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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 8August 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 Election Guide 2014Page 9 School District Journal Page 10 From the CommissionerPage 11 The Sheriff Reports Page 12 United Way SJC Page 13 ConKerr Cancer Page 15 Splash Out Hunger Page 18 Alpine Groves Park Page 21 Good Deed Brigade Page 22 Whip it Up: Foodie BuzzPage 24 Boy Scouts Page 26 Helping Hands Page 28 PACT triathlon Page 29 Faith News Page 30 Gardening From the PAO PrincipalPage 32 Fishing Report Page 34 Back to School Guide Page 35 Bear Cup Camp Page 39 CHS wrestler Time for our Annual Back to School Guide Call (904) 886-4919On Sunday March 30, parents gathered in the open bay of the Plantation Park clubhouse for a meet and greet„the proper venue considering the subject matter. They trickled in and carefully selected a standing spot on the concrete slate ” oor with the presences of “ eld equipment and tumbling pads in On Saturday, September 27 the third annual Clean Water Music Fest will “ ll the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with music from local bands with a desire to help the world. Due to the enthusiastic response from the community for the previous concerts, a second stage has been added, allowing for a total of 19 bands participating at the fundraiser for this homegrown charitable e ort. This humble, grassrootsstyle festival has been able to raise over $35,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event go to Charity: Water,Ž a non-pro“ t organization with a mission to build fresh water wells in countries without access to our basic need as a human being: clean water. Their goal is to help bring clean and safe drinking to every person on the planet. The Clean Water Music Fest is the brainchild of Flagship The Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center need your votes to win a special contest. They have been nominated to possibly win a $10,000 from the Pet Paradise Make a SplashŽ campaign. They really need your vote! The Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center is a non-pro“ t organization that provides support to the designated St. Johns County Animal Shelter, (aka The Pet CenterŽ). The Pet Center is located at 130 North Stratton Road in St. Augustine, just south of Nease High School on the west side of US Highway 1.The Make a SplashŽ campaign is sponsored by Pet Paradise, which o ers the ultimate pet boarding experience. Pet lovers know how hard it is to leave your pet behind when you go to work or out of town. So they have created Pet ResortsŽ with an environment pets love with amenities their parents will enjoy. Locally they have a location at 5140 University Boulevard in Jacksonville that features resort style amenities including large indoor play areas for rainy days, several large outdoor play areas and an in-ground bone-shaped swimSuccessful inaugural season leads to second year CAA adds 14th sport: Track and eldBy Contributing Writer Terry CooperThe Friends of SJC Pet Center need your votes!By Karl Kennell ming pool. In their e ort to give back to their local community, they have established the Make a Splash CampaignŽ to help animal shelters “ ll the “ nancial gaps that so often prevent many homeless pets from “ nding a loving permanent home. The Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center asks you to go online and vote each and every day until the voting closes. The St. Johns County Pet Center is in desperate need of funding for medical, spay/neuter programs, adoption sponsorships and items to help homeless and abandoned animals in our community. The Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center needs ev-BTHS grads present Clean Water Fest By Karl KennellRomance,Ž the harmonic alternative folk duo of Bartram Trail High School graduates Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. They are based out of Jacksonville Beach, focused on making beautiful music and using their talents to spread the word about the world-wide water crisis. They organized the “ rst annual Clean Water Music Fest in August 2012, hoping to raise enough money to cover half of the $2,500 average cost of a fresh water well-drilling project. To the duos joyous surprise, the inaugural Clean Water Music Fest raised almost $12,000. Excited with that success, they held the second annual Clean Water Fest in 2013. We raised over $24,000!Ž exclaimed the Jackson. Fisher and Jackson are not only making their mark in the world with their charitable e orts, they are well on their way to a successful folk music career as Flagship Romance. Since May they have been on a multiple cross country tours. After the Clean Water Music Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher, Flagship Romancethe background. Behind a long brown fold out table was the host; however, because of the overall preparation and commitment of the endeavor as a whole, he is better described as the organizer. Coach Marty McEachean greeted parents of the young athletes who gathered to learn more about the newest Creeks Athletic Association (CAA) youth sports program: track and “ eld. Although Coach Marty anticipated a good turnout, the outcome spoke to the popularity of the sport. The number of participates swelled to over 136 Field events are popular in track and eld meets. Cuties like this need a forever home! CAA track and eld cont. on pg. 9 Clean Water Fest cont. on pg. 11 SJ Pet Center cont. on pg. 19


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PAGE 3 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 3 Like us on Facebook thecreeklineAt RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Community HappeningsWhat’s NewDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. The CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to is preferred. The writers’ opinions do not necessarily re ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. 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 Thompsoneditor@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 Time for our Annual Back to School Guide Call (904) 886-4919 Now is the time to advertise your . Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year, Gymnastics, Dance, Karate, Day Care, Schools, and more! The Garden Club of Switzerland is holding its kicko meeting at the Bartram Trail Library on Wednesday, September 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Our monthly meetings feature presentations on topics such as Farm-to-Table initiatives, keeping orchids, tree selection and maintenance and succulents. This years projects support wildlife habitats and learning about ecology and conservation. Guests are welcome and membership is encouraged. Please visit our website,, for venues and highlights. Mark your calendars for a huge craft fair for the bene t of Canine Companions for Independence, to be held on Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Faith Community Church, located on County Road 210. All proceeds will be used to provide an assistance dog for a disabled or hearing impaired child, adult or vet. Unique, handmade items will be available from Helping Hands of St. Johns County, including jewelry, holiday, garden art, fairy gardens, linens, pet items, wearable art, aprons, purses, teen, team and baby items and gifts for all seasons. There is something for everyone! Refreshments available. The Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, August 16 at the Main Library in St. Augustine. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Join speaker, book coach and author Rik Feeney as he shows how to add audio books to the marketing mix for authors. Audio books can be heard on your smartphone, Kindle, tablet, computer, iPod and mp3 players and with a simple USB microphone and some inexpensive software, authors can create their own audio books. All attendees at this meeting will receive one free copy of Feeneys book Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune.Ž Dont miss this entertaining and informative meeting. Volunteers are needed for the COA Memory Enhancement seminars held at Fruit Cove Baptist Church on Tuesdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or any time within those hours. Duties include assisting sta with activities, making co ee and lunch set-up. To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper or Elise Moloney at 209-3686 or email gdraper@ or emoloney@ 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 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 Tuesday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 26 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 8276960. 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 www. 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. 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. Children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Activities are scheduled for almost every weekday of the month and moms may attend as few or as many activities as they like. Some of the activities we have planned are trips to the zoo, beach/pool days, story time at the library and playgroups at members homes and local parks. For additional information, please contact or visit www. your lawn and gardening questions to the St. Johns County Master Gardeners plant clinic on Saturday, August 16 and Thursday, August 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We will be at the Bartram Trail library located at 60 Davis Pond at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. We will also accept small soil samples for free pH testing. Discover the advantages of Florida native plant s in coastal Northeast Florida on September 18 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Learn about plant communities in nature and the proper choices for your landscape with Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant; Beverly Fleming, nature columnist; and Lia Sansom, Coastal Training Specialist for the GTM Research Reserve. Sansom has spent her career focused on environmental and communication studies in Arizona and Florida, demonstrating the value of healthy ecosystems. Come enjoy this fascinating subject and become more aware of beautiful northeast Florida. This free program is open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430.


Page 4, The CreekLine • August 2014 • The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2014 Meet your local candidates: The CreekLine again presents Candidate StatementsIn advance of the primary election to be held on August 26, 2014, The CreekLine i nvited each of the candidates for St. Johns County Commission Districts 2 and 4, as well as School Board District 1 to submit a statement for this special election section. The CreekLine o ered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement cannot exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate. Kim Kendall, Republication Candidate for the St. Johns County Commission, District 2 As a former FAA Air Tra c Controller, dry cleaner business owner, FSU graduate, I understand how to balance budgets, make payrolls, deal with stress, make quick, accurate decisions and gained insight between the public and private sectors. Proudly I serve around our county, including: co-founder St. Johns Middle School Athletic Association, St. Augustine Navy League, Bartram Trail Boosters, SJC Early Learning Coalition, First Baptist Church, Aviation Advisory Board, Republican Executive Committee, Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Co-chair Farm to Table Event. I am running because advocating for residents issues around our county is my passion! Over 10 years, I have led groups to successful results sometimes called impossibleŽ … whether it was achieving success in bringing middle school sports, raising $50,000 for needed library books, safer streets for our children or advocating for local businesses. I also have the time to meet with residents and continually educate myself on the issues. My top priority is holding Budget Town Hall Forums around the County. We will work together to “ nd areas we can streamline to save millions. I have met with Space Florida to see what steps are needed for St. Johns County to be viable for manufacturing small satellites. Ive spoken with SJRSC and UNF about adding curriculum to ready our graduates. Proudly endorsed by Northeast Florida Area Realtors, Senator Steve Wise, St. Johns County Airport Authority Chairman Bob Cox and many more. Ron Sanchez, Republication Candidate for the St. Johns County Commission, District 2 The past seven years we have been hard at work to keep St. Johns County, your county, “ nancially stable while keeping our services and quality of life in place. We have done just that and have done it at over $160 million dollars a year less than you were paying. We have a great place to live and work. My opponents want to change this and I dont believe that is good for you. I am very positive about your county, they are not. We dont need negative people running your county. I want to move ahead for a secure future.Ž They want to either downsize or worst yet totally destroy the quality of life we now have. In order to downsize any more than we have already you would have to close down Parks and Recreation and Libraries. I am not in favor of that. I want to improve even more your quality of life. Some of the comments about our county; CNN/Money Magazine: St. Johns County ranked #5 in the nation for the best place to live and work. Fox News Magazine: St. Johns County is the #1 place to gain employment. USA Today: St. Augustine is the second best place to retire in the nation. We are rated 66 out of 67 counties in Florida for the lowest tax structure. We dont need change! We need to keep Ron Sanchez your County Commissioner for District 2! Jeb Smith, Republication Candidate for the St. Johns County Commission, District 2 As a “ fth-generation St. Johns County farmer and businessman I am seeking a seat on our county commission and humbly ask voters living in the northern part of our county for their support and vote. We live in a diverse county with a thriving agricultural industry, miles of beautiful beaches, a storied historical footprint and a quality of life that others can only dream about. It is not surprising that many who work in Duval County have chosen our county as their home. I stand for conservative principles and equality of opportunity for all. I believe that, in most instances, the public interest is served when government gets out of the way and lets the free market help individuals maximize their potential. Government has the responsibility to provide those basic services envisioned by our founders but I steadfastly believe government has wavered from its mission on almost all levels. On the county level, I support true zero-based budgeting combined with a mindset that recognizes increased government regulation is not the answer to every challenge facing us. Although it would be di cult for a government o cial or entity to single-handedly degrade, or markedly improve, what we now have, I hope I can make a difference as your county commissioner. My faith and family are the two most important things in my life. I also have a passion for public service and would be honored to serve my fellow man on our county commission. I would greatly appreciate your support and vote. Dan Abel, Republication Candidate for the St. Johns County Commission, District 4 Im running for St. Johns County Commission because I want a bright future for my family and our community. I will pursue economic development and “ scal responsibility as my top priorities. I believe we need politicians who know instinctively that new taxes or fees and bigger government spending will hurt the small businessmen and women who are creating the jobs that we need. I have a skill set that is missing, and is needed, on our County Commission. In my professional life as Financial Advisor, I talk to my clients every day about their budgets, about balancing income vs. expenses, paying down debt and saving for the future. We talk a lot about debt and the stress that it takes on our personal and family lives. Debt places stress on governments as well and St. Johns County carries over $378 Million in total debt. We must get our spending under control, balance our budget and pay down our debt. Goals for upcoming term when elected: 1. Pay down the Countys Debt; 2. Eliminate Wasteful Spending; 3. Balance the Budget; 4. Reduce Government Bureaucracy and Red Tape; 5. Support Existing Businesses and Bring New Businesses to County. I am pro-business, pro-family and pro-life. Im a conservative who believes that smaller and more e cient government works better for us. If you believe these things as well, then I ask for your support. I ask for your vote. Together we can make St. Johns County stronger. Denver Lynn Cook, Republication Candidate for the St. Johns County Commission, District 4 County Commission Candidate, Denver Cook (R-District 4) outlined the “ nancial challenges facing St. Johns County as the 2015 budget process moves forward. The County Commission, with a 4-1 vote July 29th, decided that no changes are needed as we are in an enviable “ nancial position. I disagree.Ž St. Johns County is bonded out until 2030, Transportation and Fire reserves will be depleted by 2018, road maintenance reduction is $7 million and we have an imbalanced taxes base with 87 percent reliance on residential taxes.Ž Entering our third year with $14 million transportation shortfalls there are notable changes. Since 2013, transportation cuts top $9M while department salaries increased $883,000. County Commission, Administration, Personnel and MIS salary and retirement spending increased Meet the Candidates cont. on pg. 6

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Page 6, The CreekLine • August 2014 • On August 26...Vote to keep Circuit Judge omas G. Portuallo working for us! INCUMBENTAPPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR IN 2012Ž Political Advertisement Paid For and Approved by omas Portuallo, Non-Partisan, for 7th Circuit Court Judge, Group 23 The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2014 The past seven years we have been hard at work to keep St. Johns County “nancially stable while keeping our services in place. We have done just that. St. Johns County offers a great quality of life along with the greatest school system in the state.VOTE for RON SANCHEZCandidate for COUNTY COMMISSIONER District 2 www.RonSanchezCampaign.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Ron Sanchez Republican for County Commissioner District 2Lets keep Moving Ahead for a Secure Future.Ž $708,000. Historically the gap between taxes revenue and spending tells a more dramatic story. Operation and salary cost averaged $6 million above tax revenue between 2009 and 2011. This increased to $20.9M in 2012, to $26.9M in 2013 and to $50.3M in 2014. We face many di cult choices ahead and only through transparent and open communication can we reprioritize spending just as we have in at home. My cross-sector experience in military intelligence, construction and law enforcement give me to tools to address these critical issues and to protect our future. We are successful in faith, family and business through dedication, hard work and sacri“ ce. It is time these principles were applied to our county governance. I have a plan to grow business and balance spending.Ž John JayŽ H. Morris, Republication Candidate for the St. Johns County Commission, District 4 I am a highly decorated Vietnam combat pilot. My family has owned a home in Ponte Vedra Beach since 1977 and my wife and I have two sons and six grandchildren. I have a masters degree in “ nance and a strong “ nancial and business background, having taken a $50 million NASDAQ company and built it into a multi-billion dollar NYSE company in my 22 years with RPM International, Inc. I became your County Commissioner, District 4 in 2010 and have served as the boards chairman for the past two years. Since then, your commission has brought many new commercial/ industrial businesses into the county and 3,777 new jobs over the past year. The unemployment rate has been cut almost by half and St. Johns County is #5 in the country in job creation. Our county has the second lowest tax rate in Florida. We have made St. Johns County among the strongest “ nancially in the state and Standard and Poors recently increased our rating by two levels, from AAto AA+. We have also added $10 million to the county reserves over the past year, bringing it to $47 million. I would like to continue serving the county as your commissioner for one more term so that I can continue to help bring in high-quality, good-paying jobs to St. Johns County, to maintain “ nancial stability and strength, to continue to promote smart growth and to keep taxes low! I ask for your continued support and for your vote. Kelly Lorbeer, Candidate for School Board District 1 Let us speak frankly about what is best for our students and teachers in St Johns County. Parents, teachers and students in St. Johns County have historically been partners in education, which is one reason why our students have been so successful. All of us, however, were left out of the discussion to abandon FCAT in favor of Common Core and Race to the Top, a one-size“ ts-all educational approach designed by bureaucrats in Washington and Tallahassee. Because St. Johns County schools rank among the highest in the state academically, we have the most to lose from the untested theories about standards, testing and evaluation. We have an obligation to protect our children from the e ects of federal intrusion and the implementation of national standards, testing and curriculum that deprive us of the right to govern in the best interest of our children. I believe its time to let teachers teach and inspire their students while the principals lead and inspire great teachers … without interference from faceless bureaucrats hundreds of miles away. There are no common children in St. Johns County. It is time to elect new School Board leadership in District 1 and manage our schools for the bene“ t of all children, in accordance with our communitys needs, desires and dreams. I have dedicated 14 years volunteering in SJC schools. Elect Kelly Lorbeer, SJC School Board on Tuesday, August 26 and join me in the quest to opt out of high stakes testing. Beverly Slough Candidate for School Board District 1 Bev Slough is a 35 year resident of NW St. Johns County, moving here in 1979 when her husband, Wes, accepted the position of pastor at Switzerland Community Church. Bev and Wes have two daughters, both products of St. Johns County Schools and two grandchildren. Bev and her colleagues hired Superintendent Joe Joyner in 2003. The leadership team of Superintendent and School Board guided our district to number one academic status in the state of Florida and maintained this place for the last “ ve years. During the 2008 Recession, Bev worked closely with her colleagues and sta to ensure that no teacher layo s or reductions to athletics, art, music and electives occurred due to “ nancial constraints. With Bevs support, the St. Johns County School Board developed a strong reserve fund that sustained us through the very lean years and allows the district to thrive, even as it continues to grow by 1000 students each year. Since Bev was elected in 2002, she has overseen the opening of six schools in District 1 and the expansion of two more. Holding true to the philosophy of the St. Johns County School Board that smaller schools make for more successful students, she guided the zoning for each of these new schools, balancing the populations to control overcrowding. Proven leadership and sustained success are the hallmarks of Bev Sloughs time as a St. Johns County School Board member. Her vision is to continue to build the programs that result in excellence for our children. We hope these statements provide an additional insight Continued from page 4Meet the Candidatesinto the local candidates. They are not meant to be the sole source of a voters investigation prior to casting a ballot, but rather just one piece. The boxes were rst used in the 2012 General Election. They were so popular with absentee voters that approximately 10 percent of all absentee ballots voted during the 2012 General Election were returned through the drop boxes. Since this service was so well received, it will again be offered at most public libraries as well as Tax Collectors Of ces in Ponte Vedra and Julington Creek and St. Augustine Beach City Hall. Please check the listing on our website for speci c information on locations, dates and times the boxes are available. They will be available at all locations until August 26, Election Day, when all of the boxes will be picked up at 5:00 p.m. and returned to the Elections Of ce for processing. Heres the complete listing of locations: uploads/2014/07/2014-Mail-Ballot-Drop-Off-Locations.pdf Attention all absentee voters: The red absentee ballots Drop Boxes are now available!

PAGE 7 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Kim Kendall Brings Positive Results To Our County! Kim is rmly planted in traditional Judeo-Christian principles and upholds truth and transparency.Ž Senator Steve Wise  I had the privilege of working with Kim in co-founding the middle school sports program. Her enthusiasm and dedication have provided wonderful benets to our student athletes.Ž Keith Martin Kims tireless eorts contributed in raising $50,000 to purchase books for Timberlin Creek Elementary School Library.Ž Jill Flores By getting involved in my Moms campaign, I have become very interested in local politics.Ž Dana Kendall Kim was more than willing to mentor me as her college intern, and she graciously provides opportunities for all college students on her team.Ž Jaqueline SchultzIt is no surprise that Kims father served in Vietnam and her grandfather served in WWII and the Korean War. Locally, she has worked with incredible passion for our men and women in the Armed Forces.Ž William Korach, former Commander, USNRKims experience in working as an air trac controller for ten years gives her unique insight into aeronautical understanding. In addition, it shows her ability to work and get the job done with a smile on her face!Ž Bob CoxI had the incredible opportunity of working with Kim Kendall and Toni Crawford in emphasizing local agriculture to boost the economy and provide healthy options for our children in Ponte Vedra.Ž Janet Westling ENDORSED by Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR), former Ponte Vedra Federated Republican Womens Club President Toni Crawfordƒ To view complete endorsement list visit Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Kim Kendall, Republican, for St. Johns County Commission, District 2 The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2014 Voting is one of our most basic rights in our democratic society. The CreekLine encourages all readers and citizens to be informed and involved voters in the upcoming elections. Following is some basic information about voting in St. Johns County: How and where to register to vote: To register to vote in St. Johns County, you must be a United States citizen, be a legal resident of St. Johns County, be 18 years old (you may pre-register if you are 17), not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated, with respect to voting in Florida or any other state, not have been convicted of a felony in Florida or any other state without your civil rights having been restored and not claim the right to vote in another county or state. You may apply for voter registration by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application Form to your Supervisor of Elections o ce. You may also call the Supervisor of Elections o ce at 823-2238 for an application to be mailed to you or for the location of a registration site convenient to you. When to register to vote: You can apply to register to vote at any time. There is not length of residency requirement in the State of Florida. However, registration books close 29 days before each election. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election. Election dates: The 2014 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. The 2014 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. (Voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014 for the General Election.) Party a liation: You may register in any political party of your choice or register with no party af“ liation. Florida is a closed primary state. This means that in a primary, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party; Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and nonpartisan candidates, such as judges and referenda questions. A 1998 amendment to the Florida Constitution states, in part, that if all candidates for an o ce have the same party a liation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all quali“ ed voters, regardless of party a liation, may vote in the primary election for that o ce. This is called a Universal Primary.Ž Regardless of party a liation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election. Municipal, Judicial and School Board elections are non-partisan in St. Johns County. Early voting: Registered voters may vote at any of the Early Voting Sites within St. Johns County. Early voting dates for the August 26 Primary Election are August 15 through August 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at all locations daily. Early Voting dates for the November 4 General Election are October 20 through November 1. When voting in person you are required to provide current and valid photo and signature ID. If you dont have proper ID, you must vote a provisional ballot. Early voting locations include the Supervisor of Elections O ce in St. Augustine, the Julington Creek Annex … Conference Room, located at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard, and the Ponte Vedra and Southeast Branch Libraries. For a complete list of early voting locations, as well as maps and directions, please visit www. Absentee voting: Absentee voting is a service o ered by the Supervisor of Elections for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their homes or those who may be away from St. Johns County. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day prior to each election. Any quali“ ed, registered St. Johns County voter may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots may be requested in person, by telephone, by fax, by mail, by email or through our website. When requesting an absentee ballot, you must provide the following information: name, St. Johns County residence address, date of birth, location to send ballot, telephone number and signature (written requests only). All voted ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Voted absentee ballots cannot be turned in at the polls. Polling locations: Your voter identi“ cation card shows the precinct, polling place and voting district for your address. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you move within the county, you must vote in your new precinct. Florida law requires voters to provide both picture and signature identi“ cation prior to voting in person. Take some form of identi“ cation bearing your signature and photo, such as a Florida drivers license or United States passport, to the polling place with you. If you do not have proper identi“ cation, you must vote a provisional ballot.For more information about voting, please visit the St. Johns Countys Supervisor of Elections website at The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!What you need to know about voting in St. Johns CountyVote as you please... but please VOTE!


Page 8, The CreekLine • August 2014 • PRIMARY ELECTION August 26, 2014 OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS IN ST JOHNS COUNTY 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 823-2238 Want to vote by mail? Call 823-2238 for your absentee ballot today! You can also use the online request form on our website Make sure your vote counts! Has your signature changed? If your signature on your voter record and signature on the absentee ballot certi“cate envelope do not match, your absentee ballot will not count. Contact the Elections Of“ce for more information on updating your signature. Your voted absentee ballot is due in the Elections Of“ce no later than 7 PM on Election Day. If it is late, it will not count. If mailing your ballot, local delivery takes 2-3 days. ON OUR WEBSITE www.votesjc.comFLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE nonpartisan ballot appear on all primary ballots within their respective districts Voting Assistance/Accessible Voting Equipment tAll polling places are accessible to persons with disabilities and are equipped with accessible voting equipment with an audio ballot feature. REMINDER Please have current & valid Photo & must vote a provisional ballot. HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT You must completely “ll in the oval for your vote to count. Any other mark may not be read by the scanner. 4 4 5 5 A A S i t 1 0 1 Are you ELECTION Ready?H Vote: Its Your Choice! DATES & TIMES~August 15th 23rd Friday … Saturday; Hours: 8 AM … 6 PM Daily EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Supervisor of Elections Of“ce St. Augustine Beach City Hall Southeast Branch Library Ponte Vedra Branch Library Julington Creek Annex Hastings Town Hall Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Polls are open 7 AM … 7 PM When voting on Election Day you MUST vote at the precinct of your legal residence. ELECTION DAY KNOW WHERE TO VOTE BEFORE YOU GO with your smart phone, visit or call the We are here to serve you. Please visit our of“ce, call or use our online forms and resources to help you prepare for Election Day.

PAGE 9 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 9 By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of ElectionsYour Vote Counts! Law Office of Rose Marie K. Preddy, P.A. north of the Julington Creek Bridge) 20 Years Legal Experience State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, ILBefore high car payments get you down, give us an opportunity to help bring them down…with great rates and no closing costs or hidden fees. GET TO A BETTER STATE.CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Refinancing with us could save you hundreds. *1303063 10/13* Hypothetical savings example over life of loan based on reduced interest rate. Actual savings amount will vary depending on your individual circumstances. Keep your car. Trade in your loan. Jim Register Jr, Agent State Farm Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Ste 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522Even though its summer break for our schools and students, the district is hard at work preparing for next year. The “ nance department is wrapping up last “ scal year and preparing the budget for next year, the facilities and operations department is doing heavy duty maintenance at each school and getting our two new K-8 schools “ nished and ready for the “ rst day, the curriculum department is preparing our instruction for all our classrooms, our HR department is “ nalizing all the new hires in our classrooms, schools and district o ce and our IT department is making sure our schools are properly wired for the internet and updating the computers and devices in our schools. So while were getting ready for next school year, heres a recap of our School District with some fun facts. The St. Johns County School District is the largest employer in the county with 4,046 full-time and part-time employees. We have 2,194 instructional sta 1,694 support sta 93 School-based administrators and 65 district administrators. Approximately 37 percent of all full-time teachers hold advanced degrees and 109 are National Board Certi“ ed. Our student enrollment is almost 33,000 kids where our student body represents 113 di erent countries speaking 72 di erent languages. We have 2,274 academically gifted students and 5,156 students with special needs learning, emotional/behavioral, autism, speech/language issues, sensory impairments and/or developmental delays St. Johns County School District is accredited as a high quality school system with 18 above the national average. In addition, our graduation rate far exceeds the state average and our dropout rate is well below the state average. In the 2013 National Merit Scholarships, we had 12 seniors place in the top 1 percent and the graduating class of 2013 (latest data available) had earned over $17 million in college scholarships. The St. Johns County School District is an AŽ rated school district for the 10th consecutive year. Our school district and all our schools received the Energy Star Award from the EPA for our energy e ciency and our district has avoided over $22 million in energy costs over the past “ ve years. We have A+ Rating from Standard & Poors and an A1 Rating from Moodys for our exemplary “ nancial oversight and sustained “ nancial health. The list of accomplishments goes on and on, but I wanted to highlight the major achievements from last year. As one of “ ve School Board members, Im forever thankful for the outstanding teachers in our classrooms, our strong leaders in our schools and district o ce, our skilled support sta (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, maintenance department), our bright students attending our schools every day, our extremely supportive and caring parents and last but not least, our awesome community. Our school district would not achieve the highest rankings weve received if we did not have all of those components working together for a common goal and that is providing the best education we can to all our students. Have a safe and enjoyable summer and were looking forward to our “ rst day of school … August 18. The August 26 Primary Election is open to all registered voters in St. Johns County. For a complete listing of quali“ ed candidates and the list of candidates who will appear on the August 26 Primary Election Ballot, please visit our website at Sample ballots will be sent to each voter by regular mail or email the week of August 11. The only exception is voters who have requested an absentee ballot. You can also view your sample ballot online. A number of our local of“ cials will be elected in this important Primary Election. I would like to encourage every St. Johns County voter not to forget one of the most important rights we celebrate as Americans: the right to vote. Our communities are stronger when everyone participates in the election process. Our communities need each of us to do our part and that means voting. Since Florida is a closed primary state, in the Primary Election you are only eligible to vote the ballot of the party in which you are registered. All School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Bill Fehling, School Board Member, District 4 elementary schools, three K-8 schools, seven middle schools, seven high schools, one alternative center, six charter schools and three juvenile justice facilities. Our teacher to student ratio is below the State of Florida mandate where our average classroom for our high schools is 1:20 and our fourth to eighth grades are 1:17 and our Pre-K to third grade is 1:16. We have a ” eet of 230 school buses that transport over 19,200 students more than four million miles per year and they transport over 3,300 “ eld trips per year. Our school cafeterias on a daily basis serve 2,366 breakfasts, 8,607 lunches and 10,921 a la carte meals. Approximately 23 percent of the districts students qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Our school district is the third highest in the state in the amount of dollars spent on instruction in our classrooms. Our school district has an operating budget of $245 million and a capital outlay budget of $138 million; however, both of these budgets are still well below the amount of dollars we received back in 2007-2008 school year. Our test scores based on the FCAT State Rankings has our school district as the number one school district in Florida for the “ fth year in a row. We “ nished “ rst in the state in every grade (third through 10th) in reading, “ rst in the state in “ fth and eighth grade science (only grades tested), “ rst in the state in “ fth and sixth grade math and “ rst in the state in the End of Course Exams for Algebra I, Biology I, Geometry I and United States History. Our SAT scores, ACT scores and our AP exams are well above the state average and well voters may vote for nonpartisan races in the Primary. Nonpartisan races on the Primary ballot include School Board members and three Circuit Judge races. The School Board races are district speci“ c and are elected only by voters of their respective districts. Voting has never been easier or more accessible than it is today. You can vote by mail, vote early or at your precinct on Election Day. My sta and I are here to serve you and we will make it easy for you to vote. Please visit our o ce, call or use our online forms and resources to help you prepare for Election Day. Call 823-2238 or visit www.votesjc. com and let us know how we can assist you. kids. If there were any questions regarding the demand and interest of a youth centered track and “ eld program, it was de“ nitely settled based on those results. Throughout my eight years experience in the U.S. Marine Corps, I learned that discipline, character and integrity are paramount to becoming a great person,Ž McEachean explained. Speaking as a coach and parent of three children involved in Creeks track and “ eld, this program is to build great people “ rst and great athletes second! My mission for this program will be to introduce the fundamentals and mechanics of track and “ eld. Each child will develop at their own speed within the team concept in a fun environment.Ž During the “ rst day of practice Chuck Forcier, the director of Creeks Athletic Association, walked the perimeter of the “ eld stressing the importance of parent involvement, while Coach Marty and two other volunteer coaches organized the line grouping in preparation for calisthenics. Throughout the season the basic mechanics of running had been drilled into the kids, as well as introducing the track and “ eld events. The culmination of their hard work was to be displayed in their “ rst track meet of the season. The track and “ eld atmosphere was well established at Bartram Trail stadium. The athletic director, Barry Craig of Bartram High School, was kind enough to o er the use of their track facilities. The thrill of competition began to emerge as athletes raced and jumped their way into a promising future for track and “ eld in the community. To ensure that the athletes continue to build upon progress make during the season, Coach Marty implemented a summer conditioning program in June and July. The purpose of the conditioning program was to help our athletes get in the best physical, mental and emotional shape to help them better perform in the sport(s) they participate in. After a successful inaugural season, next season is expected to make even further inroads. Chuck Forcier exclaims, CAA is thrilled to have added track and “ eld as our 14th sport to our association. Coach Marty has done a phenomenal job with the inaugural season. Track and “ eld is a sport in high demand in our area, with 135 kids participating in the “ rst year!Ž Next season the program plans to introduce middle and long distance events as well as a peer-to-peer mentorship component. Forcier went on to say, We are excited to have this sport and know that it will be around for many years to come for our children to enjoy. My hats o to Coach Marty, his athletes and parent volunteers on bringing this sport to our area.Ž For more information please visit the team website http://“ eld.Continued from page 1 CAA track and eld The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our “ ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!


Page 10, The CreekLine • August 2014 • 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 From the Commissioner’s Desk By Contributing Writer Bill McClure, St. Johns County Commissioner, District 3 Hows that for an opening line? Why do I say that? Its because as you are reading this, the school year will soon begin, summer is nearing an end and the teachers and realtors who contribute so much to St. Johns County are busy making our lives better and easier. Each one of you reading this now bene“ ts in some way from those two professions. Think about it. Parents want to live in a community and environment where the school system allows each student to thrive and reach their full potential. Our teachers, aides and all school support sta do that very thing every day. The responsibility they bear in shaping our childrens education and future cannot be underestimated. As a father of two St. Johns County School District students, I have witnessed “ rsthand the resolve our teachers and district sta apply toward ensuring the students within their care receive the best education possible. Because of that dedication, our schools are number one in the state and the bene“ ts of that reverberate throughout the community. Schools districts are a leading factor for higher socioeconomic households when considering relocation and are also critical to the success of our business community. Our kids are our future and Im so glad to live in a community that cares and has a school district that is second to none. Realtors are like a “ nancial consultant and Nostradamus wrapped up in one body. They deal with supply and demand Remember playing tug-ofwar in school? In elementary school, I enjoyed it because if I could win, maybe that cute little red-head would “ nally notice me. Sometimes we battled boys against girls. We boys always liked that because we were certain we would annihilate those silly girls. All too often, though, we were quickly humbled by our own annihilationƒand I dont think the little red-head ever noticed, either. Imagine that same game, but instead of one rope being tugged from each end, you have three ropes tied together at a center point„or even “ ve, 10 or 100 ropes„a new tug-of-war involving any number of competing sides. Lets also put at the center point one person with all the ropes tied to him or her and Hug a Realtor and Kiss a Teacher (or anyone who works in a school!) of their clients, plus must make sense out of the market conditions in the homebuilding business. A realtor can save you thousands and thousands of dollars. They are taught to study market conditions as well as to study your wishes. Our realtors in St. Johns County are the best and even though there are hundreds of realtors here, they all get along! The camaraderie and solidarity of this group of professionals are second to none. They work on commission, so their goal is to listen, interpret, predict and produce a product of your wish! Sounds like a genie to me! Realtors also help drive the market for commercial property, which is something we need more of in our county. Without enlarging the commercial tax base for property taxes, the burden on homeowners will continue to rise. So please remember to Hug a Realtor, and Kiss a Teacher! (Tell them Bill said to do it!) I am looking forward to another productive year as your county commissioner! Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts, questions or concerns at 209-0303 or bccd3@sjc” .us. Thank you for your support.E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, jal@rtpublishing.comall of the competitors pulling in every possible direction. Now say the center person being pulled represents the United States government; the Constitution, the courts, Congress, the president, all of the agencies and bureaucracies and the states too, of course, all together in one person. Then, all those competitors at each end of all of those ropes are American citizens. At the ends of some ropes are individuals pulling alone, some strong, some weak. At the ends of other ropes are groups of people (we sometimes refer to these as interest groups) teamed up together to improve their chances of winning. But, there are many teams and many individuals of varied strengths making it very di cult for any one competitor to control the government. We have yet another consideration to add to this new playground game: the government itself. It has its own ability to pull in di erent directions. Elected and appointed o cials as well as the sta s in all of those departments, agencies and bureaus, all have their own ability to pull and tug in their own direction. So now that person in the center being tugged at by all of those competitors is no longer one person, but thousands, even hundreds of thousands pulling against everybody else. We just created an extraordinarily complicated and competitive new version of tug-of-war. Way cool! Well, of course, this new game is not so new. It was created in 1789 in Philadelphia. Well-known people like Madison, Hamilton and Franklin along with the less well-known like Ingersoll, Spaight and (my favorite) Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer all contributed to our constitution. Their goal was to create a government that re” ected the will of the people, but would also not be controlled by any one person or group„a many-ended tug-of war, if you will. Thats exactly what we have, of course. A government that is re” ective of our society: diverse, complex, competitive and sometimes downright muleheaded. It is and it always has been. Its called a republic. Just remember the story of Benjamin Franklin as he left the convention. Someone asked, Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?Ž He responded simply, A republic, if you can keep it.Ž So, everybody, just keep on tugging. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919 Dennis Hollingsworth, Tax Collector of St. Johns County, recently attended the annual meeting of the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance O cers (NACCTFO) in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 9 and 10, completing professional certi“ cation coursework in public policy administration. The conference included education courses in policy and management, o ered by the Public Policy Administration Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) as part of their Chancellors Certi“ cate program and in partnership with NACCTFO. Through our Chancellors certi“ cate program, NACCTFO Hollingsworth attends UMSL Public Policy Certi cationmembers learn about cutting edge technology, sharing experiences and best practices,Ž said Dr. Deborah Balser, director and associate professor of the Public Policy Administration program at UMSL. Members come from these sessions with great ideas to implement at home.Ž The coursework included leadership, cyber security, disaster preparedness and recovery and “ nance. Hollingsworths participation in these sessions demonstrates his commitment to careful management of scarce county resources. Please visit graduate/ppa for more information on UMSLs Public Policy Administration program.

PAGE 11 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 11 The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Joy (Hygienist) Tianie (Oce Coordinator) Dr. Gari (Dentist) Maria (Dental Assistant) Caroline (Oce Manager) Lisa (Dental Assistant) Gari Dental provides a family friendly atmosphere with a skilled and qualied team, that is knowledgeable in all your dental needs. Our valuable team has over 100 years of collective experience. Call today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference. 287-0033 Health InsuranceCertified Financial PlannerTM This month, I would like to address a law that has been on the books for some time now; however, many people are still unaware of it. It is called the Move Over Law. Drivers are required to move over and/or slow down when passing emergency vehicles on a roadway with their emergency lights on! This year, the Florida Legislature has included utility service vehicles as well as sanitation trucks to join emergency vehicles and tow trucks. Drivers are required to move overŽ or slow downŽ when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle that is stopped on a highway in the state of Florida. The Move Over ActŽ, [F.S. 316.126(1)(b)] was passed during the 2002 session of the Florida Legislature. There are several important provisions concerning this law. On interstate highways or other highways with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle and except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement o cer, drivers Last month, readers were given an extensive update on the historical narrative being produced for the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Management Group (WBS&HH). The narrative being produced will be used to teach the history of St. Johns County and the northwest area to students in St. Johns County schools as part of the lesson planning project initiated by our group. The historical narrative, a work in process, will be completed sometime in the September. As editing of the narrative continues its very clear that the Northwest Sector of St. Johns County is a great story. In fact, its a history of hardship and determination rivaling any other in American history. Constant political changes, multiple cultures and a heterogeneous and multi-racial population added to uncertainties of frontier life. Despite the hardships, strife and destruction of property, people stayed and rebuilt„a story of America in the making. Early settlers lost ownership of their lands and had to petition new governments to grant them possession of land they had already owned. This area is unique in the shifts of status persons of color, Minorcans/blacks/Indians were assigned as the area changed hands and wars decided victors. Despite the shifting attitudes on race, minorities found a niche for themselves, forming alliances with other cultures when tensions between those cultures and the dominant white race were threatening. The story of St. Johns Watson Realty Corp. sales associates were recently named as Americas top real estate professionals by REAL Trends and as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. They are now members of the The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,Ž a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. The ThousandŽ honors the top 1,000 residential agents and agent teams by transaction sides and volume. Watson Realty Corp. is proud to have these wonderfully talented real estate professionals. Each transaction has two sides, the listing side and the sale side. The sales associate who lists the property gets credit for the list side of the transaction when the property closes. The sales associate who brings the buyer gets the credit for the sale side of the transaction when the property closes. Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what these individuals did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,Ž said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classi“ ed advertis-Move Over LawWilliam Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@comcast.netCounty and speci“ cally NW St. Johns County is quite unique and were looking forward to sharing it with you. Ours is a truly interesting history that will amaze you. On September 20, 2014 the WBS&HH will have our annual Antique Appraisal Fair at the RiverTown Amenity Center. The Antique Appraisal hours will be from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Bring up to three antiques for an appraisal by a variety of antique experts. We ask for a $5 donation for each antique to be appraised. Look for ” yers in your favorite storefronts in the coming weeks. You are also welcome to email for additional formation at the following address: or We meet again in early September and readers are invited to participate. Volunteers are needed to keep the many intrinsic resources along the highway for present and future generations. Lets keep our historic treasures intact and preserve the history and beauty of the northwest area. Our next meeting is on September 11, 2014„a sad date in American history, but the start of another active year for the group. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County NW Annex multi-purpose room at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard. For more information please call, text or email Al Abbatiello, 699-8475 or alabbat@comcast. net.approaching a law enforcement or other authorized vehicle, parked on a roadway with their emergency lights activated, are required to vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. When approaching a law enforcement or other authorized vehicle parked on a two-lane roadway with their emergency lights activated and except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement o cer, drivers are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater; or travel at “ ve miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less. The Move Over LawŽ is designed to protect law enforcement, tow truck drivers and other workers on our highways. There is a hefty “ ne for violating the law and is also a moving violation, which causes three points to be assessed to the drivers license of anyone guilty of violating the statute. Moving over also means making way for emergency vehicles. Moving over not only saves lives and prevents needless injuries to our deputies and “ re “ ghters, it also improves the e ectiveness of their response. When you hear a siren or catch a glimpse of ” ashing lights, prepare to react in a safe and prudent manner. If the emergency vehicle is approaching from ahead or behind, you need to pull over. If you are nearing an intersection and an emergency vehicles is approaching from the cross street, you should yield the right-of-way. Dont slam on your brakes because that might cause another emergency. Instead, put on your turn signal, slow down and pull over at the “ rst safe spot you can “ nd. After the patrol car, ambulance or “ re truck has passed, use your signals again and carefully reenter the roadway. Moving over in emergencies is common sense and common courtesy and in Florida its the law. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have as well as any topics you would like to see addressed here at You can download our new App by searching for the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce in your AppŽ store. Also, if you sign up for the Sheri s O ce social media sights on Facebook and Twitter you are sure to receive important updates anytime. Realtors recognized in The ThousandŽBy Contributing Writer Amanda Long, Watson Realty Corp. ing for The Wall Street Journal. Their e orts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 963,000 Realtors nationwide.Ž The best individual agents and teams were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market,Ž said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends which compiled the list. Watson Realty Corp. associates were ranked as follows: Rankings by Volume: #146, Kyle Passkiewicz … Intracoastal O ce $75,652,072 Rankings by Transaction Sides: #5, Kyle Passkiewicz … Intracoastal O ce … 609.65 #191, Debbie Shagnea … Mandarin South O ce … 155.25 #235, Misty Williams … Jacksonville Relocation … 144.80 #236, Jane Crosby … DeLand O ce … 144.75 Passkiewicz, of the Intracoastal o ce, was the only Watson Realty Corp. sales associate to be recognized on both lists. He also set a record for his 2013 closed sales volume and transactions, surpassing every other Watson Realty Corp. sales associates volume in the companys 48-year history. It is a huge honor to be recognized in The Thousand,Ž said Passkiewicz. To also set a company record shows that hard work and attending to the customers needs truly pays o .Ž Shagnea, of the Mandarin South o ce, has seen how recognition, such as The Thousand,Ž can directly a ect her future business opportunities. I never think my customers notice this type of recognition, but you would be surprised how many actually do their homework before selecting a real estate professional and mention it when they make their “ rst contact to enlist me as their agent,Ž said Shagnea. Ranking of The ThousandŽ can be found at: news? Continued from page 1Clean Water FestFest in September, they once again will be on the road in October and November with their last cross country tour for the year, including multiple shows in Canada. The harmonic duo recently released their “ rst full length album, The Fudge Sessions,Ž during two sold-out CD release concerts. The album is a CD/DVD combination set consisting of 14 tracks along with a behind the scenesŽ video with four full music videos. You can learn more about Flagship RomanceŽ by visiting www. ” The third annual Clean Water Music Fest will take place at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for a donation at the door. As part of the festival there will be Farmers Market vendors and a fabulous silent auction with quality items donated by over 150 local businesses. We hope to see you there!


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Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board on July 8 approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers and funds major District initiatives, including projects to protect the regions springs and improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon and St. Johns River. The tentative 0.3164 millage rate would result in $81.8 million in revenue that would be part of a total $141.9 million budget for “ scal year 2014-2015, which begins October 1, 2014. The budget also is funded through state, federal and other District sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees). The millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 3.6 percent less than the current years tax rate. Under a 0.3164 millage rate „ 31.64 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value „ the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $47.46 in the coming year in property taxes to the District. The tentative budget will allow the District to continue the momentum on its strategic priorities and to implement critical projects that will result in greater protection for our springs and improved water quality in surface waters,Ž said Governing Board Chairman John Miklos of Orlando. We are maximizing our “ nancial and technical resources through dozens of partnership projects with local governments, utilities and other entities.Ž The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Learn To Read (LTR) of St. Johns County, Inc. a $3,000 grant to support adult literacy for ESOL students. We are very grateful to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for supporting our e orts to improve the literacy skills of local residents in need of tutoring services to learn English,Ž said LTR Executive Director Ann Breidenstein. Dollar Generals generous grant will enable LTR to update our instructional materials. This much needed update will bene“ t both students and tutors.Ž At Dollar General, we are United Way of St. Johns County is pleased to partner with the St. Johns Cultural Council for an inspirational exhibit of photographs showcasing the work of nearly 30 non-pro“ t organizations serving residents in St. Johns County. The dramatic black and white images graphically depict a range of services from disaster relief to the smiling faces of children at play. This exhibit will run from August 5 through October 23, in the Rotunda Gallery in the St. Johns County Administration Building located United Way St. Johns County announces photographic exhibitat 500 San Sebastian View. It is amazing to bring this artwork together and display it for our community to see,Ž said Melissa Nelson, UWSJC executive director. Our organization is focused on the building blocks that lead to a good quality of life … Education, Health and Income … because we all gain when children are successful in school, when families are “ nancially stable and when people are healthy. This exhibit truly demonstrates the commitment to that happening in our community.  The St. Johns County Administration Building is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Cultural Council and United Way of St. Johns County would like to thank the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners for their continued support of this Art in Public Places project. The Cultural Council is funded in part by the State of the Arts License Plate funds. For more information visit To learn more about United Way of St. Johns County, visit United Way and the Red Cross provide a helping hand, or a helping hug, when and where it is needed the most.Learn To Read receives grant to support adult literacypassionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,Ž said Rick Dreiling, Dollar Generals chairman and CEO. Its exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundations outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real di erence in peoples lives.Ž LTR is a volunteer-based organization that has provided free literacy skills assessment and tutoring in basic literacy and math to St. Johns County adults 16 years of age and older for over 25 years. LTR works with St. Francis House, the Homeless Coalition, the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency and other social services agencies to recruit adult students who want to improve their skills so they can change their lives. Through partial funding by the United Way, St. Johns County, Christ Church at Serenata and with the generous support of the community, LTR is able to provide the necessary materials to assist its students, as well as to recruit and train volunteer tutors. For information about becoming a tutor or helping LTR, please call Charlotte at 826-0022.District board votes to reduce tax rate By Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District The tentative budget includes $22 million in cost-share funding for construction of projects that will help to develop traditional and alternative water supplies, conserve water and reduce nutrient loading in springsheds and other water bodies. Another $8 million is designated for other cooperative agreements with government partners, including reclaimed water and stormwater projects, water conservation, muck removal and restoration activities. Major projects included in the tentative budget concentrate on District initiatives supporting minimum ” ows and levels prevention and recovery strategies, springs protection and water quality protection in the Indian River Lagoon, the Northern Coastal Basins and the middle and lower St. Johns River basins. The tentative budget also includes funding for: € Completion of the Fellsmere Water Management Area and the “ nal phase of the Canal 1 Rediversion Project in Brevard and Indian River counties, which are among the “ nal components of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project € Construction of the 1,300acre C-10 Reservoir in Brevard County, which will provide additional water storage and treatment and nutrient Public hearings will be held at 5:05 p.m. on September 9 and September 23. The “ nal budget adoption will occur at the September 23 meeting. For additional information, visit www.” Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919 Book a Digital LibrarianThursday, Aug. 28 10 AM 12 PMDo you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you aren’t sure how to use? Or do you just want to know how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive and OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a 30-minute, one-on-one session with the Reference Team at the Bartram Trail Library. Library cardholders can call 827-6960 to schedule an appointment.Bartram Trail Branch LibraryFirst Day of SchoolSt. Johns County Public SchoolsAugust 18

PAGE 13 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 13 Be Treated, Not Seated. At Memorial Emergency Center at Julington Creek we treat you quickly and get you on your way. Located on Race Track Road, this 12 bed, 11,000 square foot facility is a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area. We can take care of all your familys emergency medical needs with little to no wait at all. (904) 230-5000 Saturday, September 27th~10am-2pm Featuring our weekly JCP Farmers Market 12200 San Jose Blvd. Suite 20 Jacksonville FL 32223 $5 off $25 purchasenice guy discountEXP 8/31/14 small batch, fresh cupcakes cake pops petite desserts birthday parties lunch local art work September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. There are 44,000 children receiving treatments for cancer each year in the United States and many more that are in remission … with the hopes they have “ nally beaten this nasty disease. Here in the Jacksonville area, kids with cancer are receiving treatments at Wolfson Childrens Hospital, Nemours Childrens Clinic and UF/Shands Proton Therapy Center. And over 100 Bring a smile to a child who needs one!By Contributing Writer Leslie Warner A child with a ConKerr Cancer pillowcasechildren are in the wonderful care of PedsCare, a pediatric palliative care division of Northeast Florida Hospice. All of these kids are courageously facing the treatments, doctor visits, surgeries and side e ects and trying to live their lives as normally as possible. And it is amazing how the little things can bring a smile to their faces„like receiving a custom made pillowcase that re” ects the things they love. ConKerr Cancer is a nationwide charitable organization that focuses solely on bringing smiles to kids facing cancer or other life-changing illnesses through the gift of a bright, cheerful, fun pillowcase, made by someone in their community. It is a simple thing when you consider the enormous challenge of beating cancer, but it has an immediate positive impact. It is amazing to see the smiles on the faces of the kids who receive these pillowcases, as well as the joy it brings to their parents when seeing that smile. Some of the children will refuse to sleep on any other pillowcase because it is so special to them. The Jacksonville chapter of ConKerr Cancer delivers about 150 pillowcases each month to all four of the centers/organizations listed above. They rely on the generosity of community members to make this happen. Volunteers who love to sew can design and sew the cases. Volunteers who dont know how to sew can learn quickly, since a pillowcase is the “ rst project in most sewing classes and is very simple to do! We have Girl Scout troops and church youth groups learn this skill while completing a community service project. Volunteers who have no inclination to sew can purchase the bright fun fabric that is needed to keep this supply of pillowcases going. And of course, money is always welcomed to fund the purchase of additional fabric. We often dont have enough fabric to supply all those who are willing to sew! Each September, ConKerr Cancer sponsors their Miles of Pillowcase SmilesŽ event with a nationwide goal of collecting 44,000 pillowcases … one for each child receiving treatment. Our goal in Jacksonville is to collect 600 in September. The Jacksonville QuiltFest in late September provides an opportunity for festival visitors to sew pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer and we need lots of fabric to support this e ort! If you are interested in volunteering in some way or want to “ nd out more about how you might use this as a community service opportunity for your church, youth group or womens group, please contact Jacksonville Coordinator Leslie Warner at case4smilesjax@comcast. net or 230-9485. You can learn more about ConKerr Cancer at The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our “ ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!


Page 14, The CreekLine • August 2014 • Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448 or email us at: Sales@EncoreDecorFL.com10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store On your mobile device, visit or scan this QR code to add us to your mobile wallet and be the rst to know when new items arrive! Home Again St. Johns has four major fundraisers in the next four months that theyre hoping the public will attend and provide volunteer support to. By attending these events, the community helps to further the mission of Home Again St. Johns. The “ rst event is an Eco Fashion Show hosted by Panache Hair Salon and Spa. It is to be held Saturday, September 20, from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Volkswagen of St. Augustine, the title sponsor of the event. This is sure to be a very exciting event,Ž said Diane Machaby, director of development for Home Again St. Johns. All costumes are made of recycled materials and they will be spectacular!Ž Panaches last Eco Fashion Show saw upwards of 900 in attendance. To view a video clip of that show, go to http://youtu. be/VsaB033BLI8. Volunteers are needed to help in various capacities at the fashion show. Please contact Diane Machaby at 8811167 if youd like to purchase tickets or volunteer. On Thursday, October 23, the St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) will host the 2014 Flavors of Floridas Historic Coast Top Chef Cook-O from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Renaissance World Golf Resort. Top chefs from some of the most popular and prominent restaurants in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach will prepare their signature dishes to present to the attendees who will determine the Flavors Top Chef on Floridas Historic Coast. Last year, over 450 guests enjoyed the chefs competition and the delicious samplings from participating restaurants on Floridas Historic Coast, all Buttercream and Moonbeams Bakery and Cupcake Shop opened for business in the Bealls Shopping Center in Mandarin in February. The bakery is owned and operated by Mary Johnson, a Jacksonville resident. Buttercream and Moonbeams specializes in providing a unique selection of cupcakes, cakes, cookies, hand pies, dessert breads and other baked treats. The bakery also o ers a daily lunch menu that includes soups, salads and sandwiches. Buttercream and Moonbeams is a second career for Johnson, who worked for 12 years as a nurse prior to opening the bakery. Ive always worked in service-oriented industries and before I became a nurse, I Events and volunteer opportunities at Home Againthe while helping raise funds for Home Again St. Johns. The nonpro“ t and the VCB are hoping the Top Chef Cook-O will draw the maximum turnout of 700 attendees. Another exciting event bene“ tting Home Again St. Johns will be the Old City Music Festival which will be held Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at the St. Augustine Flea Market. Volunteers will be manning the beverage tent in the VIP area for the concert again this year. Concert tickets and parking are free for all volunteers. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are headlining Saturday night with other bands being announced soon. And, once again, Home Again St. Johns will be the recipient of funds from the Mayors Holiday Lighting and Gala to be held Saturday, November 22. Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of activities including coordinating the silent auction. This event is held in conjunction with the kicking o of the Nights of Lights in downtown St. Augustine and has been enthusiastically attended by over 250 guests in the past. Home Again St. Johns hopes the public will consider supporting their e orts by attending these events and/or volunteering with them. Encourage a friend or family member to support the organization and lend a hand, too! The mission of Home Again St. Johns is to promote, foster and support a collaborative approach among social service and governmental agencies, community groups, faith-based organizations and dedicated private citizens for resolving issues related to homelessness in St. Johns County compassionately, e ectively and e ciently. This support has resulted in regular coordination of homeless services, a daily meal served to 100 people each evening and identifying and acquiring the right place to house multiple agencies providing these much needed services. Home Again St. Johns is currently in the countys Planning and Zoning review process to move forward with the building of the One Stop Center. Silent auction area in the Lightner Museum at last years Mayors Holiday Lighting and Gala.Bakery featuring delicious cupcakes and lunch menu now open in Mandarinworked in bars and restaurants. Opening my own business has been a dream and Im happy to be able to open a shop here in Jacksonville,Ž Johnson shares. Johnson likes to create cupcakes and treats that are slightly out-of-the ordinary. The bakery features a selection of cupcake ” avors that changes daily and includes PB and J, Lemon and Lavender, Banana Split, Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Bliss, Margarita, Apple Pie, Happiness, Triple Chocolate and others. Johnson updates the stores Facebook page daily with featured menu items. The store also o ers childrens birthday parties, where children can frost and decorate their own cupcakes. Lunch options for childrens parties are also available. Opening the business in Jacksonville was just part of Johnsons goal. Im a big believer in supporting local businesses,Ž says Johnson. I have invited a number of small Jacksonville entrepreneurs to display and sell their products in my store.Ž Johnson is passionate about pointing out the impact that even small purchases can make on the local economy. A recent Facebook post reminded readers that diverting just $100 in spending from chain stores to local retailers would add $3 million annually to the Jacksonville economy, in addition to creating thousands of new jobs. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

PAGE 15 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 15 Must mention ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 09/21/14. Must mention ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 09/21/14. Pam stepped in with a new color palette, sensible suggestions, and brought it all together for me. Not a day goes by that I dont smile about the way my home looks now.Joyce Jackson Ponte Vedra, FL 904.466-0370“ ” Visit our newest location in Mandarin 12078 San Jose Blvd. Suite 2Across from Mandarin South libraryPhone: The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club (BTNC) will begin another year of fun activities and friendships (old and new). The “ rst meeting will be a luncheon, special program and small meeting on September 9 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located at 219 St. Johns Golf Drive, o County Road 210. You can pick from margarita brined steak or shrimp and Mahi scampi, total cost is $18 for lunch (including tip and tax). Doors will open at 10:45 a.m. and a cash bar will be available. The deadline for checks is September 1 (made payable to BTNC with meal choice written on bottom of check) and mailed to: Arlene It took four SUV and truck trips and 80 hours of manpower, but more than 1500 pounds of kid-friendly food was delivered to Christs Cupboard food pantry on Sunday, July 20 as the result of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Kate Revels, a junior swimmer at Creekside High School and a member of Girl Scout Troop 867, hosted a two-day food drive during the recent St. Johns County Summer Swim League (SJSSL) Swim Championships held out Cecil Field Aquatic Center on July 18 and 19. The idea for a food collection actually came from looking at trash. Last year, after participating in a local swim championship out at Cecil Field, Revels was amazed at the amount of trash that was generated from the two-day event featuring about 1,000 St. Johns County swimmers. I kept thinking about how blessed we were as a community to be able to eat and drink as we liked. I knew that there were less fortunate people right in our own zip codes who may not be getting a meal today,Ž she said. The amount of trash spurred an idea for Revels and she immediately applied and began her Gold Award project called Splash Out Hunger.Ž Revels, who has volunteered at Christs Cupboard, a local food pantry out of Celebration Lutheran Church (located on Roberts Road), contacted pantry director Diane Conklin the very next week and asked if she Gold Award project collects more than 1500 pounds of foodBy Contributing Writer Judy Earley RevelsNewcomers and Womens Club celebrates girlfriendsBy Contributing Writer Susan MogerRo man, 307 Edgewater Branch Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. The BTNC meets the second Tuesday of every month from September to May at various local restaurants for lunch. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups. There are various card groups (bridge and canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Mary Beth Reid at Please come and join us! could support the pantry with a food drive. Ms. Conklin has been very helpful in designating food and needs of the shelter,Ž said Revels and her work with Conklin helped Revels target children speci“ cally in the collection. Nationally, one in seven children are missing meals each day … especially in the summer when they are not able to receive reduced or supplied breakfast and lunch meals,Ž Revels added. It was important to me, my Girl Scout mentors, the St. Johns Summer Swim League and Christs Cupboard to try and help alleviate some of the summer food need. Many people vacation or think that food is only needed during the colder monthsƒ truth is, the summer is traditionally the lowest collection time for Christs Cupboard.Ž After months of marketing to the swim teams, contacting sponsors, setting rules and expectations, Splash Out Hunger was held during the SJSSL Swim Championships. Eight local swim teams from local neighborhoods of Julington Creek Plantation, Bartram Park, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Palencia, World Golf Village, Sawgrass, Heritage Landing and Durbin Crossing collected and organized kid-friendly but healthy foods including juice boxes, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, granola bars, nuts, popcorn, pasta and macaroni and cheese. Revels upped the ante of the contest by adding another trophy to the championship table … the Splash Out Hunger award, donated by Crown Trophy … given to the swim team that collected the most amount of food as decided by weight. Armed with a digital scale and notebook, Revels spent most of the weekend sorting, weighing and adding can upon can of donated items. The grand total … 1580 pounds of food or three-quarters of a ton! In addition, the help of local sponsors like banners provided by The UPS Store #3927 and pizza donated by the State Road 13 Little Caesars allowed the event to get community recognition. The event was such a success and was met with such wonderful response that Revels is hopeful it will become an annual SJSSL event and will provide for the need of our local community and Christs Cupboard food pantry. To Revels, the continued participation meets not only her Gold Award goal to create a sustainable food drive, but meets her personal hope that we can alleviate some of the hunger needs of our neighborhoods children.Katie Revels with food collected at Splash Out Hunger food collection.Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine886-4919


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JOHNS COUNTY JEWELRY, HOLIDAY, GARDEN ART, FAIRY GARDENS, LINENS, PET ITEMS, HAIR, APRONS, PURSES, TEEN & TEAM ITEMS, SHELL ART, BABY, HOME DECORGIFTS FOR ALL SEASONS, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE/PAYMENT CASH OR CHECK REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Following are some of the events that Heritage Landing has planned for its residents for July and August: 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. Amenity Athletics fall soccer registration will begin this month. The games will begin in September. Fall soccer is for kids between the ages of four and 11 years old. For If you have always wanted to learn how to dance, either for a loved ones wedding or for exercise, there is a new ballroom dance studio conveniently located right here in Fruit Cove. All About Ballroom is owned and operated by partners Heather Kornick, Zeljko JakeŽ Lukic and Mark Spivak. It is located on State Road 13 across from Julington Creek Plantation. This new studio is the culmination of many years of planning and a lifelong friendship. Kornick was actually a student at Mark Spivaks Dance Institute from a very young age all the way through high school and college. She has since worked at studios as a dance instructor and as a professional competitor nationally, becoming a United States Nine Dance “ nalist. The Spivak family is like my family,Ž Kornick shares. Mark and I talked for years about collaborating on this project and now is “ nally the right time.Ž Kornick explains that while she enjoys everything about ballroom dance, from instructInterested in ballroom dancing? New studio opens in St. Johns!ing to dancing to choreographing, it is the teaching that is her true love. All About Ballroom specializes in instructing beginner dancers all the way through competitive levels with their highly quali“ ed sta Upcoming wedding? No problem! All About Ballroom can help couples prepare for their “ rst dance„from a few basic steps to a completely choreographed routine. Introductory packages, which include three private lessons, a group class and a party, where dancers socialize and practice what they have learned, are a great way to get started. And dont forget the little ones! All About Ballroom o ers classes for Baby Ballroomers (fourto six-year-olds), juniors (sevento nine-year-olds) and teens as well as adults. Everybody can dance!Ž Kornick says. It is a fun way to meet people and get exercise!Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Mark Spivak, Heather Kornick and Jake Lukic welcome you to All About Ballroom!Heritage Landing announces community eventsmore information, please go to: Family Movie Night is on the “ rst Saturday of the month at Dusk. Closed Caption is upon request. The St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile will come to the Amenity Center the “ rst and third Wednesday of the month with a new time from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, please 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 month at 10:00 a.m. for newborns to three-year-olds and 10:30 a.m. for threeto “ ve-year-olds. For more information, please visit their website at Adult Book Club is held 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 on Sunday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All Heritage Landing resident band students are welcome. Student Band is led by resident Mr. Iaropli. Please call 940-1119 for more information. The Heritage Landing Business Networking Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Heritage Landing business owners or representatives, come introduce your business to fellow residents. The meeting is free. A $5 fee gets your business card published in this months newsletter. The Heritage Landing CDD Board of Supervisors meeting will be Thursday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. For more information about the CDD please visit Swim Lessons for kids ages two and up are available through August 1. Swim lessons last for two weeks and consist of eight half-hour sessions. Classes are limited. Sign up early. Cell Phones for Soldiers. Please remember to donate your old cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Bring your donations to the amenity center o ce during regular business hours. Heritage Landing Homeowners Association meetings scheduled for July are: Master HOA meets August 18 at 6:30 p.m. The Architectural Review Committee meets August 11 and 25 at 6:00 p.m. The Enforcement Committee meets August 4 at 6:30 p.m. Please call 4366270 for more information.

PAGE 17 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 17 NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME! Mirtha Barzaga, Realtor(904) 501-1830 My Six EŽ-ssentials of Success1. Education 2. Experience 3. Ethics 4. Energy 5. Enthusiasm 6. EmpathyLet me put these to work for you! A small group of Brother Knights from Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council 12264 at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church had a whole bunch of fun pigging-outŽ on Saturday, July 26 at the seventh annual Healing Hands Rib Eating Contest hosted by the original Woodys Bar-B-Q on University Boulevard. The contest was for the bene“ t the First Coast Child Protection Team. The First Coast Child Protection Team rescues children from physically abusive home situations. Their mission is, To promote the safety and wellbeing of Floridas children by providing medically led multidisciplinary assessment services for children suspected of being abused or neglected.Ž The Jacksonville team serves Duval, Putnam, St. Johns, Baker, Nassau and Clay counties. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision by the Brother Knights to support the e orts of First Coast Child Team and at the same time cheer on Knights of Columbus Switzerland Councils own champion eater. Brother Knights Pat Pollizzi, Val Hietter and Joe Gurule were Boy Scout Troop 718, based at Switzerland Community Church, continued its outdoor adventures with a recent waterfront camping trip to the Big Bend area of Florida. The four-day trip focused on snorkeling the clear, calm waters near Apalachicola in search of scallops. While snorkeling, the scouts also observed stone crabs, rays, ” ounder and many other sea creatures. The scallop harvest was very bountiful and the scouts enjoyed a hearty meal of pasta with scallops in Alfredo sauce. The scouts also enjoyed beef stew, lasagna, chicken pot pie, cobblers, chocolate cake all backed in cast iron Dutch oven over charcoal. Troop 718 has become the uno cial Best Fed TroopŽ in America! Many of the scouts in Troop 718 have become Scuba certi“ ed Knights of Columbus pig-outŽ for charityBy Karl Kennellall on hand to cheer-on fellow Knight Kevin Mason. Brother Kevin is renowned among his fellow Knights for his voracious appetite and as a champion eater. Brother Kevin made a valiant e ort, eating eight giant St. Louis-style ribs down to the bone. Unfortunately the fellow sitting right across from him wolfed down a whopping 22 ribs in the allotted “ ve minutes, winning by beating his own record from last year of 18. Think about it: 22 ribs is two full racks. Or, in simple terms, one heck of a lot of ribs.Ž What can I say about the contest?Ž Brother Pat re” ected. Other than it was the perfect opportunity for us guys to get together and pig-out on barbeque and still get credit from our better halves for doing a good thing.ŽBoy Scout Troop 718 snorkels for tasty scallops!By Contributing Writer Joey Morley, Second Class Scoutthrough the troops in-house scuba training program. The scuba scouts recently took a four-day trip to Key Largo and completed six dives. Some of the scouts completed Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certi“ cation. Our troop recently sent 28 scouts to weeklong summer camp at Camp Powhatan in western Virginia where the scouts completed over 100 merit badges. Four of our scouts, Zach Jackson, Nick Hudson, Daniel Frisch and Aaron Carver also completed National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Shands, near Melrose. Troop 718 meets each Tuesday evening at Switzerland Community Church. Please call Scoutmaster John Morley at 377-6669 with questions regarding membership. Joe Gurule, Pat Pollizzi, Kevin Mason and Val Hietter at the rib eating contest. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine 886-4919


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They will hold a community picnic on August 31 at 1:00 p.m. Families, friends and residents are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch, bring a blanket and come out for an afternoon of fun. The group hopes that this will give the community a chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings with each other and a chance to learn about the mission of The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of St. Johns County (RSVP) has successfully joined forces to create a reading pals program for pre-school and VPK centers. Volunteers are now visiting local childcare centers, VPK and Head Start classrooms once a week to read to small groups of children. We are so grateful for our volunteers,Ž said Joan Whitson, ELCs Early Literacy Coordinator. The sta has told me the children look forward to greeting the readers and go right to them when they arrive. Studies show that the best opportunity to in” uence our childrens lifetime learning is before kindergarten when their most rapid period of brain growth occurs. Reading one on one to children sets the groundwork for their future ability to read and Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its luncheon meeting on Tuesday, September 16, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Amicis Italian Restaurant, located at1915 B A1A South in St. Augustine. Please join us. The program will feature a fashion show by Cottonways Clothing Shop in St. Augustine. The show will highlight out“ ts that can transition from summer to fall with coordinated accessories. Each lady who attends will receive a 20 percent discount and two lucky ladies will receive a $25 gift certi“ cate as a ra e prize. The menu will include salad, bread and butter, choice of Eggplant or Chicken Parmigiana, pasta and Sfogliatelle, a Neapolitan shell pastry, for dessert. A cash bar will be Reading Pals program looking for volunteers Volunteer reader Erika Bauserman of St. Augustine reading a Dora the Explorer book to her students at Brandts Child Care in St. Augustine. learn.Ž Through the volunteer Reading Pals Program many students are now receiving the personal attention they need. The ELC and RSVP are seeking more volunteers to join this wonderful program. There will be a required training session on Thursday, September 11 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in St. Augustine. To register or for more information to become a reading pal, please contact Joan Whitson with the ELC of North Florida at 342-2267 and at jwhitson@ elcnorth” or Cheryl Freeman at the RSVP program at 547-3952 or freemac@ stjohns.k12.” .us.Make new FriendsŽ at Alpine Groves ParkFriends of Alpine Park. This school year, the group will provide bi-monthly programs for preschoolers and homeschoolers wishing to learn more about nature and history at the park. The “ rst class in the parkŽ will take place on Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. and will focus on nature. Other dates for classes in the parkŽ will be November 12, January 7, March 11 and May 6. If you are interested in these classes, please email to be added to their email list. Friends of Alpine Park was formed to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and history of Alpine Groves Park. They are always looking for new members to help with their goals of working with St. Johns County to preserve the farmhouse, maintaining the serene habitat of the park and engaging the community in the history of the park. Please email for more information or FriendŽ them on Facebook … Friends of Alpine Park.Ž See you at the park!Newcomers announce September luncheon and fashion show program By Contributing Writer Mona Jensen available and door prizes and ra es will be o ered. The total cost is $22, including tax and tip. All reservations must be received by September 6 and there will be no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate your entre choice and mail to Ann Palmieri, 754 Copperhead Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of North St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or just wants to become acquainted with some new friends. We o er a wide variety of activities for you to get acquainted and have fun, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips and cultural activities. If you are interested in NNSJ membership information or to request a newsletter about other upcoming events, please contact Sue Aird at sjaird@ Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian TracyGo Back to School with The CreekLine!Check out our SJC School District Directory, inserted in this issue of The CreekLine! LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., August 13 • 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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Expires 8/31/14 52 Tuscan Way Corner of SR 16 and Intl` Golf Parkway Ph: 904.940.0055 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 Right here in North Florida, we have a wonderful ability to provide some joy, laughter, support and comfort to our elderly residents, hospital patients, nursing home patients, special needs children and many others. The lives of many people are enhanced in North Florida thanks to the e orts and expertise of Angela Byrd, a dog trainer and therapy dog evaluator. Byrds work with dogs began in 1992 in the “ elds of competition, obedience and conformation. After almost 10 years attending dog shows and provided group and individual obedience classes, Byrd began working as a therapy dog Congratulations to all of the swimmers on the Julington Creek Plantation Club Porpoises swim team, Coach Tracy Reed, aka CHS Swim Coach, Coach Sydney Sherwood, the junior coaching sta outgoing team President Mark Councilor, parent board of directors and all of the Porpoise families for another fun and successful summer swim season. The Plantation Club Porpoises earned the title of St. Johns Summer Swim League Champions for the third year in a row with a combined team score of 3548. Second place went to the Heritage Landing Hammerheads and third place was the St. Johns Golf and Country Club Stingrays, followed by Bartram Springs Barracudas, World Golf Fighting Turtles, Palencia Piranhas, Durbin Crossing Dolphins and Sawgrass Country Club. The Porpoises swimmers were all business as they took to the water on both Friday night, July 18 and Saturday morning, July 19 at Cecil Field Aquatic Center. Many Porpoises earned SJSSL High Point Awards of distinction for their strong “ nishes in each of their three individual events by age Good Deed Brigade The power and comfort of therapy dogs: Angela ByrdBy Contributing Writer David Wolfevaluator and trainer. When her father became too ill to care of his dog, he reluctantly had to give his dog up for adoption. Byrd saw the pain and angst that this caused her father. Thereafter, Byrd began bringing her dogs to see her father for visits. Both the room and her father brightened up when the dogs greeted her father and there was a certain calm and peace when the dogs lay by his side. When her father died, Byrd wondered how many more people she could help with visits from therapy dogs. She did some research and located Therapy Dogs, Inc. (www., which is an organization that helps evaluate and register therapy dogs throughout the nation. Through Therapy Dogs, Inc., all dogs must complete a handling test and perform three time periods of observation to become registered. There are some other documentation and application requirements as well. Byrds and her own therapy dogs frequently visit local nursing home and hospice locations. As she noted, These amazing and kind animals lift the spirits of not only the patients but also the sta members and any other people who come in contact with the dogs. It certainly brings a smile to my face every time that I can do my part to help people through the comfort of these wonderful dogs.Ž In addition to healthcare facilities, therapy dogs visit other locations as well including special events and libraries. Some therapy dog handlers bring dogs to reading problems at libraries. The children get to read to the dogs without fear of judgment of peers or a teacher. Byrd shared, It is a wonderful way to engage children especially those with learning disabilities and other challenges.Ž Byrds gifted skills in working with dogs are apparent with every visit, training and evaluation. When she is not completing the dog therapy evaluations (which are free of charge) or going on her frequent visits with her therapy dogs, Byrd provides private in-home dog training services through her company, Take the Lead Dog Training. The Good Deed Brigade salutes Angie Byrd for her dedication and community service as a therapy dog handler and evaluator. Follow the example set by Angie Byrd and go out in your community and do your share of good deeds. Remember, wherever you see the Good Deed Brigade, its all good. If you have a story to share about your good deeds or the good deeds of others in the community, please email us at or visit us at the o cial website of the Good Deed Brigade at are league champs for third year in a rowgroups. Girls 6 and under “ rst place high point went to Olivia Moore, second runner up, Sarah Roceleau; Boys 6 and under “ rst place was Hayes Hendley. Girls 7-8 “ rst place was earned by Ryann Frechette, second runner up, Addison Revels. Boys 7-8 “ rst place was Michael Garwood. Girls 9-10 had a tie for “ rst place between Emma Chestang and Emma Revels; “ rst runner up was Brooke Shon. Boys 9-10 winner was Aiden Paro. Girls 11-12 “ rst runner up was Meredith Strickland, second runner up was Logan Henley; 11-12 boys “ rst place was Jacob White. Girls 15-18 “ rst runner up was Brittney Campbell, second runner up, Kristin McKernan. Boys 15-18 “ rst runner up was Samuel Williams. Congratulations, Porpoises on a great 2014 season! A terrible thing happens when you don’t advertise..... ...Nothing at all! Call T h e C r e e k L i n e The CreekLine 886-4919


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Callustoday! 904.287.7574 450-106StateRd.13N#274Jacksonville,FL32259 PROMOTIONALPRODUCTSTHATLEAVEALASTINGIMPRESSION Its time for us to get ready for school to start and get our schedules organized. The days go fast and dinner time comes around before we know it! Its a hassle to stop at the store and begin a full cooked meal. So, naturally, I have some ideas for our readers to just add a bag of some prepared sides like instant rice and prepared salad to make things easy. Crock-Pot Turkey Breast 1 turkey breast 2 tsp. vegetable oil Salt and pepper 1 med. onion 4 garlic cloves Rinse the turkey and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub the turkey all over with the oil. Sprinkle the breast lightly with the salt and pepper. Place the breast meaty side up into a slow cooker. Peel the onion, cut it into quarters and place the pieces around the edges of the pot. Peel the garlic cloves and place them around the sides of the cooker. Cover the cooker and cook the breast on low for nine hours. Removes the breast from the cooker and let the bird stand at least 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with rice or instant potatoes.July traditionally marks the end of the swimming long course season and is a busy month full of championship meets. The Loggerheads began the month on a lighthearted note with their annual Survival Swim on July 4th. Swimmers jumped into the pool fully dressed with sweatshirts, jeans and tee shirts over their swimsuits and socks and sneakers on their feet. After each 100 yards, swimmers could remove just one waterlogged article of clothing until, after much e ort, they “ nally (and thankfully) ended up in their streamlined Speedos. A great time was had by all! The USA Swimming Southern Zone South Sectionals were on July 10 through July 14 in Orlando. Loggerhead swimmers who quali“ ed for this ultra-competitive meet were Jennifer Brennock, John Brennock, Lukas Burchianti, Zach Burke, Ethan Chestang, Abbey Ellis, Anna Gapinski, Dani Gordon, Evan Jacob, Ben Koros, Aubrey Miller, Julianna Pettinger, Tanner Rogalski, Faith Rogers, Phillip Stevens, Carter Strickland, Jane Wadhams and Owen Wheeler. Highlights of the event included Gordons eighth place “ nish in the 200 breast, Jacobs 13th in the 200 ” y and 15th in the 200 breast and Wadhams 19th in the 1500 free. The following week was the Florida Age Group Championships (FLAGs) in Gainesville. Loggerheads who Foodie buzzWhip it up!By Donna KeathleyThe next recipe is one of my familys favorites; they are southern and love barbeque. The men just go for the meat, but the children prefer it on a bun. I serve sweet potato fries with this because the ” avors partner nicely. We have taken this on picnics and to pot lucks and its always a success. North Carolina Barbeque 1 pork shoulder 1 med. onion cup vinegar cup ketchup Garlic powder Place pork shoulder into slow cooker, cover with chopped onion and a shake of garlic powder. Mix vinegar and ketchup and pour on top of the meat. Cook on slow for nine hours. Serve with sweet potatoes fries and slaw. For you beef lovers, heres one recipe to just ladle over noodles. Serve with a can on green veggies and you have a great meal! Burgundy Beef 1 boneless beef chuck pot roast 1 can beef mushroom soup 1 can creamy onion soup 1 cup mushrooms or chopped onion (optional) Trim excess fat from meat. Cut meat into one-inch pieces. Place in slow cooker. Stir in soups. Cover and cook on low for nine hours. Theres nothing like a slow cooker to make your day easy; just add sides like bag salad, rice noodles and veggies to make your family a healthy meal. Stay tuned to my column each month for additional easy whip it upŽ goodies!Loggerheads just keep swimming!By Contributing Writer Lorraine Herrerosquali“ ed for this super-fast meet for 14 and under swimmers were Anna Moore, Isaiah Thompson, Jonathan Kim, Raymond Prosinski, Abbey Ellis, Meghan Sha er, Brooke Arnold, Megan Arnold, David Gapinski, Hadley Browder, Emma Chestang, Cameron Ellis, Anna Gapinski, Gaby Hert, Emma Howell, Ryan Krejci, Ty LaRue, Samantha Mace, Aubrey Miller, Ciara ODonohoe, Adrian Oake, Phoebe Oake, Aidan Paro, Eleanor Pollitt, Robbie Rait, Lizzie Ryan, Avery Sargeant, Lexi Smith, Taylor Thomson, Lauren Trummel, Jack Van Deusen, Anouk Victor and Yvette Zerry. Moore was the third place high point winner for the 10 and under girls “ nishing second in the 50 ” y, third in the 50 free, fourth in the 100 free and 100 ” y and “ fth in the 50 breast. Thompson was the ninth place high point winner for the 11 year old boys “ nishing fourth in the 50 free, “ fth in the 50 ” y, 50 breast and 200 IM and sixth in the 100 ” y. Other JCLA highlights included Sha ers sixth place in the 50 ” y, A. Ellis sixth in the 200 back and eighth in the 100 back, Kims sixth in the 50 ” y and seventh in the 50 free and 100 ” y, D. Gapinskis eighth place in the 100 ” y and Prosinskis eighth place in the 100 back. For information about becoming a part of Loggerhead swimming, visit our website at Loggerhead swimmers at the Survival Swim.ŽA message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Wed./Sat. • Homes with even number addresses: Thurs./Sun. • Nonresidential properties: Tues./Fri. Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. 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From camping on Jekyll Island, a shooting sports campout, a ski trip to Sugar Mountain, canoeing the Suwanee and running the courses at Camp Blanding to a weeklong summer camp at Rainey Mountain in Georgia, the scouts enjoyed each moment. The troops philosophy, like Unitys, is balance: for those who want to get their Eagle rank, the troop provides many opportunities such as monthly campouts, service projects and merit badge classes as well as a dedicated Eagle Scout coordinator. Five scouts in Troop 474 attained the rank of Eagle this past year and 10 boys are currently working towards this distinguished rank. The troop is also happy to have those scouts who just want to be a scout and have a great camping experience.Betty Grif n House, the safety shelter for victims of domestic abuse and/or rape in St Johns County is having its annual bene t luncheon fashion show, Runway For SafetyŽ on Tuesday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $55, advanced sales only. Please call Florie at 5431086 or email orieadiu@ for reservations or information. Fashions will be by Stein Mart and modeling in our show will be Mary Baer and Richard Nunn from WJXT news. Joining them will be Linnie Schultz, Bill Tickle of Vicars Landing, Jacksonville Jaguar Roar cheerleaders, Jacksonville Suns cheerleaders, Angi Boselli, Vici Pappas and a host of other models, representing all sizes and all ages. Come join the fun and support the Betty Grif n House. Pictured are Linnie Schultz and Bill Tickle.All in the name of rock and roll and Roll Bash hosted by Bozard Ford Lincoln entertained 350 guests with live music by Preston Pohl, The Dirty Gringos, Nettles Poker tournaments, Leonard Studios interactive photo booth and live and text bidding opportunities. Lots of British icons made appearances at the this years bash such as Big Ben, red telephone booths, Union Jack ” ags„plus Austin Powers and British Bombshells were spotted mingling amidst the hundreds of guests. The entire dealership as well as the food and beverages embraced the British ” air all in the name of rock and roll and charity. The Rockin Bash raised $61,000 to support THE PLAYERS Championship Boys and Girls Club in St. Augustine. This was the second year that the Rock and Roll Bash supported local youth via the Boys and Girls Club. The Boys Local artist and past reality show contestant Preston Pohl entertains VIP guests at The Boys and Girls Club Rock and Roll Bash. Photo by Tammy Harrowand Girls Club currently engages its 250 members each afternoon with high energy programs including study hall, mentorship, arts, sports and character development. The club serves all St. Johns County youth ages “ ve to 18 daily in an after-school and summer camp setting. The club strives to provide enrichment and a safe, engaging atmosphere where youth can be inspired, grow and belong. The life lessons that the club provides foster bright futures re” ective in the decrease of teen mothers and criminal involvement of their members. Next years Rock and Roll Bash will be held on Saturday, May 23 at the Bozard dealership. Questions related to the event or St. Augustines Boys and Girls Club can be directed to Jennifer Tesori at 669-0107 or 474 celebrates one year at UnityBy Contributing Writer Michelle DeDeo, Troop Advancement CoordinatorEagle Scout Noah DeDeo, who participated for a second year in a scout camp whitewater program said, Whitewater was really fun and challenging. Id highly recommend doing it.Ž Troop 474 has also been involved in over a dozen service projects from helping at the St. Francis House soup kitchen to serving lunch at Camp I Am Special. They have also been happy to help their sponsor, Unity CCL … St. Johns. Rev. Mona Krane quipped, It has been such a joy to have Boy Scout Troop 474 with us this year! Their commitment to responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance exempli“ es the ethics we teach our children, as well as supporting our church activities such as our Farmers Market and holiday celebrations. Bravo and much gratitude Troop 474!Ž Troop 474 meets Tuesday nights throughout the year at 6:45 p.m. at Unity CCL-St. Johns, located at 2777 Race Track Road. Interested boys aged 10 to 17 and their parents are welcome. For both boys and girls up to age 20, Unity also sponsors Venture Crew 474. More information about the troop and the crew can be found at www.bsatroop474. com. Troop 474 contingent at Warner-Robbins AFB The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 BGH fashion show!

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Page 26, The CreekLine • August 2014 • Conveniently located one mile south of Julington Creek Bridge BALLR MAll About On August 29, 2014 Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. This months project will be Soles for Souls. Helping Hands will be collecting gently used, serviceable shoes, boots or sneakers for men, women and children that are either in shelters or homeless. Please contact if you would like to donate any shoes. Shoes need to be in good condition; no sandals, ” ip ” ops or heels, please. The group will be “ nalizing plans for the spectacular craft fair that will be held at the Church Community Center on September 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Helping Hands members continue to make quality, unique handmade items that will be available at the craft fair in September that will bene“ t Canines Companions for Independence. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to them and they will be on hand HAWKE, the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, Inc. announces the 18th annual Dinner for the BirdsŽ to bene“ t HAWKEs mission of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and environmental education. The dinner will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 in the private upstairs dining room of the famous Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine. In addition to the dinner, a birds of prey demonstration will be given by HAWKE curator and president Melanie Cain-Stage featuring owls, hawkswallow-tailed kite and an albino crow.Helping Hands updateCraft Sale to bene t Canine Companions coming soon!By Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouthat day for a meet and greet. This worthwhile organization provides service dogs to disabled and hearing impaired children, skilled companion for a wounded vet (not PTSD) and facility dogs who work with professionals in rehabilitation, hospital or health care setting. Gilmore the dog that visited the group in May is the Ronald McDonald House dog. Items available at the craft fair, all made by Helping Hands members, include jewelry, pet items, purses, bath products, clothing, teen and team themed items, fairy gardens, birdhouses (garden art) linens, lots of holiday and seasonal items, specialty gifts, darling baby items and even mens barbeque aprons. We have lots of shell pots and crosses, hairpieces and exceptional shell art. There is something for everyone! There will also be a collectibles table with Lenox, Hummels, Rozenthal and Waterford items. Refreshments will be available for sale and First Florida Credit Union sta will be on hand with their popcorn machine and free popcorn for all. Only cash and checks payable to Canine Companions will be accepted for bought items. No credit cards, please. Helping Hands would like to invite the community to come see all the beautiful merchandise they have for sale and to help make the dream of a disabled person come true. Remember to mark your calendar for Saturday, September 6! Helping Hands meets the last Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center to do a small project for community. The group is non-denominational and there are no dues, o cers or stress. For more information, please contact Beautiful shell cross, one of the offerings at the upcoming craft sale.Help yourself to ne dining while helping care for injured wildlife!HAWKE depends on fund raisers and memberships to support the rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds of injured wild birds, mammals and reptiles each year with the goal of releasing healthy wildlife back to their natural habitat. There is no state or federal funding for wildlife rehabilitation and many centers in NE Florida have closed or are no longer accepting patients, so fundraisers like the Dinner for the Birds are critical for HAWKEs mission. In the last eight months alone, HAWKE received 10 bald eagles that are very expensive to feed and care for. HAWKE is blessed to have Lorna MacDonald, her family and her sta at Raintree host this annual event to show their support for wildlife rehabilitation. This year, the Raintree will o er the following spectacular selection: Devils on Horseback Bacon wrapped prunes with mango chutney Curried Lobster and Vegetable Salad Cous with cucumber, asparagus, tomato, and greens Crusted Filet Mignon Center cut with Stilton cheese and garlic mashed potatoes Bread Pudding with Bourbon sauce and vanilla bean ice cream Complimentary tea or co ee and a cash bar available for alcoholic beverages The dinner is limited to 50 guests and has historically sold out very quickly, so call 6921777 to check on availability and to make reservations. The donation of $70 per person for HAWKE members includes gratuity and directly supports HAWKEs mission of rescuing and caring for injured wildlife in our area. Non-members donation is $75 per person. Advance payment with reservations are required (no walk-up seating will be available) and a vegetarian dinner is available if requested with reservation. You can also reserve your seat from the HAWKE website, www. and pay with your credit card. If you are unable to attend, please consider a tax deductible donation to HAWKE. Membership in the Association is $25 for an individual or $35 for a family membership (larger donations are also welcome) and can be sent to HAWKE, Inc., P.O. Box 188 Elkton, FL 32033 or you can also join on the website at All donations are tax deductible and include a thank you letter, wildlife patient photo, and a spring and fall open house tour where you see otters, hawks, owls and other wildlife. HAWKE also needs donations of frozen or fresh “ sh, gift certi“ cate cards for grocery stores or Home Depot or PetCo and volunteers to help with various projects. Bus Stop = Must Stop!Please drive carefully near bus stops! LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., August 13 • 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.

PAGE 27 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 27 2495 State Road 207 (I-95 at Exit#311), Saint Augustine, Florida Roger D. Robinson Jr., D.M.D., M.S.Michael A. Chanatry, D.D.S Phone: (904) 737-2040 3595 Cardinal Point Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32257 Specializing in Periodontics and Dental Implant Services for over 30 years. Dr. Bruce SamburskyChiropractic PhysicianOver 25 Years of Experience Sambursky Chiropractic, LLC683-4376 See the Doctor today!Immediate same day appointments available.No Insurance? Cash Discount Program available. 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just North of Sonnys BBQ ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. Stop suering from: Now accepting Blue Care HMO! Royal St. Augustine, one of St. Johns County premiere golf courses, was the setting for the second annual St. Johns Business Network Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday July 13, 2014. The tournament hosted 108 male and female golfers. More than $6,000 was raised and the proceeds are being donated to the Betty Gri n House. The outing, designed for golf enthusiasts, had a 9:00 a.m. tee-o with a four player scramble best ball format. The 18-hole event included breakfast provided by Leroys Hole in the Wall and lunch provided by Neds Southside Grill, special golf contests, 50/50 ra e, prizes, gifts and a chance to win a White Hawk Ultra Lite from Ocean Grove RV. Sponsors of the event included the following: Ocean Grove RV, Pop-a-lock, Meehans Irish Pub, Rulon International, Flagler Hospital, Tanner Martinez Chiropractic, Ancient City Accounting, Matanzas Geosciences, GEC Sales & Marketing, Five Star Pizza, Big Fat Coupon Book, Memory Hopkins, Tims Wine Market, Craig Funeral Home, Kresge, Platt and Abare, Casa Maria, Leroys Hole in the Wall, Petros. Morris Publication, Kemp Commercial Realty, Pet owners in the Mandarin and NW St. Johns County area seeking natural pet foods, holistic pet remedies and experienced advice on how to best care for the nutritional needs of their dogs and cats now have a local neighborhood source to turn to thanks to the opening of Earth Pets Natural Pet Market. Earth Pets Natural Pet Market is recognized within the greater regional area as North Floridas original holistic pet supply store. Founded in Gainesville with roots going back to 1979, Earth Pets operates to date as an independent family-owned business with deep seeded philosophies based on sourcing stock only from manufacturers and providers whose products are carefully selected, based on adherence to the highest standards of quality, environmental responsibility, sustainability and cruelty-free practices. Earth Pets will never carry kibble, canned, dehydrated or freeze-dried foods that contain corn, wheat, soy or animal byproductsƒand we dont carry anything consumable that is St. Johns Business Network annual golf tournament raises over $6,000Memory Hopkins Real Estate, Cantina Louie, Kat Roedell-Mary Kay, Beaches News Journal, Fred Kegelmeyer, By Design Catering, HG Auto Services, Hasty Carpet, Atlantic Care, Nettles Fine Jewelry, 4 Star Custom Made Childrens Clothing, Beaches at Vilano, Neds Southside Grill, LeCreuset, Golf Hall of Fame and Warrior Golf and Royal St. Augustine. Our sta volunteers and participants are extremely thankful to the St. Johns Business Network for all of their hard work and for choosing to donate their proceeds to Betty Gri n HouseŽ said Joyce Mahr, CEO for Betty Gri n House As a private, nonpro“ t agency, Betty Gri n House provides emergency shelter to abused women, men and their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non-residents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, forensic/medical rape exams and legal assistance. Con“ dential individual and group counseling is available in all parts of St. Johns County, including Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.bettygri New location for natural pet market sourced from or processed in China,Ž said Steve Huber, owner of Jacksonville Earth Pets Natural Pet Market. Located next to Baileys Powerhouse Gym near the intersection of San Jose Boulevard and Loretto Road, Earth PetsJacksonville operates within a state of the art pet resort facility, DogTown USA, a 35,000-squarefoot facility that features all of the amenities a pet (and its owner) could want, including a grooming station and pet spa, massive indoor park and play area, waterpark and pool, fullysta ed animal hospital with licensed veterinarians and much more. Earth Pets is thrilled to partner with an organization that cares about pets as much as we do,Ž said Huber. No other facility o ers the quality of pet care that DogTown USA does and now, with the addition of Earth Pets extensive line of superior pet products, it will be a one-stop shop for all your pet needs.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Library System Director Debra Rhodes Gibson is pleased to announce that the library system received honors and recognition at this years American Library Association (ALA) Conference by taking “ rst place in the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair. The St. Johns County Public Library System submitted an application featuring the Early Literacy Programming of its Bookmobile-Extension Services Department. One of only 35 applicants accepted nationwide, the library system was invited to create a display and presentation to be given at this years annual ALA Conference in Las Vegas. A specially made banner, storytime curriculum and craft pieces were combined for the winning display. The library system has set many priorities in support of early education and early childhood development. Activities built around these priorities can be seen throughout the library system during weekly toddler and pre-k childrens programs. The Bluebird Express bookmobile services over 20 daycare organizations and early learning centers in areas of St. Johns County that are far from our branch libraries. Along with o ering a varied collection of childrens books on board, the bookmobile sta provides programs that include activities to promote physical development and learning readiness. A featured activity is the nationally recognized Mother Goose on the LooseŽ program, which promotes six pre-reading skills: letter sounds, letter knowledge, reading for fun, how books work, vocabulary and how to tell a story. Gibson was pleased to receive this special recognition: St. Johns County takes rst prize at the ALA Diversity and Outreach FairOutreach Services are a big part of what we do and it is especially pleasing to be recognized for the e orts we make. Our outreach e orts, our bookmobiles and our books-by-mail services are key to connecting our library system with people who would otherwise be unable to enjoy the services of their local library. We are proud to be able to highlight the services to our citizens in such a positive way.ŽThe library system received a $200 gift certi“ cate from Demco Library Products as “ rst prize. The Bookmobile-Extension Services Department plans on using the prize to provide craft and program supplies for future events. To learn more about all the services and resources available to you every day of the week, please contact us at 827-6928 or visit When hosting a dinner party, hosts might be asked to provide some gluten-free foods. Gluten is a general name for proteins found in wheat that help foods maintain their shape. But gluten also can be found in cereal grains such as rye and barley as well as a variety of crossbreeds. Gluten is not unhealthy, but many people are glutenintolerant. When such people, who may su er from celiac disease, consume gluten, they may be triggering an immune system response that damages their intestines and prevents them from absorbing nutrients they need to stay healthy. Some gluten-intolerant people may be su ering from a wheat allergy that can produce various reactions to wheat allergens. Party hosts concerned about guests with a gluten intolerance may want to consult those guests about which foods they can and cannot eat. A glutenfree diet typically forbids gluten-intolerant men, women and children from consuming bread, beer, French fries, pasta, salad dressing, soy sauce and certain soups; however, many food manufacturers have begun to produce gluten-free alternatives to popular foods and beverages, making it easier than ever for dinner party hosts to cater to gluten-intolerant guests. Did you know? Gluten-free entertaining


Page 28, The CreekLine • August 2014 • Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation PACT Prevention Coalition of St. Johns County is pleased to announce the second annual St. Augustine Ultimate Summer Triathlon, which will be held on Sunday, August 17 at beautiful Vilano Beach beginning at 7:30 a.m. This sprint triathlon is coordinated by DRC Sports. Participants can sign up for an individual, team or relay event at The Switzerland Community Church (SCC) is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its pastor, Wesley Slough. Pastor Wes, as he is a ectionately known, began his ministry at the church on August 1, 1979. The church held a combined 65th birthday/ anniversary celebration for him on August 10. The theme was 65+35=100 years of blessings. Pastor Slough received his training at Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating in 1979. His “ rst call to ministry was Switzerland Community Church, where he continues. He followed Rev. E. L. Johnson, the founding pastor of the church, which is the oldest church in NW St. Johns County. During his years of service, Pastor Wes and his wife, Bev Slough, have served our community in many ways, including the development of Living Wa-Geneva Presbyterian Churchs annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) was a week of fun, adventure and discipleship! Seventy children from PACT announces second annual triathlonevent features a onequartermile ocean swim, an 11-mile bike ride and a threemile run, capturing one of the best views in town, across the Usina bridge and back. We expect this years event to attract additional Triathlon enthusiasts,Ž stated Lynnette Horwath, PACT Prevention Coalition manager. Last year our 228 participants came from as far away as Tacoma, Washington and Crystal Lake, Illinois.Ž An additional fund-raising Church celebrates special anniversaryters Preschool, the launching of a Spanish-speaking church and the expansion of SCC from one small chapel to a 13-acre campus that includes a sanctuary, a gymnasium used by the entire community and the Joshua-Caleb Youth ministry center. Pastor Wes has been instrumental in forming partnerships with other churches in the region so that pastors can learn from and give support to each other. He has also been an active member of Jacksonville Pastors Fellowship and Transform Jacksonville/ Northeast Florida, both of which seek to unite the Body of Christ in our region. In addition to his service at Switzerland Community Church, Pastor Wes has spent the last 15 years ministering in Voronezh, Russia. He and SCC have been instrumental in the planting of 60 churches in the region and has provided training for many pastors who, because of the in” uence of Communism for so long, were not able to receive any instruction in the elements of ministry. In July, he made his 20th trip to the region, including performing his third wedding there. The ministry of Switzerland Community Church reaches around the world. In this summer alone, ministry teams have gone out to the greater Jacksonville area, Thailand, Peru, Mexico and Russia. Pastor Slough has been instrumental in setting the vision of reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ. Geneva Presbyterian celebrates VBSBy Contributing Writer Teri Batchelor, Financial Secretary, Geneva Presbyterian Churchthe St. Johns community and surrounding area attended our VBS and learned about Trusting God.Ž Each morning we gathered in our sanctuary to Photo courtesy of Marcy James. component will be a carb loading dinner at Amicis Italian Restaurant, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on August 16. The all-you-can-eat pasta and salad bu et costs $25 per person and advanced tickets are required. A small silent auction, featuring mainly sports accessories, will add to the evenings fun. The dinner is open to the public and will also feature three mini-presentations from local and regional “ tness experts. The triathlon is PACTs main annual fund-raising event. PACT Prevention of St. Johns County seeks to keep our local youth alcohol and drug free. PACT collaborates with other community partners in helping our pre-teens and teens make healthy, positive choices. For more information or to purchase dinner tickets, please contact Lynnette Horwath at 829-6261 or songs and hear about the Bible verse of the day. Then our parish associate, Rev. Charlie Landreth, donned his MosesŽ costume and led the children through the parting of the Red Sea, “ nding quail and manna provided by God, defeating the Amalykites with the strength God provided and learning about the Ten Commandments and how we can apply them to our daily lives. In our Tent Camps,Ž our wonderful volunteers taught the children about sandal making, churning butter, baking bread, liturgical dancing and weaving. Of course every day we also had a special snack prepared by the loving hands of our famous kitchen helpers. On Friday, we celebrated the week with Water Day and children of all ages slid down the huge water slides to cool o Then all our VBS students and their families were invited to attend a picnic lunch in our Fellowship Hall. Our VBS would not be possible without the help of all our dedicated adult and teenage volunteers. We are so grateful for their dedication and the love that they show each child. It is Genevas prayer that by touching the lives of and establishing relationships with each of our VBS students, we are encouraging them in their faith journey. We are planning lots of great activities and mission projects for the fall. If you would like to know more about our childrens, youth or adult ministries, please call the church o ce at 287-4865. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919

PAGE 29 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 29 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Faith News “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 likeŽ us on Facebook Thanks to Pastor Wes & Bev Slough! 35th Anniversary at SCC Celebration 11am Aug 10 in JCMCwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.orgTraditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amOur Sunday ServicesA CONNECTING CHURCH Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA “Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk” Fruit Cove Baptist Church announces the following opportunities: Military Support Ministry, serving the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of any military wife or mother will be o ering a new Bible Study entitled, Missing PiecesŽ by Jennifer Rothschild. It will be held on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m., beginning September 9 in the ROC Room 201. Childcare is provided by reservation. Please call Debbie Stoutamyer at 230-8413 with questions or to register. Grief Share is a faithbased support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This is a 13-week With so much competing for our kids attention, how can Jewish parents make sure their young children and teens carry rock-solid values into adulthood? How can they make sure their kids feel proud to be Jewish? The Center for Jewish Life in St Johns has the answer: Start young. The Jewish Kids Club (JKC) is a childrens club that combines social action and creative out-of-the box Jewish activities for kids ages three and up. Workshops such as Matzah bakery, Shofar factory and an olive press are just some of the fun activities done at monthly JKC events that encourage an exploration of Jewish values and a genuine, deep connection If you have children, you know that every year about this time there is a ” urry of activity preparing for the new school year. School supplies, clothing, shoes, backpacks … so many things that children need. For some families, this is also a di cult time because they do not have the resources to purchase what their children need. Each year during our Vacation Bible School (VBS), DVD driven program designed to take you from mourning to joy and it begins on August 27, at 6:15 p.m. Childcare is provided. Please call Cecille Hammond at 230-6221 with questions or to register. Finally, Single Moms Hope and Help is a Bible study and support group designed by a single mom for single moms. It encourages you to ” ourish while in the midst of overwhelming circumstances. The group begins meeting on August 27 and childcare is provided. Please call Linda Warne at 287-0996 with questions or to register. You are invited to join the community of St. Patricks Episcopal Church on Sunday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. for worship. This will be our kicko Ž event for fall, highlighting the programs and plans we have for the next few months. Immediately following worship, we will be serving a tailgatethemed lunch for everyone. Come as you all you will be welcomed! Also, St. Patricks Episcopal Church o ers Stories and Smiles, story time and creative movement for young children and their caregivers each Tuesday morning. Two sessions are o ered: 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. for newborns through three-year-olds and 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. for threeto “ ve-year-olds. This is free to all and all are welcome! Please invite your family members, friends and neighbors! St. Patricks Episcopal Church is located on State Road 13 in St. Johns. For additional information, please call the church at 287-2807 or visit key to raising a child with rock-solid valuesBy Contributing Writer Dini Sharfstein, St. Johns Jewish Program Directorto family and community. For high schoolers, CTeen is the fastest growing Jewish teen network in the country. CTeen harnesses the incredible potential and energy of teenagers with dynamic programs that bring teens together to give back to their communities and the environment. As they engage in positive activities, theyre forging new friendships based on exactly the values we want our kids to have. Both of these exciting programs, Jewish Kids Club and CTeens, are brought to you by the Center for Jewish Life in St. Johns and will begin this September. For more information and to register your child or teen, please visit or call 701-4422.Geneva Presbyterian Church Back to SchoolŽ mission projectBy Contributing Writer Teri Batchelor, Financial Secretary, Geneva Presbyterian ChurchGeneva Presbyterian Church collects new school supplies for needy families in our community. Working with the Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County, our Presbyterian Women sponsor this annual mission project which provides backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for new shoes for 50 children in the area. Every day during our VBS, the students are encouraged Photo courtesy of Marcy James. to bring up their donations of school supplies and place them in the designated area. All kids understand school supplies and you should see the looks of pride on their faces when they bring up their o ering each day. Presbyterian Women then purchase 50 backpacks using money they have earned during their fundraising e orts throughout the year. The backpacks are then “ lled and a $25 gift card to Payless Shoes is included so that each child will be able to have a new pair of shoes when they start school. The Family Integrity Program then picks up the backpacks and distributes them to the families in need. Our representative from the program has told us many times how grateful they are for this essential ministry and that these backpacks are an answer to prayer. Geneva Presbyterian Church feels blessed to be able to be a part of this important ministry that serves our community. Invitethe community to your House of need customers?886-4919got news? In print or onlineThe CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper!


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We have all along believed these plants to be bene“ cial to bees, but theres a huge problem„just over 50 percent of the plants tested contained pesticides which are potentially very harmful to bees. They belong to a group of systemic chemicals called neonicotinoids, which are taken up by the plant and are found in all cells, including pollen and nectar. http://www.foe. org/news/news-releases/201308-bee-die-o s-new-tests-“ ndbee-killing-pesticides The further problem with tainted nectar is the potential e ect on butter” ies and moths. Sadly the numbers of monarch butter” ies overwintering this past year in Mexico were the lowest on record. The wide-GardeningHow hard is it to bee-friendly?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASspread use of herbicides in crop “ elds has wiped out a great deal of the milkweed which monarchs need to reproduce, so they need all the help they can get, not pesticide-tainted plants. 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You can “ nd a wide assortment of native seeds at www.” oridawild” For advice on growing from seed check out http://pubs.ext. html#L2 For timely tips on cool season vegetable gardening, as well as what to do in the height of summer, see the latest installment of A New Leaf, from the Extension Service: http:// duval.ifas.u” .edu/documents/ nleafJulyAug.14Mail.pdf Above all, enjoy. Research has shown that nature is good for us and it need be no more than the butter” ies that visit the pretty planter on your deck or a great view from your window of a tree canopy, complete with visiting birds. Whatever you can manage will work.From the PrincipalBy Contributing Writer Emily Harrison, Principal, Patriot Oaks Academy Its time for back to our newest school!The teachers, sta and administration of Patriot Oaks Academy are busy preparing for a successful start to a new school yearƒ in our new school! The facility continues to progress. Each day, “ nishing touches bring the hallways, classrooms and common areas to life! Many thanks to Larry Davis, our maintenance manager, who monitors every aspect of the construction process. His knowledge in opening a school and creating an environment that bene“ ts the students and teachers is unparalleled. We are so fortunate he chose to embark on this adventure with us! The amazing PTO, who have supported the school sta and the communitys families from the very beginning through planning, fundraising, securing business partners and organizing events for the upcoming school year are truly building a tradition of excellence from the ground up. We urge anyone who may not have registered for the school year to please do so. While we hire and prepare for students who are currently enrolled, we must continue to hire as the need, through our increasing enrollment, dictates. We hope to minimize disruptions to class placements by having all of our sta in place for the start of the year. Some important dates to mark in your calendars include: August 13: Kindergarten Orientation, 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. August 14: Middle School Meet and Greet,Ž 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. August 15: School Wide Orientation PTO will be on site during each of these visits to encourage membership and provide information. A representative from transportation and our cafeteria manager will be available to assist with questions you may have as well. Information about classroom teachers and schedules will be communicated to families prior to these events. Attention kindergarten parents: Information speci“ cally for kindergarten families has been placed on the POA school website. Please make a special note about Staggered Start.Ž What is Staggered Start?Ž Staggered Start is a way for the kindergarten students to transition slowly to school. Kindergarten students will be assigned a day to attend school in groups of approximately “ ve per group, per class, Monday through Thursday (August 18 through August 21). Kindergarten students only attend on the day they are scheduled. Then on Friday, August 22, all of the kindergarten students attend class together. This schedule will be mailed to your home along with your childs classroom teachers name. On Friday, August 22, immediately after walking your child to class, parents are invited to attend A.B.C. TimeŽ„The Acorn Breakfast Celebration! Here you can socialize with parents in your childs class and make those longstanding connections with other parents in our community. We are looking forward to a successful school opening and start to the 2014-2015 school yearƒ Go Chargers!

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All Creekside athletes, all Creekside athletic programs and The Power of Creekside Band It seems the rain just keeps on coming. We have had higher than normal rainfall over the winter, over the spring and now well into summer. The rainfall has kept salinity levels extremely low in recent months which has been making it di cult for many saltwater species of “ sh to inhabit our areas of the St. Johns that we would normally expect at this time of year. Shrimp are one of those species. Traditionally August is the month that you can expect the annual shrimp run to begin to peak, but this years abundant rainfall has everyone wondering if we can expect much of a run at all. The past couple of years the shrimping in the river has been poor to nonexistent because of early heavy tropical rainfall. The previous few years before then we experienced a shortage of signi“ cant rainfall that contributed to some of the best shrimping we have had in decades. When shrimping our areas of the St. Johns River there are two di erent ways to shrimp that are as di erent as night and day. That is because these di erent ways to shrimp are known as, and referred to as, daytimeŽ and nighttimeŽ shrimping. Shrimping at night is done closer to shore in shallow water just four or “ ve feet deep or Creekside athletic boosters updateBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan, Creekside High School Athletic Booster Clubdepend on support from the community. We ask that you please become a member of CKABC, the Creekside athletic booster club for the 2014-2015 seasons. Several membership levels are available. Membership applications and information about the Creekside Athletic Booster Club are available at We would love to have you as one of business sponsors too! Information may be found by emailing Together lets make the 2014-2015 school year great for all of our CHS athletes, band members and fans. Go Knights!Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaless. It can be done from a dock (public or private) or also done from a boat. Using bright lights and baiting the water with shrimp meal dough balls will attract the shrimp to the area you are shrimping. All that is left is to be able to drop your cast net over the baited area and collect your harvest. During the day shrimp will leave the shorelines and return to deeper water and channels. In most cases a boat will be needed to reach the holes and channels where the shrimp have moved and congregated. Often their numbers will be great enough to show up on your “ sh “ nder and make easy targets of themselves. No baiting, no lights, just a well thrown cast net in 15 to 25 feet of water allowed to completely sink to the bottom. Weather is the biggest contributing factor to when, how long and the quality of the shrimp run we will experience. It can end the run abruptly or help extend it for weeks. Its still a little too early to know the e ect of this years weather on this years shrimp run; however, it shouldnt be too much longer to “ nd out if its time to get out the nets or put them away for next year. Fishing Report: Because of all the rain, this has been the year to take advantage of freshwater “ shing in the river. Bass and bream under docks. Larger croaker are moving in. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. iPad User Group Tuesday, Aug. 26 • 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.Saint Augustine Ballet will hold open auditions for their sixth annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Abellas School of Dance, located at 1711 Lakeside Avenue Unit 9, in St. Augustine. All dancers, male and female, who are currently studying ballet are encouraged and invited to try out for a part. Auditions are open to all students of ballet regardless of dance studio a liations. Registration for dancers between the ages of eight and 10 years old will start at 8:30 a.m. Auditions begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 11:00 a.m. Dancers must be eight years old by September 1, 2014 in order to audition. Registration for ages eleven and up will begin at 12:30 p.m. Auditions will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. Auditions for female solos will be done on pointe. Dancers must be 11 years old by September 1, 2013 for this session. Once cast, dancers must commit to the weekly Saturday rehearsal schedule and the pre-performance rehearsals held Saint Augustine Ballet holds Nutcracker auditions the week of December 15, 2014. Four performances will take place at Flagler Colleges Lewis Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 20 and on Sunday, December 21, 2014. A nonrefundable $25 fee audition will be charged at the time of registration. Please bring cash or make checks out to Saint Augustine Ballet. All dancers, male and female, must bring a four inch by six inch photo in First Arabesque to the audition. Proper ballet attire is required: black leotard, pink tights with hair in a bun for females; black pants and white shirt for males. Once cast, there is an additional nonrefundable performance fee of $150 that covers master classes with guest artists, costume rental with “ ttings and cast t-shirt. Audition registration forms are available at www. If you have additional questions, please contact The St. Augustine Ballet is a 501(C)3 nonpro“ t arts organization whose mission is to o er dancers the unique opportunity to perform in full-length classical ballets productions alongside professional dancers. Saint Augustine Ballet strives to involve community members of all ages in meaningful dance experiences, whether as a participating dancer or audience member. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919 The Rat King and the Nutcracker do battle during Saint Augustine Ballets production of the 2013 Nutcracker. Photo by Julie Abella

PAGE 33 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 8 -31-14 State Certi“ed Pool Contractor Lic. # CPC1456905 & CPC1458125 Paradise Pool Service ~ Get ready, get set, swim! Call Paradise to keep your pool maintained or repaired this summer swim season! 5% discount O Pool Finish On Any Pool RenovationEXP: 8/31/14Call us for a free consultation today! 904-449-2055 Enchanting is the word most often used to describe the St. Johns River after two full days of cruising from Sanford to Palatka. This stretch of river, covering almost 100 miles, is overwhelmingly protected, boasting natural shoreline and a tremendous amount of wildlife for passengers to experience. The Eco-Heritage boat trip is organized by St. Johns Riverkeeper, a nonpro“ t environmental advocacy organization working for the protection and preservation the St. Johns. Operating for over a decade, the voyage runs twice a year, in spring and fall, bringing passengers from all over the state to experience old Florida. With the goal of revealing the beauty and importance of the St. Johns, the organization hopes to also foster long-lasting support for its protection. Speakers on board the trip include Bill Belleville, author of River of Lakes: a Journey down the St. Johns River and Losing it all to Sprawl: How Progress Ate My Cracker Landscape. Boat Captain Gary Randlett, owner and operator of Blue Heron River Tours providing daily eco tours around Hontoon Island, adds to the trip a wealth of information about our plant and wildlife encounters. St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman adds depth to the onboard and evening discussion while passengers are a orded an up close and personal view of the issues a ecting the St. Johns. This year, for the “ rst Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonpro“ t Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white ” owering dogwood trees through the Foundations Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each members area, which falls between October 15 and December 10. The sixto 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees. Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard Travels on the St. Johns RiverBy Contributing Writer Shannon Blankinship, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper time, we are bringing aboard Dr. Steven Phelan, Environmental Literature professor from Rollins College to speak on literature of the St. Johns River. Sanford passengers on boat the trip, Linda and Silas Barker said, We spotted Bald Eagles, water fowl, gators and butter” ies around each river bend. The overnight stay in Astor was a pleasant diversion from our regular routine and dinner at the Blackwater Inn exceeded our expectations. We cant wait to do this again with friends!Ž For anyone living in the St. Johns River watershed, the eco-heritage boat cruise should quickly be added to your bucket list. Join the cruise o ered in April and October of each year and dont miss out on this incredible adventure. Our next journey departs on October 9 and 10 or October 11 and 12 from Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka. Learn more and register online at www. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in August!throughout the year, with their showy spring ” owers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter,Ž said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care and a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundations bimonthly publication. To receive the free white ” owering dogwood trees, send a $10 membership contribution to: Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by August 31, 2014 or join online at 4-H Youth Development Program is seeking caring adult volunteers to serve as 4-H Club leaders to work with 4-H youth ages “ ve through 18 in St. Johns County. Club leaders can choose from a wide variety of 4-H project such as woodworking, gardening, dogs, air ri” e, wildlife/environmental education, photography and many more. Through a learn by doingŽ experience, 4-H volunteers help youth learn leadership, citizenship and a variety of life skills that promote positive 4-H Program seeks volunteersBy Contributing Writer Geralyn Sachs, St. Johns County 4-H Extension Agent, University of Florida/IFASdevelopment. If interested, please call Geralyn Sachs, 4-H Extension Agent at 209-0430. 4-H Volunteers have the ” exibility to determine the amount of time, location and subject area they prefer. Volunteers receive full assistance of the 4-H O ce, including training, o ce support and a variety of resource materials and project curriculum. Get involved and make a di erence in the lives of our St. Johns County youth by becoming a 4-H volunteer. Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian Tracy


Page 34, The CreekLine • August 2014 • Back to School Guide To register call Elizabeth at 904-230-2855 or email At Tutoring Club St Johns, when your student sits in one of our Club Seats you can be assured of a winning year. • SAT, ACT, ASVAB and PERT Prep • Study Skills for Middle and High School students • FREE study hall hour for High School students prior to tutoring Family Packages – Quality Instruction – Flexible SchedulingReserve your Club Seat! Expires 10/31/14 Fall Registration (Across from Zaxbys) (Classes Begin August 25) ( C l a s s e s B e g i n A u g u s t 2 5 ) As the doors open for the “ rst time at Patriot Oaks, new traditions also begin. The Charger Rock will be one of the traditions starting at Patriot Oaks Academy. Year after year The Charger Rock will be a great way to send a message for all to see! This rock is placed on the schools campus. With the help of some paint and creativity, families or organizations can congratulate a student, wish a child Happy Birthday,Ž show appreciation to a favorite teacher or sta member, show support to one of the schools sports teams or let everyone know how much they love A round of applause goes to the students and sta at Liberty Pines Academy on a successful year of learning! The evidence of their hard work shows in the outstanding results of the FCAT and End of Course (EOC) exams for the 2013-2014 school year. All students demonstrated learning gains in almost every assessment category as well as high levels of pro“ ciency.The Charger Rock at Patriot Oaks AcademyBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Sicilian, Corresponding Secretary, Patriot Oaks PTOPatriot Oaks! Students will “ nd it a true treat to come to school with The Charger Rock dedicated to them for the day. Not only is the rock a fun thing to build school spirit and morale among our Patriot Oaks family, it is a fundraiser for the schools PTO. The addition of the Charger Rock to Patriot Oaks Academy will be a fun way to recognize and celebrate special days for the students,Ž states committee chair, Nicole Franklin. Students and sta members will be excited to see who decorated the rock each day. Reserve the rock while your favorite date is still available and become part of Patriot Oaks rock collection this school year!Ž Reservations are on a “ rstcome, “ rst-served basis and are processed only through the PTO website, www.PatriotOaksPTO. org/Rock. If you are interested in being a part of this tradition or “ nding out about other exciting things starting at Patriot Oaks, please visit the PTO website. Here is an example of Patriot Oaks Charger Rock.LPA: A round of applauseBy Contributing Writer Diana Sarama, Liberty Pines AcademyWith pro“ ciency requirements set at Level 3 or higher (3.5 on FCAT Writes), LPA students exceeded the district average in all categories. Congratulations to LPA students who led the district with the highest pro“ ciency in the following categories: Fifth Grade FCAT Reading, Eighth Grade FCAT Reading, Eighth Grade FCAT Science and Fourth Grade FCAT Math (tie). LPA students were second in district achievement in Fourth Grade FCAT Writes, Fifth Grade FCAT Math, Fifth Grade FCAT Science and Seventh Grade FCAT Math. LPA students continued to excel with 100 percent pro“ ciency in Algebra and Geometry EOCs. Principal Judith Thayer said, I am so proud of our students, committed teachers and sta I know that the continued focus on learning at LPA has allowed our children to be the bene“ ciaries of success.Ž Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet the 2014 teachers and sta at the annual Wolf Greeting to be held on August 15, 2014. Attendance is required at speci“ ed times: Sixth through Eighth Grade: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Third through Fifth Grade: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Kindergarten through Second Grade 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. LPA sta and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be on hand to greet new and returning students that day. Please be sure to check the LPA website for required forms, summer reading assignments, seventh grade TdAP vaccination requirements, middle grades new student orientation and supply lists for the upcoming school year.August/September : Important Dates for Patriot Oaks AcademyAug. 13 Kindergarten Orientation and “Meet and Greet” 6-7:30pm Aug.14 Middle School “Meet and Greet” 6-7:30pm Aug.15 1st 5th Grade Orientation and “Meet and Greet” August 18 First Day of School Aug. 22 A.B.C. Time for kindergarten parents 8:30am Sept. 1 No School Sept. 3 & 4 – School pictures Sept. 5 Middle School Back to School Dance Sept. 12 No School Sept.19 PTO Meeting, Literacy Night & Book Fair Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Scholastic Book Fair (during school day) Sept. 22 K-5th Open House 5:30-7:30pm Sept. 23 Volunteer Training 9:30am Sept. 23 Middle School Open House 5:30-7:30pm

PAGE 35 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 35 Back to School Guide Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S.Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S. | | Mandarin South Business Center Julington CreekSan Jose BoulevardRace Track Rd. Loretto Rd.Less than 1/2 mile from Julington Creek N We are in-network providers with Metlife, Delta, Cigna, United Healthcare and most other PPO Plans. Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Young dancers have a chance to learn from the award winning Bartram Trail Dance Team (BTDT) during the annual Bear Cub Camp. The camp is a chance for dancers from “ rst to eighth grade to sharpen dance skills, learn new choreography and meet the young ladies who currently make up the Bartram Trail Dance Team. Bear Cub Camp is one of the teams primary fundraisers and the money raised goes to o set the teams competition fees. The Bartram Trail Dance Team has consistently earned top “ ve “ nishes at the NDA Nationals competition. This year, the 15 member team is coming o of a successful NDA Camp run where the dancers received all superior School grades released in July show that the St. Johns County School District has maintained its ranking as one of the top performing districts in the state. St. Johns County had 17 AŽ schools, four BŽ schools and “ ve CŽ schools. Twelve elementary schools, four middle schools and the districts only K-8 school were AŽ schools this year. I am very proud of the efforts from all of our schools and this years grades re” ect excel-We hope our Mustang families have had a wonderful summer with many memories in the books! As our summer comes to an end, wed like to remind our families of a few important dates. Thursday, August 14 will be our kindergarten Meet the TeacherŽ from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be a brief meeting in the cafeteria starting promptly at 6:00 p.m. First through “ fth grades will Meet the TeachersŽ on Friday, August 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. There will be a new family orientation in the cafeteria at 9:30 a.m. You can expect a call or email from your childs teacher sometime during the week of August 12. We would like to welcome some new All StarsŽ to our school! Assistant Principal Michelle Robinson Kindergarten teachers, Shannon Chicerelli, Mayeski Duran, Heather Keiser First grade teachers, Carling Achberger, Amanda Persampiere Second grade teachers, Lauren Beardsley, Courtney WarnerBear Cub Camp set for September 5ratings and an automatic bid to the 2015 Nationals in Orlando. BTDT members also consistently stand out in the classroom, with the team often holding one of Bartram Trails highest team GPAs. The camp is a community and team tradition. In fact, many of the current BTDT members actually attended Bear Cub Camp as young girls. I danced as a Bear Cub during elementary and middle school and now I am very excited to be dancing as the BTDT captain this year. Come out and support us during the “ rst home game and help keep the Bear Cub tradition alive,Ž says BTDT senior Julia Saldana. Bear Cub Camp is Saturday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Bartram Trail High School. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $40 per camper. Bear Cub performance is set for September 5. This is when young dancers perform the routine learned at camp during the “ rst Bartram Trail football home game. For more information, please contact Coach Natalie Lindell at bartramdance2004@ Bartram Trail Dance Team 2014-2015 at NDA camp receiving Superior rating and bid to NationalsOur Mustang summer is coming to an endBy Contributing Writer Sarah BorgmeyerFifth grade teachers, Christy Brackett, Stephanie Eyermann, Kristina Knox World of Science Resource teacher Peggy Whitworth PreK Paraprofessionals, Mary Robinson, Jessica Sawl Media ParaProfessional Ann Marie Sindt We are so excited to have all of you as Mill Creek Mustangs! Please remember our math and reading challenges for the summer. If you have misplaced the forms, please refer to the website for more information. Mrs. Riedl and the teachers are very excited to celebrate all of the hard work done by our students over the summer! Our “ rst fundraiser of the school year will be the sale of the Enjoy the City books. This will begin on September 8. Also, our “ rst Spirit Night will be on Thursday, August 28 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Be on the lookout for more information on both of these events. We hope the last few weeks of your summer vacation are “ lled with fun, laughter and of course reading!St. Johns County Schools score well againlent improvement,Ž said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. This is a great “ nish as we transition to the new system in future years.Ž The 12 elementary schools receiving an AŽ are Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, W. D. Hartley Elementary, Hickory Creek Elementary, R.B. Hunt Elementary, Julington Creek Elementary, Ketterlinus Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary, PVPV/Rawlings Elementary, Timberlin Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary. The four middle schools with an AŽ are Fruit Cove Middle, Alice B. Landrum Middle, Pacetti Bay Middle and Switzerland Point Middle. Also receiving an AŽ is Liberty Pines Academy (K-8). High school grades are expected to be released later this year. Additional detail and information can be found at http://schoolgrades.”


Page 36, The CreekLine • August 2014 • Back to School Guide Mark Spivaks Institute &Dance Extension Register for Fruit Cove, Mandarin, Julington Creek or Tumbling Kids! Dates: Visit our website for schedule & Forms | 774 N SR 13 Located half mile from Publix 106 Julington Plaza Corner Racetrack & Flora BranchMandarin 3740 San Jose Blvd. One Block North of Crown Point Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! Classes Starts Aug. 11th UPWARD BASKETBALL& CHEERLEADING SIGN UP NOW FOR Fruit Cove Baptist Church September 29th, 30th, and October 2nd 6-7:30 pm All ages can attend any of the 3 days between 6 and 7:30 pm. Accepting New Patients! 8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans For most families, summer is a time for relaxation without worrying about school and after-school schedules. Summer is also a transition time, which may create even greater anxiety for students who have trouble at the start of the school year, have recently moved or transferred schools or have learning challenges. Start this school year differently and call in the pros at Tutoring Club St. Johns. Get a jump on study skills, subject tutoring, SAT prep and more and give your student the head start he or she needs to have a great school year! At Tutoring Club St. Johns, Elizabeth Loeser, director, provides assessment counseling to identify student gaps and help families understand the best ap-The Warriors of Wards Creek Elementary are looking forward to a great 2014-2015 school year! Eddie Jarrell, principal and Kevin Klein, vice principal, welcome back the teachers and sta on Tuesday, August 12. All students in “ rst through “ fth grades will report to class on Monday, August 18 and kindergarten will have the traditional staggered startŽ the “ rst four days. All kindergarteners will come together on August 22 and their school day will resume as usual the second week of school. Kindergarten parents are invited to a catered continental breakfast on August 22. As the teachers and sta come together after summer vacation, the WCE PTO will host a Welcome BackŽ breakfast catered by The Spot Caf. Teach-Consult experts to start the school year o on the right foot!proach to achieve success. Recently, a family who transferred to Jacksonville was dealing with the adjustment of a new home and a new school. For their son, it became overwhelming. Following a Tutoring Club consultation, the family learned that he was behind in reading which a ected his attitude and his ability to complete homework. A plan was created to get his reading on par with his grade level. According to his mom, he is now con“ dent in his ability to complete homework in a timely mannerŽ and is a happier, more focused student. This story had a positive outcome because the family was proactive and consulted with the experts before it got worse. Watch for these warning signs: € Struggling with subjects that hadnt been a problem before € Negative attitude toward certain subjects € Abnormal behavioral outbursts € Lack of motivation and interest € Frequent power struggles between you and your child over schoolwork Tutoring Club St. Johns has a variety of tutoring packages designed for one student or multiple students in a family with ” exible and convenient scheduling. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine.Welcome back, WarriorsBy Contributing Writer Wanda Nelsoners would also like to remind you of the Meet the TeacherŽ events: kindergarten and ESE on August 14 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and “ rst through “ fth grades on August 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The PTO will be accepting orders for class shirts and PTO membership. Cash and check are the only forms of payment accepted. The PTO executive board has been busy planning many great activities for the new school year. The “ rst school wide activity is the annual Welcome BackŽ night on September 19. Please also look for upcoming restaurant night information, as there are many area restaurants that have agreed to participate in Welcome Back Warriors cont. on pg. 37 got news?

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ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene“ts include: completed Palencia Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is delighted to announce that the second annual FORE! The Kids Golf Tournament, presented by Lou Sobhs Honda of the Avenues and The Palencia Club, is on Tuesday, September 16 at The Palencia Club in St Augustine. Last years tournament was a huge success. Thanks to generous sponsors, over 100 golfers and many guests who participated in the silent auction, $25,000 was raised to bene“ t technology and curricula enhancements at Palencia Elementary School (PES). Organizers are building o of last years tournament with some new additions to enhance the player experience. Our friends at Pure Balance Wellness and Yoga will be o ering neck and shoulder massages during registration. On course, golfers will enjoy Smoothie King Members of the Creekside High School competition cheer team under the direction of Coach Laura Clary, Coach Linda Carnall and Coach Lindsey Waggoner recently attended a several day stuntŽ speci c UCA camp at University of Central Florida. The girls spent many hours over the course of the camp learning dances, cheers, and new techniques to help them in their upcoming FHSAA Cheer Competition Season. Donned in new uniforms, they competed against other attending high school cheer squads and brought home several prestigious awards such as the Superior Award, Second Place Varsity All Girl Division, the spirit award TOP BananaŽ and the Leadership award. Creekside senior varsity cheerleaders Sarah Cantu and Abby Murphy were awarded the distinction of All American status. Congratulations to the Creekside High School competition cheer team! Pictured are seniors Sarah Cantu, Tara Grubbs, Abby Murphy, Emani Plummer, and Ashley Taylor; juniors Kristin McKernan, Malia Cacatian, Cassidy Johnson, Katie Xanders, Emily Xanders, Haley Leidholt and Ali Bowser; sophomores Maddy McLeod, Sterling Fox, Brooke Thornell, Brennan Adair, Kayla Clary, Josie Henry and Emily Benson; and freshmen Kimari Hill, Meaghan Bradley and Chase Rocker.Gol ng FORE! The Kids at Palencia Elementary SchoolBy Contributing Writer Nicole Sawyersmoothies, frozen margaritas, complimentary on-course beverages and cheeseburger sliders by Donovans Irish Pub. The PES Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) looks forward to maximizing this fundraising opportunity. For the second year, The Palencia Club has graciously donated the course and clubhouse banquet rooms free of charge to the PES PTO. MG Orender, CEO of Hampton Golf says, Supporting the community is central to our core values. Plus, the Club, Randy and I have a special regard for Palencia Elementary. Enhancing education for our children is a social responsibility from which everyone bene“ ts. Were delighted to help the PTO raise funds to enrich the education for children in the community.Ž On behalf of parents and students, Laurel Madson, PES PTO co-president said, Were extremely thankful to The Palencia Club for their continued support of PES. Our community of supporters is large„whether its gol“ ng in the tournament, volunteers in the classroom or serving as a business sponsor„were grateful that so many want to make a di erence.Ž Everyone is invited to participate in the FORE! The Kids Golf Tournament. Our goal is to register 128 players! The player registration fee is $150 or $600 for a foursome, which includes cart use, lunch, welcome bag, proximity contests, on-course beverages and snacks, ra e ticket and awards dinner. Guests are welcomed to attend the awards party for $20. This will be a “ rst class event! Tournament sponsors who plan to golf receive a discount on their foursome. Please visit www.palenciaelementarypto. to learn how your business can get involved, including donations for the silent auction. To register and make a payment, please visit The PES Parent Teacher Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-pro“ t organization. Golf with us on Tuesday, September 16 at The Palencia Club. Whos in your foursome? Dr. Scott McDowall, Josh Hammond, Dr. Anh Vu and Dr. Vince Caracciolo golfed FORE! The Kids in September 2013. Mark your calendars for this years tournament on September 16. W W W WWWVisit our

PAGE 39 • August 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 39 WHERE YOU START THE JOURNEY CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.Tour your local Goddard School and experience why its the best preparation for social and academic success. Goddard Systems, Inc.s program is AdvancED accredited. SAINT JOHNS100 Julington Plaza Drive904-230-2002 ENROLL TODAY! > The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. License #C07SJ0053 Goddard Systems, Inc. 2013. Back to School Guide Call studio: 287-6331 or download registration form at Drop off registration form at studio or mail to: 585 St. Rd. 13, Ste. 103, Jax. Fl 32259 witzerlandance choolBalletT a Hip Ho 904 SUPPLY DAY SALE &ON-GOING REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 DANCE SEASONAugust 11th,12th, and 13th (Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday) 4PM-8PMMissed or can’t make our event, no problem!Registration will be on-going! Call today to register!OFFERING: 287-6331 With kids going back to school in just a couple of weeks, it is not too early to prepare your children (and yourselves) for the annual rite of passage. Dr. Aylin Ozdemir of Pediatrics Associates of Jacksonville o ers several tips for making back to school successful and easy. It should come as no surprise that success at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance to factors such as a lack of sleep, poor nutrition and a lack of parental support. Below are her ten commandmentsŽ for a great school year and some helpful tips or making the back to school process easier. 1. Enforce healthy habits of eating, sleeping, snacking and playing (computer games.) 2. Stick to a routine. 3. Create a Launch PadŽhave a single place to put backpacks, jackets, etc. 4. Designate a study space 5. Read, again and again 6. Learn always … Theres only so much teachers can do. Parents have to “ ll in with good support at home. Look for ways to teach your child throughout the day. For example, cooking combines elements of math and science. Use the time when you make dinner as an opportunity to read and follow directions, to discuss fractions, to make hypotheses (What will happen when I beat the egg whites?Ž) and to examine results. 7. Take the lead … Children learn by example. Let your kids catchŽ you reading. Take time to learn a new skill and discuss the experience with them. Sit down and pay bills or do other homeworkŽ while your kids do their schoolwork. If you display a strong work ethic and continually seek out learning opportunities for yourself, your kids will begin to model that same behavior in their own lives. 8. Talk often … Do you know how your child feels about her classroom, her teacher and her classmates? Talk with her about what she likes and doesnt like at school. Give her a chance to express her anxieties, excitements, or disappointments about each day and continue to support and encourage her by Creeksides Ryan Baker is this years recipient of the Pat Fairfax Scholarship award. This scholarship award is given to a local wrestler every year who shows excellence in the classroom and is a person of character. Baker was presented with a plaque from North Florida Wrestling Of cial Association Commissioner and scholarship namesake Pat Fairfax. Baker, who graduated this year from Creekside with a 4.1 GPA, was a four-year starter for the Knights with an overall career record of 83-44 and this years team captain. He will be attending Florida State University and majoring in chemical engineering. Pictured are NFWOA Commissioner Pat Fairfax, Chuck Baker, Ryan Baker, Sue Baker and NFWOA President Rene Fonseca.Local pediatrician o ers tips for going back to schoolpraising her achievements and e orts. 9. Show interest … Dont limit your support to your child; extend it to her teachers as well. Meet the teachers and stay in regular contact by phone or email so that you can discuss any concerns as they arise. Not only will it pave the way for you to ask questions, but it will also make the teachers more comfortable with calling you if they have concerns about your child. 10. Expect Success … Perhaps the most important way you can support your childs efforts at school is to expect him or her to succeed. That doesnt mean that you demand they be the best student or the best athlete or the best artist. Rather, let them know that you expect them to do their bestŽ so that theyll be proud of what they can accomplish. If you make that expectation clear and provide a home environment that promotes learning, then your child will have a greater chance of becoming the best student they can be. 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