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SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS 2014 4 Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 What’s Inside Volume 8, Issue 10 July 2014Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 From the City Councilmans Desk Page 6 School District Journal Page 7 From the Florida HousePage 8 Political Commentary Page 9 New evacuation zones Page 10 Native Sons & DaughtersPage 11 Mandarin Oaks Page 12 Mustang Band Page 13 New track at Beauclerc Page 14 Memorial Day Page 15 Volunteers needed Page 16 Congrats, graduates Page 17 Faith News Page 18 Movie Review Page 19 Fishing Report Page 20 Gardening Page 21 Coast Guard Auxiliary Page 23 Crown Point PTA Board Certied Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon 11571 San Jose Blvd, Unit 1, Jacksonville FL 32223 www.meymandoms.comDr. Samira Meymand Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon JULY SPECIALSFREE WISDOM TOOTH CONSULTATIONS $200.00 OFF DENTAL IMPLANTS CALL NOW! F GRAND OPENING in the HEART of MANDARIN! Most insurances accepted The Jacksonville Public Library is an important resource not only for the Mandarin community, but for the entire Jacksonville community. It is budget time again and the library needs your support! The Board of Library Trustees is proposing a growth budget for FY 2015 intended to revitalize library services in Jacksonville. It is called Fund the Future. Please note that these elements do not include existing library services or annual cost increases. This proposal does not bring the library to a full level of service, but is intended as a “ rst step in a multi-year plan. According to Library Director Barbara Gubbin: It represents the boards request for additional investment in the Jacksonville Public Library in FY 2015 to build back library services and embark on new initiatives necessary for the library to remain Troop 101 recently hosted a triple Eagle Court of Honor, where three of their scouts received their Eagle rank. The ceremony honoring Eagle recipients Benjamin Bittner, Connor Horne and Joshua Jewell took place on June 7 at Mandarin As we share these brief moments together, may the food nourish our bodies, the conversation nourish our minds and the friendships nourish our souls. May we ever be mindful of our blessings as members of River City Womens Club, as we constantly strive to make the world a better place through acts of love, service and compassion ~Dorothy Rice The Club Collect above is read at the beginning of each meeting of the River City Womens Club. It describes the women of the club and their mission to the community. We meet together to form friendships through having lunch together, through our conversations with each other and using our talents and blessings to help other people in our community. One of the ways the club helps its community is the Brown Bag AuctionŽ each year. The auction is held at the May meeting and the funds from the auc-Triple Eagle Court of Honor held for Boy Scout Troop 101By Contributing Writer Melissa SalekRiver City Women’s Club forms friendshipsBy Contributing Writer Betty Waldrep Florence Hird enjoyed the recent meeting. tion are donated to a charity in our community. On the day of the May meeting, as the ladies gathered at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin, they all arrived with brown bags with special goodiesŽ inside. The members decorated their bags, placed a gift of $10 or more inside and attached a card giving a hint as to what was inside. After lunch, the ladies bid on the bags and raised funds for the Benjamin Bittner lights the nal ceremonial candle in celebration of his journey towards Eagle. Photo by Carolyn Keefe. i Online Calendar i i Classi“ed Ads i i Full Issues i i Archived Issues i To advertise, call (904) 886-4919 United Methodist Church. Every Eagle Scout has the option to have his own individual Court of Honor,Ž explained Scoutmaster Walter Carter. Since these three young men came into scouting together and shared many experiences over the years, they thought nothing of sharing this special day. All three are “ ne young men,Ž Carter continued. I look forward to hearing of their future endeavors.Ž To earn their Eagle rank, Library to Fund the Future with FY15 budgetBy Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Branch Manager/Senior Librarian, Mandarin Branch Library Tracy Chamberlin registers her daughters Emily and Riley for the 2014 Summer Reading Program at the Mandarin Branch Library. The 2014 Summer Reading Program is in full swing at the Mandarin & South Mandarin Branch Libraries. a key element in Jacksonvilles quality of life. This is just the “ rst step in building back the library system and represents an investment of $3 million additional dollars. Fund the Future would make it possible for us to increase service hours and restore 10 weekly hours to the Main Library and 20 to the four Regional Libraries. Just as importantly, it would allow us to strengthen collections and add new e-services for youth„two key service priorities for JPL.Ž The next time you visit the Mandarin or South Mandarin Branch Libraries ask for information about the Fund the Future proposal. The sta would be happy to share the complete pro-Eagle Scouts cont. on pg. 11 Library cont. on pg. 6 River City Women cont. on pg. 7


Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2014 € Ander Crenshaw is the proven conservative. He gets things done. ATTN:Republican Absentee VotersPlease contact us about joining the Crenshaw Team. www.andercrenshaw.comFollow Ander on Twitter. Like him on Facebook. Obamacare OPPOSED FROM DAY 1! VOTED 50+ TIMES to defund/dismantle/repeal Second Amendment ENDORSED by the NRA Veterans FOUGHT for Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Clinic in Jacksonville Pro-Life RATED 100% by National Right to Life Family RATED 100% by the Christian Coalition Jobs, Defense & Security BROUGHT New Ships & Missions to Local Military Bases Economic Freedom RATED 94% by Americans for Tax Reform CONSERVATIVE FOR CONGRESS ISSUE CRENSHAWS CONSER ATIVE CHECKLIST

PAGE 3 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Like us on Facebook mandarinnewsline Whats New Community HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ is preferred. The writers’ opinions do not necessarily re ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2014. Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompsoneditor@mandarinnewsline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Jasmine QuezadaJQ@rtpublishing.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.comRT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 Free community papers like the one youre reading today are thriving. In fact, free community publications have been able to maintain nearly 99% of their readership since the turn of the millenium. We love the neighborhoods we serve and we couldnt do it without your support.Thank you!The best things in life are free CIRCULATION VERIFICATION COUNCIL DATA MEASURING PAPERS AUDITED IN BOTH 1999 AND 2013. WWW.CVCAUDIT.COM[MEMBER PUBLICATION LOGO & CONTACT INFO] Visit to learn more M a n d a r i n Mandarin NewsLine  904-886-4919Please join the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society on Saturday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. for Childrens Story Time. Each month, three books will be read followed by a related themed and simple craft activity. This program is ideally for children ages three through six, but please feel free to bring the siblings as we read our way through some age-appropriate picture books, get active with music and movement and create a fun craft. We do ask that the parent or guardian accompany their child during story time and then take them on a walk through the beautiful 10-acre Walter Jones Historical Park and look for manatees at County Dock. Mandarin Museum is located in the Walter Jones Historical Park at 11964 Mandarin Road. Learn more at For more information, please call 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ The Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the “ rst and third Saturday of each month in the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. The meeting time is 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are open to all and visitors are always welcome. Please contact the Mandarin Toastmasters at and/ or president, Morgan North, at 268-9380. The AARP Smart Driver Course for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 and 9, at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Drivers must attend both days to receive the certi“ cate to qualify for auto insurance discount. The fee for AARP members is $15 or $20 for nonmembers. To register, please call 391-1320. The July general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be Christmas in July,Ž featuring the ra e of a Christmas quilt. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.” /allstarquiltguild and The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Julys meeting will be held on Friday, July 18. Visitors are welcome! The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities include park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email MCAA (Mothers of Children with ADD/ADHD Alliance) will host a support group on Monday, July 7 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Come and join other mothers of children with ADD/ADHD to share experiences, learn from each other and hear from visiting experts. The group will be facilitated by Chai Gross, CLC and will be held at 9310 Old Kings Road South, Suite 102. For addition information, please contact 451-9545 or email The North Florida O.R.C.A.S. (Operational and Radio Control Association of Shipwrights) host fun sailsŽ on the third Saturday of each month at Losco Park in Mandarin from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The O.R.C.A.S. are a group enthusiasts whose purpose is to promote the building and running of radio controlled model boats. For additional information, please visit www.north” The Mandarin Council of the JAX Chamber hosts monthly networking events. Their next lunch meeting is on July 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bucca di Beppo near The Avenues Mall. The next breakfast meeting will take place at the Red Elephant Grill and Pizza on Thursday, July 24 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Julys breakfast guest speaker is Al Bagocius form Drummond Press, speaking about LinkedIn and the “ ve easy steps to improve your LinkedIn pro“ le for developing pro“ table and meaningful relationships. Also, mark your calendars for the 18th annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O which will be held on Saturday, November 15. Registration is now open on our website. Learn more about the Mandarin Council and RSVP for these events at We live, work and play in Mandarin! The Italian American Club is closed for the month of July except for rentals. Well be back in August with plans for a Casino Cruise, Dog Track, our annual Festa in late October and more fun things. Have a great summer! Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at i Classi“ed Ads i i Full Issues i i Archived Issues i i Online Calendar i Click Community Calendar to post an event. Follow the user-friendly instructions. Civic and neighborhood events may be posted FREE! To advertise, call (904) 886-4919 darin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at park entrance. Beginners are welcome! Just show up unless it rains.


Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2014 € The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff Whether you need a one-time gift card, reloadable card for yourself, or one for a family member (or employee) we have a card for you! Pre-paid cards are tied to your 121 Financial Credit Union account and can be loaded and unloaded online. Gift cards are one-time load and are available to anyone. Already have an account with 121 FCU? You can order your personalized card online today! Federally Insured by NCUANot a member? Open an account today! Mention this ad, and get $50 when you open a new account with direct deposit (totaling at least $200/month). Pre-paid cards are great to use online, when traveling or to help you budget! Or call for more info 723.6300 John Kenneally, Owner 904-217-6363 PADGETT MAKES SMALL BUSINESS LESS TAXING FISHERMANS GALLEY GRILL & BAR 9825 San Jose Blvd. #1 Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 253-3112 $5 OFF any purchaseof $25 or more Fishermans Galley Grill & BarEXP: 7/30/14OPEN DAILY AT 11 AM In a recent conversation with Jacksonville veteran journalist Jim Byard, of WEJZ and Renda Broadcasting, we had an excellent discussion about issues of the day. The broadcast aired on WEJZ and other Renda/Jacksonville stations last month and I wanted to share with you some of the highlights of that informative discussion. It is available on our website, in its entirety, at www.jaxsheri org/newsroom Medical marijuana: The oil form of marijuana, called Charlottes Web,Ž is e ective. It is high in CBDs, the element that helps with seizures, but the oil is low in THC, the element that gets you high.Ž The Florida Sheri s Association wholly supported the passage of the bill. It passed the Legislature this session and will become law. It is speci“ cally designed for children with debilitating diseases, such as epilepsy. Here is the confusion … and what I believe to be the fraud that will be perpetrated on Florida citizens this November. The proposed ballot amendment #2 that will come before Florida voters this fall is completely di erent from the bill that just passed. That ballot, unlike the new law, is NOT about medical marijuana. Its about legalizing marijuana. Read the language of the referendum summary carefully! It starts out discussing debilitating medical conditionsƒsmall print de“ nes that as a host of things like ALS, Glaucoma and other truly debilitating diseases and conditions. So far so good, right? Read onƒ the language goes on to say that use should be allowed for ANY other medical condition as authorized by a physician. And o you go to a dispensing facility,Ž which right now only requires someone be 21 years of age or older to operate. DONT BE FOOLED … It was unscrupulous doctors who ran the pill mills we shut down. Under this referendum a certi“ cation for marijuana (the kind you smoke) will be far too easy to obtain for any medical condition. Thats not medical use„thats recreational use. We stand with Attorney General Pam Bondi, who fought hard to prevent this referendum from going to the ballot, so now we are taking this message to you, the citizens, asking for your help defeating Proposed Amendment #2 at the polls. Let the backers go back to the drawing table and craft language that is truly focused on those among us who are su ering with a truly debilitating illness and need medical remedy and not those who just want to get high. Juvenile crime: Juvenile arrests in Jacksonville are down„4800 in 2009 vs 2286 in 2013. That is a huge success! From the Boys and Girls Clubs to the Police Athletic League to the after school reading programs and Mad Dads; the mayors Summer Jobs program; church groups all over the city with youth programs … Rev. John Guns and his Save our Sons program is a great example … programs designed to instill values in our youth and focus on character building are working. Those who serve our community by working in programs that build skills and intervene in young lives, for the better, they are all to be commended!! It is working. Crime is not about economics … it is about values. At a recent meeting of an interventional program focusing on young people, a statement was made by one young man, TJuan. His simple statement moved me greatly. He said, When I was young I felt like nothing, so I acted like nothing.Ž That begs the question, what are we doing with our childrenƒhow are we making them feel so insigni“ cant and unimportant that they feel like nothingŽ and thus act like nothing?Ž Sheri s Advisory Councils: The Sheri s Advisory Councils meet monthly in the 19 small geographic areas. We have more than 3,000 members. There are also college ShAdCos at JU and EWC. I believe one of the key successes of the ShAdCo dynamic is the follow up and accountability piece that we have in place. When a citizen comes to a meeting and says I have a problem with ƒŽ my folks know, especially the assistant chiefs who run the zones, that Im looking for the action items, the follow up that was done and ultimately the outcome of that activity. Closing dope houses; getting infrastructure issues addressed in the neighborhood; providing an opportunity for the o cers who work that area to enhance their relationships with these citizens … thats all part of the beautyŽ of the ShAdCo process and the meetings, and that accountability piece. But ShAdCo does face a major challengeƒour membership is skewing towards an older crowd. The meetings are vibrant and the membership is active and you may be surprised to learn some of our more robust groups are in neighborhoods that face greater challenges with decline in their area. The members are engaged and they are doing great work with us. They are making a difference, but theyre getting on in years and our challenge is to help them grow their membership with new members. Dont look at one part of town and think that crime or economic decline is indigenous to just one area or just one zip code. Every part of our city has neighborhoods facing challenges. ShAdCo is a perfect way to address those public safety issues, with the police and effect a change. I know that with kids in schools and everyone working and sports and church and civic commitments, going to another meeting is a challenge for many. But we need to attract younger citizens to the ShAdCo process, so they too can become a part of the solution that keeps our community safe.If you have ideas about how we can attract young adults to join ShAdCo, contact us at 6302162. We want your ideas! If you want to know about any public safety or crime issues in our community, please visit our website at www.jaxsheri org; go to any of our social platforms, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram … and please let us hear from you. jsocrimetips@jaxsheri .org jsofeedback@jaxsheri .org jsocompliments@jaxsheri .org jsocomplaints@jaxsheri .orgShuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard!

PAGE 5 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Do you have HIGH CHOLESTEROL? Are You Taking Daily Statin Therapy?If you are taking daily statin therapy, you may be eligible to participate in a 14-18 week clinical research study being conducted by St. Johns Center for Clinical Research evaluating an investigational medication for high cholesterol. You may be eligible if: St. Johns Center for Clinical Research Quali“ed participants will receive study-related medication and study-related medical evaluations at no cost. Compensation for time and travel is available for quali“ed participants. Insurance is not required. Brian E. 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Inspired Personal TrainingCall or email today to discover 904-524-2276 PearsonFitness.com11570 San Jose Blvd, Next to Fisherman’s Dock From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6Mandarin News: A few days ago, three members of the Mandarin Rotary, myself included, presented awards for the most outstanding male and female students at Loretto Elementary School. I was blown away by the dedication these kids showed in setting and achieving tough goals and seeing their proud parents and the enthusiasm of the entire student assembly was truly heartwarming. A big job well doneŽ to these kids, their teachers and especially to their parents, who are very involved in their childrens schooling and lives. Our city, state and country would be much better o if more parents were as responsible and dedi-Motorists on San Jose Boulevard at Beauclerc Road should notice a change in the tra c signal operation. The previous signal allowed continuous travel in the right two northbound lanes. The new signal requires all tra c to stop when the signal changes. The reason for this change is a safety improvement heralded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). According to FHWA, crashes increase at intersections with continuous travel lanes that are not barrier separated from other lanes. At San Jose Boulevard and Beauclerc Road, preventable crashes have occurred when tra c in the left lane switched lanes to avoid stopping at the signal. In addition, a traditional tra c signal allows for new dual left turns from Beauclerc Road onto northbound San Jose Boulevard. The new signal will also provide a signalized crosswalk for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross San Jose Boulevard, a movement not allowed across continuous travel lanes. This signal safety upgrade is part of Florida Department of Transportations (FDOT) resurfacing project along 4.7 miles of San Jose Boulevard between Sunbeam Road and Cornell Road, which began in January and is expected to be complete in mid-August. Bad weather could delay completion. The project includes repaving, adding new bike lanes from Baymeadows Road to Cornell Road, replacing cated to their children as the parents of Loretto Elementary. The Mandarin Senior Center is again on my radar screen. The center is the second largest in the city and I am actively looking for funds to complete promised but unful“ lled projects that include much needed parking and building improvements. I hope to have more information in upcoming articles. City Hall News: For three years, I have tried diligently and without success, to understand this administrations position on how they are moving Jacksonville forwardŽ and taking it to the next level.Ž If taking Jacksonville to the next levelŽ simply means Mayor Brown focusing on being re-elected, rather than focusing on our biggest issues, then I guess he is ful“ lling his promises. The latest and most obvious failure is the mayors proposed, negotiated pension deal. First, he agreed to continue the COLA (cost of living allowance) at 3 percent„meaning every 24 years, retirement income doubles. A police o cer or “ reman can retire at age 45 with $50,000 in retirement income and by age 69, be receiving $100,000 per year. Another 12 years and he or she would be receiving $120,000 per year. To put it in perspective, those of us on Social Security cannot retire until age 67, but by that time, retired police and “ remen have already almost doubled their retirement income. They continue to get 3 percent COLA, while those of us on Social Security get 1 percent. The mayor calls this shared sacri“ ce.Ž I call it “ nancial ruin. Another problem, but not the last with the pension deal, is the required contribution by current o cers. The deal will increase their contribution to the pension fund by 1 percent, but they dont contribute any more until their salaries increase. How this is a sacri“ ce is beyond me as it still costs the Tra c signal has changed at San Jose/Beauclerc Roadtra c safety railing along the bridges at Christopher Creek and New Rose Creek and repairing damaged sidewalks, curbs and drainage structures. FDOT hired Preferred Materials, Inc. of Jacksonville to construct the $4.5 million project. For additional information regarding this project or other FDOT projects around Northeast Florida, please visit www. n” Follow FDOT on Twitter @MyFDOT_NEFL or NEFL for the latest (i.e. the taxpayers) general fund dollars. But Mayor Browns biggest failure when negotiating the pension deal was his promise to contribute an addition $40,000,000 to the pension fund without a known funding source. How embarrassing. Where will this extra money come from? Is he banking on the economy signi“ cantly improving every year, inde“ nitely? If it doesnt, will we raise taxes? Cut services? Bottom line, this agreement is another burden on the taxpayers and Mayor Browns next levelŽ is really, How do I get re-elected without making any hard decisions to help the taxpayers?Ž Please do not hesitate to contact me at or 630-1388.Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons welcomes Dr. P. Vernon Jones to their practice. Dr. Jones has been in private practice for over 25 years and recently decided to transition his solo practice to a larger, multi-specialty group. Dr. Jones o cially joined Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons in May 2014 as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and will primarily be based in their Riverside and Orange Park practice locations. Dr. Jones completed his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and his general surgery residency and ophthalmology residency at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Jones brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our practice and we are looking forward to his contributions,Ž stated John Donovan, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice with dedicated and caring physicians. They have been providing eye care to the North Florida region since 1977. Their main focus is the evaluation and treatment of eye disease and the overall advancement in the “ eld of ophthalmology. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! 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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2014 € School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 Dr. Bruce SamburskyChiropractic PhysicianOver 25 Years of Experience Sambursky Chiropractic, LLC683-4376 See the Doctor today!Immediate same day appointments available.No Insurance? Cash Discount Program available. 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just North of Sonnys BBQ ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. Stop suering from: Now accepting Blue Care HMO! “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Cindy’s Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071Owner of Cindy’s Cuts for 10 years. 30 years experience. C (9 Ow f o r ex Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455Specializes in color and highlights.JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803Specializing in men’s haircuts. d d y y ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ s s s C C C C C C C u t s Barber Wanted! Barber Wanted! $5 off 1st time cuts Congratulations to Hunter Talley, a senior student/athlete at Mandarin High School for being chosen as the 1010XL Jax Radio Scholar Athlete of the week. While maintaining a 3.9 GPA, Talley plays on the soccer and girls ” ag football teams, is the Student Council president and is involved in sports leadership. She is the FACA Player of the Year in Soccer and was chosen twice as the All Gateway Conference in soccer and ” ag football. Talley also spends a lot of time volunteering with the Senior Citizens Prom, Christmas for Kids Project and Relay for Life. Congratulations are in order for Atlantic Coast High sophomore Cameron Self for being one of two winners of the Jacksonville Suns essay contest. Self attended the Suns game on June 20 … Report Card Night … and was awarded a personalized Suns jersey and a $100 gift card. In addition, Self received a $1,000 scholarship! Atlantic Coast High Schools Envirothon Team, the Feisty FAWCS, came in third place overall at the state competition in Lamont, Florida. More than 20 teams representing the top teams in each county competed at the event. Team members received individual trophies and a cash prize, and larger trophy to display at the school. Congratulations to Zach Makovich, Kristen Mousa, Dave English (sponsor), Shreya Mohan, Leena Sanka and Dion Delgado! Dillon Ford, an Atlantic Coast High School student, defeated the competition at the state Paralympics. Ford won gold in the 200m, 800m and shot put competition and received the overall state championship medal and 2014 state championship trophy. Loretto Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Association was named Large School PTA of the Year during the Duval County Council of PTAs Presidents and Principals Luncheon. This In January 1787, Thomas Je erson, serving as Minister to France, wrote from there a letter to his fellow Virginian, James Madison. That letter is often quoted for one line in particular, I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.Ž Je erson was making the point to his friend that democratic republics o er the best opportunity for liberty and happiness. But he also stated that such governments su er evils, primarily that of turbulence. Such turbulence is what Je erson believed to be sometime necessary so as to prevent the degeneracy of the government.Ž I was reminded of this quote recently when I came across a video that has been making a comeback tour on social media. The video is of Matt Damon in 2012 reading an excerpt from a speech made in 1970 by the late historian, Howard Zinn. The speech, easily found online, is entitled The Problem is Civil Obedience.Ž It begins with the line, I start with the supposition that the whole world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong.Ž Zinn was a well-known historian and activist. His most famous book, The Peoples is the second consecutive year that Lorettos PTA was honored with the award and the third time within the past four years. Gretchen Lynch, DCC president, noted that one of the contributing factors for their success is the schools No Talking or Texting CampaignŽ that urges parents and caregivers to remain completely aware of their surroundings while dropping o students by not texting or talking on cellphones. Congratulations! Important Dates:E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy Contributing Writer James A. Lee, jal@rtpublishing.comHistory of the United States is an excellent and controversial example of critical theory in that he surveys our nations history from the perspective of the oppressed African-Americans, women, labor unions, Native Americans, etc. Whether you agree with it or not, his is an interesting and vital perspective to consider. Zinn was a self-proclaimed Marxist and anarchist who has been lauded and criticized extensively. Zinn, representing the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, was arguing that civil obedience allows the people of a society to be led blindly into oppression by a government controlled by a self-serving elite. The fact that a celebrity of Matt Damons status chose to read from this 1970 speech in the political context of 2012 (and the now renewed interest in that video) raises the question, for whom is Damon speaking? Might he be speaking for the liberal left that Damon himself professes to support? That would make sense and certainly Zinns speech supports much of the thought in todays liberal agenda, i.e. gay rights, increased minimum wage, removal of troops from Afghanistan, etc. However, if we approach the topsy-turvyŽ supposition from the perspective of another current political movement, we “ nd some interesting similarities. The current political landscape is scattered with the rubble left from the inter-party battles between moderate establishmentŽ Republicans and more extreme conservative Tea Party Republicans. Consider the talking points of people like Iowa Congressman Steve King, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and many others. Their declarations that our government (IRS, NSA, etc.) has become too large and too intrusive could have “ t perfectly into either Zinns speech or Je ersons letter. Maybe, if Thomas Je erson were here to comment, he might say that Damon channeling Zinn and the Tea Party movement are merely two contrasting and equal turbulences attempting to prevent the degeneracy of government.ŽJuly 1: Regular School Board Meeting July 29: Special Board Meeting on the 2014-2015 Budget Thought For The Month: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.Ž United States Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. Continued from page 1 Libraryposal with you. Most importantly, dont forget to contact your elected o cials and voice your support of your local library. With your help, we can all work together to Fund the Future of the Jacksonville Public Library. The Mandarin Branch Library is the site for the 2014 Summer Food Service Program presented by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. The program continues through August 8 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The program was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free lunch meals are provided to all children 18 years old and under regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. For more information, please contact Lavetta McCoy, JCC Nutrition Service Manager at 630-6430. Just when you thought it was safe to return to the water! July is Shark Month at the Mandarin Branch Libraries. On Saturday, July 12 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., the South Mandarin Branch Library is presenting Shark Attack hosted by Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, associate professor of biology at UNF. You will learn about the di erent species of sharks, as well as about sharks and beach safety. Please call 288-6385 for more information about the program. On Tuesday, July 15, the Mandarin Branch Library will be presenting the 1975 classic shark “ lm Jaws,Ž directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room and refreshments will be served. Please call 262-5201 for more information about the program. Please note all branch libraries and the Main Library of the Jacksonville Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. Enjoy your 4th of July holiday by reading about the American Revolution. Here are some titles that I recommend and are available at the Jacksonville Public Library: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, 1776 by David McCullough, Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts and Paul Reveres Ride by David Hackett Fischer. Happy Independence Day from all of us at the Jacksonville Public Library!

PAGE 7 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16 Calling All Problem Solvers, Achievers, and LeadersJoin the SHINE Team!Do you know of elders or disabled individuals who have a hard time understanding their health coverage and could beneYou can help. SHINE is a statewide volunteer program that helps guide seniors and the disabled through their health insurance options. All services are free and unbiased.Training Classes July 23-25 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call to register – (904) 391.6644Bilingual volunteers needed! 287-0033 D L F Drews Law Firm(904) 367-8700 www.DREWSLAW.NET4455 Baymeadows Road Suite 102 Jacksonville, FL 32217 God Bless America Michael S. Drews Board Certied in Business Litigation As required in our Constitution, the Legislature passed a balanced state budget for the 2014-15 “ scal year, totaling $77.1 billion (which compared to New York, a state with approximately the same population, of $138 billion). It provides over $500 million in tax and fee relief and allocates $3.1 billion in reserves, which maintains Floridas AAA bond rating. On Monday, June 2, Governor Rick Scott signed the budget after line item vetoing $69 million in a variety of areas. We have once again passed a budget that is not only balanced, but also responsibly funds our states critical priorities not only without raising taxes, but also by reducing taxes and fees. The budget also provides funding for a variety of agencies, programs and projects around Northeast Florida. The total education funding in the budget exceeds any previous year and allows for the funding of numerous programs and projects around Jacksonville, including Jobs for American Graduates, School Readiness Programs, Jacksonville Universitys St. Johns River Project, WJCT Public Broadcasting Programs, Florida Holocaust Museum, Florida Childrens Initiative, multiple University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville programs, the State Science Fair, Project SOS and many others. The justice section of the budget totaled over $4.6 billion. These funds provide for public safety and critical functions of government. Some of the examples in Jacksonville include PACE Center for Girls, Justice Coalition, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Florida Alliance of Well, June has sure steamedŽ in here as far as the heat is concerned. As does this time every year, hurricane season has started and summer has o cially begun. Now is the time to start checking out your home and property for hurricane readiness. Check your property perimeters to see that storm water will drain away. We can all be proactive citizens by being the eyesŽ for the city government and observing drainage systems in our communities. One way to know if our drainage systems are functioning properly is to observe them during our summer rain storm events. Should you see storm runo not moving as it should, call the city hotline at 630-CITY and let them check things out. Jacksonville has been blessed in recent years to not be heavily impacted by tropical storms and hurricanes. This lack of activity can make us complaBoys and Girls Clubs, Sobriety Monitoring Program for State Courts, The Greatest Save pilot program to educate children about sexual predators, Youth Advocate Programs, Operation New Hope and Ready4Work, Guardian Ad Litem and Children In Need of Services/ Families In Need of Service (CINS/FINS). There are many other sections of the budget, including transportation, environmental and natural resources, general government and health care. These are key areas of the budget and will assist numerous people, organizations and areas of our state. Some of the programs funded in these sections in Jacksonville include Alzheimers respite care, community care centers, state mental health hospital programs, ARC Village, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research, bioterrorism enhancements, wetlands projects, St. Johns River clean-up and research, South Amelia Island beach nourishment, mosquito control, aviation development, rail development, The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, Museum of Science and History of Jacksonville Programs (MOSH), Cultural Center of Greater Jacksonville, Beaches Fine Arts Series and numerous future transportation and roadway projects. If you have any questions regarding any bills, budget items or legislative matters, please email me at Charles.McBurney@my” or you can call my Jacksonville of“ ce at 359-6090. You may also like my Facebook page to stay up to date on current District 16 issues. I hope everyone has a happy and safe Independence Day. cent and ill-prepared for when the big one will hit. Its heartbreaking to see on the news all the natural disasters that occur throughout our nation. Earthquakes, ” oods and tornados can occur without warning. We at least can see tropical storms and hurricanes coming several days o Lets be prepared. Lets not take lightly the impact storm damage can cause us. After all, it could be our community on the news next time. With the summer rains moving in, make sure sprinkler systems are not running during rain events. Check your rain sensor, if you have one, to see that it is working properly. It is best to water lawns late in the evening or early in the morning and on water days. Most lawns dont need watering for at least 24 hours after a small rain event. Check your timers and manually turn them o as needed during rain events. Not only will you save money, but Duval Soil and Water Conservation District Board updateBy Contributing Writer Greg Tisonyou will be helping to save and protect our richest resource„ water. Enjoy the upcoming Fourth of July weekend with family and friends. See you next month. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 Continued from page 1charity. Barbara Price from the Mandarin Garden Club was the guest auctioneer. The bags were judged for the following themes and each winner was given a prize: Best Theme: Florence Hird; Prettiest: Betty Waldrep; Funniest: Carol White; Best Brown Bag: McGlade Holloway. It was a fun day for everyone in the club, a day of giving of our blessings and a day of helping our community! The club has two Bunco groups that meet once a month, a shu eboard group that meets at Mandarin Park, a Lunch Bunch, an arts and crafts group, a night group that eats out together once a month and a travel group. At each meeting our members bring books to share for a small donation to our charity. Please call Nardine Koester at 636-7573 for information on becoming a member of the River City Womens Club. River City WomenBring business to your door! Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine886-4919


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Join in and learn simple steps to reduce pain, improve mobility and help prevent disability caused by osteoarthritis. Again, we are seeing liberalism institutionalized in government. The City of St. Augustine is the “ rst city in Florida and the 20th in the world to become a Compassionate City by adopting the Charter for Compassion of the Compassion Action Network. The editor of Jacksonvilles other newspaper wrote a column in a recent Sunday edition of his newspaper, raising the question of whether or not Jacksonville should follow St. Augustines example of alleged goodness. It never hurts to discuss such claptrap, but, how necessary is it for government to try and institutionalize the Golden Rule? Have we progressed to such a secular world where basic Judeo-Christian values have been forgotten by everyone; the overall values, by the way, our forefathers cherished as they formed our country? It is immensely di cult to believe things have become so bad we must have our government remind us to be good citizens and just basically decent people. Isnt that what responsible parents do, as well as schools, supposedly? Oops! Maybe not schools, because if any child should be o ended by telling them to be a good citizen some idiotic parent may want to Since Ive lived here in Jacksonville, Ive witnessed several positive changes. It seems as though more and more people are working to make Jacksonville one of the best cities in the Southeast. These e orts have focused on building up downtown or on bringing new business to Jacksonville. These e orts are necessary and certainly commendable, but for some residents, these e orts are not su cient. One of those residents is the managing editor of the daily newspaper. In a recent editorial, he raised the question of whether Jacksonville should follow St. Augustines example by seeking the international designation of Compassionate City. A Compassionate City is de“ ned as [a] city that signs the Charter for Compassion and embarks on a long-term campaign to bring compassion to life in its neighborhoods, schools, businesses and other institutions.Ž This months topic (suggested by my co-columnist, Bruce Richardson) is straightforward: should Jacksonville become a Compassionate City? Before we choose to become an o cial Compassionate City, we ought to understand what it is were pledging to do. One of the more obvious de“ nitions might include kindness toward people who are su ering visibly (e.g., homeless people, jobless people or a person whose loved one is grievously ill). But while true compassion encompasses those people, true compassion is something more. True compassion goes beyond kindness toward those who appear deserving and includes those whose life stories and struggles we can only presume to know. True compassion integrates everybody. While most people probably know that more compassion is a good thing, some might object to e orts to become a Compassionate City. They might object because they believe: 1) there are already numerous organizations (e.g., churches, community groups, non-pro“ ts) already encouraging compassion; 2) a more compassionate city does nothing for the citys bottom Political CommentaryWe are seeing liberalism institutionalized in governmentBy J. Bruce Richardsonsue the school system for forcing their o spring to adhere to tenants of good behavior„because, after all, that may trample on their self-esteem. For nearly 250 years, we as a nation have been the beacon in the world for compassion and goodness. Which country was in the founding of, and continues to be, Israels staunchest ally? What country in the world was most responsible for a civil outcome of the Cold War? What country in the world created and funded the successful Marshall Plan? What country in the world rebuilt Japan to be a world power after defeating it when it was truly evil in the world? This same country needs to have cities institutionalize compassion to remind everyone to be nice to each other? The religious aspect of this is critical. While we as a nation have been experiencing a decline in church memberships, we have been seeing a rise in people classifying themselves as spiritualŽ … whatever thats supposed to mean. In most de“ nitions, spiritual embraces basic faith tenants and how one chooses to live their life. Compassion is part of most of those tenants throughout the world. Never before has there been a need for government to institutionalize compassion. Of course, liberals and their ilk dream about such things as they have their never-ceasing desire to expand the nanny state. Jacksonville will be wellserved to take the suggestion of becoming a Compassionate City and have the discussion. Throughout the discussion will be the discovery Jacksonville is already a compassionate city through the good works of individuals, churches, civic organizations and existing government programs. Jacksonville does not advocate homelessness nor hunger. Jacksonville does not advocate splitting up families or promote hate through any particular vehicle. Jacksonville is a compassionate city because we are a city which has leaders which follow basic Judeo-Christian values. That is all that is necessary. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.Political CommentaryCompassion and the pursuit of happinessBy Contributing Writer David Miltonline; or 3) our local government has no business encouraging city residents to treat each other kindly. These objections are unwarranted. First, becoming a Compassionate City would require a grassroots e ort to create and strengthen relationships between existing compassion-oriented organizations. Strong relationships between existing organizations lead to more bang for your buck. Its called synergy. Second, any citys bottom line, while important to that citys viability, is not an adequate measure of a citys success. For many residents, a community is only truly successful when everybody is cared for and included, when there are widespread opportunities for the pursuit of happiness. The Dalai Lama got it: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.Ž Third, city governments have a direct impact on a citys residents. While I readily admit that governments cannot solve all of humanitys problems, I believe our city government must play a role in advancing our quality of life … and that includes promoting, but not compelling, compassionate behavior toward each other. The push to make Jacksonville a Compassionate City is less about a program and more about a mindset. Whether your compassion comes from your faith, your philosophy or from something else, your compassion matters. If Jacksonvilles designation as a Compassionate City moves us in a more compassionate direction, then Ill support those who are making it work. Dave Milton is a husband, father and local attorney whos interested in doing his part to make sure Jacksonville is a city where every person feels at home and every person has a chance to pursue his or her American Dream. When Dave isnt with his family or at work, hes involved with his church, scouting and other civic and non-pro“ t organizations.

PAGE 9 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME!Summer has arrived and so has hurricane season. Now is the time to prepare in the event that Jacksonville experiences a major storm this year. Gather your supplies and assemble your emergency kit now to keep you and your family safe during a weather emergency. Careful planning is especially important this year because the City of Jacksonville has changed the hurricane evacuation zones. These changes a ect Mandarin. In the past, evacuation zones were primarily based on the category of the approaching storm, which in turn was based only on wind speed. This year Duval County Emergency Management updated the evacuation zones to re” ect new scienti“ c data that includes other factors such as storm surge, rainfall, ” ood history, tides and isolation. The new evacuation zones use a lettering system, with AŽ representing the highest risk and FŽ signaling the lowest risk. In an emergency, every second counts,Ž said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Its crucial that everyone knows what evacuation zone theyre in and prepare accordingly. These zones are crucial if a major emergency forces us to ask residents to evacuate. Know your zone.Ž In Mandarin, properties along the St. Johns River and Julington Creek are rated at risk and are located in Zone A. Previously, these areas would New evacuation zone maps a ect MandarinBe JaxReady this hurricane season, know your zonehave been evacuated only during a Category 2 storm or above. There are several tools available to help you “ nd your evacuation zone. You can pick up a copy of the 2014-2015 JaxReady Emergency Preparedness guide at your neighborhood Winn-Dixie store, public library, Tax Collectors O ce, Senior Center, Supervisor of Elections O ce or the American Red Cross. You can also download a copy or view the maps themselves online at You can even “ nd out what evacuation zone youre in by using the JaxReady mobile app on your iPhone or Android device. Dont be caught unaware this hurricane season. Get educated, be prepared and know your zone. Mandarin NewsLine is seeking a Mandarin High School student for a paid position to report next school year on MHS school sports ( MHS Sports Roundup ) for our monthly community newspaper. Email the editor for more information today! Student Writer Needed!


Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2014 € TargetedPromotional Development...DesignedforYourBusiness!NowOeringaComplimentaryMarketingAnalysis! Callustoday! 904.287.7574 450-106StateRd.13N#274Jacksonville,FL32259 PROMOTIONALPRODUCTSTHATLEAVEALASTINGIMPRESSION BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaMOST INSURANCES The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene“ts include: completed New retail Honda sales 2008„2013 from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Jacksonvilles only Honda Presidents Award Winner! Jacksonvilles #1 Honda Dealer is now Jacksonvilles only Honda Presidents Award Winner. For six years running, weve earned our number one status by ensuring you always experience unrivaled customer care. Youre always #1 at Jack sonvilles #1„the Honda Giant! Mon. Fri. 9…9, Sat. 9…8, Sun. Noon…6Honda of the Avenues 1-888-801-844911333 PHILIPS HIGHWAY N H 2 Am M Giant Selecion, Saving and Service at Jax No. 1 Honda Dealer! Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that Mandarin High School senior Andrey Majkic has earned an appointment to the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Our service academies are vital in preparing todays youth to assume the responsibility and leadership required to become our future military leaders,Ž said Crenshaw, who nominated Majkic to the USNA earlier this year. Best wishes to Andrey Majkic, who is among Northeast Floridas best and brightest students. I encourage all students interested in attending the nations service academies to begin the application process through my o ce.Ž Each year, Congressman Crenshaw nominates students to the nations service academies … the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Military Academy at West Point or Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Earlier this spring, he spoke at the Military Service Academy Day at Mandarin High School where students and their parents learned more about our nations military service and the steps needed to secure a nomination to the service academies. Students may begin the nomination process to be Bryan Big WolfŽ Davis, incoming National Chief for Native Sons and Daughters programs, announces the great news that the Timucuan Federation has been recognized by Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation as one of the Top 100 fundraisers in the nation. The signi“ cance of this award is that Alexs parents, Liz and Jay Scott, forwarded the letter of appreciation and the plaque to our organization. The entire essence of our program is for fathers to spend quality time with our sons and daughters building life-long memories. MHS student Andrey Majkic earns appointment to United States Naval Academy Congressman Crenshaw greets students at the Military Service Academy Day at Mandarin High School earlier this spring. (Courtesy photo)eligible for a 2015 appointment by a service academy by “ lling out an application and submitting all relevant paperwork to Crenshaws o ce by October 17, 2014. The process, its requirements and paperwork can be found on Congressman Crenshaws o cial web site at Federation recognized by Alexs Lemonade Stand FoundationBy Contributing Writer Brian Quirk, Flaming Arrow, Native Sons and Daughterscontinuing her inspiring legacy through Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation. This year marks the ninth consecutive year the Timucuan Federation has participated in this event and we are pleased to announce that our total contributions have now surpassed $100,000 donated to the Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation. Each of us has been blessed with the ultimate gift of a child by the Great Spirit. Thanks to all of the dads and children who donated a few hours to assist us in “ nding a cure for this wicked disease. For more information about our parent/ child program, please visit our website at www. To see Alexs story and the research being conducted to “ nd a cure for this form of childhood cancer, please visit Alexs website at If you are not familiar with the story behind Alexs Lemonade Stand, here is a little background: Alexandra AlexŽ Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her “ rst birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. On her “ rst birthday, the doctors informed Alexs parents that if she beat her cancer it was doubtful that she would ever walk again. Just two weeks later, Alex slightly moved her leg at her parents request to kick. This was the “ rst indication of who she would turn out to be„a determined, courageous, con“ dent and inspiring child with big dreams and big accomplishments. By her second birthday, Alex was crawling and able to stand up with leg braces. She worked hard to gain strength and to learn how to walk. She appeared to be beating the odds, until the shattering discovery within the next year that her tumors had started growing again. In the year 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, When I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand.Ž She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to help other kids, like they helped me.Ž True to her word, she held her “ rst lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for her hospital.Ž While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to bene“ t childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause. In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of eight, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help “ nd a cure for the disease that took her life. Alexs family, including brothers Patrick, Eddie and Joey, and supporters around the world are committed to Alex at her lemonade stand. The plaque received by the Timucuan Federation recognizing their fundraising accomplishments.

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Dr. McClure attended Dental School at the University of Florida where he again graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 2000. Following graduation, he served 5 more years in the U.S. Navy as a Dental Ofcer, making deployments twice to the desert and once to Djibouti, Africa. In 2005 Dr. McClure left the Navy, and has been practicing in Orange Park, FL ever since.In 2007 Dr. McClure was awarded a prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Most recently, after years of hard work, and over 2000 hours of Continuing Education, he was awarded the Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry at the 2012 Annual Meeting. In 2012 Dr. McClure passed the written section for Board Certication in General Dentistry. In 2013 after two extensive days of more written and oral board testing, Dr. McClure was awarded Board Certication from the American Board of General Dentistry. Less than 700 Dentist worldwide have ever achieved this designation. Dr. McClure has also been awarded Mastership by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologys, College of Sedation in Dentistry. Congratulations to Dr. McClure for being the only practicing Dentist in the State of Florida to have been awarded all three honors.In addition to the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. McClure is a member of good standing in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI); Implant Prosthetic Section of the ICOI; American Academy of Implant Dentistry; Florida Academy of General Dentistry; Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology; American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; American Dental Association; North East District Dental Association; Past President of the Clay County Dental Society. At The Jacksonville Center for Restorative Dentistry we are condent that you will feel right at home, as we welcome all patients as if they were family. Providing: IV Sedation, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Endodontics, Fillings, Bonding/White llings, Crowns, Bridges, No Prep Veneers/Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Full/Partial Dentures.We accept most major insurance plans and we will be happy to submit all insurance forms on your behalf. We will do everything we can to help you receive the treatment you need and want. Our professional team looks forward to meeting all of your dental needs and giving you the highest quality of dental treatment that you deserve. Now Accepting New Patients in our NEW state-of-the-art facility! each scout needed to demonstrate leadership in his troop and dedication to scout ideals. They also had to earn 21 merit badges and plan and implement a service project. Bittner, for example, built an electronic learning board for the Blackpoint Interpretive Center at NAS Jax for his service project. I chose this project,Ž said Bittner, as I already volunteered at the center on other projects and saw the need there. I felt it could help kids learn about our North Florida environment.Ž The project not only bene“ tted his charity, it also challenged his electronics and wiring knowledge and taught him fundraising and budgeting skills. I am extremely proud of his accomplishment,Ž said Bittners mother, Debbie Bittner. He continues to enjoy scouting and he has made lifelong friends there.Ž The other two honored scouts also designed their Eagle projects to meet needs in their community. Hornes Eagle Scout project provided a landscaped outdoor area for the enjoyment of the residents of AngelWood, a group home in Mandarin for developmentally disabled women. Jewell focused his project on designing, constructing and installing four benches for Christs Church Academys (CCAs) Field of Dreams baseball “ eld. All three of these Eagle Scouts have a family tradition of Boy Scouting. Benjamin Bittner is the second in his family and the “ fth grandson to receive his Eagle. Joshua Jewell and Connor Horne also have brothers who achieved the rank of Eagle. All three boys are continuing their scouting as members of Troop 101s Venture Crew. Troop 101 has now had over 50 scouts achieve the Eagle Troop 101s newest Eagle Scouts Connor Horne, Joshua Jewell, Scoutmaster Walter Carter and Benjamin Bittner. Photo by Eagle Scout Cory Parker.rank. Horne, Bittner and Jewell are Troop 101s 55th, 56th and 57th Eagles, respectively. Boy Scout Troop 101 and Cub Scout Pack 101 are chartered to Christs Church and meet on Monday evenings at CCA. For more information about Cub Scouting or Pack 101, contact the Cubmaster at or visit the website at pack101. com. For information about Boy Scouting or Troop 101, contact the Scoutmaster at trp101sm@ Continued from page 1Eagle Scouts Mandarin Oaks Elementary held a Kindergarten Roundup at the end of May to showcase the many opportunities and resources (Art, Music, Media, P.E.) available to students during the upcoming academic year. From the Accelerated Learning Academy, Extended Day and Community Education, parents and their children were given a glimpse into the day in the life of a kindergartener. Additional information was provided for Special Assignment for families living outside of the school boundary. If you would like additional information or enrollment assistance, please contact Mandarin Oaks Elementary at 260-5820. This year the St. Joseph Catholic School students did an amazing job with Accelerated Reader! The second through eighth graders read over 220 million words and earned over 30,000 points. Our top point earner was sixth grader John Bokros with 863 points. This is the second year in a row that he has been the top reader of the school! Other top readers are sixth grader Parker McGuire with 540 points and eighth grader Anna Hbert with 533.5 points. The top point earners now have their name on a special plaque that will be displayed in the library. Congratulations to everyone this year for their hard work! Congrats, readers!By Contributing Writer Anne Clement


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PAGE 13 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 RSVP to ..CARE. Seating is limited! Reservations will be accepted beginning days prior to the scheduled event date.Join medical professionals throughout the year to learn about the latest health information. BAPTIST SOUTHlunchlearn July Decreasing Your Risk of Complications from DiabetesŽ Tina Reynolds, Diabetes Education SpecialistAugust Advances in Radiation TherapyŽ Mark Augspurger, MD Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience On Friday, May 30, third grade students at Loretto Elementary School created an ancient Roman and Egyptian museum. This is wonderful!Ž exclaimed parents and visiting classroom students as they viewed the student produced PowerPoints and walked around to look at the artifacts Cara Millers, Therese Hudsons, Joan Vogts and Lee Ann Vondraseks students created. In Millers and Hudsons rooms, Rome was recreated Beauclerc Elementary recently celebrated the opening of its new track in a big way. Students participated in an Olympic-style opening ceremony, complete with individual classroom ” ags and costumes. After marching to the track and ceremoniously raising the ” ag, representatives from each classroom cut the ribbons and Principal Manabat declared the track ready for its inaugural event: Field Day! Field Day events were held over the next several days, allowing students to compete with each other in various track and “ eld events. A big thank you to our PTA for making this new track a part of our school!Loretto hosts ancient Roman and Egyptian museumContributed by Laquitrice Johnson, Assistant Principal, Loretto Elementary Schoolwith columns and drawings of gladiators, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum to give the feeling of stepping back 2,000 years in time. Their students made artifacts that included relief and bust sculptures, mosaics and a model of the aqueduct system. In Vogts and Vondraseks rooms, parents and students toured Egypt where the walls were covered with paintings of Egypt and hieroglyphics to take visitors 4,000 years back in time. Students made and displayed papyruses, cartouches, death masks, sarcophaguses and mummies. They also unveiled their experiment on how to preserve apples to show how human mummies were preserved. Miller very happily o ered, This was a very exciting unit for our students and it really peaked my students interest in history. They were amazed to “ nd that the past truly does affect the present.Ž


Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2014 € 904-268-5211 Free Moen chrome shower valve and trim (value of $250.00) Tub to Shower Conversion Starting at: $3490.00 (up to the removal of a 60Ž x 30Ž bath tub and tile to 84Ž high) @A new, permanent sign was recently installed at the Billard Commemorative Park on Brady Road. Owned and maintained by the Mandarin Community Club, the park was dedicated in November of 2007 on the site of the former Frederick Billard homestead. Funding for the sign was through proceeds from the prize drawings held during the annual Mandarin Art Festival. Other projected enhancements to the park over the next year include an historical marker, additional planting in the butter” y garden, stone edging to the planted areas and two additional benches. The Buy a Brick Program The community is invited to visit Fishermans Galley Grill and Bar, the newest seafood restaurant in Mandarin. Fishermans Galley is located in the Mandarin Outback shopping center. Fishermans Galley serves various seafood delights such as Mahi, ” ounder, salmon, crab cake, scallops, oysters, gator tail and of course bang-bang shrimp with special sauce. Most “ sh can be prepared fried, grilled, blackened or broiled at reasonable prices. Come with a hearty appetite, especially if you order the Fried Fishermans Galley Seafood Platter, which consists of shrimp, scallops, cod, crab cake, clam strips oysters and served with your choice of two sides. The dinners come in two sizes: a regular size dinner portion or a smaller portion at a reduced price. For those of you who do not care for seafood, you can order a prime rib dinner or rib eye steak dinner in three di erent sizes. In addition, they have the standbys of a half-pound Angus beef hamburger (net weight before cooking) cooked your way, with or without cheese and bacon. Chicken breast or tenders, wraps, BLTs, salads and large specialty Parks new sign funded by Art Festival By Contributing Writer Lynn Cudawas initiated by the Mandarin Community Club when the park opened in 2007 and is still active. Personalized bricks are available for purchase and can be place in your choice of three locations within the park. Complete information including pricing is available on the MCC website, This year United States ags were placed at all of the graves that had military service information on the markers. The effort was led by Mandarin Museum and Historical Society volunteer Don Carter and Cemetery Association volunteer Joe Walsh. Two Boy Scout troops who meet near the cemetery helped place the ags: Troop 321 from Mandarin Presbyterian Church and Troop 110 from the Church of Our Saviour. Many thanks to all of these volunteers who gave their time to remember and honor those who once lived in Mandarin and served their country. If you know someone who is buried at Mandarin Cemetery and served, but does not have it listed on his/her marker, please get in touch with so they can be included on Veterans Day in November. Memorial Day at Mandarin Cemetery BSA Troop 321, Mandarin Presbyterian Church BSA Troop 110, Church of our SaviourNew seafood restaurant to try!chicken wings are also served. You can start o your meal with one of their delicious appetizers; however, make sure to leave room for dessert. They have Key Lime pie, banana pudding and a di erent dessert of the day. You can enjoy your meal with a glass of fresh brewed ice tea, soda, beer or wine. Take out service is also available. If you care to hold a family, company or organizational event, party or reunion, a private dining room, which seats 40 … 50 guests, is available. Reservations are required to book the room and get an idea of what food will be ordered and number of guests to be served. Fishermans Galley can also provide the food for any of your catering events. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!R.Lindo Salon in Mandarin is proud to announce the full time return of stylist Rodrigo Rojas. He has been working in Mandarin for the past 10 years. After several years behind the chair he went on to teach at the Aveda Institute for a year and then moved on as Program Chair at Florida Career College. Rojas also helped introduce Salerm Cosmetics to North Florida by networking with Stylist returns to Mandarin hair salons and putting a team of educators together. Most recently, Rojas was hired as a consultant to assist in the logistics of the recent Conservation Fashion Show at the Jacksonville Landing. Since the show was such a success another is being planned for breast cancer awareness month in October 2014. Schedule your appointment today to get that new look youve always wanted.

PAGE 15 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB | Trips for 2014/2015 LENDER Member FDICNot only does Atlantic Coast offer great products and services we also have a travel club that we think you will be interested in, the PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB. Dont let the millionaire scare you! It takes a lot of small dollars to make a millionaires club! Join us for a trip and see what we are all about. www.atlanticcoastbank.netSeptember 11-20: Canadian Rockies & More October 10-19: New England & Canada Cruise November 17-22: Branson at Christmas December 1-6: Christmas on Broadway March 16-28: A Taste of the South April 13-23: Prague & The Blue Danube May 14-24: Cruising the Hawaiian Islands For more enhanced itineraries and pricing information, please call:Diane Stan“eld, Sr. VP of Corporate Banking stan“ Would you like to learn more about our Primetime Club? Come join us for BREAKFAST BINGO Thursday, July 31 from 8:30 am-9:00 am at the Julington Creek Branch. To RSVP call Diane Stan“eld (904) 998-5507. Accepting New Patients! 8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans FountainFamily Medicine (904) 262-9075 Physical Exams Health Maintenance Flu Vaccines Acute Care Weight Loss Counseling Hormone Replacement 8:00 am-5:00 pm | Monday-Friday Dr. Eva Nasi, Dr. Bo Evans, MD, Baptist Health is the “ rst health system in the world to widely adopt specialized sta and patient garments that repel ” uids and minimize the risk of transmission of organisms. As part of a continued commitment to patient safety, Baptist Health is partnering with Vestagen Technical Textiles of Orlando, a global innovator in the development of advanced textile technologies. More than 30,000 pieces of sta uniforms, lab coats and scrub jackets for employees are being distributed in phase one and will feature Vestex textile technology, which has a durable ElderSource, a nonpro“ t organization that works to empower elders and their caregivers age with dignity and independence, is currently recruiting volunteers in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties to help citizens become better informed about their Medicare choices. Volunteers are vital part of ElderSources SHINE Volunteers needed for ElderSources SHINE programprogram (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), which helps elders make informed decisions about their Medicare health bene“ ts and other health insurance issues. The three-day training and orientation, scheduled for July 23 through July 25, will take place at the o ces of ElderSource, located at 10688 Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin. Interested volunteers must be pre-registered by July 13 in order to participate. SHINE Volunteers will receive basic training on Medicare, Medicare Part D (prescription drug program), Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicaid and in turn, serve as counselors to their peers on how to understand and capitalize on these insurance bene“ ts. Computer experience is helpful, but not necessary, to participate in the training. Volunteers will be served lunch and reimbursed for mileage at a rate of $.445 per mile. Upon completion of the training, volunteers will have the opportunity to give presentations out in their communities and provide much-needed counseling with seniors to secure these complicated health insurance bene“ ts. Volunteers, supported by SHINE sta will connect with elders at various locations in the community, including but not limited to health fairs, senior events and other community outreach events. To become a SHINE Volunteer or to receive more information call ElderSource at 391-6644. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Services, funded through a grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and operated in partnership with the states 11 area agencies on aging. Local hospitals new sta uniforms provide safety layer” uid barrier, an antimicrobial and a special breathable material for wearer comfort. Baptist Health plans to rollout patient apparel featuring the same technology in September. The fabrics ” uid barrier binds to individual “ bers, resulting in material that is highly repellent to bodily ” uids, water, oil and dirt. This high repellency has been shown to synergize with Vestagens embedded antimicrobial technology to prevent organism from being acquired and retained on the fabric. Soft surfaces, like uniforms, are vectors for the spread of organisms in acute care settings. Patient safety is the bedrock of what we do,Ž said Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene. There is nothing more important than the safety of our patients and these garments are part of an organization-wide emphasis on quality and safety to create the safest possible environment for our patients and sta .Ž More than 6,000 Baptist Health inpatient sta with frequent patient contact, including nursing, imaging, respiratory therapy and environmental services members, are converting to the new uniforms during the phase one distribution. Sta uniforms will also be color-coded by function so that patients can more easily recognize who is caring for them. Baptist Health is focused on making health care safer for everyone … sta as well as patients and their families. The more than $1 million Baptist Health is investing in phase one for the uniforms and patient garments represent this commitment to safety and the brand promise of Changing Health Care for Good.Ž Diane Raines, Baptist Healths senior vice president and chief nursing o cer, said patients ages one year and older also will receive newly-designed apparel made from Vestex protected fabric that provide them with dignity as well as protection. Baptist Health is not making the change because of a problem with infection, but to be proactive in our use of technology to enhance our environment. The technology is part of a broader safety strategy designed to reduce exposure to pathogens.Ž Hand washing, Raines said, remains the primary strategy as well as rigorous cleaning of rooms and other surfaces, appropriate use of personal protective equipment, appropriate preparation of patients for surgery, and other measures. We know that this technology is not the ultimate answer to achieving zero infections,Ž Raines said. However, as with many patient safety bundles, the adoption of this technology combined with an enhanced emphasis on other infection prevention techniques will elevate our level of protection for patients and sta and enhance the safety of the health care environment.Ž We believe this is not just an investment in uniforms, but in an innovative technology that will make our environment safer,Ž said John Wilbanks, Baptist Health chief operating o cer. This is a symbol of our commitment to our sta and their families, and our patients and their families.Žgot news?


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Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the completion of the Memorial Emergency Center … Atlantic on Saturday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Memorial Hospital hosted the community open house which included facility tours, health screenings, food, games and family friendly activities. Children were encouraged to bring a teddy bear from home so the medical sta could provide check-ups in the teddy bear clinic.Ž When the facility opens to patients in July, it will be a fullservice ER complete with advanced imaging and lab services. This facility will be licensed by the State as an Emergency Department and will operate just like an ER that is Residents from San Marco to St. Johns and St. Augustine can now step into a whole new ” ooring experience as About Floors n More opens its doors in the Bone“ sh Shopping Center, at the corner of San Jose Boulevard and Claire Lane. Owners Richard Scherzer and Rick Costner say they attribute their success to four simple words: Why We Are Di erent. Once people realize we are invested in helping them create a beautiful home for a lifetime, they know we are not just a local ” ooring retailer, but rather, a partner in their lives well-lived,Ž Scherzer explains. Both Costner and Scherzer run a business that has been serving Jacksonville with quality Mohawk products for over 15 years and know the value of integrity and relationships. About Floors n More is Jacksonvilles only Floorscapes Open house celebrates opening of free standing ER Award-winning ooring store expands to second location5-star dealer, recipient of the Angies List Super Service award, multiple winners of Mohawks Florida Dealer of the Year and voted Small Business Leader of the Year for the Arlington Council of the Chamber of Commerce. Our word is our bond. Thats our philosophy; well always give it to you straight. An informed consumer becomes a con“ dent customer. Flooring is a big decision and can be a major investment for a family. Its our job to empower every person that walks through our doors, so at the end of the day, they have a feeling of pride when they walk through theirs,Ž Scherzer says. In addition to Mohawk carpet, wood, tile and laminate, About Floors n More also carries Karastan, Daltile, Columbia and Mirage. About Floors n More means more elegance, more quality, more service. To see more of what they o er, stop by their new Mandarin location today! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! attached to a hospital. The Memorial Emergency Center … Atlantic is Memorial Hospitals second free-standing ER. In October of 2012 Memorial opened its “ rst free standing emergency center, the Memorial Emergency Center … Julington Creek. Since opening, the Julington Creek location has seen thousands of patients. The Memorial Emergency Center … Atlantic is located near the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Kernan Boulevard. Mandarin NewsLine is seeking a Mandarin High School student for a paid position to report next school year on MHS school sports ( MHS Sports Roundup ) for our monthly community newspaper. Email the editor for more information today! Student Writer Needed! Thomas Jennings Jakubowski (T.J.) was the class Salutatorian. He graduated with a 4.46 GPA. He provided 1437 Christian service hours to his community and was the recipient of the Excellence in Science from West Jacksonville Rotary. Jakubowski has been a member of the varsity cross country and track teams since his freshman year. He will attend Auburn University as an engineering major in the fall.Jonah Wilamowski (St. Joseph Catholic Church) was selected by his peers and the faculty and staff as the Peace in Christ Award recipient. This award was created by the Diocese of St. Augustine in 2002 to honor Bishop John J. Snyder upon his retirement. and is Bishop Snyders Episcopal motto. Wilamowski graduated summa cum laude and will attend Belmont Abbey College on a cross country scholarship. While at BJS he lettered in cross country and track and eld all four years.Congratulations to the following Mandarin residents and Bishop John J. Snyder High School students:

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Jewish Java is held the “ rst Wednesday of every month. Each month brings regulars, newcomers and many people who are interested in making new friends and Jewish connections. It doesnt matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you have an open invitation to join us anytime. Treat yourself to a fresh breakfast, a bagel or danish and enjoy free co ee and Members of the Relief Society of a Mandarin congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently held a service project to bene“ t Project Linus, a non-pro“ t organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. The evening started with a dinner and included several activity stations along with the opportunity for attendees to try hand quilting. Sarah Miller, “ rst counselor in the Mandarin Relief Society presidency, heard about Project Linus several years ago and has enjoyed making and donating several blankets with members of the congregation and with her daughters. There is something so comforting about wrapping up tea, compliments Village Bread Cafe. Find out the latest happenings in the community. Mark your calendars now for the “ rst Wednesday of every month (unless there is a Jewish holiday on that date.) For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation. Weekly, members of the public gather to participate in a conversational life study where personal experiences about one of lifes many perplexing issues are shared. These refreshment and conversation events are held at Lifetree Caf right here in Mandarin and Southside. You will meet friendly people and share experiences, opinions, and stories about the topic of the weekŽ in a small, intimate setting. Your thoughts are welcome, talk if you like, listen if you prefer. Take a break, join the experience. Admission and refreshments are free. During July, we will discuss: July 1: Saluting Those Who Serve,Ž stories from the Tuskegee Airmen; July 8: When Anxiety Strikes,Ž living with the challenge of panic attacks; July 15: If Onlyƒ,Ž living with regret; July 22: To Frack or Not to Frack,Ž a civil conversation about a controversial subject; July 29: Are they Miracles or Meer Coincidences,Ž share your opinion. Lifetree Cafe is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road. Find out more about topics and location from the or online community calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Are you new to the Jewish community and/or interested in learning more about the Jewish people? The Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville is Northeast Floridas Jewish welcome wagon and is ready to help you navigate your new surroundings. We are the Jewish community resource for all your cultural social, spiritual, educational and recreational needs. Our programs are always casual and friendly and provide opportunities for you to meet other new people as well as active Jewish community members. We celebrate holidays together, visit interesting places in Northeast Florida, meet monthly for free co ee and tea at Jewish Java and lots more. We promise you wont be a stranger very long once you contact us! Please contact Isabel Balotin at shalomjax@jewishjacksonville. org or 488-5000 x206.Congregation donates to Project LinusBy Contributing Writer Darlene Barringtonin a hand-made blanket. What a wonderful effort by Project Linus to bring this kind of heartfelt gift to children when they need it most,Ž shared Miller. The Relief Society is the oldest service organization for women in the world. To learn more go to lds. org. To learn more or to donate to Project Linus, visit got news? Popcorn and summer movies will be happening in the Childrens Department at South Mandarin Library. The Friends group and special donors presented a popcorn machine to the Childrens Department recently. News from the Friends of the South Mandarin LibraryBy Contributing Writer Leah Sue GiddingsSta has been selecting movies to be shown, so watch for movie listings. At press time plans, for the book sale are moving along. Pro“ ts from the sale will bene“ t the early learning programs of our library. On your next visit to the South Mandarin Library, look in the Childrens Department to see new furniture and activities donated this past year. New members are welcome! Please join us on the second Thursday of each month at 2:15 p.m. inside the library. The Friends meet after the Book Club which begins at 1:15 p.m. Why not come to the Book Club and stay for the Friends of Mandarin South Library meeting? Teen Trivia Saturday, July 26 3:00 p.m. Mandarin Branch Library Please call Don Carpenter at 288-6385 for more information.


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Call Paradise to get your pool repaired and ready for swim season! 5% discount O Pool Finish On Any Pool RenovationEXP: 7/31/14Call us for a free consultation today! 904-449-2055 This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Godzilla an action-adventure, science“ ction “ lm for adults and teens From the Bikini Atoll to Japan, then Hawaii and the Mainland, monsters can travel fast. Nuclear testing has ravaged areas for years and now has given birth to the M.U.T.O, massive unidenti“ ed terrestrial organisms, creatures that live on radiation. Joe Brody, enacted by Bryan Cranston, manages a Japanese nuclear reactor. Yet before he can determine the cause of a series of supposed earthquakes, he notices a pattern in their readings, a pattern that no quakes exhibit. Something is there that sets o an explosion and causes the death of his wife and the mother of his son, Ford. Ford Brody, played by Aaron TaylorJohnson, grows up to be a military man specializing in the handling of bombs who has a di cult relationship with his father. He leaves his wife Ellen, portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen and his son, to see to the release of his father, still living in Japan and still searching for answers, in quarantined areas many years later. They “ nd their answers and more when Dr. Ichiro Serizawa, depicted by Ken Watanabe, needs their help in “ nding these creatures. He has been following a sea creature for years and has extensive knowledge of the behavior of this prehistoric giant, but this new danger is unknown. Godzilla comes to the aid of the humans he has hidden from for eons of time, when the beasts travel across vast seas in search of radiation. All of the theories and ideas of the militaries to protect the world fall ” at with the destruction caused by these beasts and only one hero can defeat them. Gareth Edwards has directed this “ lm wonderfully, with great historical references and subtle reveals of the creatures, in addition to tying in the heart and importance of family and Movie ReviewGodzillaDirected by: Gareth Edwards. Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, and Bryan Cranston. Review by T.G. StantonGreat Movie, May See It Again (5 out of 5) our military. Through computer graphics, Godzilla, our hero, has character and substance that outshines the original, whereas, the M.U.T.O. are malevolently vicious. Technology makes the battles and action riveting. Our human hero, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is believable and enjoyable as the man who is forever in the wrong place at the right time. While he just wants to get home, he is often just in time to make Godzillas job a little easier. Ken Watanabe was sincere and passionate in his performance as the advocate for Godzilla and all that he is capable of. The rest of the cast and computer enhancements make this one of the best allaround “ lms this year. Those who remember the original will enjoy the content and those who never had the opportunity will be entranced with the action and heart. The new beasts were menacing; heres hoping the next “ lm incorporates past troubles, i.e., like Mothra.Dr. Jon Thomas, D.C. of Vibrant Life Health Center announces the launch of NutriMost„an exclusive, speci“ c, individualized fat loss system that is changing the health of patients across the nation is now available in Jacksonville. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “ ve of the top killers in the United States are preventable and could be reduced drastically if proper preventable care was utilized. The Associated Press recently announced news of a new Doctor brings exclusive fat loss system to Jacksonvillestudy that a third of the world is now obese. The same study also states that 62 percent of the world population is overweight. These are the same statistics within the United States, according to the CDC. NutriMost is the only fat loss system that is targeting fat speci“ cally and utilizes body composition and physician supervision to ensure that fat loss is occurring without the loss of body water and muscle mass. Patients are losing one to two pounds per day while the system guarantees 20 to 40 pounds in just 40 days! The associated health of the patients on the system is greatly improved with metabolic ages dropping signi“ cantly. There are no associated injections, cravings, hunger, expensive meal programs or exercise required. Be sure to see the Vibrant Life Health Center ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919

PAGE 19 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Community MarketplaceAttention Small Businesses!!!For just $41per issue you can reach 29,000+ addresses (min. of 6 issues) Call 886-4919 today! Help WantedPart / Full time installation position available for expanding company. Some experience with nish carpentry and cabinet installations preferred. Must have own transportation and basic tools. Willingness to apply a solid work ethic and be a team player a must. Call (904) 273 1696. Part Time Chiropractic Assistant needed in Julington Creek. Monday Thursday afternoons No Experience necessary Send Resume to Aquarium Specialist Salesperson needed for dynamic, new retail store in Mandarin, Jacksonville FL. Must have 2+ yrs hands-on experience with saltwater reef tanks and be well versed on the latest life support equipment and lighting. All Coral husbandry knowledge is necessary for this position. Ability to lift and move 50 lbs is necessary. 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Both must work well with children and adults. Please e-mail resume to: JOB Finder Looking for a job in Mandarin? Heres w here you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 Breakthrough Age-Defying at Fruit Cove287-0601 Sun State Lawn Care Call Dennis 904.874.1765 sunstatelawncare.comIt has “ nally happened, the remnants of a colder and wetter than normal winter and spring are behind us. We now get to look forward to what hopefully will be a long summer of fantastic “ shing and shrimping. For this to happen we must remember that “ shing our areas of the St. Johns relies greatly on the amount of rainfall we receive. Rainfall is the single greatest indicator of what kind of “ shing to expect. When, where and how much rain can often predict our “ shing for days, weeks or even sometime months. This is because rainfall totals are directly responsible for the salinity levels of the river from downtown Jacksonville to as far away as Palatka. There almost always has to be some salt present in the river for us to be able to “ sh for many of the species “ sh that inhabit our nearby bodies of saltwater. WhenŽ the rain comes refers to the timing of the rainfall during the calendar year. A lot of rain over the winter can slow the transition to spring “ shing by keeping salinities low, just as a dry winter can speed things up with higher salinities. Spring and summertime rains are normal and expected and often help keep “ sh and shrimp from pushing too far south from our “ shing zones. At the same time an early tropical deluge could be catastrophic to “ shing and shrimping to our area pushing back most activity north and out of our local spots. WhereŽ the rain falls also has a strong in” uence on the salinity levels we will experience. Because the St. Johns twist and winds its way northward for nearly 300 miles, rainfall amounts 150 miles away can have a greater e ect on us than much of our local rain could. While experiencing dryer than normal conditions locally, heavy rains falling miles south of here will ” ow north to Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka us, changing our salinity levels days later. How muchŽ rain is the “ nal determining factor to predict upcoming and current “ shing. How muchŽ combined with when and whereŽ is what can be used as to what to expect for local “ shing based on too little or too much rain. These three factors can often predict when and what kinds of “ sh are going to show, the length of time these “ sh will spend in our waters and what to expect for a shrimping season. Like everything else in nature, a balancing act is required each year for the proper amount of rain upstream, downstream and seasonally for us to sel“ shly hope that it all comes together providing us with an excellent year of “ shing and shrimping. Fishing Report: Its all coming together. River docks and bridge pilings holding reds. Weak“ sh and croakers continue on the increase “ shing deeper holes around points and markers. Just look for the other boats. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: July 5Full: July 12 Last Quarter: July 19 New: July 26


Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2014 € Jacksonville (904) 262-8113 10130 Philips Highway (Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339) Open 7 Days A Week SUMMER SALE!25% OffTable and Floor Lamps, Mirrors and Framed ArtChoose from 100s of styles and “nishes. Hurry sale ends soon! *Sale Ends July 31st. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only. TREE FARM & NURSERY 20% OFF Your Purchase of ANY Size Crape Myrtle! FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at Saltwater Fish ~ Live Coral Starfish ~ Crabs ~ Reef Tanks ~ Aquarium 9633 Old St. Augustine Rd. ~ (904) 551-2008 NEW! MAINTENANCE SERVICESThe Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center (see http://svaec.ifas.u” .edu/) in Live Oak serves the small farmer and also o ers some programs for homeowners. Sta run an experimental farm using catch crops, cover crops and plants to attract bene“ cial insects and Please join St. Michaels Soldiers for their evening of Blues, Brews and BBQ on Saturday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Josephs Cody Enrichment Center, located at 4152 Loretto Road. The evening will be “ lled with sultry blues performed by Gregg Chirico and the Mr. Natural Band; cold brews, wine and signature cocktails will be available. Dinner includes saucy BBQ pulled pork and tangy jambalaya straight from the bayou. There will be tons of fun with both live and silent auctions, a 50/50 ra e, dancing, adopt-abox for shipping and more. St. Michaels Soldiers is a Mandarin-based not for pro“ t ministry that supports and honors the sacri“ ces of our active deployed military men and women through care packages, heros welcome home celebrations and “ nancial assistance to our returning local wounded in Duval and surrounding coun-Help support the true heroes and she-roesŽ of Americaties. In our current world of uncertainty there is one thing that always stands true: the men and women of our United States military are putting their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. They miss their families, homes and normal way of life, but they serve proudly no matter the danger and we cannot let them feel forgotten or unappreciated. St. Michaels Soldiers is approximately 150 volunteers strong and 100 percent of all funds raised are used to bene“ t the men and women of our United States military. So put on your blue jeans and your favorite shirt and join us on Saturday, July 12 for a heck of a good at the 2014 St. Michaels Soldiers Blues, Brews and BBQ fundraising event and help us support the true heroes and she-roes of America, our United States military! Tickets are available online at or by calling 599-7855. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $10 for children age three to 12.Gardening: A holistic approachBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS consequently birds, which have all helped to virtually eliminate the need for crop spraying. The farm was originally run conventionally and, as we found out in a recent workshop, was routinely mowed on one Friday and sprayed the next, year round; every two weeks chemicals were used to keep pests under control. When they decided to avoid using chemicals on their crops, it wasnt at all clear to the extension service sta what would happen. They guesstimated that within two to three years their new practices would have begun to take e ect. Imagine their surprise when all it took was a season or two to discover that these measures were already making signi“ cant di erences. By various trapping methods and observation, they determined that insect balances„between harmful and bene“ cial insects„were adjusting in the farms favor. Now the “ elds are edged with sun” owers (GiganteusŽ variety) which catchŽ and provide food for leaf-footed bugs, whereas before they would have made their way directly into the tomato crop. Once the bugs are established, the sun” owers are sprayed to wipe them out before they can spread. The important point is that the food crops dont need to be blanket sprayed; if pests on them ever reach unacceptable levels, they can be dealt with by spot spraying. We saw bene“ cial insects galore on the next line of defense„a dozen or so rows of buckwheat. Predatory wasps were happily ” itting around and homing in on their prey„caterpillars, white” y and so on. Bigeyed bugs were attracted too. These would be so helpful to the homeowner with a chinch bug infestation; indeed, chinch bugs wouldnt necessarily escalate to infestationŽ levels if there was a population of the bene“ cial big-eyed bugs to prey on them. So, you may be wondering, what is the point of this for the homeowner, with maybe a couple of pots of tomatoes, a lawn and a shrub border or two? Well, basically it comes down to trying to adjust your own ecosystem to avoid an imbalance of insects; encouraging a wide variety into your yard ensures that those you want will help deal with those you dont. For a nicely illustrated article on the good guys, check out:“ cials/bene“ cials.html In a mixed border, grow simple ” owers and ” owering shrubs„include natives and select for year-round blooms. In my yard I like the weedŽ (according to some) Virginia spiderwort. Early in the year the honeybees ” ock to its beautiful blue ” owers. As the year goes on, good insect attractants include the chaste tree ( Vitex agnus-castus ). All manner of good bugs ” ock to its blooms. Later in the summer dotted horsemint ( Monarda punctata ) simply comes alive. For information on the bloom times and other characteristics of some of Floridas native ” owers, check out http:// edis.ifas.u” .edu/ep061 editor@mandarinnewsline.comMandarin NewsLine is seeking a MHS student for a paid position to report next school year on MHS school sports ( MHS Sports Roundup ) for our monthly community newspaper. Email the editor for more information today!Do you like to write? Are you involved at school? Does journalism interest you?Student Writer Needed!WE are looking for YOU! Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein Directed by Richard A. Dickson with Justin Reynolds ~ THURS, JULY 31FRI, SAT, SUN, AUG 1-3 at 8pm Matinee Sat Aug 2 at 3pm ~ TICKET INFORMATION All Seats $20: Meet the Maple Leaf DiversŽ at Mandarin Museum Sat., July 5 and Sun., July 20 € 11 AM 4 PM Dr. Keith Holland and other divers who recovered artifacts from the Civil War shipwreck, e Maple Leaf will be present at Mandarin Museum, 11964 Mandarin Road. Currently on display are rarely seen artifacts that represent military items and personal e ects of Union soldiers. Hear about the ship, the archaeological expedition and the artifacts from those who know rst hand … the men who actually dived into the dark waters of the St. Johns and touched every piece that was retrieved. For more information call 268-0784 or

PAGE 21 € July 2014 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Complimentary Consultations for the Latest Advances in: TM and Contoura PlusTM~CALL NOW: 904-567-3841 J. Phillip Garcia, MD, FACS 904-567-3841 Come visit us at Bartram Walk Salon and Spa in Julington Creek! Limited Tim Only! June, July & August~ Liquid Facelift *Fillers are priced per treatment A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON corner of Loretto & San Jose $10 OFFNEW customers only. One coupon per customer. Applies to services $45 and higher. EXP 6/30/14.Free Teeth BrushingValue $8. For our loyal customers. One coupon per customer. EXP 6/30/14. (904) 292-000311112 San Jose Boulevard | Jacksonville, FL 32223The Best Seafood, Steaks & Salads at the Best Prices in Jacksonville! San Jose Blvd.Claire LaneWalmart Millers Ale House F S w n $2 Not valid with any other offer.Those of you who lived in the small village of Mandarin in 1964 have lots of memories of the only full force hurricane to strike Jacksonville. You can visualize huge oak trees laying across the yards and roads, ” ooded properties, frightening winds, the loss of the famous Stowe window at the Church of Our Saviour and a whole week without electricity. It was a huge mess, but thankfully there were no deaths and everybody pitched in to help each other and share what they had. At the time there were only a few thousand residents in the area and the land was mostly rural. One can only imagine the devastation that would take place now in the sprawling and dense suburb of Mandarin and the Battery condition is a leading reason for the failure of boats to pass a safety examination. Examiners are concerned, since the consequences are dire … “ re, explosion or a disabled vessel, not to mention a ruined outing. The most problematic issues are uncovered terminals Hurricane Dora hits Mandarin … Fifty years ago Mandarin Community Club after Hurricane Dorasurrounding area. The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and Mandarin Community Club will be remembering Hurricane Dora at the Third Thursday Lecture on August 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This evening will include a special taped discussion of the storm by George Winterling, famous and beloved WJXT meteorologist. Winterling was the only weather expert to correctly predict that Dora was coming our way. The event will also include some residents who lived through it sharing their memories and answering questions. In preparation for this anniversary, the museum would love to see your photos and hear your stories. The organization will have a special Dora photographic display and will compile the collection of memories for the archives. If you have anything to share, please contact the museum at or 268-0784 as soon as possible. For more information about Mandarin Museum, please visit Guard Auxiliary: Protect your powerBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 and unsecured batteries. The standard that vessel examiners use states that Batteries must be secured and terminals covered to prevent accidental arcing.Ž Our standards are based on the Code of Federal Regulations for the Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security, section 183.401-460 on Electrical Systems for Recreational Boating Safety. While true that section 183.401 appears to except outboards, that is of no consequence … examiners are held to the standard and common sense rules that there is no exception. Some smaller outboards have alternative starting power; however, the boat may have a separate battery for powering lights and trolling motors. Also, todays outboard engines as well as gas and diesel powered inboard engines all use batteries for starting and power. An uncovered, ungrounded battery terminal is subject to sparking from the touch of a metal object, known as arcing. And arcing does not distinguish between engine types and the batterys purpose. So at the least, your batterys positive terminal (ungrounded) requires a cover … usually from a rubber boot, a full battery box or a nonconductive cover. It is recommended you also cover the negative terminal since protection from water-induced corrosion is another valuable objective. A marine surveyor advises that a nut-secured terminal must be a stainless nut with lock washer … no wing nuts and in this case, best protected by a ventilated box. Battery movement must be limited so that it is “ rmly secured and cannot move more than an inch in any direction. I think that is liberal, since you dont want it to move at all. A moving battery is subject to damage or disconnect, leading to a disabled boat or worse, if arcing is enabled by unintended repositioning. Just placing your battery on the deck or in a compartment doesnt su ce. Wave action and hull-jarring pounding are the culprits at work while youre enjoying a run. Remember, a boat on the water is subject to many unstable motions. Experienced boat operators teach our About Boating Safely course at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Please call Bob at 721-1346 to reserve a place in the July 12 class or check our website at When I say experienced,Ž I mean it. Bob just celebrated his 50th Auxiliary year and is a primary reference for this column!


Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2014 € Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! I sat in utter amazement, nestled in the back seat while my driver, a Sikh wearing a turban, somehow maneuvered the car through a frenzied tra c jam of epic proportions. Seven jumbled lanes of misaligned vehicles squished within three o cially marked lines. As far as I could see, no rules of the road existed. A cacophony of honking and beeping horns seemed to simply announce, Im here.Ž Bicycles, rickshaws, motorcycles, hundreds of tiny Tok-Tok three-wheeled cars (occasionally overstu ed with people like clown cars at the circus) plus regular size vehicles, buses and trucks and ox carts vied for space. Every once in a while a stray cow would wander in. Id been warned the tra c in Delhi is insane„multiply that times 10. Its sheer madness but for some reason I didnt feel anxious. While my itinerary called for adventures in the southern part of the country, my tour of this distant land would absolutely have to include Indias most famous landmark: the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal means Crown PalaceŽ and it is in fact the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. To understand the building you must know the background story. The Taj Mahal was built by the “ fth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in 1631 in memory of his third but the most favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan was utterly devoted to Mumtaz Mahal, who was his constant companion and trusted con“ dante. She died after giving birth to their 13th child while accompanying him on a campaign. Her death so crushed the emperor that all his hair and beard were said to have grown snow white in a few months. I would tour at sunrise to avoid crowds and had expected the pre-dawn streets to be quiet, but I was totally wrong. In fact, I would quickly learn almost all my preconceived ideas about India were wrong. Residents in India arise very early. The park near the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage site was bustling like an American high school at dismissal hour, except daylight was barely breaking. First came a red brick building, the gateway to the Taj. Here you nab the initial glimmer of the majestic marble dome through a grand arched doorway. Whoa„the hair on my arms rose in excitement. The suns rays, just beginning to project from the East, cast an Visiting India and the Taj MahalBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, array of pale pinkish hues. And me... literally tickled pink to be there. I needed to simply stand still and contemplate the renowned building with its inde“ nable beauty. No high de“ nition photos or videos do justice. Seeing this structure in person becomes a moment of awe. Graceful and delicate, clean and pure, literally shimmering like a “ ery diamond ring„the Taj Mahal is a true wonder of the world. Construction began in 1631 and was completed in 1648. About 20,000 workers were recruited: sculptors from Bukhara, calligraphers from Syria and Persia, inlayers from southern India, stone cutters from Baluchistan, a specialist in building turrets, another who carved only marble ” owers. The outlying buildings and gardens were “ nished “ ve years later. I was pleased to see preservation a concern. Everybody must place cloth booties over their shoes before climbing the stairs and walking on the marble terrace. The detailed inlay work beckons closer observation and nearing it, I could discern exquisite detail. Marble lattice screens cut in oriental designs enclose the tombs. The actual graves lie below in the basement, undisturbed in quiet environs. The play of the suns “ ltering rays re” ecting o the river and through the lattice work creates a mood of solemn respect. After leaving the interior, I walked toward the river and gazed across where the merest foundation for the Black Taj remains. Shah Jahan intended to build a replica in black marble opposite the current monument; however, a war with his sons interrupted his plan. The sons placed him under house arrest as they were opposed to his lavish spending for another shrine. As you glance further upriver, you see the red sandstone fort of Agra„the location where the father was imprisoned. I strolled through the gardens and was very glad that I had come at dawn. Within a few hours tourists had mushroomed like well watered weeds, pushing forward and disrupting the serenity. Many photographs of this site show its varying moods from dawn to dusk. My guide told me a full moon gives the Taj a golden, sensuous appeal and that it shines like a pearl. All I can say is see it for yourself. The romanticism and sheer majesty of the structure is undeniably real. The Mandarin Community Club recently presented a plaque to the Mandarin Garden Clubs Bumblebee Circle in appreciation of their hard work cleaning, planting and weeding for many years in the spring and in the fall. The plaque reads: In recognition of your active participation and support of the Mandarin Community Club and Billard Commemorative Park. Your devoted distinguished service has bene“ ted the community and the beauty of our Commemorative Park.Ž Y HEALTHY LIVING CENTER The new Y Healthy Living Center in Mandarin brings expertise from Baptist Health doctors to your neighborhood. A variety of classes, screenings and support groups are oered „ and you dont have to be a Y member to attend.Free programs include: July noon: Prevent sports injuries at the gym Join orthopedic surgeon R. Stephen Lucie, MD, and physical therapist Drew Heideman, MPT, from Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute to learn about preventing injuries at the gym and meeting your goals without injury. Other monthly programs: A Healthy Living Coordinator is on site Monday Friday : am : pm and pm : pm To nd out more, visit or call .. .To register: San Jose Blvd. .. Introducing a whole new concept in wellness: The Y Healthy Living Center in Mandarin e pt in we ll ness : Open to the public!

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The Parent Teacher Association is an honorable organization that was established in 1897 to engage families and communities in the education and the well-being of the children. PTA members are parents, volunteers, teachers and business partners, all working together for the betterment of the children. Do parents have to attend meetings or volunteer to join the PTA? Parents can if they have the time; however, most parents hold fulltime jobs. This makes it di cult for some to be at their childs school. Parents may join the PTA without making a commitment to volunteer. The money collected from memberships goes back to the children. PTA o cers/ sta are hardworking, talented and a devoted group of volunteers. Members were greeted with beautiful lollipops ” ower center pieces made by the Crafty Ladies group and lovely spring colored tablecloths as they arrived for the 69th annual meeting of the Mandarin Garden Club located at 2892 Loretto Road on May 22, 2014. There were close to 100 people in attendance. The members enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch in true southern style. The ladies of the club are wonderful cooks and always feed us well when we have potluck lunches. The meeting was a time of looking back at our gardening year and honoring members who devoted many hours of service to the club and community Five Lifetime Membership awards were given to Sandie Ingram, Magnolia Circle; Janet Ford, Magnolia Circle; Wanda Bosworth, Bumblebees Circle; Karen Rowe, Dogwood Circle; and Betty Waldrep, Dogwood Circle. Suzanne Harper, Dogwood Circle, was presented with the Presidents Award. It is an award given to an individual each year by the president of the club in recognition of their consist service through commitment to the membership as well as the Mandarin Community. Barbara Price, Dogwood Mandarin Garden Club honors members at meetingBy Contributing Writer Betty WaldrepCircle, was honored for 10 years of service as leader of the Crafty Ladies group. Under Prices leadership the Crafty Ladies held a monthly auction to raise funds for di erent causes and to make crafts as favors for Meals on Wheels groups. This was an outstanding year for the group as they raised $9000. The group also stays busy every year making crafts for the Craft Fair in November and decorations for two general meetings and the annual meeting each year. Price is retiring from the Crafty Ladies group for a much needed rest. She will be greatly missed. Martha Dysart of the Live Oak Circle is retiring after 13 years as leader of the Master Gardeners and grounds maintenance chairperson. She has given many hours of her time to maintaining our lovely gardens and grounds. She was honored at the annual meeting for her service to our club. Dysart will continue to devote her time to maintaining the Native Florida Garden at the front of the club property. She is a Master Gardner and is always available for questions and help. The Master Gardeners are at the club on the “ rst and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Dysart has given outstanding service to our club and community. She will be missed in her former positions. Karen Rowe, Dogwood Circle, our outgoing president for 2013-2014 was also honored for outstanding service. During Rowes leadership the club resurfaced the driveway, started a website and Facebook page and computerized our membership roll. These were just a few of the many accomplishments during her term as president. She is much loved by the membership and her leadership will be missed. She was presented with a beautiful gift basket and a stone has been planted in the walkway of the Florida Native Garden in her honor. New o cers for 2014-2015 were installed at the annual meeting. Betty Harrelson, Cherokee Rose Circle, will serve as president; Betty Waldrep, Dogwood Circle, as “ rst vice president; Mary Forester, Live Oak Circle, as second vice president; Sandie Ingram, Magnolia Circle, as recording secretary; and Wanda Bosworth, Cherokee Rose Circle and Bumblebees Circle, as treasurer. These ladies were presented beautiful red roses and aprons that were made by Debra Crammond of the Magnolia Circle at their installation. The next big event at Mandarin Garden Club will be the annual $1.00 Clothing Sale. This event will be on August 8 and 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. The clothing sale has been such a success that the club has decided to hold it on Friday as well as Saturday. There will be mens, womens and childrens clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry and a boutique for special events clothing. The line forms early waiting on the doors to open! Please call 904-268-1192 or e-mail for additional information about membership in the club. You can also visit www. Garden Club members were honored. In honor of Crown Point PTABy Contributing Writer Mary Eyler, Inclusion Teacher, Crown Point ElementaryThey are there for meetings and special events planned for the children and their families on a regular basis. PTA members do so much for our children and our schools, yet some schools struggle every year to recruit new o cers/ members. Enjoy your summer, but in August when our children return, take the time to check out your childs PTAƒ lend a hand! We want to thank Crown Point PTA, all those who gave up so much to provide awards, educational programs and exciting events in health and safety for our Panthers. Thank you all for your hard rock!


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