of heat stroke„heat stroke is life-threatening. The persons temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly. Signals of heat stroke include hot, red and usually dry skin, but in some cases such as during athletic activity while wearing a helmet, the skin may be moist; changes in consciousness; and rapid, weak pulse and rapid, shallow breathing. Call 9-1-1 and move the person to a cooler place. Quickly cool the person by wrapping wet sheets around the body and fanning it. If you have ice packs or cold packs, place them on each of the victims wrists and ankles, in the armpits and on the neck to cool the large blood vessels. Watch for signals of breathing problems and make sure the airway is clear and keep the person lying down. Wear eye protection. Sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes and protect against damage that can occur from UV rays. Be sure to wear sunglasses with labels that indicate that they absorb at least 90 percent of UV sunlight. Finally, wear foot protection. Many times, peoples feet can get burned from the sand or cut from glass in the sand. During the summer months, we have a tendency to be complacent by leaving our vehicle doors unlocked and windows open. This is an obvious invitation to criminals to steal our personal items from the inside of the vehicle, especially when using the parking areas near the beach. Remember to always close your windows and lock your doors when you go to the beach. Always remove loose change and valuables from your vehicle. This includes purses, wallets, cell-phones, laptop computers and briefcases. Some of these items could be locked in your trunk and out of sight. Also, park in an area that has people coming and going to the beach. The average criminal does not want to be seen. Remember if you see something suspicious, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. I hope that these tips will help you and your family have a fun and safe experience on our beautiful beaches. For additional tips on general Crime Prevention, please go to the St. Johns County Sheri s Of“ ce website at There is a world of information available and please feel free to contact me anytime at my email address at You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!

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If you need to change your address or update your voter registration, request a sample ballot by email or request an absentee ballot, you will “ nd the needed information here. Visit our website to see the local candidates who have already “ led to run for o ce. A link is also available to the Division of Elections website for a list of candidates who have “ led with the state. Candidates “ ling their paperwork with our o ce must “ le qualifying papers during the week of June 16 through June 20. The deadline to “ le is 12:00 noon on June 20. Following the deadline, we will know which races and candidates will be involved in the August 26 Primary and which will go directly to the General Election ballot. As a reminder, under each candidate listed on our website, you can “ nd their pro“ les along with a listing of their contributors, all monies collected and spent on their campaign. Its already shaping up to be a very busy election year. In 2013 following the 2012 general election, the state legislature made a number of changes to the election laws. Some of these changes are early voting locations, dates and times, address changes at the polls on Election Day, changes regarding absentee ballots and also the constitutional amendments. Early voting dates and times are now set at the discretion of May 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. 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 By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of ElectionsYour Vote Counts!the Supervisor of Elections in each county. Early voting must be conducted at a minimum of eight days and a maximum of 14 days for each election. For the 2014 elections, we will continue to use six early voting locations in St. Johns County. We will have nine days of early voting for the August 26 Primary and two full weeks of early voting for the November 4 General Election. Since we use electronic poll books for processing voters, we can return to making address changes at the polls both in and out of county. This change is a very positive one and will allow voters who have moved to St. Johns County to make their address change at the polls on Election Day and vote a regular ballot. A number changes were made regarding voting by absentee ballot. If an absentee ballot is to be mailed to an address other than the address on the voters record, the request must now be made in writing. The Supervisor is now allowed to notify a voter who has left their signature o of the absentee ballot envelope and provide an a davit to be completed and returned to the o ce by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to an election. On Election Day, absentee ballots can only be cast at the Elections O ce under emergency circumstances. Voters must go to their precinct to vote. Constitutional Amendments proposed by joint resolution are now limited to 75 words. The requirement of the full text appearing on the ballot has been deleted. The amendment text and length of ballot that you saw on the 2012 General Election ballot will not happen again. As election time approaches, please feel free to contact my o ce any time you have questions or need any assistance.Whats New Continued from pg. 4are 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. 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. Lunar PhasesFull: May 14 Last Quarter: May 21 New: May 28First Quarter: June 5

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For what would you be willing to give up life, fortune and honor; your faith, family, friends? Many of us immediately think of members of the military and public safety forces who swear an oath to protect and defendŽ knowing doing so could very possibly cost them their lives; however, the men who signed the Declaration were putting their name to what amounted to a death warrant. The Declaration of Independence accused King George III of being guilty of a long list of crimes against Americans. Remember, in 1776, Americans had very little hope of actually winning this independence through negotiation, If you intend to participate in this years delinquent tax certi“ cate sale, know that it will be held as a live auction rather than online as in previous years. The 2014 Live Delinquent Tax Certi“ cate Sale will be held starting Wednesday, May 28 in the County Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine. St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, will start the auction at 8:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the day E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and AllBy James A. Lee, jal@rtpublishing.commuch less through revolution. With every word of that document, they committed treason. They were the 1776 British version of the CIAs most wanted threat to national security. They were Osama Bin Laden times 56. They were marked men who, if captured, would face immediate execution. They were risking everything, they were willing to sign a legal document saying so and they were sending that document to the king. With that in mind, again, to what are you willing to commit your life, your fortune and your sacred honor? We hear bold words spoken today by our leaders, the press, celebrities, bloggers and we even speak them ourselves. But in comparison to John Hancock and the other 55 signers of the Declaration of Independence, our words today amount to little more than pompous bluster. Twenty-“ rst century technology has enabled each person to declare his or her supposed expertise on any topic to the entire world. No substantiation of credentials or claims required and, all too often, this bluster is completely anonymous. We can say what we want with enormous volume knowing that there is very little threat to us regardless of what we dish out on the internet, on television and radio and even in our local community newspaper. After all, whos going to call us out? Well, that is, who will publicly identify themselves when they publicly call us out? Take this out of 1776 and recite it as if it was being spoken for the “ rst time ever. And for the support of this Declaration, with a “ rm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.Ž Free speech isnt truly free. It has a price.Live delinquent tax certi cate sale coming soon!and possibly May 29 and 30, until all certi“ cates are sold, unless otherwise announced. The listing of parcels o ered will be available online at www. Hard copies will be available for pickup at any location of the St. Johns County Tax Collector and at all branches of the St. Johns County Public Library System. Detailed information regarding the seminar and sale can be found at tions; however, through Gods miracles, thousands of prayers and Aubreys willpower and strength, he continues to improve little by little each day. He returned home on Friday, March 7. Aubrey is a friend to all who know him. He is a leader in his school and his church, Fruit Cove Baptist Church. If you would like to continue to track Aubreys recovery and progress, there is a Facebook page that provides regular updates about him: PrayForAubrey. Lets show Aubrey that his inspiration is contagious and we can all help others with similar injuries to keep the Faith, be dedicated, “ ght hard, and “ nish strong! No donation amount is too large or too small! Thank you in advance for your generosity. But, most importantly, please continue to pray for a full recovery for Aubrey and pray that God continues to watch over Aubrey and his entire family during their journey.About Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc. (BIAF): Founded in 1985, BIAF is Floridas only statewide nonpro t organization dedicated to inform, educate, support and advocate on behalf of traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors, their families and caregivers. Resource coordinators answer the TBI Toll Free Helpline (800) 992-3442 and provide ongoing, proactive phone and in person support to the TBI family in the hospital, at home and in the community. Resource coordinators are available to help families from the time the injury occurs throughout the various phases of recovery and are experts in national, statewide and local resources necessary to live stable and productive lives. They connect families to the right resources and ensure that the resources are responsive and accessible to meet the needs of the individual. For additional information, please visit Continued from pg. 1Marathon for Aubrey Do you enjoy receiving The CreekLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in The CreekLineThank Memorial Day May 26


Page 10, The CreekLine • May 2014 • Yoga den Yoga Den Studios Beginner and all Level classes: Yoga Basics, Restorative Yoga, Mind Body Yoga, Yin Yoga High energy, heated classes: Power Vinyasa, Bhakti Power, Yogalates, Hard Core, Yoga Burn Want to teach Yoga or deepen your own practice ? Teacher Training at the 200hr and 500hr level, certifying teachers for 10 years Weekend and Summer Intensive Formats Yoga Alliance recognized since 2004 Introductory Offer~5 classes for $25 Student and military discounts! Over 60 classes a week Fleming Island Studio Now Open! First class always FREE! (904) 268-8330 Yoga Den Studio and Boutique, Proudly serving Jacksonville and St. Johns for over 12 years! ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE Best Vision Center 10 Years AAAHC T T Hello, neighbor! 1001013.1Im looking forward to serving your needs for insurance and “nancial services. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY. Please stop by and say, Hi!ŽState Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.comAnother meeting of the William Bartram Scenic Highway Group was held on April 10 and your absence was noted. We had a great meeting with Charlie Philips of The Brockington Group presenting. He gave us a great deal of interesting information related to his historical research of the NW St. Johns area and insight into the radio scripts outline he is preparing and to be eventually aired on the Public Broadcasting Network. Philips has done considerable research into long ago residents of our area including historical buildings and archeological facts of some of our ancient history. All of his “ ndings and more will be contained in the historical lesson plans being developed for the St. Johns County School District by the Brockington “ rm, under contract with the William Bartram Scenic Highway via St. Johns County. The lesson planning project and related radio show information will be completed on or about the end of September 2014. Of course, much of the information in the history lesson planning will eventually be available for public access on our website, Availability to be announced. The website has been recently updated. Please feel free to visit the site and while there, subscribe to our quarterly newsletter. The next 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 April 8, 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 Kannatt-Gapinski (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. € A lengthy discussion took place regarding whether or not to accept a proposal for internal audit services which would look closely at all CDD functions, the way monies are handled and how certain functions are performed. The discussion centered around the cost of performing such a routine internal audit and whether or not any bene“ t would be derived above the less speci“ c annual “ nancial audit required by Florida Statutes. The vote was in favor to not accept the proposal for internal audit services with Supervisor Page voting in favor of the audit Rumors presented by Nease High School Performing Arts Department, is a fastpaced comedy written by Neil Simon. The plot centers around four couples that arrive at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to attend a party celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The weekend goes a bit south when the four couples soon discover that there are no servants, the hostess is missing and the deputy mayor has shot himself in the head (no worries, its only a ” esh wound). Comic complications arise however, William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@comcast.netedition of the newsletter will be available on or about the end of July 2014. A new video about the Scenic Highway will eventually be available at the completion of the project. In the past our group conducted a large series of oral histories from some of our very long time residents, including the late Stetson Kennedy. These histories were transcribed, printed and bound into hard cover books and donated three of our libraries„the Bartram Trail Branch Library on State Road 13, the St. Augustine Historical Society in St. Augustine and Main Branch Library on U.S. Highway 1. In the future we will likely have these oral histories posted on the website as well. When posted online, the oral histories will be available to all who venture onto our website„the world at large. All of this brings more knowledge to our residents while bene“ tting the county with more visitors to St. Johns County. The added heads in bedsŽ (a term the Tourist Development Council (TDC) loves to see) will bene“ t all. Our joyful e orts I describe in this article are intended for the education of St. Johns County residents into the history of our area. We all know St. Augustine is the oldest continually occupied city in America, but before St. Augustine there were Indians and other ancient occupants of our lands. Residents of Fruit Cove, Switzerland, Orangedale, students, parents, greater St. Augustine and the rest of the world should know of and be proud of our heritage. And that is our objective. We continue to have lively meetings with new ideas for future projects and/or fundraising e orts. Please contact me at for the next meeting date.Julington Creek Plantation CDDMarch 2014 o cial vote record of the Board of SupervisorsBy J. Bruce Richardsonand Supervisor Lansdale not voting due to absence during this vote. € An extraordinary discussion occurred regarding adding provisions in CDD contracts to strengthen contracts and guard against extra-curricular lobbying and collusion by potential contractors as well as safeguards against potential bribery. A lessstringent policy was adopted with Supervisor Lansdale voting against the policy and all other supervisors voting in favor. Other items and areas of interest were discussed, but no formal votes were taken on those items. [Editors Note: The CreekLine will be recapping the o cial minutes of the monthly meetings of the Julington Creek Plantation CDD board of supervisors in each issue. Due to the amount of time it takes for the minutes to be posted to the website, each monthly article will cover the meeting of two months prior. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. To read the minutes in their entirety, please visit www.]Nease Performing Arts presents Rumors: A Farcewhen given everyones upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evenings events from the local police and the media. Those attending should be aware that the play does include adult language, adult situations and frank talk of death. It may not be suitable for young children. Show dates are May 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available by contacting the school or by purchasing at the door. 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PAGE 11 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 11 12412 San Jose Blvd, #404Unity ChiropracticFamily Chiropractic Ofce emphasizing womens health ?? ?? NOW OPEN & Accepting NEW Patients! Chiropractor Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm & 3pm-6pm 401(k) RolloversCertified Financial PlannerTMPractitioner Securities products and services are offered through Pruco Securities, LLC. (Pruco) (Member SIPC). 0260271-00001-00 The Cunningham Creek Plantation Owners Association board is working hard to get the entrances looking nicer. All of the monuments have been washed and ” owers have been planted. The board is also working to make revisions to the architectural guidelines. There have been several meetings of the Architectural Guideline Committee and the results of their work will be discussed at future board meetings. This will probably be done at several board meetings until the process is completed. The current director for Baypoint would like to be resign. If you live in Baypoint and would like to serve on the board, please contact property manager Mr. Mazzeo at 2680036. The board has regularly monthly scheduled meetings. There is a Facebook page for the association. This social media site is now open only to CCPPOA homeowners. Facebook is for communication among our homeowners. If you have a problem that needs attention tell the property manager. Our Facebook page is not being Following are some of the events that Heritage Landing has planned for its residents for May: For more information about the events below, please call 940-6095 or email us at campheritage@heritagelanding. Unless otherwise noted, these events are for Heritage Landing residents and their guests. The St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile will come to the Amenity Center the “ rst and third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; please note these are new hours. For more information, visit their website at Toddler and Preschool Story Time: Join the childrens librarian at the amenity center the “ rst and third Wednesday of the The St. Johns County Public Library System and the Florida Institute of Certi“ ed Public Accountants (FICPA) are teaming up to participate in the third annual Wi$e Money Week, May 11 through May 17. An adult “ nancial planning workshops will be o ered at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. The Social Security Workshop focuses on discussing practical issues important for those nearing retirement, including strategies to maximize Social Security bene“ ts. The Estate Planning Workshop focuses on recent changes and upcoming changes in Estate Law that may a ect your estate planning. Saturday, May 17: Bartram Trail Branch Public Library. 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Social Security: Overview and Strategies; 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., Estate Planning Please register by contacting the library at 827-6960. Additionally, Teen Financial Literacy Workshops will be o ered in June. These one-day workshops are designed speci“ cally for individuals ages 15 to 20 and will be held on consecutive Saturdays between June 7 and June 21. The classes will be taught by members of the FICPA and subjects will include: Careers and Income, Spending Wisely, Saving and Investing, Credit Cards and Debit Cards News from the Cunningham Creek Plantation Owners AssociationBy Contributing Writer Linda Stuartmonitored to deal with problems. The fastest way to get something done is by contacting the property manager by email, phone or mail. He will not be monitoring the Facebook page. The association has an updated web page and many thanks to the people who are working to make it easier to read and “ nd information. Many thanks to drivers who pull over when they see a car is approaching and cars are parked in the street leaving, only enough room for one car to go through. It is so nice to see how courteous our drivers are. Now that it is warmer and with Daylight Savings Time, it seems the children are outside even more. There are children who sometimes run into the street to catch an errant ball or they are just having fun chasing each other. I have even seen some children come out of the driveway going as fast as they can. I am certain their parents tell them to be careful, but they will behave like children and we are the adults, so please be as courteous and cautious to the children we see and to those Libraries o er nancial workshops for adults & teensand How to Buy a Car and Pay for College. The Teen Financial Literacy Series is ideal for high school students, those starting a “ rst job, students heading o to college or any young adult who wants to learn about managing money. Class sizes are limited, so please call each branch to register. Lunch will be provided at each location. All classes are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (same class repeated at each location) € Saturday, June 7: Southeast Branch Library, 827-6900 € Saturday, June 14: Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 827-6950 € Saturday, June 21: Bartram Trail Branch Library, 8276960 The FICPA is the professional organization for Certi“ ed Public Accountants in the State of Florida, and public service is one of their primary missions. For more information, visit or contact Library Administration at 8276925.Heritage Landing announces community events 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 visit their website at 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 is held 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. Call 940-1119 for more information. The Heritage Landing Business Networking Group meets on the second Wednesday of the 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 months newsletter. A Memorial Day Celebration will be held on Monday, May 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come celebrate Memorial Day at the pool with DJ music, food for purchase, games and fun! 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 Home Owners Association meetings scheduled for May are: Master HOA meets May 19 at 6:30 p.m. The Enforcement Committee meets May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Please call 436-6270 for more information. children we dont see who might be just about to appear in front of us. The speed limit in our neighborhoods is 25 miles per hour. The extra minute or two we might lose is not as important as keeping a child from getting injured. Lets keep our children safe! Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919 The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!


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This national organization with a local chapter provides special needs children with a canine companion. Helping Hands will be able to follow their adopted puppy from the breeder, through training and its eventual placement with a child. Members of Helping Hands have helped establish a community garden for the bene“ t of the local food bank on Roberts Road. The garden, to be called Faith Community Church Community Garden, will provide fresh vegetables to those in need. Contributors include Ace Hardware at Julington Creek for plants, Johns Nursery on County Road 210 for soil and Boy Scout Troop 280, who tilled the garden. It is the hope of Helping Hands that other civic, church or scout troops will help make this a true community project and donate vegetable plants, fruit trees or bushes to be planted to help supply the food bank with healthy vegetables and fruit. If you can help, please contact jacqphil@ April 29 was a very special day at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind when a Kids Town Come Alive event was held. Helping Hands members The other day I was chatting with my friend Marsha and commented that here I was againƒfacing the deadline for my fashion article. I then commented that it was the swimsuit season so I felt compelled to address that nasty topic for my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs). Marsha immediately shot back, Just go to the cover-up part and forget the rest.Ž So my FFFs, here it isƒThe Cover-up Story. Actually there are many new things on the market now to help us bu er the humiliation of appearing in public in a swimsuit. First you must de“ ne your needs: are you going to the beach with your family or are you going to spend the afternoon lolling around the pool sipping margaritas? The silliest thing I ever saw was a woman wearing a sheer lingerie-looking cover-up at the beach. In lea“ ng through my periodicals I found some cute original ideas that were too easy. One photo shows a gal wearing a short denim skirt over her suit and another has a ” owing white sleeveless peasant top popped over a tankini. A short printed wrap dress over a solid colored suit is also too cute! But one thing to remember, these models The Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will meet Saturday, May 17, at the newly refurbished Main Library in St. Augustine. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. Our speaker will be author and publisher Michael Ray King and his presentation: Go Write and You Wont Go Wrong: Writing Your Book in 30 days.Ž This will tell you how to write your book with excitement, anticipation and structure. In his presentation, Michael King will discuss Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouwere on hand as goodwill ambassadors to assist students and teachers visit the special town that is housed on the campus. Children were able to visit a replica of a post o ce, library, “ re station, lighthouse, school, hardware store, hospital and pet store. Goodies were handed out to the children as they passed through town.Ž This wonderful school was the recipient of over 600 gifts during the holiday season from the community, as part of the Helping Hands Holiday Project. At the April meeting, Mothers Day baskets were “ lled for the women at the Betty Gri n House. Over 40 donated handbags were “ lled with health and beauty aids donated by Winn Dixie and Unilever, jewelry, wallets and makeup and special treats. This is the sixth year the ladies of Helping Hands have tried to make Mothers Day special for the abused women housed in the shelter. Helping Hands of St. Johns County is a volunteer organization that meets the last Friday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community to do a small project for the community. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. There are no o cers, dues or stress. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. Membership is always open. Helping Hands has been helpingŽ the community since 2007.Fashion UpdateThe Cover-up StoryƒBy Donna Keathley, dkeathley designshave on great earrings and fun colored sandals which complete a put-together look for poolside. Here are some more “ ndings of my cover-up research: Buy a cute eyelet or burnt-out blouse in a size or two too large and pop it over a suit. A printed wrap around skirt covers a bottom well. Buy a cheap sundress with an elastic top to cover it all. A long peasant skirt or a long knit skirt in a solid color slims. The new cotton knit shrug worn over a suit with the sleeves rolled up looks great as resort wear. A knit tank dress is very tasteful over a suit. A sleeveless hoodie sweater is a great topper. Linen gauchos with a drawstring waist covers a bottom. Your husbands white starched dress shirt is a crisp pool look. Get creative! I bought a mens large tank top and matching hat at a theme park gift shop in Orlando; the shirts background is dark with a really pretty colored fun logo on the front and the hat it too cute with a pony tail out the back! Perfect beach gear! For a pretty versatile look for the resort try this sarong information: the most important factor about the sarong is the fabric. Pick a print that suits your personality„one that you could see hanging in your closet if it were a dress. Think minimum bulk for the fabrics weight and buy a 40-inch square sarong so that you can tie it in any one of these con“ gurations: Around the hips: Fold fabric lengthwise. Tie the sarong around your hips with the knot to the side or back. Tug one side slightly lower than the other to prevent bunching. Halter dress style: Hold the sarong behind you just under the armpits. Bring the ends forward and up, cross them at the front of the neck and tie them at the nape of your hairline in back. Strapless dress: Fold the square in half lengthwise. Hold one end of the fold in the center of your chest and wrap the fabric around you one-and-a-half times, double knotting the ends at your chest. Ok my FFFs, there you have it! The Cover-up Story! (And remember, every swimsuit wearer is her own harshest critic!)Interested in writing?setting the mindset of writing, how to deal with your internal critic, judge as well as writers block and some simple structure tips to free up your creative juices. This is a presentation for “ ction and non-“ ction authors. Michael Ray King is the author of nine books, a “ vetime Royal Palm Literary Award winner and owner of ClearView Press Inc., a small press book publishing company based in Palm Coast.Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919 For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor Advertising Sales 886-4919The CreekLine For advertising call: (904) 886-4919The CreekLine

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This program is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with memory disorders or who are concerned about memory changes. The program also provides an opportunity for family members to enjoy a few hours free from care-giving responsibilities. Each program takes place in a facilitated and supportive group setting. Participants engage in social interaction and authentic dialogue in a cohesive, nonjudgmental and St. Johns County nonpro“ t Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center will be receiving over $3,000 toward their good work for our furry friends following Dog Day Afternoon 2014, held on April 6. Local charitable organization JCP CARES set a new proceeds record at the celebration of all things canine. First Coast residents spent the beautiful afternoon with their best friends listening to music, practicing the canine obstacle course, enjoying dog washes and pet-i-curesŽ and having their pictures taken. This year, visitors were also able to take advantage of low cost microchipping from Julington Creek Animal Hospital. Vendors of canine interest included LuLus Collars with fun and fancy accessories, Invisible Fence and Pet Chef Express along with Hawaiian Shaved Ice and hot dogs for their families. Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center was very pleased with the event and resulting adoption of 60 percent of the animals brought out to the event. To see St. Johns County Memory enhancement program o eredlighthearted atmosphere. Classes include: Study of brain function Aromatherapy Thought production Brain gym Guided relaxation Mental exercises Chair Aerobics Humor therapy Breathing exercises Several neighborhood locations available, including Fruit Cove, Ponte Vedra, South Ponte Vedra, Anastasia Island, Downtown St. Augustine and St. Augustine Shores. For more information, please call Michele Sanchez at 729-9535.Over $3,000 raised for local charity at Dog Day Afternoon 2014By Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARESPet Center animals currently up for adoption, to make a donation or to learn more about the Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center, please visit their Facebook page at fosjcpc. Over 200 service hours were earned for local youth who were volunteering. Continuing to involve our local families not only in the fund-raising, but also with volunteer opportunities, is very important as we work to raise children with a charitable spirit,Ž stated Kathy Bravo, president and founder of JCP CARES. We are so pleased that this event touches St. Johns County families in many ways.Ž Dog Day Afternoon is an annual event bene“ tting nonpro“ ts focused on animals. JCP CARES, as a grassroots non-pro“ t organization, has to date generated over $500,000 in charitable giving and logged almost 8,000 community service hours. If you would like more information about events or to become involved in 2014, please visit for contact information. St. Johns County Beaches are home to several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles. Residents and visitors have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magni“ cent creatures and their vulnerable nesting sites as they arrive every spring and summer to nest along the beaches. In 2013, St. Johns County experienced another record year along its 41 miles of shoreline with 746 nests, including 671 loggerhead, 59 green and a record 16 leatherback nests. Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1 and St. Johns County o cials are asking residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect the natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulation. Between May 1 and October 31, vehicular tra c on the beach is allowed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition, all beachfront properties are required to reduce the impact of their interior and exterior lights which may disrupt nesting sea turtles. These measures are enacted to ensure compliance with the St. Johns County Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take Permit. Beach goers can also have a positive impact on nesting sea turtles by taking the following actions while enjoying the beach: € Use trash and recycling Help protect Sea Turtle habitat during nesting seasonreceptacles. € Refrain from using “ reworks and open “ res. € Remove ruts and “ ll in holes left by vehicles and sand castle building. € Refrain from leaving chairs, umbrellas or canopies on the beach overnight. € Avoid entering sand dunes and conservation zones (15 feet seaward of the dune line). € Refrain from using balloons for events, as they fall into the ocean and can harm marine life. € Avoid disturbing or handling sea turtles, their eggs or their nests. Never push an injured animal back into the ocean. If an injured, sick or deceased sea turtle is encountered, please call the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce non-emergency dispatch line at 824-8304. Leave only your footprints, providing the turtles with a safe and clean habitat in which to nest and hatch. St. Johns County thanks its volunteers, residents, visitors and businesses for supporting habitat conservation e orts and keeping our beaches beautiful. For more information, please contact St. Johns County Habitat Conservation and Beach Management at 209-3740 or visit www.sjc” .us/ news?

PAGE 14 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 13 You know how precious time is „ those special moments with the ones you love. But do you know the importance of time and state-of-the-art expertise when it comes to stroke? Would you recognize the symptoms and know what to do? Time lost is brain lost. And new, advanced treatments, when received in time, can mean the dierence between devastating loss and life as you imagined. Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the new regional epicenter for advanced treatment of all strokes, aneurysms and other brain conditions. Two of the most highly regarded neurovascular surgeons in the country, working with expert neurologists, neuroradiologists and multidisciplinary teams, perform groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedures unavailable at most hospitals. And our multi-site system of stroke care now oers everyone in the region fast access to these life-saving options. That means we can now oer more families more precious time together. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Medical Center South is a certied Primary Stroke Center. Visit to learn more.Time is precious. Time is brain. Baptist Health 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 plans contract renewal with Medicare. Y0066_131206_161231 Accepted 904-657-7718, TTY 711 8CC4259D The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail was pleased to induct new Rotarian, Doug Hayes, on April 17. Hayes is an alumnus of the University of Florida physician assistant program and has lived in Japan and Europe while following his wife Stella (a Navy physician) to various duty stations. He is retired from his medical profession but manages several investment properties in North Carolina in addition to being a stay-at-home dad to their three children. He is also very active as a volunteer in the St. Johns schools and the Boy Scouts of America, holding local and district positions. He has worked as a newspaper editor, headed several writers groups, edited and written medical literature and has developed STEM curricula for elementary school programs.Three young ladies from our St. Johns community are about to take their angelic singing voices upon a journey for their lifetime. Erin Anderson, Theresa Eland and Julia Goricki, as members of the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus (JCC), will be providing the music for Mass at the main altar of St. Peters Basilica on Sunday, June 15, 2014. The invitation came directly from the Cultural Association of the Vatican and Maestro Capone, director of music at St. Peters Basilica. According to the invitation, written in all Italian, the group will be performing Per questa celebrazioneŽ or in English For the celebration,Ž “ ve separate songs. By accepting the invitation and the accompanying honor, the JCC Touring Choir Jacksonville Childrens Chorus to perform at the VaticanBy Karl Kennellwill be traveling to Rome this summer to perform at what is regarded as one of the holiest sites of the Catholic Church. St. Peters Basilica has been described as the greatest of all churches of Christendom. Because of its location in the Vatican, the Pope presides at a number of services there throughout the year, drawing audiences of 15,000 to over 80,000 people. We are thrilled and honored to be invited to sing at the Vatican. This is a rare opportunity for the City of Jacksonville and even rarer for a childrens chorus to be invited to perform at such a religious historic setting,Ž said Darren Dailry, artistic and executive director, JCC. The JCC serves approximately 450 children around the First Coast. Its performance choir program includes more than 220 talented young singers ages seven through 18. Participating children come from a diversity of racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, hail from “ ve counties in Northeast Florida and represent over 100 schools. More than 25 percent of the members receive scholarship support. The goal of the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus is to introduce and develop a love of artistic singing in the children of the First Coast. Through the rehearsal and performance of music representing many cultures and styles, the world is enriched and expanded. It is the hope of Jacksonville Childrens Chorus that the children will experience rich and lasting memories for them and their family. While prior musical training is not necessary to participate in the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, an audition is required. Children will be placed in the appropriate choir group based on their skills, maturity and readiness. Children auditioning do not need to bring a prepared audition piece. The audition process is quick and simple. A conductor will listen for the singers ability to match pitches, to learn a simple tune and to hold ones voice part against others. Auditions are by appointment only. You can learn more about Jacksonville Childrens Chorus by visiting or calling 353-1636. The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our “ ne advertisers. ~ Thank them with your patronage! The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller


Page 14, The CreekLine • May 2014 • RSVP to ..CARE. Seating is limited! Reservations will be accepted beginning days prior to the scheduled event date.Join medical professionals throughout the year to learn about the latest health information. BAPTIST SOUTHlunchlearn May Stroke Facts: How Do I Know When to Call ?Ž Barbara Klus, RN June Recent Advances in Management of Alz heimers DiseaseŽ Ravi Pande, MD July Decreasing Your Risk of Complications from DiabetesŽ Heidi Brown, RN August Advances in Radiation TherapyŽ Mark Augspurger, MD Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Call for Availability Marienhof Kennels Greenbriar Animal Hospital1004 State Road 13( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance )287-5570M-F … 8 AM 6 PM; Sat 8 AM Noon Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M Constanze Goricki, Dr. D.V.M G NaGirol kstt Vrr s!b, D"Ped Congratulations to 14-year-old Fruit Cove Middle School student Grif“ n King, who caught this 10 pound bass on Sunday, April 20. King was “ shing with a friend in a pond near his house in Julington Creek Plantation. The bass was released after the photo was taken! Instead of taking a vacation during my spring break from college, I decided to take a medical humanitarian trip to Costa Rica through International Service Learning (ISL). ISL works with college students nationwide to o er humanitar-ian health programs in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Africa. These programs provide healthcare to tens of thousands in developing communities. I was part of a team of 12 students from colleges all over the United States. We arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 8 before traveling to our temporary medical compound at a community center in Alajuela. The next day we began our orientation and training in tropical medicine, taking vital signs, pharmacology, house clinic-community triage, clinic organization and medical Spanish. During the next six days, we went to two di erent communities. Half of the group set up while the other half visited homes. During the house visits, we surveyed the community, noting living conditions and health problems of the inhabitants; we also passed out appointments to any sick people we met. At almost every house, someone was excited about the opportunity to receive medical care. We were able to o er one man an appointment at our clinic the next day to treat his chronic back pain. He had an appointment scheduled at the local hospital, but the appointment was for the year 2020. The waiting list for medical care is so long in Costa Rica that this man would have needed to wait six years to be treated! The rest of our days at the community were devoted to seeing patients. As students, our job was to take the patients medical history, “ nd out their principal medical problem and take their vitals … all in Spanish. We then communicated our “ ndings to the doctor who talked us through the diagnostic process. The “ nal afternoon in each community was devoted to a share with the communityŽ event. To help the kids get over their fear of doctors, we spent time with the kids doing fun activities. I did face painting, blew up balloons and played soccer with them. The most memorable day was when we provided services in a town known by locals as Little Hell. Although we saw many poverty-stricken communities throughout our trip, this one was the most devastating. As we walked from house to house, I was shocked at the living conditions of the residents. The houses were ” imsy, constructed with wood and corrugated metal. Inside of the homes, clean water sources were not apparent. Human waste streamed down the sides of the streets and dirt-caked kids ran around without shoes pretending to shoot each other. The eight day trip was challenging yet rewarding. After working with the people of Costa Rica, I am more con“ dent than ever that I want to pursue a career in medicine in order to help make a positive change in peoples lives. For more information on ISL, please visit their website: health/First person accountStudent takes humanitarian trip to Costa RicaBy Contributing Writer Emily Golan, Creekside High School graduate, Pre-Med Student, Florida State University Emily GolanBring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919 Continued from page 1FLiCRAtened to his remarks. When he opened the ” oor for questions, what you might expect from a group of retirees happened. They were prepared„out came the pads with lists of questions and comments about issues that concerned them and a ected their lives the most. Yet through all the questions you could sense an underlying concern for their children, grand-children and great grand-children and their futures. Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) is a statewide non-pro“ t association of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). FLiCRA is comprised of over 13,400 residents living in 53 of the states continuing care retirement communities. FLiCRA is a recognized voice before the state legislature and state regulatory agencies. The mission of FLiCRA is to promote and protect the rights of residents who live in CCRCs. Since its inception, FLiCRA has been responsible for and participated in many legislative e orts that bene“ t CCRC residents. Several of the issues that FLiCRA has worked on have resulted in not only protection for residents, but also signi“ cant cost savings to residents. If you would like to learn more about Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA), please visit www.” Health Screening at Bookmobile Stops The St. Johns County Public Library System is partnering with Flagler Hospital to provide blood pressure and blood sugar screenings for adults at several of their public bookmobile stops. This service is for adults only and is free.Publix at 210 West, 2845 County Road 210 W: Thursdays, 12:45 p.m. … 2:45 p.m., May 15 and May 29. Palencia Commons Shopping Plaza 7462 US 1 North: Wednesday, 3:15 p.m. … 4:15 p.m., May 21. Publix at Murabella, 84 Tuscan Way: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. … 2:30 p.m., May 30. For more information about the Bookmobile and Library Extension Services, please call 827-6944 or visit


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She immediately connects with her clients, senses their taste, not only in paint but in all aspects of design, from ooring to furniture.Val Parsons Prosource Wholesale Flooring Jacksonville, FL 904.466-0370“ ”The Third Annual St. Johns County Horse Council Horse Farm Tour will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014. From 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. the tour kicks o at SandSpurs Ranch, located at 306 Cracker Swamp Dirt Road in East Palatka. SandSpurs specializes in Western horsemanship and trail rides. Their beautiful clubhouse and grounds provide an event destination for weddings, parties and other events. Breakfast will be served. The tours next stop is from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. is at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center, located at 8200 Smith Road in Hastings. The St. Johns County Horse Council will host sponsor and vendor booths, riding demonstrations, prizes and giveaways. Lunch will be served Mark your calendars for the Horse Farm Tour!at this location. The tour concludes from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Bella Mia Stables, located at 8000 U.S. Highway 1 South, in St. Augustine. Carriage rides, pony rides and dressage and jumping demonstrations by trainer, Lora Borger, will be featured at this location. Snack food will be provided. Please go to www.sjchc. org or email deerudy@hotmail. com for details. St. Johns County Horse Council Horse Farm Tour is made possible by the donations of its sponsors, Futchs Tractor Depot, Bozard Ford, Star 4 Ranch, Shelton Veterinary Group, PHD Vet, Feedin Time, Tocoi Feed, Two Time Tack and Feed, Farm Credit, Wells Fargo, Roberta Kirkland Tax Preparation, Girlfriends Hair Salon and Hastings Equestrian.The Fort Mose Historical Society, the citizen support organization for Fort Mose Historic State Park, has been awarded Outstanding Special Event of the Year for the Battle of Bloody Mose by the umbrella organization, the Friends of Florida State Parks. The special accolade was announced and awarded to the Fort Mose Historical Societys representatives during their attendance at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day event on Saturday, March 8, which is hosted by the Florida Park Service to recognize park Fort Mose Historic State Park announces major awardvolunteers. This award comes on the back of the “ fth annual commemorative reenactment of the battle that took place in 1740 and this year will be extended to two days in order to accommodate two full battle reenactments on June 21 and 22. President of the Fort Mose Historical Society, Charles Ellis, responded, Wow! I cant believe it. What an honor to have among all the state parks and their respective events.Ž Indeed this does prove to be an honor, as there are 171 state parks and trails with numerous events throughout the year competing for this recognition. Ellis realized that it was not an e ort made in a single bubble, but in fact a huge endeavor from several organizations, community partners and volunteers. Two of those organizations he wished to recognize were “ rst and foremost, Florida Living History, Inc. for making it humanly possible to organize and the Florida Humanities Council for making it “ nancially possible. The Battle of Bloody Mose began in 2010 by Florida Living History with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. Smartphones and tablets appear to have staying power. The Pew Research Center con“ rms that smartphone penetration has surpassed the 50 percent mark among mobile subscribers. Many others are routinely using tablets to access books, television shows, movies and magazines. In multi-screen homes, televisions are still king. According to a 2012 Nielsen report, the average American over the age of two spends more than 34 hours a week or more than 4 hours per day, watching live television. Those “ ndings should raise an eyebrow, as health experts warn that excessive screen time can be hazardous to ones health. A sedentary lifestyle spent in front of computers and video game consoles contributes to poor health. Of the leading industrialized countries, the United States has the highest obesity statistics and Canada is not far behind. Obesity can impact cholesterol, cardiovascular health, risk for type 2 diabetes and risk for stroke. Excessive screen time can lead to sleep and eating dis-Decreasing family screen time orders, interfere with a persons ability to focus and negatively a ect a persons performance at school or work. Getting a family active and reducing time spent in front of a screen can have profound e ects, and reducing screen time doesnt have to be di cult. € Gradually implement changes. Families immersed in electronic devices can cut down on screen time slowly and over the course of several weeks rather than tuning out cold turkey. Start by reducing time spent watching television or playing video games by one hour per week and gradually reduce time spent devoted to such activities in the ensuing weeks. € Hide devices. The mantra, out of sight, out of mindŽ can work with respect to digital devices. If tablets or smartphones are tucked away, family members may feel less inclined to reach for them at any given time. Just as you wouldnt stock your pantry full of fattening foods while trying to lose weight, dont make digital devices readily available throughout the day. € Keep televisions out of the bedroom. Children who have televisions in their bedrooms tend to watch an additional 90 minutes of programming per day than those who do not have televisions in their room. Keep the television in a shared area of the house so that time spent watching the TV can be monitored and adjusted. € Plan more family activities. Boredom can easily give way to time spent fooling around on the internet or channel sur“ ng. Parents should have a cache of ideas at the ready that promote active family time. Neighborhood walks or tossing around a baseball in the yard are enjoyable activities that cut back on time spent being sedentary. Encourage indoor activities, such as puzzles or board games, if the weather is not cooperating. € Be steadfast. Do not throw in the towel too soon. Families should stand their ground when attempting to decrease their screen time in favor of healthier activities.

PAGE 17 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 15 VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.comYour local Independent Insurance agent since 2003!Thank you Mandarin and Northwest St. Johns County for ten years of loyal support! We look forward to a Bob Ebersberger President/Agent Ken Densmore Agent-Seven Years Cole Warthen AAI Agent-Six Years 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove Ph: 230.8881 Tuscan Way Corner of SR 16 and Intl` Golf Parkway Ph: 904.940.0055 Watson Realty Corp. listings have been repeatedly appearing on Beachfront Bargain Hunt, a weekly show on HGTV, which covers buyers on the hunt for the perfect beachfront property within a speci“ ed budget. Filming has already been completed for the upcoming showcase of an Atlantic Beach property on the show which will air this month. Lori Loving, Realtor, Watson Realty Corp., whose listing was chosen for the show, was on set at the shooting. It was really an exciting and fun experience,Ž says Loving. The production team took some shots from an aerial view; some from the front and back of the house, from the private beach access and took several shots of the incredible ocean view o the master suite balcony. It was fascinating to be a part of this entire process.Ž In past episodes that aired originally in January and had repeated coverage in April, Ryan Ford, Realtor, Watson Realty Corp. St. Augustine Beach o ce, assisted a couple “ nd a second home in the St. Augustine area. This was an over-the-top, once in a lifetime opportunity that was not just loads of work, but a whole lot of fun,Ž says Ford. I have a new appreciation for what goes into making a television show. This was a priceless experience that allowed me to showcase Watson Realty and the wonderful things the St. Augustine Beach area has to o er.Ž The couple featured in Fords episode was Sandy and Mike Wieber, owners of the HGTVs Beachfront Bargain Hunt showcases local listingsBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Rossettos, Watson Realty Corp. Mike and Sandy Wieber with Ryan Ford, RealtorBayfront Marin House, a local bed and breakfast in St. Augustines historic district. At “ rst when we were approached to do the show, I didnt know what to expect,Ž says Mike Wieber. However, being a part of the shooting and entire production was a lot of fun and it was great to have the opportunity to show o St. Augustine.Ž The Wiebers did in fact purchase the listing showcased and were satis“ ed not just with their participation in the show, but with their overall buying experience. Its not every day that you get featured on TV just for buying a property,Ž said Mike Wieber. Overall this was a great experience. We enjoyed working with Ryan on the show and think hes a great asset to Watson Realty; and of course, we love our new beach house on Vilano Beach.Ž Each week on Beachfront Bargain Hunt a family is covered showing them realizing their beachfront living dreams. This theme is also in line with the current Watson Realty Corp. advertising campaign that uses the taglines: Im glad I chose Watson Realty. Watson Realty can make your dream come true!Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Continued from page 1Patriot Oaks Academymeeting. In a culmination of a lengthy PTO board election process, the following parents were approved to lead the schools parent-teacher organization: Robyn Lilac, president (coming from Durbin Creek Elementary with a kindergartener and fourth grader); Tonya Wilson, fundraising president (Liberty Pines Academy, second and third graders); Amy Kaminsky, vice president (Julington Creek Elementary, kindergartener and second grader); Amy Mendheim, treasurer (Hickory Creek Elementary, kindergartener and fourth grader); Jennifer Sicilian, corresponding secretary (Durbin Creek Elementary, “ rst and third graders); Jenny Mahne, recording secretary (Durbin Creek and Swiss Point Middle); and Jenn Neuman, chair of business partnerships (Durbin Creek, kindergartener and sixth grader). The board members have already spent countless hours preparing incorporation forms so it can lead the fundraisers that will help the school get o to a fast start. The “ rst priority will be a book drive and student social mixer the “ rst weekend of May, to be held at Creekside High. The PTO will also encourage summer fundraising and business partnerships to help meet student and teacher needs. The PTOs new website can be found at www.PatriotOaksPTO. org. Based on projections, which could still ” uctuate, the school will open with 840 students: six kindergarten classrooms; six “ rst-grade; six second grade; six third grade; “ ve fourthgrade; and four “ fth-grade. Nearly 200 sixth and seventh graders are expected. Elective choice forms have also been posted on the schools website. A six-day rotation for kindergarten through “ fth grades will include art, media, music and P.E. Courses will be o ered in grade-level, advanced and gifted-blended. School team sports will include fall volleyball and winter basketball. Exceptional Student Education will include an emphasis on the least-restrictive environment for students, with consultation, support, co-teach classrooms, resource classrooms and fulltime classrooms all available for students with disabilities.Tra c on Longleaf Pine Parkway was brought up at the meeting and Harrison explained that there will be a reduced speed zone in place during posted school hours. St. Johns Sheri s PSA o cers and crossing guards will be stationed during school arrival and dismissal times. County agencies are meeting to continue to review the number and placement of crossing guards. School operating hours will be 8:30 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. A transitionsŽ program will be o ered in late summer to help ease any possible anxiety for students moving up from “ fth to sixth grade. McGee emphasized that the excitement and nervousness students may feel about starting at a newly built school is shared by the faculty and sta This is a brand new experience for everyone, all of us included,Ž he said. The schools current motto is: Building a Tradition of Excellence Together.Ž Spring planting season is in full swing and a wealth of information is available on the St. Johns River Water Management Districts website to help plan beautiful and water-e cient landscapes. The ” oridaswater. com/waterwiselandscapes website provides tips for designing waterwiseŽ landscapes that match the right plants with existing site conditions to minimize the use of water, fertilizer, Online resources available landscaping projects pesticides and labor. The website includes a searchable database of more than 800 plants and allows visitors to personalize searches based on desired ” ower color, potential plant height and existing light and soil conditions. The waterwise plant database provides a one-page overview of each plant, many with photos that can be printed and taken to a garden center or displayed on smartphones and tablets. Watching the weather will help in maintaining a waterwise landscape so homeowners irrigate only when needed. When weather and site conditions require watering beyond what rain provides, year-round watering rules are designed to allow su cient irrigation to sustain Florida landscapes, while protecting water resources.


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In honor and celebration of the active living retirement communitys 50th anniversary and the inspiration these St. Johns and Matanzas Riverkeepers join together for river blessingwaters have instilled upon those whove lived here, both the St. Johns and the Matanzas Riverkeepers will participate in a Blessing of the River on May 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. The public is invited to attend the special ceremony. Ayolane Halusky will lead the blessing under the direction of Basil Braveheart, an elder of the Lakota Sioux Indian tribe. Braveheart led a river blessing in 2008 at the Marywood Retreat Center. This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Rio 2, an animated, action-comedy for kids and adults. Living is easy in the city for the very rare blue macaws, Blu and Jewel (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway) and their three kids. Their owners, Linda and Tulio, have headed from Rio to the Amazon to return a bird they have nursed back to health. 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PAGE 19 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 19 A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCEJacksonville Youth Soccer Club Summer Camps! SESSION 1 ~ JUNE 9 JUNE 12 SESSION 2 ~ JUNE 23 JUNE 26 SESSION 3 ~ JULY 7 JULY 10 For all sessions (2 options): 9am 12pm (All ages) $119 9am 3pm Extended Day (Ages 8 and up) $149There is a Family discount of $10 for multiple players signed up from one family account Chuck Rogers Park (11950 San Jose Blvd.) To Register: or email 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 Dance Camp $100 per week (ages 5+) 940-1818 $25 off Summer Camp Tuition and a Free T-shirt Expires 8/31/14 Summer Camp & Activities Guide August 4th-8th 9AM-1PM Ages 6-12 4510 Palm Valley Road Register online today”3 (904) 257-5752 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! CHS HappeningsKrypto-Knight: Weaknesses not included at Creekside super-school!By Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentIts a bird! Its a plane! Waitƒ its just a bird. But its ” ying over Creekside, a school that has recently found itself the wielder of a staggering number of super-talents! The Knights of Creekside have the ability to speak and translate languages at staggering speeds, genius techsavvy that could put Cyborg to shame and are led by a principal who takes action in times of peril. All of this super-success and no one even had to go near any nuclear waste! When The Power of Creekside band students were trapped on a bus (air conditioned and parked safely as it was), many thought their Atlanta “ eld trip was doomed. An emergency situation left the group chaperones short, unable to leave, throwing o a packed schedule of activities. Suddenly! Who appeared to save the day, but Principal Randy Johnson! As they say, with great powerŽ comes great responsibility. The trip commenced as planned, but was not the only act of heroism that Creekside would see this spring! Twelve Creekside students attended the Florida State Spanish Conference, representing not only Creekside, but the entire St. Johns County School District! This lionhearted league of linguists was composed of students Jonah Smith, Hayley Campbell, Talia Wind, Carlos Camacho, Alycia Willis, Sebastian Camacho, Cesar Camacho, Jamie Lee, Jackson Vance, Catherine Lower, Lucy Steele and Hayley Taylor. Seven students received Outstanding ratings in their presentations, four Superiors and one Excellent. The theatrical performance of Celestina,Ž a Spanish tragicomedy, received a Superior rating and students poetry recitations earned one Superior and three Outstanding distinctions. In addition, Hayley Taylor won third place for her regional SevillanaŽ out“ t from Spain. As team sponsor, I have never felt so proud of my students,Ž con“ des teacher Linda Gillespie. They have been practicing since last September and their hard work de“ nitely paid o .Ž Meanwhile, in Orlando, the Student Television Network Convention was testing a team of 11 Knights against over 2,400 students from around the country! Proving themselves in contests spanning all genres of television production, students battled against time limits and restrictive prompts to create a short “ lm, a Convention ReCap, a movie trailer, a music video, a short story production and a man-on-the-street production. Adrenaline was high and strict deadlines wracked everyones nerves„but proud teacher Kelly McClure shares, They all helped each other out and really bonded as a group.Ž Chris Petow, Austin Perkins, Kalie West, Jessica Van Cleave, Brent Terry, Brandon Dugas, Connor McClure, Alex Orta, Brad Flowerdew, Lauren Daniels and Brian Arroya all proved themselves powerful in such high-intensity circumstances. Not only did the Convention Re-Cap video take “ rst place amongst 30 competing schools, but the Knightly News Network was awarded $5,000 for having the Best New Website,, pioneered by Austin Perkins! Just like Clark Kent, youd never know Creeksides power, with its humility„but as it turns out, the school is all that and a pair of spandex! iPad User Group Tuesday, May 27 • 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.Superman visits Creekside!If you are willing to spend a little time this summer helping others, there is an opportunity waiting for you! RSVP of St. Johns County is looking for community members to assist once a week in the summer reading program through the St. Johns County School District. Hours are ” exible and even if you are traveling this summer you can help out while you are in town. There are local students Summer reading volunteer opportunities for you!that can really use the help of those willing to give just a small amount of their time,Ž said Cheryl Freeman, RSVP director. Assistance from community volunteers can make all the di erence in helping these students succeed.Ž If you would like to learn more or have any questions about volunteering in St. Johns County, please call RSVP at 547-3945. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:


Page 20, The CreekLine • May 2014 • Summer Camp & Activities Guide witzerlandance choolBalletT a Hip Ho 904 Now registering! Call for more information: 904-287-6331 4 week Session June 16-July 10 1-hour class, twice a week (Mon/Wed or Tue/Thur) ages 2 and up Wiggle Giggle, Ballet /Tap Combo, Jazz/Hip Hop combo, Jazz i, Hip Hop 7 week session June 16-July 31 Class once a week (Monday or Thursday) ages 9 and up ballet tech I, and II, Jazz/Ballet Tech II, Beg. Pt, Adult Tap and Ballet, Stretch & Worship2-Week Classes/Workshops July 28-August 8th Classes (Mon/Wed/Fri) for 2 weeks ages 2 and up Wiggle/Giggle, Ballet/tap combo, Ballet/jazz combo, Jazz/Hip Hop combo, Hip Hop, Ballet Tech 1 1/4 mile south of Julington Creek Bridge on the left near Vino’s Pizzeria NEW Mosaic classes: learning and exploring new dance styles each class (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop contemporary, African and choreography)New Summer Programs! JACKSONVILLE ALL Sports and Activity Camp June 2nd August 15th THE FIRST COAST SKATING ACADEMYT H E F I R S T C O A S T S K A T I N G A C A D E M Y The Best of the Best JAXICEANDSPORTSPLEX.COM904.399.3223 We buy, sell, and trade childrens clothing and childrens equipmentChildrens Upscale/Resale $5.00 o a $20.00 purchase or moreTiny Treasures~EXP. 6/30/14  Tiny Treasures Mile South of Julington Creek Bridge:: (904) 230-2411www.tinytreasuresresaleboutique.comSpring is in the air and it is time for the Liberty Pines Academy Scholastic Book Fair Fiesta! The book fair will be held in the LPA media center from May 12 through May 16. There will be special evening hours on Tuesday, May 13, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. to coincide with the LPA Night of the Arts. The book fair is always a wonderful event. The book fair last fall was a huge success and brought in $14,600 in sales! A generous portion of these sales go to bene“ t our growing media center. Plan on stopping by Richard Dickson, presidentexecutive director of the Northeast Florida Conservatory, was busy making plans for an upcoming concert at Switzerland Point Middle School auditorium in St. Johns when he explained that the conservatorys 50 piece concert band is 100 percent composed of those who love music. The members of the band are all local professional and Liberty Pines Academy: Scholastic Book Fair announcedBy Contributing Writer Diana Saramato support our beautiful media center, expand your personal libraries and purchase end of the year teacher gifts. Thank you to all of the wonderful families and volunteers from LPA for supporting such a great cause. Hope to see you there! Here are some important upcoming dates at LPA for May and June: € Monday-Friday, May 12-16: Scholastic Book Fair Fiesta € Tuesday, May 13: Night of the Arts at 6:00 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair evening hours from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. € Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m.: June PTO Board Meeting. € Monday, June 30: Deadline to order school supplies from 1st Day School Supplies. If interested in ordering supplies, then please go to the schools PTO webpage at www-lpa.stjohns.k12.” .us/ pto/ to “ nd the 1st Day School Supplies link.Community band spreads the joy of music By Karl Kennellamateur musicians, who may be living right next door to you in your neighborhood. These are people who just love playing for the shear enjoyment of entertaining. They play favorites from over the generations„ popular songs, show tunes and Broadway favorites. It has been said that they will play anything exciting you can think of. The standing chuckle with the group is, Dancing in the aisles is always allowed.Ž The Northeast Florida Conservatory is dependent on the community for support to keep the musical opportunities happening and available for everyone. The Northeast Florida Conservatory is a 501(C) (3) non-pro“ t organization. As part of their philanthropic outreach Lauras Friends,Ž they seek to provide musical experiences to enrich the lives of youth. Lauras FriendsŽ honors the life of Laura Janet Pooley, a thirdgrade teacher and musician who had an enormous capacity for giving to others, especially children, as well as a deep love of music. Children who participate in the program do not attend schools where music is an important part of the curriculum or who do not have the “ nancial ability to be involved in private programs. The Conservatory partners with nonpro“ t child-service agencies to o er concerts and events. Among the most unique are the instrument petting zoosŽ for children, where children get to touch and feel real musical instruments„ sometimes for the very “ rst time. In addition, students who cannot a ord regularly priced lessons may apply for scholarships from this Conservatory program. Northeast Florida Conservatory is not only a concert band and an organization that helps children discover the joys of music. In addition to Lauras FriendsŽ and childrens outreach they also have a jazz band and o er music theory classes, theatre and acting instruction, and private lessons on all instruments for all ages. There are also performance opportunities including recitals and ensembles. Dickson is not a stranger to the local music community. He is recognized by many a local musicians as the mentor who helped them by saying, Practice, practice, practice and then sit down and really let your soul into your music. Then practice!Ž Among his many credits, Dickson had the honor of twice being guest director with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He is fondly remembered as band and orchestra director for both Paxon High School and Wolfson High School here in Jacksonville. He also has an interesting background in theatre with the Richard Dickson Dinner Theatre at the Brown Derby in Gainesville as well as his roles as theatre director and manager for Golden Hills Theatre in Ocala and the Mandarin Community Theatre. Upcoming events for the Northeast Florida Conservatory include: May 25 … Conservatory Student Recital; May 27 … Orchestra at Westminster Woods; May 30 … Concert Band at Nocatee; June 1 … Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; June 24 … Concert Band at Westminster Woods; July 17-20 … Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat production; and July 21 … Youth Band Camp. Check your schedule and be sure to make room for the experiencing the Conservatory Concert Band or one of the many other programs featuring the Northeast Florida Conservatory. To learn more, please visit Come join the audience and become part of the presentation! The Northeast Florida Conservatory hopes that each of you are inspired to return or continue with your involvement with music! The Northeast Florida Conservatory Community Band performed recently at Switzerland Point Middle School. The CreekLine~Advertise in YOUR Community Newspaper! ~886-4919

PAGE 21 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 21 Summer Camp & Activities Guide Though you are reading this in May, at the time of the deadline for this issue I was still at Pacetti Bay. I am now of“ cially retired as you read this and I had the most incredible end to my career. Beginning with our districts Media Specialists celebration and ending with my wonderful last lap with Mikayla Mitchell, daughter of Randolph and Renee Mitchell and the sister of Winston Mitchell of St. Augustine, Florida, has been crowned Miss Black Teen Florida US Ambassador 2014 and will be competing for the title of Miss Black Teen US Ambassador in July 2014. The Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant serves as a platform for todays young women of color to express their enlightened viewpoints, demonstrate their extraordinary talents and showcase not only their beauty and poise, but also their abilities to communicate e ectively and exhibit critical thinking skills. As an Ambassador of Change, Mitchell will encourage, empower and enlighten communities by raising awareness concerning major issues plaguing African-Americans in Florida; moreover, she will organize and conduct educational forums and events that focus on health disparities, poverty, violence and inferior educational opportunities and environments and other pertinent social, civic and humanitarian concerns. Mitchell currently attends Notes from Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnsonall my colleagues at Pacetti Bay, it made for an incredibly memorable farewell. My surprise party at the Caddy Shack was amazing. I have loved reading everyones notes and will treasure my years at The Bay. I am now out in the country living my dream from the time I was in high school. Growing up in the military and always living on base or in a town gave me little knowledge of country life. While our children were growing up my husband managed dairy farms and I began to learn to love the country. His restarted military career moved us to Jacksonville and I had gone back to school to become a media specialist, “ rst in Marion County and then for the past 13 years in St. Johns. I always felt at home in St. Johns. When I was not working I just wanted to be outside. I loved to hike, bike, kayak and hit the beach. Reading was my indoor activity when I couldnt get outside. Now I am “ nding very little time to read; the outdoors beckons from sun up to sundown. What time I do have is going to my stack of non-“ ction reading: Trowel and Error by Sharon Lovejoy, Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow, Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast by Ira Wallace, Gaias Garden by Toby Hemenway and the list goes on. Much of my learning curve is trial and error but the rewards are immense. The Sunshine State Young Readers Award list for 201415 is out! I was very excited to see books I have mentioned here in The CreekLine on the list! I highly recommend the following as do not missŽ: small as an elephant by Jennifer Jacobson, Ungifted by Gordon Korman and The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. The list is at www.” oridamedia. org/?page=SSYRA_List Before I close I would like to share a list of Bradley WilSSYRA Book Battle team! Pictured are Allysa Gowens, Taylor Stroud, Alexis Dillion, Abbey Kleist and Louis Otero. Also on the team is Manuela Anea.liams top 10 books. We had lots of fun these past three years talking books and he is an avid reader: Thirteen Reasons Why; Lovely Bones; Out of my Mind; Hunger Games; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Catching Fire; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Divergent, BETA; and The Fault in Our Stars. To all the students of Pacetti Bay Middle School past and present, I wish the very best and I hope you will continue reading, growing and learning! You are our future; make it the best it can be.Student crowned Miss Black Teen Florida US Ambassador Allen D. Nease High School where she is a junior and an honor student, while participating in various clubs and organizations. She is a member of the marching band and the Tri-M Honor Society, Junior Ladies Service Club, Track and “ eld co-captain for throwers, Spanish Club and International Thespian Club. She is also a student in two Academies, the Stellar Academy of Engineering and the Communications Academy. After graduating from high school, she will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in Spanish. Presently, she encourages other young girls to explore the “ elds of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Mitchell was the recipient of the State Farm Leaders of Tomorrow Award in 2012, the Hugh OBrien Youth Ambassador Distinction, Nease High School, 2013 and the St. Johns County Character Counts Award for 2014. She is currently a member of USA Track and Field and AAU Track and Field Clubs and the Young Achievers Sprint Club. She volunteers at Second Harvest of North Florida (Nourishment Network) and The Clyde E. Lassen Veterans Nursing Home. In addition, she participates in Susan Komen walks, domestic violence walks, provides supplies to the Childrens Home Society and hosts fooddrives. She speaks and makes appearances at various organizations and she is an ardent and conscientious volunteer for Girls Inc. of Jacksonville. need customers?886-4919 LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., May 21 • 3:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryCome 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.


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We will travelŽ from continent to continent through music, stories, art, science, cooking, games and PLAY.Kindergarten REGISTER NOW for 2014 … 2015 www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS CCA Summer Camp Looking for a specialty camp for your camper? CCA oers something for every kid: Lights-Camera-Action Ceramics Science Is Fun Lego Camp 3-D Art Kids in the Kitchen Patriotic Art Sports camps that include Football, Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball Visit for the complete summer schedule and registration information. Prom season is “ nally here. Its the beginning of May. FCATS and Grad Bash are over and students are likely thinking of one of three things: AP tests, exams or prom. Eight times out of 10, its the latter. Whether its “ nding a date or the perfect dress, the students at Bartram Trail have been anticipating Prom Season since the start of school in more ways than one. Im most excited about the music,Ž mentioned senior Christina Garza, because its a bit older than what we normally listen to. Its mainly been throwbacks to the 90s and early 2000s and its the best jam so far.Ž The juniors have deliberated over the theme for prom and May 15 is the Wards Creek Elementary (WCE) PTO annual Spring Festival. This year our plans include interesting and informative displays from the St. Johns County Sheri s Department and the St. Johns Fire Department, our own Dr. Boom Science, Kids Art, Bounce houses, St. Augustine Dance Academy, Great Clips with their colored hair spray, a cake walk, ring toss and bunches more. This is our favorite event. All the fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and BTHS HappeningsGlitz, Glamour, Gatsby!By Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student Some of the fth grade graduates: Davis Berry, Ethan Repsher, Emma Lasswell and Anthony Ciardiello.WCE May newsBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, WCE PTOends at 8:00 p.m. Since the last publication, our teachers enjoyed Teacher Appreciation week. Many thanks to Starbucks for starting our week o This years theme was Super Heroes, because at Wards Creek Elementary, our teachers and sta are the Super Heroes. Thank you for all you do. Plans are also underway for our “ fth grade graduation. Graduation is scheduled for May 28 at 6:00 p.m. On Monday, May 5, the “ fth grade graduation class enjoyed a wonderful day at Universal Studios. On Monday, May 16, the “ fth grade Safety Patrol will be enjoy the fun of Sea World. Lyn Repsher has served on the PTO board for four years, serving as president, corresponding secretary and treasurer. Her son Ethan is graduating this year and Repsher will be retiringŽ from out PTO board. The board would like to thank her for her many years of service to WCE PTO. She is a true example of a volunteer. Lyn, we will all miss you! We also want to give a big thank you to Amy Lasswell, who has served on the board for four years as vice president and two terms as president. She leads by example and has been a true inspiration to all of us. We also want to say a special goodbye to our “ fth graders. Best of luck in the future. We are very proud of you and your accomplishments. The last day of school is Thursday, June 5. We hope everyone enjoys a safe and fun-“ lled summer! found one that not only brought out the fancy side of prom but the fun side as well: a glitz and glamour that someone would expect prom to have, but the fun and craziness of the world of Gatsby, made popular by the recent movie The Great GatsbyŽ and the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald with the same name. I love the theme this year,Ž said senior Madison Caldwell. I cant wait to see the decorations for Prom. There is so much they could do with such a great theme like this.Ž This year, Prom will begin the day after AP testing at the Hyatt. I cant wait to go to Prom with my friends,Ž declared junior Meghan Hall. The best way to enjoy a party like Prom and Homecoming is with friends.Ž With graduation on the way, Prom is one of the last chances for seniors to really have fun in high school and for students to celebrate the end of the year. Whether its dressing up, dancing to the beat or hanging out with close friends, Prom has been a constant event that continues to excite students. Amidst the busy schedule with testing and senior events, Bartram wishes to extend our thoughts and prayers to the parents, students and faculty of Ponte Vedra High School after the loss of their beloved principal, Craig Speziale, to cancer. From all of us here at BT, have a great Bartram Trail day! The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our “ ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!

PAGE 23 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 23 Summer Camp & Activities Guide If you had asked me the vision of our Garden Club years ago, when I was starting school gardens, I would have said to help kids eat their vegetables!Ž said Kathleen Damiano, Palencia Elementarys food and nutrition services manager. Now, however, it is so much more. Ive also realized how far we can go in helping kids develop into good citizens and give back to their community as young adults.Ž During construction, Palencia Elementarys (PES) then Principal Don Campbell designated two separate garden areas„one for beds and another for hydroponic gardening, with the intention of engaging the schools green, STEM, LEED standards through the gardening projects. In 2012, when PES opened its doors, the Art and Garden Clubs joined to combine one club designed to encourage kids to express themselves artistically while learning hands-on, food-to-table concepts. In addition, Damiano and PES art teacher, Jamie Wardley utilize the combined School Garden, Art Garden Club to give students a deeper understanding and appreciation for the arts and sciences while raising com-Going beyond GreenŽ with gardening at PESBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalven, SAC Co-Chair, Palencia Elementarymunity awareness. They want to create enjoyment for students interested in organic gardening and creativity in art, while exposing them to eating nutritious, fresh food. The garden(s) have the ability to do much, not only for our students enjoyment, but to help families who do not have access to healthy, fresh food,Ž said Damiano. The club meets weekly for at least an hour to work on the beds but hopes to raise the funds and volunteer workers needed to really get the hydroponic unit (Verti-Gro) operational. Through the generous donation of a local farmer, the equipment is on-site but needs appropriate preparation and installation. The clubs ultimate vision is to engage students, faculty and families in operating a self-sustaining garden that not only feeds its students, but needy families in the community. Theyd love your help in making this community project a reality! Please contact Kathleen Damiano at 547-4018 or kathleen.damiano@stjohns.k12. ” .us to volunteer or donate.Tickets are now on sale for a new, exciting event at Pacetti Bay Middle School with the goal of using the proceeds to buy new computer stations. Its the Harlem Wizards, a two-hour basketball show. The event will be held on May 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the schools gymnasium. An estimated 800 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased through the Wizards website at Prices for students are $12 in advance or at the door. Advance tickets for adults are $15, then $17 at the door. Courtside plus, which is the VIP section and includes dinner and a meet and greet, are $35 each. Reserved seating is $20. The Pacetti Bay Parent, Teacher, Student Organization is putting on the event after realizing the school needed help in updating systems that were new when the school was opened in 2005. The PTSO regularly funds project requests from the school, such as the security system, the projectors, murals, reading See the Harlem Wizards at PBMSBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDanielprograms, display cabinets and much more. The Wizards are popular in the northeast and have 50 years of history, explained PTSO President Debbie Adams, but it will be a new experience here in north Florida. According to the Wizards: At a Wizards game fans see amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. Its two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. Throughout the game fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction and participation. Postgame is the cherry on top of the sundae as the Wizards stay until every autograph is signed. The experience can only be summed up in two words: Awe-Inspiring.Ž The Wizards are often compared to the Globetrotters. While the Globetrotters are quite well known and many consider them synonymous with show basketball they do not deliver the kind of connection, feeling, fun, community and excitement that the Wizards do. I have been around show basketball my whole life, my dad started the Wizards when I was four years old and call me biased, but the Wizard experience is unique in the world and I am motivated to introduce the whole world to the Wizards show,Ž said Todd Davis, the Wizards president. LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., May 21 • 3:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryCome 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.


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The journey began for Jonah Ferguson of Fruit Cove when he joined the Cub Scouts in “ rst grade. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. Ferguson worked hard to earn his merit badges; some of his favorites were Photography, Wilderness Survival, Backpacking, and Emergency Preparedness. Fergusons dad, Cary, says, Scouting is great for boys to get exposed to many di erent places, community service projects and activities; it widens their horizon in a positive way.Ž A “ nal step is an extensive service project that the scout plans, organizes, leads and manages. For years, Fergusons Troup 488 met at St. Patricks All second grade classes at Cunningham Creek participated in a project that correlated with their economic unit of study. This event took place on Monday, April 21 in the school cafeteria, when the second grade students simulated an assembly line for assemblage of trail mix snack bags for a local charity. After approval of their job applications, jobs were approved for the assembly line. Students held positions, such assembly line workers, supervisors and artists. The students were the producersŽ of the snack bags and they developed products that later will be consumed by the recipients or consumersŽ of the trail mix. In addition, students learned the necessary precautions needed for a sanitary production line. Congratulations to new Eagle ScoutEpiscopal Church on State Road 13. For his project and as a way of saying thank-you,Ž Ferguson chose to totally revamp the playground located on the church grounds. This involved many hours over a period of months of planning, as well as soliciting support and donations of supplies. An Eagle Court of Honor and supper were held for Ferguson on February 18 at St. Patricks. His scout leaders, Jared Nielsen, Nina Nielsen and Tom Donovan were there, as well as family and friends. One highlight of the ceremony was when Ferguson presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin. I look back at Jonahs scouting career like a big puzzle,Ž says his dad. Its a lot of fun when you start it. You do the edges and corners “ rst; mom and dad help a little bit. Then its just you and a lot of pieces. Every day you put a few pieces in place and this is when a bunch of people give up. Then you can see the end coming up; this is when most everyone fades away, except a few like Jonah that stay and complete what they started over 11 years ago.Ž Eagle Scouts are expected to set an example for other scouts and to become the leaders in life that they have established themselves to be. Ferguson will graduate this May from Bartram Trail High School. He plans to go to FSCJ for his “ rst two years of college, then to the University of North Florida. I would like to be a real entrepreneur/business owner in the future,Ž says this young man who already has a web business that is doing very well. He adds, Even though I make money o it, I do it mostly for fun.Ž Ferguson is the son of Becki and Cary Ferguson and big brother to Hallie and Eli. Jonah Ferguson with his proud parents.CCE second graders learn and serveBy Contributing Writer Gina L. Hughes, Second Grade Learning Leader, Cunningham Creek ElementaryThis activity did not generate income, but will be donated to St. Augustine Youth Services. This is an organization that has a long standing charitable relationship with Cunningham Creek Elementary. The Cunningham Creek PTO graciously agreed to donate the items for this learning yet charitable experience for the second grade students at Cunningham Creek Elementary. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller

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Page 26, The CreekLine • May 2014 • Summer Camp & Activities Guide Get ready because this summers Adventure Camp is going to be like nothing they have ever experienced! Adventure Camp runs from July 28-31st, 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 youll actually want to keep and music that your kids will be singing and dancing too all summer long!! &49/wk. The Crossing Church meets weekly on Sunday at 10:30am at Fruit Cove Middle School (Modern Music. Casual & Friendly. Great Kids Programs) tCii ausethissummer  sA TOURAcademy Junior Summer Camps atTPC Sawgrass and World Golf VillageBuy One Golf School Get One Free Offer valid through June 30, 2014. Only applicable for new bookings at TPC Sawgrass and World Golf Village locations. Offer only applicable for new bookings. Must book by June 30, 2014 and attend by December 31, 2014. Students must attend the same golf school. Minimum of two students. OFFERING: Half Day, Full Day, Overnight, and Elite Programs FOR: Ages 7-18, All Skill Levels, Boys and Girls LIMITED TIME OFFER! BOOK BY JUNE 30TH For more information visit or call 877.611.1911 For more information visit or call 877.331.6949 $150 off Overnight & Elite CampsPROMO CODE: NewsLine150$100 off Full Day CampsPROMO CODE: NewsLine100$50 off Half Day CampsPROMO CODE: NewsLine50Book a 2-, 3-, or 4-Day Full Training Golf School and bring your friend for freeBOGO NL 414 Mill Creek Elementary hosted the Relay for Life walk again this year. We had 13 sta members who walked plus the Swanson family who joins us every year. As of April, Mustangs Making a Di erence has raised a total of $4,618.04! They will continue to raise money towards this amazing bene“ t until mid-June. To date, the entire event has raised $29,288.04.Thank you so much to everyone who attended, donated or supported in any way this year. The Mustang Gallop was a huge success once again this year. Thanks to our hard-working students and their supportive families, we raised over $14,000. Rosalind Sandcrofts class raised the most money and was awarded the Golden Running Mustang trophy. Our “ rst place individual prize was awarded to Ava DeVivo, second place was Sydney Clark, third place was Dallas Clark, The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) is a program co-sponsored by the O ce of Library Media and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) for students in grades three through eight designed to entice students to read high interest, contemporary literature for personal enjoyment. St. Johns County holds an annual district wide SSYRA competition commonly known as the Battle of the BooksŽ at the elementary and middle school levels.The 2014 middle school competition was facilitated by Melanie Tahan, director for instructional technology, media services and instructional resources, on Tuesday, April 1 at the Fullerwood Training Center in St. Augustine. Five team members and an alternate from Gamble Rogers, Liberty Pines, Murray, Pacetti Bay, Sebastian and Switzerland Point were coached by their schools media Whats happening at Mill Creek?By Contributing Writer Sarah Borgmeyer MCE Relay for Lifefourth place was Joshua Medina and “ fth place was Rylee Van Zante. Twenty-two students raised at least $100 or more and received prizes and six students won a ra e prize. We had many classes that had 100 percent participation, which awarded their teachers a free catered lunch. Great work Mustangs! On April 4, Mill Creek hosted a special event called Evening with the Stars which provided families an opportunity to visit the school and to see their kids work on display. We had a great turnout for this event and the kids enjoyed showing o their many talents. Oftentimes it is through the resource classes that our students “ nd they do their best. This was a great opportunity to see the various pieces of work that have been done in the areas of art, music, PE and media. It was a fun-“ lled evening for our students as well as their families! Kindergarten Round Up was a hit once again this year. We passed out 81 registration folders and had an opportunity to see many enthusiastic kids who are anxious to become Mustangs next year! Mill Creek had a very exciting pep rally in honor of FCAT testing for our third through “ fth grade students. The Jacksonville Jaguars Drum Line joined us for the event and really pepped up our students. We know they are ready for success! May will bring lots of exciting events at Mill Creek, including a mother/son corn hole tournament. This will take place on Friday, May 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Moes will be providing a great dinner for all who attend. Winning Mustang Gallop classRaiders retain rst place in Battle of the Booksspecialist in preparation for the district competition. During the event, brief quotes were read and projected as students rallied to collectively determine which of this years 15 books contained the displayed quote within mere seconds. The competition was a nail biter as multiple schools took the lead spot and a tie for “ rst was announced at frequent check points throughout the fast-paced competition. The SPMS Raider team pulled it out in the end, winning the literacy battle by just one question! More than half the Swiss Point team was made up of repeat participants, which clearly served them well as they retained their championship title. Congratulations to Jane Phillips, SPMS media specialist and Raider team members Lexi Smith, Jenny Hanson, Sarah Kroehler, Emma Geiger and Amanda Higley. For more information please visit www.” Congratulations SPMS Raiders!

PAGE 27 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Summer Camp & Activities Guide St. Johns Learning Intensive Fluency ProgramReading Should Make Kids Smile 1629 Race Track Rd., St. Johns, FL 32259 FastForWord Earobics Ultimate Phonics Wilson Reading Program Lindamood-Bell LiPS Strategies Great Leaps Individualized to students level Non-“ction texts Handwriting/Spelling Assistance Summer Sessions -Auditory Processing -Dyslexia -Language Processing 3 hours per day 4 days per week 4 weeks per session Check out Fairytales in MotionŽ program designed for 2-4yr. olds Mark Spivaks Institute &Dance Extension Summer program FREE Camp T-Shirt!4 sessions, 2 weeks each (age 5-11) June 16th August 15th 6 weeks Summer Afternoon classes June 16-July 25th Intensive Dance Program 9am-1pm July 7 July 17 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 9am-3pm One of the many traditions at Hickory Creek Elementary School is the Second Grade World Market. Students look forward to participating in the exciting annual event. All of the second grade classes recently joined together for this fun and educational learning experience. Each class picked a country to represent. They were then responsible for learning about the country and making crafts to sell at the event. The countries chosen included Brazil, Cuba, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. On the day of the market, the classes were split into three groups. While one group sold crafts, another explored countries to buy crafts and the other tasted food from their country. The children were given one dollar of play money to spend on items priced from 25 to 75 cents. Some of the crafts available for purchase were masks, Caribbean necklaces, Blarney Stones, Leaning Tower of Pisa models, fans, paper ” owers and maps. This experience gives students the opportunity to learn about the cultural in” uences Hickory Creek second graders explore at World MarketBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott, HCEand contributions from around the world,Ž said Amber Culbreth, second grade teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary School. They also learn the importance of buying and selling goods.Ž Another important aspect of the market is how it relates to many of our second grade social studies standards,Ž Culbreth added. Some of these include describing the impact of immigrants on the Native Americans, recognizing that the United States trades with other nations to exchange good and services as well as explaining the personal bene“ ts and costs involved in saving and spending.Ž One of the biggest money makers was the Japanese stu ed “ sh on a “ shing pole sold by Evelyn Skinners class. Other top sellers at the event were the various food items since many of the students wanted to get a taste of the countries. Some of the items they favored were rainbow cupcakes, Cuban candy, chips and salsa, Italian ice and even candy sushi. The second grade students enjoyed being a part of the annual tradition at Hickory Creek. This experience taught them about the cultures of di erent countries. They also learned how to put real thought into what they wanted to purchase since most found more things to buy than they could a ord.Evelyn Skinners second grade class represented Japan. Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694 The Switzerland Point Middle School Dreams Come True Kids Helping KidsŽ Club presented its 20th dream on April 7 at a Celebration of Life Party for this years dreamer, Zora. Zoras dream includes a visit for her and her family to Disney World and other Orlando attractions while being guests at Give Kids The World. The SPMS students presented Zora with many Minnie Mouse and Dora themed gifts, a Minnie Mouse cake, snacks and drinks. All who attended the celebration had a wonderful time! The Swiss Point Dreams Come True Club meets approxi-Girls Dream Comes Truemately twice a month and holds numerous fundraisers such as selling Dreamsicles, selling Enjoy the City Coupon Books and conducting a loose change collection. All funds raised go directly towards sponsoring a dream for a local child battling a life-threatening illness. The SPMS Dreams Come True Club expresses deep gratitude to the Bartram Park Publix for donating the cake for our celebration and to Heather Price for her superb job in decorating the Minnie Mouse cake! Also, many thanks to the County Road 210/ Johns Creek Publix for helping to secure a gift card.


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With offices in Ponte Vedra, Julington Creek and Intracoastal West, Dr. O and incredible healthcare are also convenient, too. As the school year draws to a close, the Nease athletes are wrapping up their victories, committing to colleges and “ guring out their futures. What an exciting time! For some students, their superior athletics has brought them to the decision of playing at colleges for their sport, while for others, their memories will remain at Nease as they pursue another “ eld of study. For girls lacrosse, the season ended with a great victory during Episcopals Senior Night. This completed the girls 12-5 victory and one of the best seasons in recent years. Two of the eight graduating seniors, namely Paige Farrar (who will be attending Davidson) and Nicole Morrobel (who is deciding between soccer and lacrosse), are signing within a few weeks. There are a total of 13 athletes that will be committing to various colleges across the country. For these fantastic athletes, their years at Nease Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentprovided the determination, challenge and fostered their ability to succeed in their sports. As well as the physical and mental preparation, a tremendous amount of importance was given to the character facet of athletics. Nease had a terri“ c year of character and had the honor of awarding many scholarships and awards to very deserving students. The boys baseball team “ nished their season with a victory. There are nine seniors who will be leaving Nease: Blair Calvo, Austin Davis, Zack Smith, Zach Stricklin, Sean Bryan, Logan Kunze, Justin Buettgen, Jared Bassett and Drew Linder. The highlight of the season was defeating Ponte Vedra, to whom the team had lost in Districts the year before. Stricklin said, I really liked senior night because all nine seniors started and we won 10-0. It was a special ceremony, too. I want the underclassmen to remember this year and how we all were a family.Ž In track and “ eld, senior Courtney Mitchell broke the girls pole vaulting record, at 10 6Ž, and placed second in Districts. Other commendable seniors include: Karen Xiang, Alyssa Rodale, Simone Fraunfelder, Hunter Koike, John Jackson and Haley Thurston, to name a few. The relays in particular did extremely well this year. This May marks the 58th annual celebration of bicycling for fun, “ tness and transportation. Many Duval County Public School (DCPS) students use bicycles for transportation to school in addition to enjoying the activity recreationally. In an e ort to promote bicycle safety, below are a few tips courtesy of the National Highway Tra c Safety Administration (NHTSA). € Wear a properly “ tted bicycle helmet. Protect your brain, save your life. € Adjust your bicycle to “ t. Stand over your bicycle. There should be one to two inches between you and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and three to four inches if a mountain bicycle. The seat should be level front to back. The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended. The handlebar height should be at the same level with the seat. € Check your equipment. Before riding, in” ate tires properly and check that your brakes work. € See and be seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, May is National Bike Month!” uorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that re” ects light, such as re” ective tape or markings or ” ashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesnt mean the driver can see you. € Control your bicycle. Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. Carry books and other items in a bicycle carrier or backpack. € Watch for and avoid road hazards. Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves and dogs. All these hazards can cause a crash. If you are riding with friends and you are in the lead, yell out and point to the hazard to alert the riders behind you. € Avoid riding at night. It is far more dangerous to ride at night than during the day because you are harder for others to see. If you have to ride at night, wear something that makes you more easily seen by others. Make sure you have re” ectors on the front and rear of your bicycle (white lights on the front and red rear re” ectors are required by law in many states), in addition to re” ectors on your tires, so others can see you. 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A record number of Loggerhead swimmers quali“ ed for FLAGs including Brooke Arnold, Megan Arnold, Dana Art, Jennifer Brennock, Hadley Browder, Tatiana Brown, Emma Chestang, Abbey Ellis, Cameron Ellis, Anna Gapinski, David Gapinski, Gaby Hert, Natalie Hert, Emma Howell, Christine Johnson, Jonathan Kim, Ty LaRue, Aubrey Miller, Anna Moore, Michael Morton, Adrian Oake, Aidan Paro, Elizabeth Pauly, Eleanor Pollitt, Raymond Prosinski, Robbie Rait, Grace Rathjen, John Ryan, Lizzie Ryan, Avery Sargeant, Meghan Sha er, Lexi Smith, Summer Stan“ eld, Carter Strickland, Nicky Tayag, Isaiah Thompson, Taylor Thomson, Lauren Trummel, Jack Van Deusen, Nick Vansteenberghe, Anouk Victor, Didi Victor and Yvette Zerry. Based on their stellar results Loggerheads excel at championship meetsBy Contributing Writer Lorraine Herreros Loggerhead award winners. Photo by John the FLAGs meet, JCLAs Anna Moore, Nicky Tayag, Summer Stan“ eld, Michael Morton, Eleanor Pollitt and Carter Strickland made the 2014 Florida All-Star Team and went on to represent the Florida Swimming LSC in Fort Pierce where they trounced the Florida Gold Coast LSC with a score of 656.5 to 614.5. At the 2014 Spring Area 1 and 4 Champs Loggerheads took home the second place team trophy and also were well represented in the individual high point awards. JCLA high point winners were Amelia Kondal, Natalie Hert, Amelia Tayag, Lexi Smith and Adrian Oake. High point runners up were Aidan Paro, Ciara ODonohoe and Ryan Krejci. A belated shout-out goes out to Jane Wadhams for her sixth place “ nishes in both the 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events at the recent Florida Swimming Senior Champs. Look for more Loggerhead success in the 2014 long course season and as always, Go Loggerheads! In the time it takes you to read this problem, a middle school student at the MATHCOUNTS competition would have solved it and come up with the correct answer: If a + b =3 and c + w = 4, what is the value of ac + bw + aw + bc?* Exactly what is MATHCOUNTS? The MATHCOUNTS Program is a coaching and competition program that promotes sixth, seventh and eighth grade math achievement and emphasizes the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) within the school system. Supported by the Florida Engineering Society, MATHCOUNTS is a live competition where students from area middle schools (Mathletes) compete against each other both in teams of four and as individuals. Top Mathletes advance to state competitions and the top four students from each state competition become that states team for the national competition. The winner of the national competition is invited to the White House to meet the President of the United States! The Northeast Florida (NEFL) Regional MATHCOUNTS competition was held at the University of North Florida arena (Jacksonville) on February 28, 2014. The NEFL competition is one of the largest in the country, bringing students from Baker, Bradford, No matter how you add it up, Mathcounts!Clay, Columbia, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Union counties. This years competition hosted teams, individuals and alternates from 46 local schools … a total of 363 competitors. An event of this magnitude requires signi“ cant preparation and over 100 volunteers on competition day. Though each school pays a registration fee to the national MATHCOUNTS program, the chapters must raise all of the funds to put on their competitions. Due to the sheer size of the NEFL competition, it costs over $20,000 to make it happen. Thank you to all of our sponsors for your continued support of this great program. Please contact ben.lehr@ if you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or if you are interested in sponsoring the competition. The competition consists of three rounds of written tests in the morning … two individual and one team, a ciphering round that involves Mathlete and volunteer interaction and “ nally, the countdown round, where the top 10 individuals (determined by morning test scores) compete head to head in the to determine the top Mathlete. The NEFL competition sends the top “ ve teams and the top two individuals not on an advancing team to the state competition in Orlando. This years top ranking team was from James Weldon Johnson Middle School. They faired quite well at the state competition and ended the day ranked third overall in the state. Congratulations to our top ranking teams and individuals. Here is a breakdown of the top teams, students. Top “ ve scoring four person teams: 1. James Weldon Johnson Middle School … Head Coach David Louisgnan 2. Julia Landon College Preparatory Middle School … Head Coach Jean Spiwak 3. Switzerland Point Middle School … Head Coach Emily Piscitello 4. Lakeside Junior High … Head Coach Elba Howington 5. St. Johns Country Day School … Head Coach Andrea Vallencourt Top ten ranking individuals: 1. Maanasi Garg … James Weldon Johnson Middle School 2. Shreya Ravi … James Weldon Johnson Middle School 3. Atul Ganju … James Weldon Johnson Middle School 4. Sammy Park … Lavilla School of the Arts 5. Garrett Godfrey … Fleming Island Elementary School 6. Ashita Mummareddy … Julia Landon College Preparatory Middle School 7. Johan Lee … Liberty Pines Academy 8. Samarth Sharma … James Weldon Johnson Middle School 9. Jeannie Wang … James Weldon Johnson Middle School 10. Lexi Amerson … Fleming Island Elementary School The top “ ve teams listed above as well as Sammy Park and Garrett Godfrey participated in the state MATHCOUNTS competition held in Orlando, Florida on March 20th, 2014. 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Page 32, The CreekLine • May 2014 • Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Faith News likeŽ us on Facebook “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 On Friday, May 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Mens Club will be having another one of their All You Can EatŽ Italian Dinners. It will consist of pasta with meatballs and sausage along with a full salad bar, homemade soup and dinner rolls, all for only $12. Kids meals will be $3 and young adults, $8. There also will be both homemade Italian and American desserts provided by Spring came in like a lion with the ” urry of activities for the young men of Troop 280. Scouts recently held a catch upŽ evening in which they were able to meet with various merit badge counselors on hand, as well as group activities to complete both merit badge requirements as well as advancement for their ranks. They also have had nights dedicated to scout skills such as tying knots and working on lashings to further hone their skills, with a little competition involved here and there. March 29 was our second mulch delivery day and the boys did an excellent job getting a large amount of mulch delivered on a weatherchallengedŽ day. Thank you again to the community for your support. Scouts also participated in community service projects during the last few weeks. Several boys helped prepare planting beds at Faith Community Church community garden o County Road 210 for spring plantings. Other scouts participated in River of Life work day to help with working on the property grounds. The month also was a time to work on the Scouting Heritage merit badge, presented by Scoutmaster Brian Miller. Several scouts and adult leaders also attended the Order of the Arrow Spring Fellowship. The troop will have its annual ” ag retirement ceremony in early June. This is a very serious ceremony in which worn Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing speci“ c quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The GuidelinesStroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. The award is earned by meeting speci“ c quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville received the Stroke Gold Award last year as well as the Silver Plus in 2012. Earning the award is a team e ort,Ž said Michael Mayo, hospital president of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. We appreciate the partnership with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the ability to use these guidelines to ensure the best care for our patients.Ž Baptist Medical Center South also earned the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke SilverPlus Quality Achievement Award for implementing speci“ c quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment the OLGC Ladies Guild plus various beverages for a donation. Take outs are always available. The church is located at 5950 State Road 16 in St. Augustine. All proceeds will go to help in the development of the various ministries at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. 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 hospitals earn stroke awardsof stroke patients. Baptist South also in the past received the Stroke Gold Plus award three years in a row. Its always an honor to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Stroke Award,Ž said Ron Robinson, hospital president at Baptist Medical Center South. This is truly a testament to the great professionals that we have at Baptist South who provide outstanding care to our patients every day.Ž Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and executive director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, said, Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care.Ž Baptist Health also now has the new Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, which works in coordination with Baptists six emergency room departments and other area hospitals.News from Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinsand tattered ” ags are respectfully retired in a special ceremony. If anyone in the community has a worn ” ag they would like to have retired, please feel free to drop o at River of Life UMC on Race Track road any Monday night between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and we will make sure it is added to those already being prepared. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from “ ve original members to now over 50. Their scoutmaster is Brian Miller. You can visit us online at for more information. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Tenacity, resilience and determination. These three words are synonymous with both the millions “ ghting diabetes every day as well as those that choose to ride in the Tour de Cure to help stop diabetes. At 58, Doug Bone has been training to ride the “ ve-mile Tour route in May and is excited to be a part of the Tour. Bone is not only riding against diabetes; he is riding with cerebral palsy. Thats where tenacity, resilience and determination become synonymous with Doug Bone. Bone has seen the challenges people face with diabetes “ rst hand. Bone says he is riding the tour for his mother and father, who were both diabetic and for his brother that was recently diagnosed diabetes.Ž With total disregard for his own challenges in life, Bone joined his sister, Dee Ann Bone and sister-in-law, Jackie Abel, in registering for the Tour de Cure and is happy to be Rider determined to participate in Tour de Cureable to do it. Bone has spent his entire life overcoming obstacles to be able to live his life as independently as everyone else. Each day, Bone brings his red three-wheel bicycle out of the garage and pedals his way through his neighborhood. He times himself and proudly shares his results with Dee Ann Bone and Abel. He gets a little faster all the time,Ž says Dee Ann Bone. Unless the weather is just too bad, Doug rides every day,Ž she says proudly. Bone is patiently waiting through the days by fundraising to meet his $200 goal. He uses his email and Facebook accounts to make sure his family and friends keep up with the progress that hes made. One thing is for sure; he will make sure he hits the $200 goal to be able to ride in May. Bone is, without a doubt, one of the most tenacious, resilient and determined riders registered for the 2014 Jacksonville Tour de Cure. The Jacksonville Tour de Cure begins at RiverTown, located at 39 Riverwalk Boulevard in St. Johns on Saturday, May 17. The four routes are designed to appeal to all skill levels. The “ ve-mile Family Fun Ride is accessible to all ages and “ tness levels. The 30-mile ride o ers a moderate challenge while being safe and scenic. The 62.5 metric century features scenery adjacent to the St. Johns River, which is the perfect choice for the intermediate to advanced cyclist. The 100-mile century route is a true test of endurance is best suited for the experienced cyclist. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association at 730-7200 ext. 3046 or visit www.diabetes. org/jaxtour.

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Ive been lucky enough to visit the Grand Canyon twice, but my previous visit allowed only a brief gaze across the 10to 18-mile wide striated chasm. The awe-inspiring, sometimes scary depth drops a vertical mile. Arizonas pride attracts tourists with its enduring beauty and if the vistas dont connect you with the power of nature, nothing will. This national park reverberates with humbling and heavenly vibes. Any view or angle around the natural wonder is mesmerizing, but one from the back of a mule becomes a special treat. Mules maintain a long tradition for providing the most reliable transport on the trails; however, odds of nabbing a reservation for the famous mule ride down and back with an overnight stay at Phantom Lodge are slim. Make those plans about a year in advance. But, never fear, the National Park Service has established a new, shorter and less di cult tour that leaves twice daily. Riders start at the historic main barn in Grand Canyon Village and are driven via tour bus to Yaki Barn at the start of the South Kaibab Trailhead. Here they saddle up for a four-mile ride that meanders along the dramatically scenic rim. I had the opportunity to join this memorable escapade in early March and highly recommend it. Let me assure you that I am not an experienced horseback rider; honestly Im a total amateur. The mules, however, are real pros. They have been very well trained and will follow the mostly ” at trail with certainty. The only requirements Most would agree St. Johns County contains some of the brightest, most talented athletes around. The old adage It takes a villageƒŽ could also belong to the countless people of whom most student athletes could attribute their success. Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine has now created with the partnership of WSOS 99.5FM, a new platform to recognize and highlight such individuals. Sports and More in St. Johns County is a weekly radio show airing Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Garry Gillis, ATC, LAT, sports medicine director for Atlas Physical Therapy, created the vision for the show. There has never been a show like this that highlights not only the talent of our athletes, but their accomplishments o the “ eld,Ž says Gillis. New Grand Canyon vistas mule ridesBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, are that riders weigh less than 225 pounds, cannot be pregnant, stand at least 4 feet, 7 inches tall, speak and understand ” uent English and not be afraid of heights or large animals. An experienced wrangler or guide leads the tour and stops the group several times to provide interpretive information about geologic formations, human history, “ re ecology, the Colorado River, the areas native peoples and the surrounding forest. During these stops you can take out your camera and shoot some keepsake photos. If your mule acts a bit ornery, such as munching on tree leaves, the leader will teach you how to maintain control. The mule tour covers trails within the Canyon that lie o the beaten path; I felt like we had the place to ourselves. My group of 10 riders did not encounter anyone along the way except another group of riders. The three hours ” ew by and I felt only a little soreness from my time in the saddle. Other recommendations for a trip to this must-see destination include a stay in the o cial lodgings. The extra cost is justi“ ed, but you must make your reservations early. Additionally, plan ahead to dine at the iconic El Tovar, the historic lodge on the South Rim. Their cuisine ranks as extraordinary and the views unsurpassed. Xanterra, the park commissioners, also o er tours to an ideal vantage spot for witnessing the magical light of dawn. I believe you wont regret getting up early for the inspirational sight. For information and cost: things-to-do/mule-trips/New radio show highlights local student athletes and beyondSports and More will encompass athletes of all ages and abilities, from youth associations, middle school through collegiate level. Special athletes will also be given distinct consideration and recognition given their exceptional desire and abilities. We are equally eager to discuss o the “ eld achievements as those on the “ eld.Ž Another exciting aspect of the show is the opportunity to focus on parental involvement, coaches and administrators whose sacri“ ces are more often overlooked. Parents, coaches and numerous caring community members contribute to the passion and success of our athletes. They create the opportunities and mentor athletes who play at all levels of competition. I want to recognize the e orts and sacri“ ces these people make,Ž explains Gillis. Sports and More will consist of weekly game and player highlights, local interviews and upcoming season previews. This is simply a tip of the hat to everyone involved in creating opportunities for these young athletes. Without their support, many of these programs would not exist,Ž explains Sam Moscato, from WSOS. Its a privilege to host a great show like Sports and More. Kudos to Atlas PT for making this show possible to St. Johns County.Ž Sports and More can also be live streamed at If youd like to nominate someone for the show, please contact Garry Gillis at ggillis@atlasphysicaltherapy. com or 422-2297. The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!


Page 34, The CreekLine • May 2014 • Mark your calendar now for next yearsSpring Festival and Car Show on April 11, 2015Fruit Cove Baptist Church wants to thank all of our Spring Festival & Car Show sponsors!Please show your appreciation to all of our sponsors by patronizing and supporting these businesses. 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Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience As we “ nally come into the last few weeks of school, our sports teams are wrapping up their seasons and moving into championship season. The tennis team has already had immense success in the state meet. Congratulations to Marisa Ruiz for bringing home “ rst in both her singles and double events. The girls tennis team as a whole were runners up in the state meet. Great job to all the girls who competed in the tennis state meet! Both the girls and boys track and “ eld teams also had great success at their districts meet. The girls and boys teams each took home “ rst place in the district with several athletes moving on to the regional meet and even onto states! All of the hard work during the season “ nally paid o as the track athletes out shined athletes from all over North Florida. On May 16, the athletic department and booster club will be holding the annual Running of the Knights 5k and one mile fun run. This is a great event for all the students, families and commu-The o ce of St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, is ready for the popular alligator hunting season, o ering permits at all locations. Statewide Alligator Harvest Phase II permit applications are available Friday, May 23 through Monday, June 2 and Phase III “ rst-come, “ rst-served leftovers will be available Friday June 20 through Friday, September 12. Application periods begin at 10:00 a.m. on the “ rst day and conclude at midnight on the last day. Phase II is by lottery. Application can be made in person at any SJTC o ce or online at While David Gray Heating and Air recently launched its own line of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) comfort systems through a partnership with Daikin Industries, an international HVAC pioneer that merged with United Statesbased industry leader Goodman Manufacturing in 2012. David Carson, Daikin Industries regional manager of sales and operations for Georgia and North Florida, said his company chose to invest in David Gray Heating and Air amongst its competitors in the local marketplace to exclusively create the new Comfort Line. David Gray Heating and Air is the only local family-owned-and-operated Alligator harvest permit applicationsthere is no cost for making application, if awarded a permit Florida residents must pay $272; non-residents must pay $1,022. Permit pickup start dates are still being determined by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Each year, according to the FWC, alligator management units are established with appropriate harvest quotas to provide recreational opportunities for Floridians and non-residents who are at least 18 years old to take up to two alligators per permit. Applicants who are awarded a permit must submit payment for two CITES tags and an Alligator Trapping License or provide proof of possession of an Alligator Trapping License valid through the end of the alligator harvest season. A Florida hunting license is not required to participate in the statewide alligator hunt. Quota Hunt permits will be available starting June 1 for the following: Airboat, Archery, Family, General Gun, Mobility Impaired, Muzzleloading, Quail, Wild Hog and Youth quotas. Special Opportunity Fall Hunt permits will be available starting June 1 for Phase I applications. For more information, please visit or call SJTC at 209-2250. CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentnity to come out and support us. There will be food, games and lot of fun for before and after the race. If you like being creative or enjoy adding twists to average activities, you may want to get a team together for the centipede race. The centipede race is during the 5K; you create a link of runners (fastest to slowest) of characters, game “ gures (Pac-man) or anything you can imagine. The Running of the Knights starts at 7:00 p.m. Registration for the 5K race is $30 and for the mile fun run $10. All proceeds go back to support all the sports teams at Creekside High School. For additional information go to: http://runningoftheknights. With the “ nal stretch of school “ nally in view, seniors had their “ nal signing party recently. The surreal emotions of moving on with their lives has got them all pumped up for their new beginnings at the colleges they committed to. Shout out to everyone who made “ nal commitments to play in college and good luck with everything great coming for you!New line of comfort systems o ered locallycompany in the North Florida producing its own HVAC line with Daikin. Daikin chose to partner with David Gray Heating and Air due to the companys sterling reputation and commitment to providing quality service to its customers,Ž Carson said. We are con“ dent that we made the right choice and look forward to watching the David Gray Comfort Line grow in North Florida.Ž The David Gray Comfort Line o ers local homeowners the choice of four energy-e cient systems, including bronze, silver, gold and platinum models. These models range from 13 to 18 SEER (seasonal energy e ciency ratio), a standard industry measurement used to gauge the cooling e ciency of HVAC units. David Gray Heating and Air President Heather Zabinsky said although her company „ and most others „ typically provides a one-year labor warranty for brand-name HVAC systems, the David Gray Comfort Line units will carry a “ ve-year labor warranty at no additional cost. This is an exciting time for David Gray Heating and Air,Ž Zabinsky said. We are incredibly proud that a renowned industry leader like Daikin has taken notice of our work and pleased that the new Comfort Line is now available to our customers.Ž In addition to the “ ve-year labor warranty, the David Gray Comfort Line comes standard with a 10-year warranty on compressors and limited lifetime unit replacements on the outdoor units for the higher SEER systems. The CreekLineNW St. Johns County’s Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! Share your community news!

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Sometimes “ shing comes down to plain old luck, good and bad, and at other times the di erence maker could have been something you that were doing wasnt quite right. Often that di erence maker is bait selection. When planning a “ shing trip you will need to know what kind of bait to use. Your selection should depend on the type of “ sh you plan on “ shing for. We are fortunate that over the upcoming months a variety of saltwater species will become available in the St. Johns River. Here are some of the more popular and readily available baits to help you plan. The number one, most common, universal bait that will literally catch any species of “ sh to make its way to your hook in the St. Johns is dead shrimp. Weak“ sh, sea trout, ” ounder, sheepshead, red“ sh, drum, croaker and more all love a delicious shrimp dinner. Choosing fresh local dead shrimp from your local seafood market is the best way to go when using shrimp for bait. Never buy imported or shrimp from foreign waters as the “ sh will know the di erence. This practice alone could prove to become your “ rst di erence maker. Another great bait that should always be tried is cut bait. Try “ shing cut bait alongside your shrimp to see if the “ sh you are “ shing for have a preference for bait that day. Quite often, especially early in the year, “ sh will choose cut bait “ rst as they do not expect shrimp as a current food source. Any caught croaker or pin“ sh, “ leted and cut into strips, will work “ ne as your cut bait. By adding cut bait to your list of tricks, this could become the di erence maker you were looking for. Christs Cupboard volunteers Lisa Moda Betty Green, Mike Ramsey, Helen Perrigo, Alisa Hendry, Lou Stanwich, Connie, Sunthimer, Marzieh Torabian and Diane Conklin recently hosted a feast of thanks to the many donors who have helped Chriss Cupboard Food Bank assist those in need over the past year here in NW St. Johns County. Guests represented these thoughtful and dedicated donors: Bayside Community, Curves, Bartram Trail Newcomers Club, Faith Community Church, Fruit Cove Baptist Church, JCP Cares, Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council 12664, Swiss Cove Community Church, Primrose School of Julington Creek, St. Johns Family Farm, Creekside Swim and Dive Club, Geneva Presbyterian Church, several Girl Scout Troops and many generous neighbors. Christs Cupboard has been helping those in need since March 2008. Christs Cupboard began when the social ministry of Celebration Lutheran Church recognized a need in the community. They decided to put the statement Sharing the Love of Donors treated to special luncheon at Christs CupboardBy Karl KennellChrist by Word and DeedŽ into practice by opening the food bank. It is a testament to our communitys strength and charity to see so many volunteers and organizations across denominations helping Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank. The food bank is located at Celebration Lutheran Church at 810 Roberts Road. Just look for the little black and white sign on the mailbox along Roberts Road simply announcing Food Bank Open.Ž Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka The surest way to make a di erence “ shing is the use of live bait. Live bait “ shed under the right circumstances should outperform all other baits and give you the greatest chance of landing the trophy you were hoping for. Live shrimp, “ nger mullet, pin“ sh and small croaker all make terri“ c live baits. As they become available throughout the season, these baits are what the larger “ sh are looking for and the reason they are here. These baits can easily be caught by cast net through the early summer all the way through the fall, making this your greatest di erence maker. Fishing Report: Weak“ sh from downtown to Buckman Bridge. Reds on docks, smaller croaker in usual holes. Now is a great time to take the little ones to the neighborhood pond or dock and catch a few bream. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.


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Student performances this year consisted of fall, winter and spring concerts, Eighth Grade Night at Bartram Trail High School, the St. Augustine holiday parade, FMEA All State SPMS band program update: Music everywhere!By Contributing Writer Carol Higleyin Tampa, St. Johns County All County Middle School Honor Band, FBA Solo/Ensemble Festival, Music Performance Assessment (MPA) for all four bands, jazz performances throughout the school year including the ever popular Night of the Arts,Ž the Koger-Matteson Jazz Festival, Lakeside Jazz Festival in Port Orange and jazz band exhibition at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia. In addition to these musical opportunities this year our Band Raiders represented Swiss Point well as they excelled academically in optional educational activities including but not limited to the school drama productions, Science Fair, History Fair, Math Counts and the Battle of the Books. 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PAGE 37 • May 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 37 $50.00 OFF your air duct cleaning and free dryer vent cleaning (904) 268-3737 Is the air in your home making you sick? Start breathing, clean fresh air today Remove bacteria, mold, pet dander AMAZINGLY CLEAN HOUSE(904) 210.1360 Service includes 874-3665 License and Insured The strength of our school system is predicated on the involvement of our parents and volunteers. In St. Johns, we have wonderful parents who truly care about the children and community. One such parent is Angie Conlan. Along with her husband, Tim and her two sons … Caleb and Evan, Angie Conlan resides in Julington Creek Plantation. Conlan taught middle school science for seven years before having her children. As a mother, she ran a small inhouse business for a few years and then began concentrating her time as a volunteer in the St. Johns County School District. Conlan has the unique blend of experience in the worlds of education and business. As such, she volunteered to help form the Partners in Learning Program at Durbin Creek Elementary School (DCE). Partners in Learning is designed to build business awareness for the business partners and o er a fundraising opportunity for the school. As noted by Conlan, This is a way to help support each other in the spirit of community. These partnerships have provided the schools with more resources for our teachers and students. In return, we hope we have provided a professional platform for them to showcase what services they can provide to our families. Its a win-win situation for all!Ž One would think that serving as the Partners in Learning coordinator for one school would be plenty of work to keep a person busy. Conlan is actually serving as the Partners in Learning coordinator for two schools … Durbin Creek Elementary School and Fruit Cove Middle School. She helps coordinate special events for and with the business partners. These events are part of the overall e ort to engage the business partners and help promote the spirit of community between business partners and for the sponsored school itself. As the school year rounds to an end, sport teams at Bartram Trail have completed their 2014 spring seasons with a bang! An impressive number of 15 Bear athletes will be continuing their sport careers at the next level of their college or university. Bartram will continue a legacy in the years to come of creating successful and proud student athletes. A total of nine athletic teams at Bartram achieved “ rst place in the St. Johns River Athletic Conference. These Good Deed BrigadeBringing out the best in schools, businesses and community … Angie ConlanBy Contributing Writer David A. Wolf, Founder of the Good Deed BrigadeIn addition to her work with the Partners in Learning programs, Conlan is also active in the PTO for both Durbin Creek Elementary School and for Fruit Cove Middle School. As noted by Melinda Chesser, co-president of the PTO for Durbin Creek Elementary, Angie continuously amazes me with the ways she “ nds to promote the schools business partners while adding extra touches to all school events.Ž Whenever you see or speak to Conlan, there is a good chance that she is working on a project or event for one of the schools. One of her favorite events is Space Night at DCE. As noted by Conlan: This family event involves an evening centered around astronomy. We like providing education plus entertainment at our family events...Edu-tainment!Ž There is an old saying as follows: The skys the limit.Ž The actual meaning of this expression is that there is no apparent limit. Conlan lives by this motto with her boundless spirit and her extensive volunteer e orts. Sandra McMandon, principal at DCE, stated, Angie shares her kind, positive outlook with all who come in contact with her. She is truly an asset to the community!Ž The Good Deed Brigade salutes Angie Conlan for her dedicated service to local schools and the community. Follow the example set by her and go out in your community and do your share of good deeds. If you have a story to share about your good deeds or the good deeds of others in the community, please contact the Good Deed Brigade through the website ( or the Facebook Fan Page ( GoodDeedBrigade).BTHS Sports Roundup: A year in review By Megan Grant, BTHS Student Lacrosse players Casey Coates and Caroline Beggs.teams included boys cross country, girls and boys golf, girls volleyball, softball, girls and boys track, boys basketball and girls weightlifting. Furthermore, girls golf and boys basketball won their District Championship. The Regional Champions of the Bears this year included boys basketball, girls weightlifting, and football. Close but not quite at the state title included the teams of girls golf, who were State Runners-Up and football, who were State Semi-Finalists. Overall, Bartram Trail High School “ nished second in the St. John River Athletic Conference, trailing only Fleming Island in the All Sports Award. This is a nine team Conference made up of schools from Clay, Putnam, Flagler Palm Coast and St. Johns County schools. Bartram Trail has always “ nished “ rst or second for the eight years that this award has been presented and has received “ ve “ rst place recognitions prior to this year. Lacrosse at Bartram Trail also participates in the AllAmerican recognition by the US Lacrosse Association, and has received its “ rst two girls lacrosse All-American quali“ ers. To win this award, an All-American player is one who exhibits superior skills and techniques as well as possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge while embodying good sportsmanship,Ž according to the US Lacrosse All-American Quality de“ nition. Casey Coates and Caroline Beggs, both fouryear varsity players for the Bears, were granted this honorable award this past spring season. Looking ahead, the annual spring football game against Flagler Palm Coast will be held in the Bears stadium on Friday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. As a last chance for the seniors to cheer on their black and blue team, the stands will be “ lled with bittersweet feelings of their last memories in high school. Go Bears!


Page 38, The CreekLine • May 2014 • $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 5-31-14 The third annual Palencia Charity Tennis Tournament raised an estimated $13,000 for Camp Boggy Creek for seriously ill children. The center hosted the event April 11-13. Some 108 people registered in eight divisions. It was once again a great event with beautiful weather,Ž Tennis Director Tom Salmon said. We are thrilled the community continues to support the tournament in so many ways.Ž All of the entry fees and sponsorships go to Camp Boggy Creek. The camp o ers weeklong Congratulations to these beautiful local talents who brought home a number of medals from the Florida Rhythmic Gymnastics State Cup, recently held in Miami. Rhythmic gymnastics combines ballet and creative movements to music, while working with ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs in a choreographed dance-and-tumble routine. Caroline Balcita, a sixth grader at Liberty Pine Academy, won gold in all events (” oor, ball, hoop and ribbon) and became the all-around champion at Level 7. Victoria Duren, a fourth grader at Mill Creek Elementary, won silver on ” oor, hoop and ribbon as well as gold with ball and all-around at Level 6. Anastasia Duren, a fourth grader at Mill Creek Elementary, also performed successfully, placing 13th all-around at Level 6. Ester Kosik, a homeschooled fourth grader, earned silver with ball and “ fth place all-around at Level 5. All four girls are gymnasts of World Rhythmics, coached by Mila Harty, Lauren Best and Stan Picus. Palencia tennis charity events draws 108 playersBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, Palencia Residentsummer sessions for ill children and family retreat weekends at no charge. Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf started the camp in 1996 in Eustis, Florida. This year, Salmon said Palencia Realty joined the event as the title sponsor. We are thrilled Palencia Realty wanted to be a part of this event and so happy to see our regular sponsors return,Ž he said. Dunkin Donuts provided free co ee and donuts to the players, who were also given lunch daily, plus goody bags containing t-shirts and other items. Winners received plaques. The sponsors for 2014 included: Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, PA; Flagler Hospital, Inc.; Diorio Forest Products, Inc.; Palencia Dental; Co ee Perks; Hyundai of St. Augustine; St. Augustine OBGYN; Amir A Malik, M.D., P.A.; Jack Sturm; Taps Bar and Grill; Burkhardt Sales Associates; Dr. Louis Austen and Rich McLaughlin; Scott and Patricia McLaughlin; and Future Telecom. The winners of the eight divisions were: Mens 3.5: Jim Keenan, Raula Espinosa. Mens 4.0: John Wei, Kai McGreevy. Mens 4.5: Brian Kruse, Leo Guenther. Womens 3.0: Colette Wamsley, Dottie Cooper. Womens 3.5: Sheila Jackson, Lauren Garcia. Womens 4.0: Laura White, Heather Murray. Mixed 7.0: Rick Downey, Shelia Jackson. Mixed 8.0: Brian Kruse, Stephanie Kinsey. Many of the tennis players participate in the Palencia Country Club leagues, such as Cathy French, who played in the tournament in both the womens 3.5 division and the mixed division. I really enjoyed the camaraderie of the teammates and it gave me a chance to meet several other Palencia residents,Ž said French, who moved to Palencia in the fall. Player Sheila Jackson was a winner in both the mixed and womens divisions. She lives in Jacksonville and recruited a friend, Rick Downey, to visit from Memphis for the event. Jackson said the event advertised on a tennis website and signed up. We have a fantastic time putting on this event each year, but in the end, its all about writing that check to Camp Boggy Creek,Ž Salmon said.Ricky Downy, Sheila Jackson, Kathy French and Hank Goldin competed in the mixed 7.0 division. Downy and Jackson took the win in a great match.

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