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Flagler Beach City Government Wants to Take Over July 4 Events, But Unsure How

| January 25, 2013

Flagler Beach government, eager to replicate Palm Coast’s method of making money from special events, would take over July 4 festivities run until now by the chamber of commerce, but city commissioners are uncomfortable with a complete take-over.

From Washington Oaks Gardens to Flagler Beach, a Drenching of Grayish Christmas Cheer

| December 9, 2012

Flagler Beach’s parade packed A1A and ran for 75 minutes, while Washington Oaks Gardens’ Holiday in the Gardens drew more than 1,000 people who donated food and toys for the needy.

Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out on Oct. 21-27 Gets Its Poster Child

| October 4, 2012

Throughout the six-day Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out, as artists work from dawn to dusk, visitors can enjoy the seashore and to be a part of the art, talking to artists as they paint unique works of art at the many picturesque locations.

Don’t Talk to an Empty Chair: Flagler Beach Museum Goes Boots and Bling for Bunnell

| September 7, 2012

The Flagler Beach Historical Museum’s annual costume gala fund-raiser Saturday at the Black Cloud Saloon in Bunnell will be paired up with a 99th birthday bash for Bunnell, in preparation for that city’s centennial.

Bikes, Poetry, Action: Gargiulo Foundation’s Tour de Force in Art at Hollingsworth Gallery

| July 14, 2012

The Gargiulo Art Foundation’s first annual Bicycle Art and Poetry Show at Hollingsworth Gallery capitalizes on Palm Coast’s growing appreciation for its bike paths and its arts community.

Memories of July 4 From Lake Sebasticook to Flagler Beach

| July 4, 2012

July 4 festivities have turned into a 24-hour rolling event in Flagler County, beginning with fireworks at Town Center on Tuesday evening and finishing with fireworks at the Flagler Beach Pier tonight. What takes place in between is a parade of memories.

Haley Watson Is Miss Flagler County 2012

| June 24, 2012

The annual Miss Flagler County Scholarship Pageant is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. this Sunday afternoon and at the Flagler Auditorium, with Miss Junior at 5 and Miss Flagler County at 7 p.m.

Passports in Hand, Palm Coast Discovers Its Festive Internationalism

| June 3, 2012

Palm Coast may well have discovered how to host a festival with down home charm even as it went global to do it: the International Food and Wine Festival taking place Saturday and again Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. mixes the intimate and the urbane for an affordable $3 admission.

At Nature Scapes, Palm Coast Garden Club Grows Its Annual Show Into a Special Event

| April 22, 2012

The Palm Coast Garden Club found a new home for its annual garden show at Nature Scapes, the stately nursery on Old Brick Road, where, on Saturday, some 50 vendors drew a few thousand visitors and plant lovers.

Jacksonville Symphony in Palm Coast Sunday For Its Annual Pilgrimage to Rhythm of Pops

| April 21, 2012

The Jacksonville Symphony’s pops concert at Town Center is the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s annual gift–well, at $35 a pop–and fund-raiser for an eventual arts center. Some 52 musicians will play works by Copland, Mozart, and Broadway and movie tunes.

Jumping for His Late Brother and Wounded Warriors, George Hanns Flies Air Show’s Flag

| March 25, 2012

George Hanns, a Flagler county commissioner for the past 16 years, deployed the flag from thousands of feet up to open this year’s Wings Over Flagler as he jumped for his brother, who died at Christmas, and other veterans.

The Monster Has Landed: C-130 Lumbers In For Weekend’s Wings Over Flagler Show

| March 23, 2012

The Hercules C-130 will be a main attraction at Wings Over Flagler, the annual air show at the Flagler County Airport on Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, this year commemorating the life of William Wild Bill Walker, who crashed and died while performing at the show last year.

Flagler Beach Rotary Hosting Wing-Themed 5K Race on Feb. 11

| January 25, 2012

The Flagler Beach Rotary’s 5K Race at the Flagler County Airport will include helicopters, flyovers, resident planes on display as well as a peek at innovative projects currently underway at the airport.

Washington Oaks Gardens Events: Garden Walk in January, Citrus Festival in February

| January 19, 2012

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is offering a guided garden walk on Saturday, Jan. 28, and welcoming volunteers interested in beautifying the citrus groves at the park on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.

The Flagler Youth Orchestra in Concert Tonight at Palm Coast Methodist Church’s Festival

| January 14, 2012

The annual youth festival features the 25-piece Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s top ensemble, in a free concert under the direction of Caren Umbarger, at 7 p.m. You can Tivo Tebow’s first three throws.

Palm Coast Half-Marathon and 5K Run: Schedule and Road Closures

| January 13, 2012

The second annual Palm Coast half-marathon and 5K run is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, starting at 8 a.m. at European Village. A summary schedule and road closures.

Christmas Parachutes Into a Parade and Yules Up Sweaty Bed Races in Flagler Beach

| December 3, 2011

The annual bed races, postponed in October, capped a day of festivities that had Santa jumping oput of a plane and landing on Flagler Beach’s sands and a parade that seemed to go on forever, like the photo gallery included here.

Palm Coast Lights Up Its First Communal Christmas Tree to Strings of Jazz and Joy

| December 1, 2011

The redcedar, 18 feet high when planted in January, towered and twinkled the moment Santa lit it to cheers and applause Thursday evening in Town Center what Mayor Jon Netts termed a new holiday tradition for Palm Coast.

A Matter of Heart: Tommy Tant Surf Classic Returns to Roil Flagler Beach

| November 11, 2011

The annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic, a competitive surfing celebration of the late Tommy Tant, runs Saturday and Sunday in Flagler Beach with a focus this year on heart health, as Tommy died of an aortic aneurysm 13 years ago.

Andrew Young, a Civil Rights Star, Glitters Over African American Cultural Society’s 20th

| October 24, 2011

Andrew Young headlined Palm Coast’s African American Cultural Society’s 20th anniversary celebration Sunday with humor, a little Martin Luther King memorabilia, and a lot of pragmatic hope about American culture.

Buddy Walk in Town Center Canceled, Creekside Festival Goes On

| October 8, 2011

Buddy Walk in Town Center canceled, Great bed Race in Flagler Beach postponed, Creekside Festival goes on: the rains are playing havoc with weekend events in Flagler County.

Saturday’s Great Bed Race in Flagler Beach Postponed Until Dec. 3

| October 7, 2011

Weather is causing the postponement of the third annual Great Bed Race, which means that there’s two more months to enter the contest, which has already drawn a record 17 beds.

Recoiling Over Park Fees, Little Leagues Shine a Light on Palm Coast’s Increasing Insularity

| October 6, 2011

A debate over new lighting fees at Palm Coast’s athletic fields reveals a city out of touch with its community organizations and contradicting its own claims about being kid- and sports-tournament friendly.

Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk Saturday: Going for Goal

| October 3, 2011

The Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association raised $17,748 so far this year, ahead of its annual Buddy Walk next Saturday, Oct. 8, in Palm Coast’s Town Center. Help the association meet its $20,000 goal by donating or joining Saturday’s one-mile walk.

Palm Coast Civic Association to the Rescue: O’Donnell Crafts Creekside Compromise

| September 28, 2011

The compromise gives the chamber of commerce a face-saving bail-out and allows all political candidates for Palm Coast City Council to meet Creekside visitors under the Flagler Palm Coast Civic Association’s tent.

Disbelief and Legal Maneuvers Meet Chamber’s Refusal to Budge on Creekside Exclusion

| September 23, 2011

The Flagler Chamber of Commerce stuck by its decision to deny non-partisan political candidates their own booths at the Creekside Festival, on public ground. County officials are looking for options as they take the brunt of the criticism for appearing to endorse the chamber’s exclusion.

Creekside Festival Slyness: How the Chamber Discriminates Against Non-Party Candidates

| September 19, 2011

Palm Coast City Council candidates Bill McGuire and Dennis Cross have been denied a booth at the chamber-run festival, though Democrats–whose members include Jason DeLorenzo, Cross’s opponent and the husband of the Chamber’s VP, will have a booth, as will Republicans and the Tea Party.

Palm Coast’s Fireworks, Canceled on July 4, Are Now Leveraged Over 3 Fall Dates

| August 1, 2011

The $15,000 subsidy to Palm Coast will be split over fireworks shows on Labor Day and the two evenings of the city’s seafood festival in early November.

Citing Deception, Council Rejects Reinke’s $10,000 Request for Palm Coast Half-Marathon

| July 20, 2011

Adding to the Reinke Sports Group’s troubled history, it is the third time in two years that the Flagler Tourist Development Council rejects a request for subsidies for the Palm half-marathon. The Flagler Auditorium had an easier time with its $10,000 request.

Fireworks Blaze Over Flagler Beach In a Thundering Display of Color and Pomp

| July 4, 2011

Anticipation gave way to an explosive display of colors and sounds as Flagler Beach’s July 4th celebration culminated with its traditional fireworks show.



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