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Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Florida NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 page 24Puzzles page 17Get to Know . Japke Gosselin page 5Take 5 In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patientsBy Martie Thompson Hope Floats cont. on pg. 17 OCTOBER 2018 Volume 18 Issue 10 When Jeri Millard was diagnosed with breast cancer 17 years ago, she was frustrated because she had to go to many dierent places to get all the specialty items she needed. One day she said she had to undress ve times for ve dierent doctors and she wondered why they couldnt all come to one place? is gave her the idea to open In the Pink, a 501 C 3 boutique serving men, women and children with all types of cancer. I kept a notebook for eight years,Ž Millard said. I jotted down ideas of what should be in the store, so cancer patients could just go to one place for everything at a time when they are so tired and scared.Ž In the Pink opened in 2009 and Millard said it is more than just a place for cancer patients to get stu „ its also a place to get knowledge. Women come to the store sometimes with their husbands and they are scared. I can take them to our private sitting room and talk to them and try to make page 6Inquiring Minds want to know! Photos courtesy Jeri MillardWe won the lets paddle! Photos courtesy Kerri Henderson Last years Block Party for Breast Cancer, held at Taps Bar and Grill. Its got to be Invisible Fence Brand FREE InstallUp to $300 OFF! Participating Dealers only. Contact us for details. Expires /1 We oer the latest technology and training, with solutions that are totally customized to your pet, your home and your life. Contact us today for a no obligation, FREE in-home consultation. 201 Invisible Fence, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Invisible Fence of the First Coast 904-262-5100 | PROMO CODE: A Florida NewsLine Publication If not for breast cancer, Hope Floats founders Kerri Henderson, LaQuita Barnhart and Christina Burget never would have met. But all three were top fundraisers in 2016 for e Donna Foundation and were invited to what is colloquially called e Donna Dinner. It was there that the three breast cancer survivors decided to pool their eorts to raise even more money and awareness. Henderson said, We also asked some fellow survivors as well as friends to join us. We all have strengths and all have weaknesses, which is what makes the group so powerful. And since we all have full time jobs and kids and do this in our spare time, it made sense to join up.Ž At the new groups rst meeting, Burget suggested the name Hope Floats and everyone agreed. ey also adopted as their Vision Statement: It starts with a wish, its nished with a cure.Ž e groups of-cial name, to dierentiate it from the movie, is Hope Floats to benet e Donna Foundation. Lacking their own tax exempt status, Hope He Floats : Cancer brought them together; hope keeps them togetherBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.comFloats operates under the status of e Donna Foundation, well known locally as being established by local television anchor Donna Deegan. e Donna Foundation serves women and families who are living with a breast cancer diagnosis. In 2017, its rst year of existence, Hope Floats raised nearly $20,000 for e Donna Foundation and qualied as the top fundraiser. According to Henderson, naturally the breast cancer survivors in Hope Floats have personal motivation to end the bureaucracy some women have with insurance companies and to get awareness out about the importance of early detection. But she marvels at those in the group „ eight of Hope Floats 11 board members „ who have not personally been aected by breast cancer and who still work tirelessly. e fact that they are pouring their hearts and souls into this is unbelievable,Ž she said. Its extraordinary that they do what they do.Ž In 2018, Henderson said the group decided to focus on just three major events instead of a lot of smaller ones, hoping to make a bigger impact and raise even more funds. e rst event of the fundraising season is the second annual Block Party, to be held at Taps Bar and Grill on County Road 210W on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 12 p.m. … 6 p.m. e event, which costs $10 to attend, includes all you can eat barbecue as well as $5 beer and wine. For entertainment, there will be bands, kids activities, 50/50 chances and giveaways. Donna and Tim Deegan are expected to attend. Henderson said that while walk-ins are welcome, they encourage people to purchase advance tickets online at Henderson said the plan is for the second event to rotate and be new and fresh each year. For this season, the event will be called e Many Faces of Breast CancerŽ and will be held at the Cork Art Studio in Riverside on Jan. 26, 2019. Survivors will be shown through the lens of local photographer Laura Evans. d Photo courtesy Laura EvansHope Floats committee members (front) Jody Palmer, Kelly Zuppke and Christina Burget; (back) Cristi Wagner, Cathy Trcalek, Cathy Murphy, Kerri Henderson and Chris Hobson P h otos courtesy Kerr i Hen d erson L ast y ears Block Part y f or Breast Cancer held a t Taps Bar and Grill n esses, w h ic h is w h at ma k es o power f u l An d since w e l time j o b s an d k i d s an d d o A ccor d in g to H en d erson, natura ll y t h e br ea st c an ce r su rv i v ors in Hope F loats ha v e personal motiv a t ion to end the bureaucrac y some wo me n ha ve w it h insurance companies and to g et awar e ness out about the im p ortance of earl y de te ct io n. B ut s he m ar ve ls a t th os e in hhfHFl In 20 g ro u th re l ot o m a k ev e e ra i a n he o n S a g e people t o online at w ww H enderson s a se co nd e ve nt f res h eac h ye a event wi ll b e o f Breast Ca n h C k A In the Pink cont. on pg. 15


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The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 3 SENIOR Call 904-886-4919 NOW to reserve your advertising space! An entire section devoted to seniors! answers to puzzles on page 24 MYSTERY PHOTO 12443 San Jose Blvd., STE. 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 886-4919 www.FloridaNewsLine.comThe 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 reflect the opinion of Florida NewsLine. Advertising Rates are available by request. Florida NewsLine is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers Nor does Florida NewsLine endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. Florida NewsLine 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. 2018.Publisher Bill Guthrie Publisher@FloridaNewsLine.comEditor Martie Thompson Editor@FloridaNewsLine.comCreative Director Julie Gerona Graphics@FloridaNewsLine.comReporter Angela Higginbotham Angela@FloridaNewsLine.comBookkeeper Emily Whitehead Accounting@FloridaNewsLine.comSocial Media ? ? ? ? Can you guess where this is? Submit your answer to months Mystery Photo was entrance to the King & Bear community in World Golf Village. Our winner was Wendy Lindley. Congratulations!Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@FloridaNewsLine.comHeather Seay Heather@FloridaNewsLine.comJohn Milton AnswersPuzzlesto our Table of Contents Special SectionOCTOBER Come visit us today at the Pet Center! 130 N. Stratton Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 209-6190 Chewy is a three year old male cat who is looking for a new home. Chewy was brought to the Pet Center as a stray. As this animal was a stray there may be some traits that are unknown at this time. Cat adoptions are currently $15 and are being sponsored by the Friends of the Pet Center! Articus is a two year old male mix who is looking for a new home. Articus was brought to the Pet Center as a stray. As this animal was a stray there may be some traits that are unknown at this time. Meet Chewy! Meet Articus! Ponte Vedra NewsLineis looking for an Advertising Sales Representative! You will be responsible for selling display advertising space in our print publications.Responsibilities: Grow advertising revenue with new and existing clients Create and deliver sales presentations to clients Be a farmer: discover new opportunities and provide solutions to new clients Answer customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner Organize client correspondence and paperwork Qualifications: Previous experience in sales, advertising, or other related field Strong negotiation skills Ability to build rapport with clients Eective verbal and written communication skills Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment EMAIL RESUME TO: PUBLISHER@FLORIDANEWSLINE.COM PGS 13-154 Around Town 5 Take 5 6 Inquiring Minds 7 Your Vote Counts 9 St. Johns Business Monthly 10 Briefs 18 School Briefs 25 Community Marketplace 26 Gardening 27 Fishing 28-29 Faith-Worship-Praise 30 Travel


Page 4 | The CreekLine October 2018 around town 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 OctSS MTWTF save the date! Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S.Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S. | | Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S. We are in-network providers with Metlife, Delta, Cigna, United Healthcare and most other PPO Plans.Mandarin South Business Center October 1 Current Events Discussion Group 10 a.m. (repeating event on Mondays) Donovans Irish Pub, US Highway 1 October 2 World Golf Village Toastmasters 6:30 p.m. … 8:30 p.m. First Florida Credit Union, 1950 County Rd. 210W Oct. 2 … Nov. 6 Free Quit Smoking Now Class Tuesdays, 6 p.m. … 7 p.m. Flagler Hospital Wellness Center Call Florida AHEC to register (904) 482-0189 October 4 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 6:30 p.m. … 8 p.m. St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse Rotary Club of Bartram Trail 7:30 a.m. … 8:30 a.m. (repeats Thursdays) Westminster Woods, 25 State Road 13 October 5 Rotary Club of St. Johns meeting 7:30 a.m. (repeating event on Fridays) St. Johns Golf and Country Club Clubhouse October 6 Bingo Night at St. Josephs Doors open 6:45 p.m.; Games start 7:15 p.m. Cody Center, 4152 Loretto Road Open to the community; (904) 742-8777 October 6 … 7 Festa Italiana 11 a.m. … 7:30 p.m. and 12 p.m. … 5:30 p.m. Italian American Club, 2838 Westberry Road October 8 Northwest United for Progress Club Social 6:30 p.m./Meeting 7 p.m. 2777 Race Track Road October 9 Daughters of American Revolution, Jacksonville Chapter 11 a.m. Blue Fish restaurant (904) 333-5222 Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club luncheon featuring fall fashion show 11 a.m. Maggianos Little Italy, St. Johns Town Center RSVP by Oct. 2, October 10 Count Me In Quarter Auction 11 a.m. … 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, 3131 Hartley Road Presented by First Coast Jacksonville Womens Connection, ailiated with StonecroftRSVP (916) 662-2263 or mihae.brown@gmail.comDementia Support for Caregivers 3:30 p.m. River Garden, 11401 Old St. Augustine Road Repeating event on the second Wednesday of each month October 11 Garden Club of Switzerland 10 a.m. Tour of Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 State Road 13 All welcome; RSVP at Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet with St. Johns County Audubon Society 9 a.m. … 11 a.m. Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, 8655 A1A S., St Augustine October 12 Food Truck Friday Street PartyŽ 5:30 … 8 p.m. Market Street, Palencia To host a tent, October 13 St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild 10 a.m. … 12 p.m. St. Pauls Catholic Church school auditorium, 2609 Park St. or Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. … 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 21st annual St. Augustine Greek Festival and Arts & Crafts Fair 11 a.m. Francis Field, Downtown St. Augustine October 15 All Star Quilt Guild 9:45 a.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. or (904) 502-5254 October 16 North Business Council of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce 8 a.m. … 9 a.m. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, 25 State Road 13 Register at or call (904) 829-5681 Newcomers of North St. Johns luncheon featuring Jeanette Toohey of UNFs OLLI 11 a.m. University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center RSVP by Oct. 9; St. Johns CARES meeting 7 p.m. Bartram Academy, 164 Everest Lane, Ste. 1 Happy Hookers crochet group 6 p.m. … 8 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 October 17 First Coast Newcomers Club trivia evening/dinner 6 p.m. dinner/ 7 p.m. trivia Call (904) 829-0643 for name of World Golf Vil lage restaurant and to be added to attendee list October 18 Adult Coloring Club 10:30 a.m. … 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 October 20 Read to Rover (beginning readers practice reading to therapy dogs) 11 a.m. … 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 Fruit Cove Cruise In sponsored by Sunshine State Chevelles 4 p.m. … 8 p.m. PDQ parking lot, 194 State Road 13 Repeating event on third Saturday of each month 19th annual Fall Festival 12 p.m. … 4 p.m. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek October 23 First Coast Card Club … adult card players 1 p.m. … 3 p.m. St. Augustine Main Library, 1960 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (904) 829-0643 October 26 Helping Hands of St. Johns County 10 a.m. Faith Community Church, 3450 County Road 210W Nov. 3 Cascades eighth annual Art and Crafts Holiday Show 10 a.m. … 3 p.m. Cascades at World Golf Village Amenity Center, 400 N. Legacy Trail Nov. 11 Annual Dinner for the Birds to benefit HAWKE 6 p.m. Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine Buy tickets at Nov. 13 Vicars Landing Boutique to support employees scholarship fund 9 a.m. … 2 p.m. Vicars Main Building; parking available onsite Nov. 17 Annual St. Johns CARES Food Drive


The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 5 take Photo by MetroCreative Waterway cleanup schedulede St. Johns Audubon Society is participating in a waterways cleanup on the Litter Gitter, Captain Adam Morleys vessel, on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. … 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the wading bird habitat and feeding grounds along the Intracoastal Waterway. Trash bags and grabbers are provided, but volunteers should bring their own work gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, and (reusable) water bottle. Rubber boots or water shoes are recommended, as volunteers will wade through shallow water to pick up along the spoil islands in the marshes. Meet at Genungs Fish Camp, 291 Cubbedge Road in St. Augustine. RSVP to Marcy Brenner at or stjohnsaudubonsociety@gmail. com or call (401) 441-9263 for more information. Fall Craft Festival to be heldUnited Methodist Women will host the 29th annual Fall Craft Festival at Mandarin United Methodist Church, 11270 San Jose Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. … 4 p.m. e event will include more than 100 craft booths, a bakery and a Country Store full of handmade items from jellies and Kickin Pickles to quilts and painted holiday decorations. e Childrens Christmas Shop will be open for children to shop by themselves for gifts for family and Santa will visit from 12 p.m. … 2 p.m. All proceeds support mission projects. Visit www.mumc. net for more information.Writers Guild to meete Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its monthly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13 at St. Pauls Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street in Jacksonville from 10 a.m. … 12 p.m. Poets, ction and non-ction writers, screenplay writers, musicians, artists, editors, and illustrators are invited to attend. e meeting will include a presentation on Op-Ed Writing by Roderick T. Beaman followed by a business meeting. Refreshments will be served with a rae. Contact R. T. Beaman at or P. Babadi at for more information.Local artists sought for Arts in the Parke Friends of Alpine Park volunteer group is planning the rst ever Arts in the ParkŽ event for Saturday Nov. 17 and is seeking local artists, crafters and residents with items to sell to participate. e event will be held from 1 p.m. … 5 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park and the $20 participation fee will go directly to the Friends of Alpine Park and eorts to interpret and furnish the interior of the historic Bennett Farmhouse. Contact for general questions or to sign up.Second Sunday at Stetsons to feature three musiciansree outstanding singer/songwriters will perform at Beluthahatchee, the St. Johns County Park that was the home of author and activist Stetson Kennedy, for the Oct. 14 concert of the series, Second Sunday at Stetsons. Larry Mangum, Al Poindexter, and Paul Garnkel will be performing Songs For StetsonŽ in celebration of what would have been Kennedys 102nd birthday. e performance is from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. e park will open at 1 p.m. with tours of Stetsons house and museum before and after the concert. Space is limited and reservations are required; call (904) 206-8304. A $10 donation is recommended. Visit for more information.Photo by MetroCreative


Page 6 | The CreekLine October 2018 Inquiring Minds want to know!By Martie Thompson ?? with St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns, (District 1) Q A & & Q A Deeply Personalized and Considerate Care€ Comprehensive Integrative Medicine Consultations € Advanced Wellness Family Programs for Autism, Lyme Disease, Chronic Disease € Primary Care Pediatrics JULINGTON CREEK 1633 Race Track Rd. € Suite 103 Jacksonville, FL 32259 PONTE VEDRA 1102 A1A N. € Unit 104 Ponte Vedrea Beach, FL 32082 HODGES 4745 Sutton Park Court € Suite 801Jacksonville, FL 32224 Concierge Style Tele-Medicine Services 24/7 Text or Face Time with Dr. O Aylin Ozdemir MD, FAAP, ABIHM 904-287-7000 AMAZINGLY CLEAN HOUSE€ Family Owned & Operated € Over 19 years experience € Quality … Individual Service € 100% Guaranteed € Weekly | Bi-Weekly | Monthly € Move In/Move Out € Competitive Prices | Free Estimates Text or Call(904) 210-1360 Register Today Classes Are Now In Session.Ballet € Pointe € Jazz € Tap € Hip Hop Contemporary € Modern € Lyrical Musical eatre € VocalAfternoon & Evening Classes for Ages 2 & Up12276 San Jose Blvd. # 613(Across from Care Spot) 880-2275 Are you puzzled about something going on in NW St. Johns County or wondering about whatever happened on a topic from a previous issue? Email your question to us at by the fth of the month and we will do our best to track down the information for you. While we will do our best to answer all the questions we receive, we may not be able to answer all questions received each month. Also, due to publication scheduling, the time it takes to research answers may vary. Here are answers to questions we received this month:Q: Theres a lot of land being cleared behind the new marketplace across from the Durbin Creek Elementary on Race Track Road. Any ideas on whats going on?A: We asked Casey Keough, a planner with the St. Johns County Growth Management Planning and Zoning division, about this. She said, I am looking at the map of St. Johns County and believe that you are referring to the Celestina development. e project consists of development of Phase 3A and 3B and is a total of 186 single family homes.Ž Q: What is being built on State Road 13, just north of Lemonwood Road in Fruit Cove? A: Keogh had this information to share: A building permit was issued in June for the construction of a single family residence at 790 State Road 13. Q: At what point is the budget process now (mid-September)?A: So far, we have held the rst of two public budget hearings required by state law. e second will be held on Sept. 20. We have set the tentative millage rate and determined not to include the Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) in this years budget for the Ponte Vedra Beach area. After the meeting on Sept. 20 everything will be nalized for our FY 2019 budget.Q: How does the budget compare to last year?A: We kept the county-imposed taxes relatively at, but people will most likely see an increase in the total dollar amount because of increases in assessed home values as determined by the property appraiser.Q: Have we received any more FEMA reimbursements from the recent hurricanes of 2016 and 2017?A: Yes, we recently received another $2.3 million in DHS/FEMA reimbursements. Its good to nally have the money coming in.Q: What update can you give as to development in the Northwest?A: e Walmart at Durbin Park is scheduled to open any day now and of course State Road 9B is open and more and more people are using it. Also, there will be a new re station in the Northwest soon, near the corner of Veterans Parkway and Race Track Road. is location has been identied as a need for many years, and now it has become the top priority to serve the Julington Creek, Aberdeen, Durbin Crossing and Durbin Park areas. It is currently in the design phase. Once it is operational, homeowners should contact their homeowners insurance company and let them know, as their insurance costs should be noticeably reduced once they are within ve miles of a re station. Q: What priority was on the countys legislative action plan?A: is years legislative action plan will be reviewed later in September and then be sent to the state. Transportation is our top priority and there are specic roadways for which we have requested state funding. In the Northwest, Race Track Road from Bartram Park Boulevard east to Bartram Springs, to include the Interstate 95 overpass, has been requested to be widened to four lanes. I would encourage citizens to let their state legislators know that they support these transportation priorities.Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you?A: Readers can email me at bcc1jjohns@ or call me at (904) 615-7437. Now Enrolling! Pre-K3 through 6th grade7423 San Jose Blvd. 904-733-0352 www.sjeds.orgSJEDS welcomes quali“ed applicants in grades Pre-K3 through 6 without regard to race, sex, creed, religion or national origin. Accredited by FCIS, FKC, SACS and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. 2017 WINNER € 2017 WINNER € 2017 WinneR San Jose Episcopal Day School provides an intimate learning environment where teachers help each individual identify their own unique talents and strengths. With a balanced approach that is nurturing yet challenging, each child can reach their fullest potential, however high that may be. Come see for yourself why an education at SJEDS is an investment in a brighter future.


The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 7 with Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1 Q A & & Q A FYI Contact Numbers St. Johns County Local Government ( Sheris Oice: (904) 824-8304 Sheri David B. Shoar, Julington Creek Field Oice: (904) 209-2150 Property Appraiser: (904) 827-5500 Eddie Creamer, Supervisor of Elections: (904) 823-2238 Vicky Oakes, Tax Collector: (904) 209-2250 Dennis Hollingworth, Clerk of Court: (904) 819-3600 Hunter S. Conrad St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 1: (904) 209-0301 Jimmy Johns, District 2: (904) 209-0302 Jeb Smith, District 3: (904) 209-0303 Paul Waldron, District 4: (904) 209-0304 Jay Morris, District 5: (904) 209-0305 Henry Dean, St. Johns County School Board ( District 1: (904) 547-7510 Beverly Slough, District 2: (904) 547-7510 Tommy Allen, State of Florida Elected Oicials State House District 17: (904) 823-2300 Representative Cyndi Stevenson,, State Senate District 7: (386) 446-7610 Senator Travis Hutson Federal Elected Oicials U.S. Congress District 4: Representative John Rutherford, (202) 225-2501 U..S. Senate: Senator Bill Nelson, (202) 224-5274 Senator Marco Rubio, (202) 224-3041 @ Your Vote Counts Elections ahead By St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes ( 904 ) 825 9960 • In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Gentle, Caring Dentistry John M. 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Oer Expires 12-31-18 904-671-0288 www.ipsclinic.net161 Hampton Point Drive, Suite 4, St Augustine, FL 32092Dr. Suyin Lee, DO, FAAPMRBoard Certified Pain Management Board Certified Physical Medicine and RehabilitationNow accepting patients at our location atOur motto is Patient First We create a personalized treatment for our patients with a holistic approach as well as cutting-edge technology to reduce pain and help with recovery.€ Sports Injuries € Pain Management € Auto Injuries € PRP Therapy € Spine Care € Rehabilitation € Migraine € Aesthetic Estate Planning • Wills • Trusts Probate • Guardianship Over 20 Years Legal Experience 904-665-0005 www.preddylaw.com12627 San Jose Blvd. • Ste. 102 (Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge)Q: With the immense amount of growth in the northern part of the county, can you please clarify how the decision is made to open a new school, particularly a new high school?A: is is driven by a couple of factors: one is need, which we have. e second is availability of funding. is is an issue because our bonding capacity is very low now since weve recently built so many new schools. But in 2021, the bonds will mature from when we built Creekside and Ponte Vedra high schools and we will again be able to borrow to build another high school. A school district may only borrow 75 percent of the annual yield of the 1.5 mills capital outlay levy and we are right up against it. For information, it costs between $60 million and $80 million to build a high school due to specialized classrooms, a stadium and an auditorium.Q: Are there any other funding sources, like the half cent sales tax that taxpayers recently approved?A: When we put the half cent sales tax on the ballot, we had to have a list of items it could be used for, such as building Freedom Crossing Academy, Palm Valley Academy and Picolata Elementary, hardening our school buildings and the specialized radios we purchased that connect the schools directly to the sheris oce. A new high school was not on the list, so we cannot use these funds.Q: When do you think a new high school will be built and where?A: Realistically, I think it will probably be four to ve years before we put students in a new high school. As for location, we build where there is the greatest need and right now that is the north central part of the county. When big developments are built, they have to give us mitigation for the students they will bring in and right now we have two school sites we could use: Twin Creeks has a site on the south side of County Road 210 between Interstate 95 and US Highway 1 and Silverleaf has a site between County Road 210 and State Road 16. We have not decided where we are putting the school yet and we havent decided on a design yet because its just too early. Q: Do you have an update on school security?A: We have our U.S. Security ocers in all schools working out well. Some schools have shared SJSO deputies, but all schools have at least a U.S. Security ocer. Additionally, we have shown the active shooter security training video to all students and faculty.Q: What other news do you have to share?A: e school district is sponsoring a community meeting called Parenting for Future Success on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at Gamble Rogers Middle School. is is the same meeting as the one held on Sept. 20 at Liberty Pines Academy in case anyone missed it. It will have community partners such as Flagler Hospital, EPIC, Childrens Home Society, SAYS, and the sheris oce to help explore mental health, suicide prevention, and drug and alcohol abuse. Also, Sebastian Middle School was recognized as a model STEM school. e district has been working with the Lastinger Center at the University of Florida to put this in place and the school did so well, they were honored as a model. Im really pleased for them to receive this accolade.Q: How can our readers contact you?A: ey can email me at beverly. or call me at (904) 547-7510. e Nov. 6 General Election is quickly approaching. An important deadline is coming: Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to vote. Simply visit our website at You can register to vote online or update your voter information. By using My Voter Status under the quick links, you can also check your record, locate your polling place, request a vote by mail ballot, and view your sample ballot when they become available. If you prefer to register to vote in person, simply visit your local library or the Tax Collectors Oce. Novembers ballot will be a very long one with 13 constitutional amendments. Although legal challenges have been made to remove some of the amendments from the ballot, time will tell. Be sure to visit our website often and check under Whats New.Ž We will be adding some research materials for you particularly on the judges and the amendments. You may wish to consider voting by mail to avoid lines at your precinct on election day. Requesting a ballot is simple: you can call the oce at (904) 823-2238 or use the online request form available on our website. Vote by mail ballots are mailed 35 days prior to the election, so you will have plenty of time to do your research, vote and return your ballot prior to Election Day. e deadline for requesting a ballot to be mailed for the General Election is Oct. 31. Early voting will be held between Oct. 24 and Nov. 3. ere will be seven early voting locations open in St. Johns County from 8 a.m. … 6 p.m. daily where you can cast your ballot in person. We will be publishing the locations a little closer to the election, and the information will be included on your sample ballot. Sample ballots will be mailed to all registered voters to help you prepare for the long ballot. ey are scheduled to be mailed the rst week in October. ey will also be available on our website around that time. My sta and I are always ready to assist you and we will make it easy for you to vote. Visit our website (www.votesjc. com) or call the oce at (904) 8232238 if you have any questions or need assistance.


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State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL State Farm Florida Insurance Company, Winter Haven, FL State Farm Lloyds, Richardson, TX 1708136Business people mingle at St. Johns County Chamber After Hours evente St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce hosted a business networking event at Memorial Emergency Hospital on Race Track Road on Aug. 30 from 5 p.m. … 7 p.m. Business people from around the NW St. Johns County area attended, mingled, and enjoyed refreshments. Photos courtesy Ilyssa DrumCheck in table with St. Johns County Chamber Ambassador Melissa Rowe, Sam Ruiz with the St. Johns County Chamber, and Tracey Phillips of Promotional Presence. Memorial Hospital employees: Dr. Kenneth King (ER physician), Amy Riley (ER Services Administrator), Dr. Fred Jenkins (ER Medical Director), Stuart Thompson (Vice President, Human Resources), Dr. John Lazenby (Chief Medical Oicer), Matt Sartorius (Administrative Resident); Brad Talbert (CEO), Mary Reval (Chief Nursing Oicer), Heather Rutledge (Julington Creek ER Nurse Manager), Cory Darling (Chief Operating Oicer) Andy Miller (CFO), and Sonia Baughman (ACFO). First responders in the area were invited to enjoy some of the delicious food. Matthew Tarantino with Innovative Financial Solutions and Joan ODonoughue with PNC Bank. People talk about investing all the time. People love to tell me about investments they have made, particularly the successful ones. ey talk about investing in real estate, precious metals, bitcoins, and even stocks. Sometimes they talk about investing in themselves. at can mean anything from buying new clothes or a car to getting an education. Most people will tell you that an education is a good investment. I concur. I have also heard people talk about investing in things like boats and recreational vehicles. A boat is not an investment. A boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by wood, into which one pours money. Some of the things that people think are investments are not really investments. Benjamin Graham, who taught Warren Buett at Columbia dened it this way: An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative.Ž erefore, investments need to provide the promise of two things: safety of principal and an adequate return. Not every investment you make will deliver those two things, but you need to enter in to them with expectation that, over time, they will provide both. Time is another key factor. We do not buy investments with the expectation of making a quick return. When we buy something expecting to ip it for a relatively small prot over a short period of time, we are speculating and not investing. ere is nothing inherently wrong with speculating, you just need to realize that is what you are doing. You also need to realize that speculating is no substitute for investing. You need to invest for your future. My investment expertise lies in the stock market. People talk about investing in stocks, but what does that mean? What is a stock? When people talk about stock they are usually talking about Common Stock. Common Stock is traded in shares. Each share of Common Stock represents an ownership interest in a Corporation. When you buy a share of stock, you are buying an ownership interest in the underlying Company, albeit often a small percentage ownership. If you were to buy 100 shares of Coca-Cola, for instance, you would own one-42.5 millionth of the company. Not enough of an interest to have any say in what the company does, but still enough to share in the prots of the enterprise. So, why buy stock? You need to buy stock because these huge companies will shape all our futures. We hear it said again and again that multinational corporations have too much power. at is probably true, but it is all the more reason that we need to be invested in those companies. We live in a world where jobs are becoming more transient and where we will be asked to provide for our own futures. Fifty years ago, it was possible to live in retirement, and live reasonably well, without any long-term savings or investments. ose day are gone forever. Scott A. Grant is President of Standfast Asset Management in Ponte Vedra Beach. He welcomes your comments or questions at


Page 10 | The CreekLine October 2018 Briefs Mike & Tari TaylorSellers: I will List and Sell your home for ONLY 4% Real Estate Commission. If there is no other Agent in the transaction, I will REDUCE your cost to ONLY 3% total Real Estate Commission. Buyers: I will pay up to 1% of the purchase price towards your allowable closing costs and pre-paids! SOLD Tari J. Taylor is honored to be recognized by Jacksonvilles Real Producers Magazine as one of northeast Floridas TOP 100 Real Estate Agents Michael K. Taylor, Broker, GRI, BPOR, SFR (904) 214-4780 MikeTaylor@PremierHomesRealty.netTari J. Taylor, Realtor, BPOR, SFR (904) 449-1855 TariTaylor@PremierHomesRealty.netWWW.PREMIERHOMESREALTY.NET This advertisement is not intended as a solicitation to list your home if it is currently listed with a realtor.Broker is a member of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors and the St Johns County Board of Realtors. Give us a call and lets make your home the next one we sell! Property Management Services: We will list your rental home for ONLY 50% of the “rst months rent. We will then manage your home for ONLY 10% of the monthly rent. Both Landlord and Tenant are given access to our online property management system for convenient access to monthly reports. Own a home, but not ready to sell? $15 MILLION IN 2016!$17 MILLIONIN 2017! Record number of summer teen volunteers at retirement communityWestminster Woods on Julington Creek welcomed a record number of teen volunteers this summer, as 73 students from area middle and high schools provided more than 3,000 service hours. e application and orientation process took place in May, and students began their service in June. Volunteer opportunities were available in the three dierent areas of campus: the skilled nursing center, assisted living apartments, and independent residential living. Students made their own choices of how to serve, including opportunities to visit with residents, play games, go on o-campus outings, help with water aerobics classes, or assist in campus departments like physical therapy, maintenance, or the beauty shop. Nidhi Bhide, a second-year volunteer and a student at Nease High School said, I enjoyed seeing all of the residents of the health center again. I loved getting close with them, hearing about their pasts and interesting stories, playing games with them, and even just simply keeping them company and talking with them. I would 100 percent recommend the program to all students who are not only interested in getting service hours but having fun doing it. Its a great way to try out dierent types of volunteer work, as Westminster has many dierent departments for everyone. e experience is always eyeopening as students get to learn a lot about the past through the stories of the residents. I am always amazed to hear about how things were in their lives and how they have changed now.Ž Even though schools are back in session and teens have resumed their busy schedules, there are still volunteer opportunities at Westminster Woods. Students, adults, and groups are welcome to apply; contact Pam Benfer, Director of Volunteers at (904) 287-7181.INK! (Investing in Kids) benefits from Nights of LightsOld Town Trolley, St Augustines premier trolley experience, supports INK! (Investing in Kids) during the oldest citys holiday tradition, Nights of Lights. Old Town Trolley will donate $1 for every pre-sold ticket with 100 percent of the proceeds helping to provide innovative programs and classroom resources that further the academic success of all St Johns County public school students. Our teachers are reaching into their pockets spending hundreds of dollars of their own money to help students reach that aha moment,Ž said Dave Chatterton, Director of St. Augustine Old Town Trolley. We want to inspire the community to help bridge that gap. By partnering with INK!, we can make the dierence for numerous teachers and students.Ž Donna Lueders, executive director of INK!, said, We are delighted that Old Town Trolley has agreed to partner with us. e Old Town Trolley executive team as well as their cast members are the spirit behind the holidays. What better way to celebrate the season with Old Town Trolley and INK! giving support to our beloved students and teachers. Your website ticket purchase is giving them the gift that keeps on givingƒ One for the Kids!Ž Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.HAWKE holds annual fundraisere 21st annual Dinner for the Birds will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. in the private upstairs dining room at Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine. Patrons will enjoy dinner of potato leek soup, warm romaine wedge salad, sauteed pork scallopini, and a chocolate mousse martini, while supporting HAWKEs mission of wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. In addition to the dinner, a birds of prey demonstration will be given by HAWKE President Melanie Cain-Stage. HAWKE is the only wildlife center in Northeast Florida and one of the few in the state set up to raise and care for injured and orphaned bobcats as well as river otters and all species of birds of prey including falcons, eagles, and other dicult species. e dinner is limited to 55 people and the cost is $85 for HAWKE members or $90 for nonmembers. Visit or email to reserve your seat.New YMCA to open at Flagler Health VillageFirst Coast YMCA and Flagler Hospital St. Augustine have collaborated to bring enhanced health and wellness resources to World Golf Village. A new YMCA will come to Flagler Health Village, located in the Murabella community, in order to serve the actively growing World Golf Village. As one of the nations most eective and enduring charitable organizations, the Ys cause is to strengthen its communities. is aligns with Flagler Hospitals commitment to building healthier communities and its 130 year history of caring for the residents of St. Johns County. While planning and design has yet to be nalized, the Flagler Health Village Y is conceptualized to accommodate 25,000 square feet, and will feature tness equipment, group exercise studios and an indoor track to help members increase movement and achieve goals. e Y will also provide tness, prevention and education opportunities for all ages, including a designated Teen Center with specic programming for local youth.Photo courtesy Pam BenferTeen volunteers helped out in the dining hall. Briefs cont. on pg. 12 Let us help you and your family be at your best! Sarah Dew-Reeves, Ph.D. Lisa D. Bailey, Ph.D.If you are concerned about your childs academic performance, attention, emotions or behaviors, we can help. Our detailed assessments provide information to support your childs learning and growth. We also oer individual and family therapy, educational groups and workshops.12412 San Jose Blvd., Suite 203 | Jacksonville, FL 32223 Phone: 904-432-3321 | Fax: Assessments we oer include: • Psychoeducational (IQ & Achievement) • ADHD • Gifted • Memory • Standardized Testing Accommodations • Infant/Toddler Development


The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 11 Dont miss out on our 19th Annual Fall Festival! Enjoy an a ernoon of fun for all ages, lled with entertainment, hand-cra ed gi s, games, a costume contest, delicious food, sweet treats and more at our community, e Natural Choice in active senior living. Saturday, October 20, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come dressed for a costume contest.WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEK For more information call Dani at (877) 280-3594. JOIN US FOR OUR 19TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL 25 State Road 13, Jacksonville, FL Active Living | Assisted Living | Skilled Nursing | Rehabilitation D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant 40 years of serving clients. Let us simplify your Accounting NeedsWe specialize in Small Business Accounting Services Bookkeeping Financial Statements Tax Prep Consulting and more We work with our clients to achieve their goals, navigate the complexities of today’s accounting world so that their businesses can thrive and grow! • Tax Planning and Prep for Business/Individual • QuickBooks Consulting/Training • Church Accounting Clergy Taxation • Pension Plans IRAs Call today for your no cost consultation.No cost consultation limited to hour. 904-880-3200 | www.dkbrierycpa.comLocated in the Julington Creek Business Park | 12627 San Jose Blvd, Suite 601 € Jacksonville, Florida 32223 Letters to the EditorDear Editor, e primary has come and gone and with it, most of the commercials and robo calls that go along with it. What may not have gone are the candidate signs. St. Johns County sign law reads that candidates may post campaign signs 30 days prior to an election; however signs must be removed by three days after the election. e ne is $250 per sign, per day. e problem is that the county has no one to drive all over the county and look for these old signs. It is up to the citizens to notice the sign and call the county about ning the candidate. ere is one exception. If the signs were for a primary and the candidate won the primary, then that candidate may keep their signs up until three days after the regular election. By that day, all signs for all candidates must be removed. Participating in an election is long, arduous and expensive. Candidates, dont make it more expensive for yourself by not removing your signs. ank you to the good citizens who will keep their eyes opened for old signs. Judy Chandler Dear Editor, I appreciate the opportunity to respond to Wayne Curtis letter regarding my original letter about open primaries in Florida. Opening up primaries is a non-partisan issue. It does not favor one party or the other. It simply allows the 3.4 million Floridians registered as No Party Aliation to vote in the primaries and have a say in the candidates that we will all have to choose from in the general election. Opening up primaries will actually help both parties in the long term by forcing them to return to the big tents that they used to be by forcing them to appeal to more than their extreme bases of voters during the primary phase of elections. is is their opportunity to bring back into the fold the 3.4 million Floridians that are tired of partisan politics and dont want to be associated with either party. Our country was founded without parties and President George Washington warned us against going down the road of partisan politics. People can and should be allowed to fully participate in the electoral process if they are registered as No Party Aliation. Forcing registered voters to choose a party in order to have a voice in candidate selection is simply allowing the lesser of two evils duopoly to continue to exist. Only 13 states do not have open primaries, including Florida. e overwhelming majority of states with open primaries are redŽ states in the Southeast and Midwest, so to try and use one state of California as an example of why not to do open primaries in Florida is simply a scare tactic. But dont take my word for it „ do your own research and decide for yourself. Feel free to contact me at uniteamericajax@ and we can discuss it further. Perry Waag ElderSource is looking for volunteers to help people understand their Medicare benefits, share information on programs that can help eligible beneficiaries to save money on their out-of-pocket expenses, and educate seniors on protecting themselves fr om Medicare fraud. Be a SHINE volunteer! SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Aairs that operates locally through ElderSource and oers free and unbiased counseling on Medicare benefits. Training is provided. Sign up today and make a dierence in the life of a senior! 1-888-242-4464 Myeldersource.orgDo you enjoy being a problem solver? Are you interested in helping seniors?Be a SHINE volunteer!


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Our goal at the St. Johns County Sheris Oce is that this event is an enjoyable adventure for everyone and I would like to pass along some safety tips. Children should only be allowed to trick or treat at homes or businesses they are familiar with. ey should trick or treat while its still light outside, or they should carry a ashlight so they can see and be seen easily. Parents, make sure that your childs costume including masks and wigs are ame resistant; they should also be light in color and clearly visible to motorists. Avoid costumes that are oversized and high-heeled shoes that can cause a child to trip. e costumes should have reective strips as well. Children should be reminded to only cross streets at the corners and never cross between parked cars. Young children should never be allowed to go out alone and older children should only go out with small groups. Make sure you set a time when they should be home and know the route your children will be taking. Tell your family on which streets youll be trick or treating. Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and elds. Make sure they know to stay in populated places and dont go o the beaten path. Stay in well lit areas. Children always want to help with the pumpkin carving. Small children shouldnt be allowed to use a sharp knife to cut the top or the face. ere are many kits available that come with tiny saws that work better than knives and are much safer, although you can be cut by them as well. Its best to let the kids clean out the pumpkin and draw a face on it, which you can carve for them. If you will be out driving on Halloween, take extra time and watch for children darting in and out from between parked cars. Slow down and pay attention. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys very carefully. And always watch for children that may be wearing dark clothing. Feed your children a spooky Halloween dinner and instruct them not to eat any treats until an adult can examine them. Also remind your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Make Halloween a fun, safe and happy time for your children in hopes that they will carry on the tradition that you taught them and remember; if you see suspicious activity please call the Sheris Oce or your local law enforcement agency and report it. Have a Spooktacular Halloween this year and stay safe. Contact me at dshoar@sjso. org if you have a topic you would like to see addressed in this column. Also, there is a host of information on our website at or be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our newly launched Nextdoor page.We look forward to partnering with the Y and residents of World Golf Village to truly build healthier communities, together,Ž said Flagler Hospital President and CEO Jason Barret. is includes a focus on physical health as well as the emotional and economic health of local families and businesses. Our commitment to value includes care oerings that are convenient, accessible and aordable. At the same time, we will never lose sight of Flagler Hospitals unwavering focus on quality, which places us among the top 100 hospitals in America.Ž In June, Flagler Hospital ocially broke ground on Flagler Health Village, located in the Murabella community in St. Johns County. e health village will include 20,000 square feet dedicated to urgent care, advanced imaging, laboratory services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, primary care and specialty care. Both Flagler Health Village and the new Y are expected to open in summer 2019.St. Johns County Libraries oer accredited high school diplomas e St. Johns County Library System is oering qualied community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certicate for free through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a Cengage company. Career Online High School is specically designed to re-engage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce. Currently 8,983 adults in St. Johns County lack a high school degree or equivalent. e St. Johns County Library System will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualied learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Students are able to graduate in as few as six months by transferring in previously earned high school credits, but are given up to 18 months to complete the program. Visit for more information or contact the librarys Career Online High School coordinator, Librarian Michelle Kiley at mkiley@ Briefs cont. from pg. 10


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The risk of a man developing breast cancer still exists; men make up less than one percent of breast cancer cases. • A painless lump or thickening in breast tissue • Changes to the skin covering the breast, such as dimpling, puckering, redness or scaling • Changes to the nipple, such as redness or scaling, or a nipple that begins to turn inward • Discharge from the nipple Source: MayoClinic.orgYes, men can get breast cancer Signs and symptoms of male breast cancer can include: 20th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament scheduled e Cimarrone Ladies Golf Association is hosting its 20th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament on Saturday Oct. 20 at Cimarrone Golf Club. All proceeds benet Baptist Health Foundation, Cimarrone Endowment. Last year the event raised $15,417. Baptist will match 100 percent of monies raised and it will stay local going to Baptist Medical Center South. ere are several ways you can help: donation of a gift card/ gift certicate, merchandise or services to be used in the charity rae and silent auction or as a hole sponsor. Gold sponsors pay $500, which includes paid entry for four players; Silver sponsors pay $300, which includes paid entry for two players; and Bronze sponsors pay $100. All hole sponsors get signage on the course. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. and then the golf tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., followed by lunch and prize rae/silent auction. e entry fee is $85 for nonmembers and $65 for members. ere will be a Breakfast Buet for $5 plus tax from 6:30 a.m. … 8:30 a.m. Anyone can purchase rae tickets or bid on silent auction items and you do not need to be present to win. For registration, hole sponsorship or donation information, visit and then click on the Pink Ribbon download menu or contact Brenda Bailey at Brenda. or (904) 287-0723. Bingo tournament to benefit The Donna Foundation Bingo for Breast Cancer will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2 p.m. … 5 p.m. at Shearwater Kayak Club within the Shearwater community. e event is sponsored by Danielle Wright, Coldwell Banker Realty, Shearwater, Hope Floats and Helping Hands of St. Johns County and all proceeds will benet e Donna Foundation. e event will include refreshments, door prizes and raes and of course, Bingo. e cost to play is $20 for 20 games. Contact Jackie Valyou at jacqphil@aol. com for more information. Pink Ribbon Symposium promotes nutrition and healthy lifestyles Now in its 11th year, the Pink Ribbon Symposium, a free breast cancer education, health and wellness conference, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. … 1 p.m. at the rasher-Horne Conference Center in Orange Park. Exhibits open at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. e event is free and open to the public. is years theme is Nutrition and Healthy LifestylesŽ and the special featured guests include: • Aaron Gottlieb, owner, Native Sun Natural Food Market, who will present e Native Sun Story.Ž He will discuss how Native Sun began and its commitment to quality organic food and healthy lifestyles. • Heather Borders, MBS, RD, LD/N and Jill Ligon RN, LD/N of Kailo Nutrition, who will present Nutritious Choices.Ž Its a journey to provide condence, know how, and the ability to make sustainable and meaningful lifestyle choices that contribute to making healthy happen. • Area physicians and experts will also present medical breakout sessions on updates on breast cancer and leading healthy lifestyles, which will include: How Molecular Proling Aects Treatment Decisions; Heart Health and Cardiac Risks; Protecting Your Hearing; Oh, ose Varicose Veins; Family History and Genetics; and Coping with Stress and Anxiety. Participants may ask medical questions during the Q&A at the end of each session. Plus, more than 60 exhibitors will display a variety of insightful products and services on health, wellness, medical services, and beauty. Continuing education (CEU) credits are oered to healthcare professionals. e mission of the annual Pink Ribbon Symposium, a non-prot organization organized in 2008, is dedicated to educating the Northeast Florida community on recent advances and related topics in the detection, treatment, and survivorship of breast cancer patients as well as the understanding of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. Visit for more information. Men from across community raise awareness and funds in the fight to end breast cancer Several CEOs, chefs, attorneys, business owners and a crooner from a popular Jacksonville swing band are among the gentlemen taking part in the third annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign, which features 34 prominent and inuential area men taking a stand against breast cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Jacksonville. roughout the months of August through October, Real Men Wear Pink participants will use their creativity, determination and energy to encourage the women in their lives and the community to act in the ght against breast cancer. Local media member Charlene Shirk returns as Real Men Wear Pink chair, joined by attorney John Phillips, who was the top fundraiser for the 2017 Real Men Wear Pink. Phillips set an individual Jacksonville fundraising record of $20,324, helping last years Real Men Wear Pink group raise a total of $86,000. is year the goal is $90,000. In addition to raising awareness about breast cancer, these men will be raising critical dollars to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle and save more lives from breast cancer,Ž said Stacy Hanson, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event Chair and Chief Client Ocer, CoventBridge. Funds raised help us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. No one should have to face a breast cancer diagnosis alone.Ž According to the American Cancer Society Cancer, this year an estimated 266,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,920 will die from the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women (including skin cancer) and the second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. Each Real Men Wear Pink candidate is charged with a fundraising challenge of a minimum of $2,500 and will compete to be the top fundraiser among the other candidates by the end of the campaign. Visit TR?pg=entry&fr_id=90421 for a listing of the 2018 Real Men Wear Pink or to make a donation. e Real Men will be recognized at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. Photo courtesy American Cancer Society2018 Real Men Wear Pink with chair Charlene Shirk Pink Briefs


Page 14 | The CreekLine October 2018 Breast cancer symptoms vary widely „ from lumps to swelling to skin changes „ and many breast cancers have no obvious symptoms at all. Its important to have anything unusual checked by your doctor.According to the American Cancer Society, any of the following unusual changes in the breast can be a symptom of breast cancer: BREAST CANCER SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS• Swelling of all or part of the breast • Skin irritation or dimpling • Breast pain • Nipple pain or the nipple turning inward • Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin • A nipple discharge other than breast milk • A lump in the underarm area Breast Cancer awareness events September 29 Hope Floats Block Party 12 p.m. … 6 p.m. Taps Bar and Grill, 2220 County Road 210W, St. Johns October 2 SenioRITAS kick o party 5:30 p.m. … 7 p.m. Pussers Restaurant October 4 Pink Ribbon Golf Classic Ponte Vedra Inn and Club October 5 … 6 Third annual Netti Kayak ChallengeCatch, photo and release redfish, trout, flounder$50 registration includes dinner and t-shirt Benefits In the Pink October 6 Pink Ribbon Symposium 8 a.m. … 1 p.m. Thrasher-Horne Conference Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park October 6 Cancer Wellness for Women presented by The Pink Ladies and Ackerman Cancer Center 8:30 a.m. … 1 p.m. First Baptist Church, 1600 S. 8th St., Amelia Island RSVP: (904) 277-2700 October 8 Tacos for TaTas 5:30 p.m. … 8:30 p.m. TacoLu, 1712 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach October 8 … 10 David Yurman Trunk Show Pink Ribbon Golf Classic Underwoods Jewelers October 11 Pink Ribbon Golf Classic Cocktail Party and silent auction 6 p.m. … 9 p.m. Marsh Landing private residence $100 per person; OctOctober 13 Making Strides of Jacksonville 7 a.m. registration / 9 a.m. walk TIAA Bank Field East Club Plaza October 17 SenioRITAS Auction Party 6 p.m. Sawgrass Country Club October 19, 20, 21 SenioRITAS Tennis Tournament Sawgrass Country Club October 20 20th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament hosted by Cimarrone Ladies Golf Association to benefit Baptist Health Foundation 8 a.m. shotgun start Cimarrone Golf Club Registration, hole sponsorship or donations: October 21 Bingo for Breast Cancer to benefit The Donna Foundation 2 p.m. … 5 p.m. Kayak Club, Shearwater Sponsored by Danielle Wright, Coldwell Banker Realty; Shearwater; Hope Floats; and Helping Hands of St. Johns County We all know annual mammograms save lives, but did you know there are different types of breast imaging available? Baptist Health provides a full range of breast imaging tests for the most accurate images We offer digital 2D and 3D mammography, breast MRIs and molecular breast imaging so you get the type of screening you need. And your scans are read by radiologists who are experts in breast imaging. Why wait? Our expanded hours make it easy to get in for a mammogram, and sameor next-day appointments are often available. .. Baptist Medical Center South14550 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32258 Where you go for breast cancer screening matters Baptist Health


The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 15 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g e e e e e 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 them feel more comfortable,Ž Millard said. She said that sometimes seeing and touching items such as prosthetics and mastectomy bras and knowing what is available can make people less fearful. We show them that they can look normal again, and this can be very reassuring,Ž Millard said. In the Pink, which accepts most major types of insurance, stocks wigs, postsurgical garments, hats, scarves, and radiation skin care among other things. Millard said that men recovering from cancer often get compression garments and everyone can use the radiation skin creams. A new item that has enjoyed good word of mouth is an all natural product that chemo patients can apply to their eyebrows and eyelashes to keep them from falling out. Millard believes that everyone should be aorded the same dignity when going through cancer treatment and that is where the 501 C 3 status of In the Pink comes in. She is proud that 100 percent of every dollar that is donated via fundraisers and sponsorships goes directly to In the Pinks mission of helping cancer patients in need. Patients with no insurance or who are Medicaid-eligible receive needed items free of charge. Meanwhile, all of the stores overhead is paid by insurance reimbursements and shop sales of items such as scarves, which are not Mammoglams stroking in Jacksonville The original In the Pink boutique, 522 N. 3rd St. Yoga for Survivors is held at In the Pink held weekly. covered by insurance. Millard, along with husband Marty, is also known for bringing dragon boating to Jacksonville. She was looking for something she could do to continue exercising and one of her In the Pink clients suggested she check out dragon boating. In 2011, Millard raised enough money to purchase two dragon boats and the Jacksonville Dragon Boat Club was formed. Today, the club has a workout facility and about 80 members of all ages. ere are a number of teams, both recreational and competitive, made up of men, women, youth, mixed, and the breast cancer survivor team known as the Mammoglams. In the Pink has expanded its services to include another location, on Hendricks Avenue in San Marco, to complement the original location on N. 3rd Street in Jacksonville Beach. Free yoga for cancer patients is held on Wednesday mornings at the Jacksonville Beach location. Visit for more information about In the Pink or to make a donation.In the Pink cont. from pg. 1 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Drive • Suite 201 • St. Johns, FL 32259Mon: 10am-2pm | Tues & Wed: 9am-7pm | Thurs: 9am-8pm | Fri: 9am-7pm | Sat: 9am-5pm TRY OUR Venus Versa Treatments! A non-invasive aesthetic procedure that reverses the effects of aging, sun damage and stubborn cellulite.The SPA at Bartram Walk Massage & Body Treatments Injectables Tan & Makeup Aesthetic Treatment Waxing/Threading Nail Treatment Eyelash Extensions Microbladingwww.bartramwalkspa.com904-899-1234 Call or visit our website to schedule your next appointment! Jenean Bullard the new owner of Indulge Salon to the Bartram Walk location. Let our team of professionals indulge and pamper you. Now at Bartram Walk Salon & Medical Spa Ed Hooks StylistJoannie Salisbury … StylistCharlotte Harley … Massage Therapist Experience our Treatments and Soothe the Mind and BodyMention this ad receive 15% off during the month of October WELCOMES Jenean Bullard Owner


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The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 17 Get to Know . travel € pantry raiders € gardening fishing g € enterta i nment € p uzz l es Get to K G e t t t oK o o K K K Life Japke GoelinBy Martie Thompson Get to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at Photo courtesy Japke GosselinJapke Gosselin ST. JOHNS Race Track Rd. next to Memorial Emergency Center 111 Doctors Village Dr. Ste. 400 St. Johns, FL 32259 ST. AUGUSTINE 22 St. Johns Medical Park Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32086 WILLIAM J. GLENOS, D.M.D., P.A.Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist For Children, Teens, and Adults904.79SMILE (797.6453) € Connect with us! Like us on Facebook SAVE ORTHODONTIC EXPENSE!Call for a FREE ORTHODONTIC Growth & Development EXAMINATION R 1 Creating Beautiful Smiles for Over 25 Years! Smile f or O ver 2 5 Y ea rs! Chosen Best Orthodontist in St. AugustineFinally, on March 31, 2019, Hope Floats will hold its second annual Shop Our Closets event. We have asked local women to donate gently used clothing and accessories. We put everything in a boutique-like setting where nothing costs more than $20. Last year we raised $3,000 in just three hours, so we know this will be a successful event,Ž Henderson said. Henderson pointed out that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and fewer than 10 percent of them have a family history of the disease. Hope Floats is passionate about getting women to be proactive with their health via prevention and early detection. e ultimate goal, of course, is for women to not get breast cancer. Our future, long term plan is to be a liaison to link all the pieces together,Ž Henderson said. ere are so many great organizations locally for breast cancer patients and they all oer something dierent: support, education, nancial assistance. You just need to know where to go.Ž Henderson said Hope Floats is always looking for sponsors, including corporate sponsors. Donations may be made on the Donate tab of and you can keep up with the groups events on the Events tab. For more information, call Kerri Henderson at (904) 657-9376 or email or check out their Facebook page, Hope Floats to benet e Donna Foundation (events, races, etc.)Hope Floats cont. from pg. 1Japke (pronounced YapkaŽ) Gosselin grew up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her father was a harbormaster and the family lived on a houseboat in the harbor. When she was 12, her doctor recommended she start swimming and by the age of 13, she qualied for the national competition. She represented her country in the Rome Olympic Games when she was only 16 years old; she swam the 100m backstroke. Within a few years, Gosselin said she felt she wanted to have a normal life, away from competitive swimming and since her father had always wanted to go to the United States, thats where she went. She settled in with an aunt and uncle in Oak Harbor, Wash. before moving to Seattle on her next adventure. She worked as a swim instructor for awhile, before learning that she could make more money as a strolling musician, playing the accordion. Ultimately, she met her husband, John and they both began careers in real estate in suburban Seattle before retiring and moving to Murabella with their grown daughter and two grandsons in 2014. Gosselin is also a breast cancer survivor. She volunteers with Helping Hands and cooks dinner one night per month for the boys in St. Francis House in St. Augustine.1) How did you come to live in Murabella?Our daughter, Melanie, and her two sons lived with us in Kent, outside Seattle. She was transferred with her job to this area and my husband and I decided to retire and make the move too. We have lived multi-generationally for more than 10 years now.2) What do you like most about living in Murabella?We like living here. e schools are great for our grandsons, who are now 16 and 14. And we usually wake up with sunshine each day, which we like! 3) What can you tell us about your breast cancer diagnosis?In 2004, I fell and needed a hip replacement. I told my doctor then and even a few months later that something wasnt right with my right breast. e doctor checked and said it was dense breast tissue, but when I nally had an ultrasound in early 2005, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. I had a mastectomy and chemo and radiation. I was cancer-free for seven years, until 2012 when I found a lump on my left breast. So I had another mastectomy and then had to have my thyroid removed as well. But Im ne! You have to have a good attitude about all this to survive.4) What did you do to give backŽ after your diagnosis?My husband and I felt we had to do something after my rst diagnosis. I had received a very inspiring greeting card from a friend that really helped me. I still have the card and we used it as a model to make care packages for women going through chemo. We bought pretty little pink bags and lled them with useful items including the verbiage from the inspirational greeting card and then brought them to the same place I had my chemo. 5) How did you get involved with Helping Hands and what do you enjoy about it?When I was a realtor in Washington back in the late 1980s, a friend and I started sharing a Costco card. She moved around and we remained in touch and continued sharing the card. When we moved to Murabella, I knew she lived in the St. Augustine area and so we got back in touch. She was a member of Helping Hands and introduced me to the group. How small a world is that? I like volunteering with Helping Hands because everyone just shows up and then does good work. We have even started making my little pink bags for women undergoing chemo and taking them to area oncologists. I have made a lot of friends in this group. 904.886.7415 we’re the cleaning help you want!Ask about complete home disinfection with When you want help cleaning,


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Our mission is to provide exceptional veterinary care in a compassionate and professional environment.Companion Animal and Laser Surgery Center www.switzerlandanimalhospital.com1430 State Road 13 N (At Roberts Road)(904) 287 2527 New supervisor announced for LEELanguage Exploration Enrichment (LEE) has announced the appointment of Yamile Abdalah Hernandez as supervisor for the Language Exploration Enrichment Spanish program, an after school Spanish program that is oered to all regular and extended day students at 17 St. Johns County elementary school locations. Hernandez has been involved with LEE since the early stages of the program but began to formally teach in 2016. She is licensed through the Instituto Cervantes de la Lengua Hispana to teach Spanish and has taught at San Juan del Rio Catholic School. Hernandez will be responsible for managing the relationships with the schools, registration, coaching and evaluations, and professional development. In addition, she will be representing LEE at the upcoming Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) this October in Orlando. Visit for more information about the Language Exploration Enrichment (LEE) Program.Palencia welcomes students back to schoolOn Aug. 10, Palencia Elementary swung open its doors and welcomed 817 students to a brand-new year. Since opening day, enrollment has increased to 842. is new year Palencia Elementary is not only welcoming new and returning students, but also several teachers new to the school. e new grade level teams have been working hard all summer to bond, grow the PLC (Professional Learning Community) process, and put together solid, engaging curriculum for the students. e Palencia PTO has also worked hard to ll the fall calendar with fun opportunities for people to get involved with the school, or just join in for enjoyable events. Last years fundraising eorts allowed the PTO to purchase a sunshade for the school playground. e sunshade had become a necessity because of the new, as of last year, state mandate for more recess time. And now thanks to the eorts of the PTO and the events they host, school sponsors and supportive families, the sun shade is being installed to oer a respite for the students from the hot Florida sun. e PTO fundraising year already kicked o with the ever popular Boosterthon. is is always a favorite event with the students and this year was the most successful Boosterthon yet … raising more than $45,000 for the school. Monday, Oct. 8 is the Fore the Kids Golf Tournament. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at the Palencia Club. Honda of the Avenues and the Palencia Club are this years title sponsors. ere will be an awards dinner on the upstairs lawn of the Palencia Club that will feature music, prizes, rae, silent auction and dinner catered by Harrys Seafood and Salt Life Food Shack. You dont have to be a golfer to enjoy this event and the money raised this year goes to support the school being a digital 1:1 school. Register online at Friday, Nov. 9 is the Family Movie Night on the soccer elds at Palencia. is is a community event that is put on by the PTO and is free of charge. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars with your family and friends. ere will be food and snacks available for purchase. Grandparents Day will be celebrated at Palencia Elementary on Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20. ese are special days for the students to invite their grandparents to share a meal with them and show o their school. Make sure that all grandparents are approved volunteers so that they are able to attend. Find the application on the schools website at Read the schools newsletter, e Pirate Post, and check the PTO website, http://, for more information regarding dates for the fall kickback events.Liberty Pines Academy back to school updateLiberty Pines Wolves have returned to a busy year at school. First, the school now oers a journalism class for eighth graders. Students will contribute to the monthly school newsletter with articles and interviews. Middle school grades will experience a plethora of new things this school year, including a revised daily bell schedule, a new demerit system and new bussing. Liberty Pines has opted to change to periods instead of blocks, so that each class length is the same and skinnyŽ classes are now a thing of the past. Also added for our middle schoolers this year is a new demerit system. It was decided that many infractions did not deserve a referral, so the demerit system should help students stay on track „ in and out of class. Students with fewer than four demerits per quarter will get a reward for doing so. So many students ride the buses to and from school that most parents are aware of the bussing changes made this year with the elementary and middle grades being placed on busses together. School administration asks for everyones patience, as this system is new and may take a bit to get just right. e school recently welcomed Donnie Hoessler as assistant principal. Hoessler is a University of Central Florida alumnus and has plenty of experience from both Switzerland Point Middle School and Julington Creek Elementary. Volleyball tryouts were held in August and in addition to new teams, the school has a new coach for both the boys and girls teams, Traci Wurstner. Everyone is invited to come out and support the Wolves when they play on Oct. 2, 9, 11, and 16. Football is in full swing as well, with games on Oct. 3, 10, and 17. Visit for the full schedule for all middle school sports and be sure to wear your LPA gear on Fridays, which are designated spirit wear days.Photo courtesy Meghan Hancher Second grader Evan, kindergarteners Aidan and Owen and fourth grader Olivia Hancher on the first day of school.


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A committee then reviews the applications and chooses who they believe would be the best t in mentoring the incoming freshman class. According to another Link Crew coordinator and freshman counselor, Tami Treaster, For the 2018 … 2019 school year, we have 115 leaders which is up from 85 leaders the previous school year. We had over 150 applications for this school year which is very exciting!Ž Link Crews main event is the school orientation that takes place a week before the rst day of school. 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All prizes will be awarded in gift cards and donated items. Checks should be be sent to Jackie Valyou/ Helping Hands, 1180 Stonehedge Trail Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092; make your $20 check payable to e Donna Foundation, with Hope Floats in the memo line. e groups October meeting, on Oct. 26 at Faith Community Church, will be the special yearly Christmas tree decoration day for Community Peds Hospice. All trees have been donated, but decorations are needed for them. Helping Hands has been donating two to three foot trees for Community Peds Hospices annual party for families for eight years. e families Westminster Woods on Julington Creek warmly welcomed back watercolor artist Marie Shell with an opening reception on ursday, Sept. 5. Shell taught weekly painting classes at the retirement community in 1985 and 1986. e opening reception was attended by residents, family, friends, and fans of Shells work, which spans more than four decades. Shells artistic journey started in Atlanta, Ga., at the age of four. Shells parents recognized her passion for drawing and painting, and enrolled her in art lessons at the Atlanta Museum of Art. She continued training over the next 20 years using a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, collages, batik, pottery, weaving, pastels, papermaking, trapunto, copper enameling and portrait. e exhibit at Westminster Woods includes a variety of these mediums, touching on realism, impressionism, and abstract. Of these, Shell said, My favorite is watercolor for its wonderful surprises.Ž Her top goal was to earn a signature membership the National Watercolor Society, which she attained after 13 years. Honors include accolades from the Georgia Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Kentucky Watercolor Society, North Coast Collage Society, and Mississippi Watercolor Society. She is also a founding member of the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. Over the years, Shell has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the United States, earned more than 50 awards, and been published in eight art books. Westminster Woods residents Authur and Mary Nissen have three Marie Shell originals in their home. Nexus, the city landscape, was one of Shells last oil paintings. I delight in the thought that part of me, a very valued gift, will live long after I am gone.Ž Shell said. Maries Journey will be on display in the Museum at Westminster Woods on then get to take their special tree home. If you would like to decorate a tree at home and bring it, that would be ne. Trees in previous years have been decorated in Barbies, balls, garland, shells, golf stu, nuts and bolts and many other creative themes. ere will be a contest at the meeting for most creative, prettiest, and all over beauty. 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Page 26 | The CreekLine October 2018 Gardening The autumn garden By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale 11701 San Jose Blvd., Suite 30, Jacksonville, FL 32223At the intersection of San Jose and Loretto road in the Winn Dixie shopping center 904-379-8828Come see Jacksonville’s newest lighting and fan showroom 10% o whole order. Must mention or bring ad to the store. NOW OPEN A rainy summer had given too many of the plants in the Freedom Buttery Garden and Heritage Garden in Alpine Groves Park an opportunity to overrun their assigned plots. Some non-native plants had settled in, and some native species were crowding out other natives. Since the purpose of a native plant demonstration garden is to showcase a variety of native plant and pollinator species to the public, the garden needed serious rebalancing.Ž e Garden Club of Switzerland would like to extend a sincere thank you to Tyler Phillips, members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 180, and their volunteer assistants for their work in our Alpine Groves Park gardens. While the group was getting organized, garden club president Mickey Fraser gave the scouts a tour. Many butteries were identied: gulf fritillaries, zebra longwings, swallowtails, and skippers, and their nectar owers and the host plants that provide food for their caterpillars. Florida native plants provide a natural source of nourishment and protection for indigenous insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Scout mom Debbie Phillips said her favorite ower was the passion ower or maypop, which is a host plant for both gulf fritillaries and zebra longwings „ both were present in abundance that morning.Although the Atlantic hurricane season was remarkably quiet for the continental U.S. up until the end of August, early September saw an abrupt change. As of Sept. 5, tropical storm Gordon is now moving well inland after wreaking havoc along the Gulf coast, and Hurricane Florence has strengthened to category 3; we need to pay attention (www.nhc.noaa. gov/gtwo.php). If you are interested more generally in the weather in our state „ temperatures, rainfall amounts, storm impacts „ check out this website: y7jznm5d. e latest issue of A New Leaf newsletter is available here: yc7kqfxr. As always, there are plenty of inspiring ideas and tips about what to do in the garden this month. If you have been dealing with a bounty of produce and realize you would have found it useful to know how to preserve it, there are two canning classes in October. On Oct. 13, learn how to preserve apple wedges in cinnamon hot syrup, and on Oct. 27, you can make Chicken in a Can-Homemade Noodles. Preregistration and pre-payment is required. Each class is $20 per person. Call Jeannie at (904) 255-7450 to register. With the holiday season approaching, homemade preserves make a thoughtful gift. e upcoming class on Microgreens and Wildowers on Oct. 10 (cost $10, call Sarah at (904) 255-7450 to register) will likely be the last class led by Terry DelValle, our Horticultural Agent of 35 years. She is to retire in November, and I know that anybody involved, however loosely, with the Extension Service, will miss her for both her depth of knowledge and her unfailingly helpful approach to us, the public. ank you, Terry. Our fellow creatures are preparing for the cooler weather, and some of our birds are fattening up for the grueling task of migration. As the weather cools, suet will be a welcome, high calorie treat for residents and migrants alike, and it wont be long before our winter visitors begin to arrive, needing a restorative meal. Hummingbirds and pollinators alike are seeking out nectar-rich fall-blooming owers like respike ( Odontonema cuspidatum or O. strictum ), Mexican sage ( Salvia leucanthum ), goldenrods ( Solidago spp. ), asters ( Aster or Symphyotrichum spp. ), ironweed ( Vernonia spp. ), dotted horsemint ( Monarda punctata a prolic self-seeder), wild ageratum ( Conoclinium coelestinum which is an incredible insect magnet, but can spread aggressively if the roots arent kept in bounds), pineapple sage ( Salvia elegans ), and blazing star (Liatris spp.). Do your homework to determine which species suit your location, and plan to add those to your garden. Early fall is a good time to plant hardy perennials, but hold o on planting tender species until the spring. Flowers that bloom in the fall make great decorations for Halloween. Look for autumn shades of chrysanthemums (mumsŽ), and other orange, red or yellow blooms and berries. If youre aiming for a really spooky look, try draping Spanish moss around your decorations. For indoor use, freeze the moss for 24 hours in plastic bags to kill o any insects. As you plant your cool season vegetable garden, make sure to scout regularly for insects and caterpillars. Cut worms make short work of small transplants and the problem can be avoided by using a protective barrier like a short section of kitchen paper tube around each plant. ere is nothing quite as disheartening as nding your lovely new transplants completely destroyed. Mary Puckett, the Urban Garden Assistant who has been so crucial to training master gardeners in the subtleties of vegetable gardening, and for the assistance she and her helpers have given to community gardens around Jacksonville and the beaches area, is also retiring. We wish her well, and I for one thank her for her contributions to A New Leaf, including her latest article A successful garden takes planning.Ž How true that is!A few hours later, the jungle that was the garden had been tamed. After they removed the excessive growth, the volunteers prepared the soil and sowed native gaillardia, coreopsis, rudbeckia, and red salvia. e remaining plants now had more space, which meant better access to sunlight, soil, water, and air ow „ and a healthier garden. e project to restore order to our gardens was only one of many accomplishments Life Scout Tyler Phillips completed to be eligible for the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve „ Eagle Scout status. Taming the jungleŽ that our buttery garden had become was a community service entailing a lot of sweat, hard work and planning, as well as a mastery of leadership skills on Phillips part. Learn about our garden at and visit us at a monthly meeting. Dianne Battle is a Master Gardener, St. Johns CountyPhoto courtesy Dianne BattleTroop 180 Boy Scouts Tyler Dansen, Tyler Phillips, John Day, Charles Phillips, and volunteer Shelby Gold. Taming the restless nativesBy Dianne Battle Ask about Viking s 2019 Early Booking Discount. 2-for-1 cruise plus international air discounts*. Travel Leaders of Jacksonville 2 Fairfield Blvd, Suite 3 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-642-6909 | TLJAX.COM Next to Starbucks in Ponte Vedra Travel Advisor, Jessica Braack | Agency Owner, Lindsay Hardy Madalena Edwards, Travel Advisor


The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 27 Fishing Capt. Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka San Jose Blvd. | Jacksonville, FL MandarinIndependent & Assisted Living Memory Care Like us on ALF Join us at HarborChase as we celebrate the fall season with an Apple Fest & Open House. Apple Fest Get your birthday month FREE FOREVER!* Call now! Meet our outstanding team of associates and enjoy live entertainment, games, prizes, hot apple cider and a variety of apple desserts and treats. Well also take you on an exclusive tour of HarborChase and introduce you to our exceptional lifestyle and luxurious amenities. On your way out, take home an apple tart or a freshbaked apple pie. Its the perfect way to experience the unsurpassed hospitality of HarborChase! HarborChase oers: € Seasonal menus created by award-winning Chefs € Energizing experiences and social events daily € Scheduled transportationSaturday, October | am *Expires 10/30/18. New residents only. Some restrictions may apply. Water Problems? Ask Us About Salt Delivery Or Rental Systems Iron € Bacteria € Sulfur € Salts € Color € Lead € Hardness And Odor • REMOVE •3760 Kori Road • 904-262-0197 • www.affordablewaterjax.comLicense #W-32 CALL TODAY FOR STRAIGHT ANSWERS, NO HIGH PRESSURE! € Residential € Commercial € IndustrialWe carry a complete line of Water Treatment Systems to meet your needs and your budget!Ž FREE WATER TESTINGFamily Owned and Operated since 1989 30 Years of Blooms In the Mandarin Demonstration Garden Mandarin Garden Club Free Parking Free admission No pets2892 Loretto Rd. October 13-Noon to 3 pm € Duval County Extension UF/IFAS € Tool Sharpening Demonstration € Master Gardeners € Herb Society, Bonsai Club € Monarch Milkweed Initiative € Guided Tours In recent years, over the summer months and into early fall, we have been fortunate enough to experience some of the best shing and shrimping anyone could remember. Shrimp were lling cast nets with counts of more than 100 per throw. Limits of slot sized reds were being caught just about anywhere in the river where you decided to soak a live shrimp. Flounder, black drum, and yellowmouth trout were right there at your favorite croaker hole with tarpon and dolphin rolling as far south as Green Cove Springs. Yes, shing was good. Now we come to the summer and fall of 2018. What a dierence this year has been to recent years and actually recent decades. In the past, we have always had to deal with some type of weather related interruption to our summer and fall shing season. is would usually be the result of rainy spell of a couple of weeks or so, or possibly the passing of some kind of tropical disturbance. Usually a week or two following the weather inconvenience, shing would come back with a vengeance, and everyone would be happy „ but not this year. Because of the exceptional amounts of above average rainfall throughout much of the entire St. Johns River, for the rst time that many can remember, shing has only gotten worse instead of better as the summer and fall progressed. is does not exclude all shing on the river, as freshwater shing has remained somewhat decent. But what it does include is any type of annual shrimp run, and the showing of the variety of saltwater species that invade our normally brackish waters. On the bright side, the freshwater catsh bite has been strong. Dead shrimp, bottom shed anywhere from Green Cove Springs to San Marco should result in some pretty good results. e bream bite should be strong and abundant all the way out of the creeks and into the river, especially on the end of docks. Even largemouths are making their presence known in these same areas. Dont be afraid to work the docks. Areas closer to the ocean should be affected less and should produce some good fall shing. St. Augustine, Palm Valley, Beach Boulevard, Ft. Caroline, and Mayport areas of the St. Johns and Intracoastal Waterway should all be hot spots right up to late November. e annual migration of bait sh traveling south should also produce some very good surf shing for the rest of the fall months. Fishing Report: Freshwater shing should be at a premium. Fall bass, bream, and catsh should be readily available in just about any freshwater location. Migrating bluesh should be in good numbers in the surf. Cut sh or nger mullet with a short wire leader should help you land limit catches. Whether you catch one, some, or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Email your Catch of the Month photo to Be sure to include the name of the person(s) in the photo, the name of the person who took the photo, the type of sh and date and location of the catch. We will select a photo each month for publication. Photo courtesy Chris JoynerThis months Catch of the Month photo is of Chris Joyner of Fruit Cove, who caught black drum in early August on the Intracoastal Waterway using dead shrimp and fiddler crabs as bait.


Page 28 | The CreekLine October 2018 Celebration Lutheran Church 810 Roberts Road • St. Johns, FL 32259 • 904-230-2496 Worshiping with Communion Every Sunday at 9 am Leading People to Experience Jesus in a Real Way! EVERY SUNDAY AT 10 AM Our Sunday services are meant for you to get connected in a casual, inviting atmosphere. With dynamic worship and a relevant message, you are sure to enjoy our life-giving service! Programs for all ages: Nursery, Kids, Youth, Small Groups, Men and Womens Groups Join us Every Sunday 10:00 am Fai-Worship-Pais Sectio Fai-Worship-Pais Sectio Fai-Worship-Pais Sectio “I want cremation.”Call for pricing Flagler Memorial Cremation Society Mandarin United Methodist Church 11270 S a n Jose Bl vd. Jac k sonvi ll e F L 32223( From I -295 go S outh on S an Jose Bl vd. 1/2 mi l e on right )United Methodist Womens 29th Annual Fall Craft FestivalSat., Oct. 6, 2018 9 am … 4 pm All handcrafted items: 100+ crafters c l othing j ewe l ry concessions seasona l gifts ba k ed goods chi l dren  s shop country store and more V isit S anta from 12 2 pm. All proceeds support UMW Mission Projects No pets allowed.Chance Owen and Mitch Wright, of the nancial services rm Edward Jones, recently took part in a historic event „ a transcontinental walk across America to ght Alzheimers disease. Edward Jones launched the Walk Across America, a one-time, 16-week relay-style walk across 12 states, to raise awareness about the impact of Alzheimers disease. e oldest city on each coast served as the trailheads for Walk Across America, leaving from San Diego on July 9 and from St. Augustine on Aug. 27. In teams of approximately eight, more than 1,000 Edward Jones nancial advisors and branch oce administrators will complete the 3,100mile journey relay-style. Each team will carry a hand-carved walking stick, named Gus, harvested from the farm of Ted Jones, son of the rms founder, Edward Jones Sr. According to Owen, Gus the walking stick nearly suered a catastrophe on the very rst day of the walk from St. Augustine. It happened on Wrights day to walk, which was Aug. 27: while going over the Vilano Bridge, Gus the walking stick fell into the mud below „ but thankfully was recovered and went on to be handed o as planned to the next walker. Owen said his day to walk, Aug. 31, was hot and dusty. He and his team walked from Callahan northward on US Highway 301 to Hilliard. Owen estimated he walked 12 miles of the 20 total miles for the day. I liked the rural setting of my turn to walk,Ž Owen said. It was peaceful and nice listening to the birds.Ž Owen said the walkers were grateful for the team members who drove ahead in an RV and stopped every few miles to allow the walkers to catch up and then enjoy a bit of respite. Alzheimers isnt something that is going to be cured tomorrow, but we try to keep it at the forefront of peoples minds,Ž Owen said. For nearly a century, Edward Jones has been in the business of building relationships and investors wealth. Alzheimers disease destroys both.ŽFinancial advisor takes part in Alzheimers awareness relay walkBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.comPhotos courtesy Chance OwenChance Owen with Gus, the walking stick, during his portion of the relay-style Walk Across America. Mitch Wright with Gus the walking stick. e cross-country walk will culminate in St. Louis on Oct. 28 as the nal team crosses the stage at Enterprise Center during this years annual Walk to End Alzheimers fundraising event, chaired by John Beuerlein, the Edward Jones principal who leads the rms Older Adult Council. is four-month Walk Across America is one more way to increase awareness of Alzheimers and the resources available to deal with it,Ž said Beuerlein.


The CreekLine October 2018 | Page 29 Sign Up NOW for Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Fruit Cove Baptist Church501 State Road 13 € (904) 287-0996Register and pay online at: More Info Contact : S ports L ife @ Basketball:K-8th GradeP ositive Coaches and R efs E qua l Pl aying T ime for El ementary L eague More Competitive Pl ay for Midd l e S choo l Cheerleading: K-6th Grade Practices Begin Saturday, January 5 Games Begin January 19$130.00 includes uniform(P ay by O ct. 8 and receive a $20 00 discount )Evaluations and Sizing November 8, 13, and 15 … 6-8:30 pm All ages can attend any of the 3 days between 6 and 8:30 pm. 6595 Columbia Park Court 32258Pumpkins with a Purpose Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church & School’s Annual Pumpkin Patch October 14th 30thMon-Fri 3pm -7pm Sat 10 7 Sun 11 7 View map & photos at or call 904-641-8385Fantastic selection of pumpkins and gourds, outdoor nature photo opportunities, lakeside picnic areaGreat Family Fun!! All proceeds benefit local & international efforts to care for those in need. 2179 State Rd 13 € Switzerland, FL 32259 € (904) 287-0330 A CONNECTING CHURCHOur Worship ServicesTraditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00am Pre-Planning advisors are available to assist • (904) 824-1672Call for a no cost consultation Funeral € Crematory € Memorial Park Sept. 27 … Oct. 31: e annual River of Life Pumpkin Patch will be open every day or until the pumpkins are gone. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. … 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. … 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. … 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. … 8 p.m. e proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch help to support the church as they serve in the community, and a portion is allocated to the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home. Volunteers are needed to help unload the pumpkin truck on Sept. 26, Oct. 10, and Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. River of Life is located at 2600 Race Track Road. Visit for more information. Oct. 2: Planting Hope, presented by In His Image Ministry, is a faith-based support group for families with special needs children that meets the rst Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. … 8:30 p.m. at Fruit Cove Baptist Church, 501 State Road 13. Contact Barbara Campbell at barbara.inhisimage@gmail. com for more information or to register. Oct. 12 … 14: San Juan del Rio, 1718 State Road 13, will host its annual Fall Festival from 5 p.m. … 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. … 10 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. … 6 p.m. on Sunday. e event will include carnival rides, games, food, a book sale and more. Ride tickets, game tickets and food are available for purchase at the event, which is open to the public. Visit or call (904) 287-0519 for more information. Oct. 14 … 30: Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch, Monday … ursday from 3 p.m. … 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. … 7 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. … 7 p.m. at 6595 Columbia Park Court in Jacksonville. ere will be a wide selection of pumpkins and gourds available for purchase, as well as outdoor photo opportunities. All proceeds benet local and international mission eorts. Visit for more information. Oct. 20: St. Patricks Episcopal Church is hosting its third annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the church, 1221 State Road 13 from 3 p.m. … 7 p.m. is festival will be a safe place for kids to trick or treat and fun for the whole family, including games, music, food, contests, prizes and plenty of treats. e event will include a costume contest, so families are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the churchs childrens ministries and Feed My Lambs. is is a free event, open to the public. Visit for more information. Oct. 28: River of Life United Methodist Church is hosting is hosting its annual Fall Festival with hayrides, bouncy house and slide, face painting, free hotdogs, train rides, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy at the church, 2600 Race Track Road from 12 p.m. … 4 p.m. is is a free event, open to the public. Visit for more information. Fai-Worship-Pais Sectio Fai-Worship-Pais Sectio Fai-Worship-Pais Sectio ““HarborChase of Mandarin is a brand new premier senior living community in Jacksonville. We have had a great success with the Florida newsline. It consistently had open house events each monthly and because of the Creekline and Mandarin newsline, we’ve had great turnouts. I look forward to continuing advertising in these publications. They have a great reputation and thank them for our success thus far.Landry Arnold, Director of Sales HarborChase of MandarinOct. 31: Celebration Lutheran Church, 810 Roberts Road, will host Trick or Treat at the church. Call (904) 2302496 for more information.Faith News Have a church event coming up? Email us at


Page 30 | The CreekLine October 2018 Travel Asheville for the Holidays: Gingerbread Competition and Biltmores Grandeur. By Debi Lander Preschool with a Higher PurposeD eerwood Academy nurtures the whole child. Our excellent education is recognized by the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) and Floridas Gold Seal Quality Care Program. And our students learn positive character values that will serve them their whole lives long „ in school, as professionals, and when they have children of their own one day. L ifelong success begins here. Discover the Deerwood difference for yourself Enroll today, and your childs fourth week of high-quality education will be free „ our welcome gift to you! Valid for new enrollees only until 12/31/18. Cannot be combined with any other o er. Coupon must be presented to receive discount. C LW F 18Receive Your Fourth Week Free!* Florida Department of Children and Families License # C07SJ0083 and C04DU053… …Where Learning Comes First ST. 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Visions of sugarplums danced in my head as I drove to the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. I made the trip last December to the historic Blue Ridge resort to view the winning entries in the National Gingerbread House Competition. My trail of crumbs led me to displays stopping me dead in my tracks „ wide-eyed and childlike. Much more than elaborate houses and cutesy cakes, these creations were architectural masterpieces and stunning works of art. is contest takes gingerbread to the highest level of culinary art. is best-of-the-bestŽ competition features three categories: children, teens, and adults. All entries must be 100 percent edible, nothing articial, but need not be houses. Seventy-ve percent must be gingerbread, leaving 25 percent for candy, icing and other edible additions. Contestants submit their creation upon admission „ meaning assembly beforehand. An Omni triage unit provides plenty of royal icing for last-minute xes. A highly regarded judging panel evaluates each entry based on overall appearance, originality/creativity, diculty, precision and consistency of theme. e 2017 panel featured world-renowned pastry chefs and artists, including the founder of the International Sugar Art Collection, a curator of e Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the author of Making Great Gingerbread Houses.Ž Bragging rights seem the most soughtafter award, but dividing $25,000 in cash and prizes puts icing on the ego cakes. A visit to the Inn itself is another sweet treat, an overnight stay even better. e 513-room resort recalls a grand old National Park lodge, decorated for the holidays with some of the most glorious greenery, trees and lights anywhere. e Great Gingerbread House lures adults and kids alike to the welcoming Great Hall „ a Hansel and Gretel 10 -foot gingerbread replica of the Inn. Children can buy hot cocoa while adults cozy up to the lobby bar. Wine glass in hand, I browsed the oors of gingerbread art for hours, delighting in the childrens entries, relishing the creativity of the teens designs (my favorite, e Wall from Game of rones), and swooning over breathtaking projects from adult winners. Billie Mochow, a multi-year winner, said, Coming up with my idea is one of the hardest parts.Ž She contemplates possibilities from January through May, beginning her tedious artwork in the summer. Her elegant swan pulling a sleigh over a glassy lake was stunning. e overall winning entry, by Ann Bailey of Cary, N.C., showcased a collection of books topped by sculpted gures from Dickens A Christmas Carol.Ž ese tiny, yet detailed gingerbread men (of sorts) would have made Michelangelo jealous. e three-dimensional assemblage brought audible gasps from onlookers. Beyond gingerbread edices, the Biltmore, Americas largest and perhaps grandest home, remains a must-see in Asheville. Always an eyeful, the Chteauesque-style mansion, built for George Vanderbilt in 1895, dresses itself to the hilt during the holidays „ as it did in Vanderbilts time. e Banquet Halls 35-foot Fraser r is the centerpiece of the oral fantasy. irty thousand twinkling lights and hundreds of candles reect in thousands of ornaments; miles of garland accent every corner. Outside, 300 hand-lit luminaries adorn the front lawn, drawing attention to a 55-foot Norway spruce draped with more than 45,000 lights. Tickets arent cheap, so plan to spend the entire day taking in Biltmores gardens, winery and Antler Hill Village. Splurge and spend the night in the Biltmores lodging. But, run, run as fast as you can to make the necessary reservations. e Gingerbread display is open to the public Sundays after 3 p.m. and throughout the day Monday through ursday, Nov. 25 … Jan. 5. Asheville is well worth the eighthour drive from Jacksonville. 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