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Rain Forces Palm Coast Arts Foundation to Move Jax Symphony Pops Concert to Destination Daytona at I-95 and US1

| April 17, 2015

The concert venue for the April 19 Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Picnic and Pops event is the Coca-Cola Pavilion at Rossemeyer’s Destination Daytona, Exit 273 off I-95 at U.S. 1, a few miles south of Palm Coast.

Weekend Briefing: Beatles Tribute at the Auditorium, Picnics and Pops Moved, DeSantis at Ocean Art Gallery

| April 17, 2015

Busy weekend all around with the Beatles tribute at the auditorium, Ron Desantis appearing at Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach, a soccer tournament and the Picnics and Pops concert, moved to Destination Daytona at I-95 and US1.

Thursday Briefing: Rape Suspect James McDevitt in Court, Jobs Council in Session, Apollo 16 in Memory

| April 16, 2015

James McDevitt, accused of raping a woman in Flagler Beach in 2013, appears before a judge today for a final docket sounding before a scheduled trial next week. With more on Pope Francis, Magna Carta and Apollo 16.

Wednesday Briefing: Landon’s Futurism, Shakespeare’s New Rape Play, Goodbye Percy

| April 15, 2015

Jim Landon’s “Making Our Future Together” Lunch ‘n Learn lecture today is sold out, three Flagler middle school girls are named to a prestigious STEM conference, Shakespeare’s new authenticated play is making students uncomfortable, and it’s Take a Wild Guess Day.

Sheriff’s Awards Go To Deputy Pedersen, Detention Deputy Ward and Volunteer Ramos

| April 14, 2015

Deputy Erik Pedersen was recognized for going beyond the call of duty in helping a 94-year-old woman reconnect to the world, and Detention Deputy Ronald Ward stopped an inmate from committing suicide.

Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast’s Golf Dreams, VPK and Kindergarten Round-Up, Anchors’ Demise

| April 14, 2015

The Palm Coast City Council again hears from the management company trying to keep the city’s golf course and tennis center from soaking in the red, VPK and kindergarten registration is today, Frank Rich tells us why the anchorman’s job is the dumbest.

Monday Briefing: Gunter Grass Is Dead, Desalination in California, Rubio Announces

| April 13, 2015

The great German writer Gunter Grass, author “The Tin Drum,” is dead, Marco Rubio announces his plans for the 2016 presidential election this evening.

Daytona State Honors 179 Students, Employees and Alumnus at Awards Convocation

| April 11, 2015

A list of those honored is included. The awards convocation is the preceding event to the college’s commencement exercises that will take place on Monday, May 18, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Center.

Weekend Briefing: Flagler Beach’s 90th Birthday Bash, a Murderer Returns, Millennials’ Hookup Culture

| April 10, 2015

Enoch Hall, on death row for the murder of a Volusia prison guard in 2008, challenges his conviction before Flagler’s Judge J. David Walsh, who presided over his trial. The Palm Coast Garden Club holds its annual sale, Flagler Beach holds its 90th birthday celebration.

Thursday Briefing: Anger Management at the County Jail, Renewed Debate on Police Tactics

| April 9, 2015

Police tactics are again under scrutiny after a video captured the cold-blooded killing of an unarmed man running away from a cop in South Carolina. “Fresh Off the Boat” fails its writer, and the White House condemns “gay therapy.”

Wednesday Briefing: Renaming State Colleges, SC Cop Charged With Murder, Florida as Obamacare Capital

| April 8, 2015

A South Carolina cop is charged with murder after video surfaces showing him shooting a suspect in the back, after the suspect was stopped for a broken taillight.

Tuesday Briefing: Wittman at the Auditorium, Cops’ Body Cams, and Jeb’s Hispanic Origins

| April 7, 2015

Florida lawmakers talk of regulating cops’ body cameras. The Flagler school board and Palm Coast City council have full agendas today. Jeb Bush discovers his Hispanic origins.

From One Second To The Next: Sheriff Joins Awareness Campaign Against Distracted Driving

| April 6, 2015

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and Flagler Sheriff’s Police Athletic League are promoting awareness about distracted driving in April, which is Distracted Driviong Awareness Month, with a focus on Florida’s Move Over Law.

Monday Briefing: Matanzas Woods Interchange Gets Busy, Carver Auction Gets Going, Rolling Stone Retracts

| April 6, 2015

The county commission is set to approve a $9 million contract to start construction on the long-awaited Matanzas Woods interchange at I-95. Rolling Stone retracts its story on a rape at the University of Virginia; a noon webcast conference is scheduled at the Columbia School of Journalism.

Weekend Briefing: 1st Friday in Flagler Beach, Special Election Early Voting, Lawmakers Get Homophobic

| April 3, 2015

Good Friday closes many government offices but not the voting booth: early voting for the special election for House and Senate in Flagler continues through Saturday. The Big Red Bus needs your blood donations, plus a few words on Bush, Montaigne and Disney employees.

Thursday Briefing: Fair Days, Budget Crunch, and a Florida Land Sale the Size of Rhode Island

| April 2, 2015

The Flagler County Fair continues. Some 560,000 acres, the largest undeveloped private land parcel east of the Mississippi, goes on sale in Florida. The land is between Gainesville and the Panhandle. McDonald’s $1 raise, but only at a few stores.

Wednesday Briefing: Flagler County Fair, Observer Fooleries, “Religious Freedom” Mockeries

| April 1, 2015

The Flagler County Fair begins today, the Palm Coast Observer hires a new writer, for one day, the world’s largest sperm bank lands in Orlando, Apple’s Tim Cook warns of bigotry hiding under the banner of religious freedom.

Tuesday Briefing: IMAG NE That Sculpture, Anti-Semitism On the Rise, Bigotry Hiding as Religious Freedom

| March 31, 2015

An imaginative sculpture is installed at the Flagler County Public Library, a religious freedom act is used by homophobes to justify discrimination, anti-Semitism rises in Florida and elsewhere.

Monday Briefing: Jeb Bush vs. Scott Walker, Rubio’s Guns vs. Butter, Quiet Flagler

| March 30, 2015

Flagler County’s official calendar decides to extend spring break until Tuesday. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker have their differences, Obamacare gets a surprisingly bright report card.

Weekend Briefing: Code Enforcement’s Vise On Palm Coast, Wings Over Flagler Rocks

| March 27, 2015

Wings Over Flagler takes off all weekend at the Flagler County Airport, dominating the local scene, The Observer reports on Palm Coast’s obsession with code enforcement, hockey at the Youth Center and new Census numbers on Florida’s growth.

Blairsville Resident Missing Since March 16 Located Near Publix on Belle Terre

| March 27, 2015

A tipster said he recognized Vickers from his image posted on FlaglerLive. Stephen Vickers, a 50-year-old Palm Coast resident of Blairsville Drive, had been last seen at his Blairsville home on March 16.

Thursday Briefing: Tallahassee Junket, Cops’ Body Cams, and Bolton Wants To Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran

| March 26, 2015

Flagler County commissioners are in Tallahassee today in a junket organized by the Florida Association of counties, cop body cameras are all the rage in Florida, and John Bolton returns with more bombing prose.

Wednesday Briefing: Friends of A1A Talk Environmental Fair, Jeb and Hilary Neck and Neck in Florida

| March 25, 2015

Friends of A1A hold their monthly meeting, the Center for the Visually Impaired leads a tour at the Palm Coast Community Center, Flagler County commissioners are in Tallahassee.

Wings Over Flagler Brings a Flying Fortress Of a Show At 3-Day, 50-Plane Rockin’ of Runways

| March 24, 2015

The 50-some planes at the Flagler County Airport Friday through Sunday include the enormous B-17 Flying Fortress, the C-54 Berlin Airlift Flying Museum, a a CH-47 Chinook, and a Ford Tri-Motor, the first commercial plane in the U.S.

Tuesday Briefing: Spring Break Doldrums, LED Streetlights Get Poor Reception in NYC, Another Hearing For Red-Light Camera Restrictions

| March 24, 2015

A slow spring-break week in Flagler. The Legislature takes up red-light camera restrictions, and New York Citry’s conversion to LED streetlights, something Palm Coast is planning, is getting an unhappy reception from residents.

Monday Briefing: Planning For Disasters, Hemp Production and Guns in Schools

| March 23, 2015

Flagler County Emergency Services’ Mitigation Strategy Session is this morning at EOC (10 a.m.), the Bunnell city commission holds a routine meeting this evening (7 p.m.), the legislature’s attack on Florida’s Sunshine law and the Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio duel, in full swing.

Weekend Briefing: Suicide Prevention in Town Center, NCAA Clinic at Indian Trails, Duprees at Auditorium

| March 20, 2015

The Duprees’ romantic voices take over the Flagler Auditorium Saturday evening, FPC’s Gay-Straight Alliance hosts a suicide-prevention walk in Town Center, a new bar at the Hammock Wine and Cheese Shop, and more this weekend.

School Board Honors Cheryl Tristam With Power of One Award For Youth Orchestra’s 10-Year Triumphs

| March 19, 2015

Cheryl Tristam stressed the importance of making music education accessible to every child regardless of background or ability as she received an award bestowed periodically on community members who have had a broad impact on students.

Thursday Briefing: House Construction, Guns in Schools and Civil War Roundtables

| March 19, 2015

Flagler Home Builders Association Government Affairs Director Jason DeLorenzo touts recent housing gains before the county’s economic development council. A busy day at the Legislature regarding education issues, including consideration of the guns-in-schools bill.

Wednesday Briefing: TDC Finds Its Local Soul, Netanyahu Loses His

| March 18, 2015

Flagler County’s Tourist Development Council is playing on Palm Coast’s trademarked “Find Tour Florida” tagline with one of its own: “Find Your Local Soul.” Elsewhere, an onanist goers to court, and Netanyahu wins big in Israel.

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