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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.

Tuesday Briefing: New Regimes For Red-Light Cameras and School Uniforms

| March 17, 2015

Today the Palm Coast City Council considers a broadly amended contract with its red-light camera vendor, reducing the pests in the city from 43 to five, while the school board considers liberalizing its school uniform policy.

Monday Briefing: It’s All About Sea Ray

| March 16, 2015

The Flagler County Commission Monday evening considers Sea Ray’s application for an expanded parking lot. The Legislature takes up guns on campus, drones and early school start dates.

Flagler Sheriff Warns of Phone Scammers Impersonating Deputies

| March 14, 2015

The scam involves an individual posing as a sheriff’s lieutenant and claiming to victims that they have to pay up for missing a grand jury appointment.

FPL Volunteers Power Vast Make-Over at Juvenile Justice Council’s Community Garden in Bunnell

| March 7, 2015

Florida Power and Light’s “Power to Care Group” on Thursday helped rebuild the community garden in four hours–a project garden overseeers had expected would take a year.

Sheriff’s Motorcycle Unit Shifts From Harleys To BMWs For $115,000

| March 7, 2015

The 110-horesepower, 1200-cc motorcycle is a model especially modified for police use. Residents and visitors can expect to see the BMW motorcycles throughout Flagler County beginning this weekend.

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday: A Brief History of a Long Annoyance

| March 7, 2015

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is controversial, annoying and mostly pointless, according to the evidence, neither saving energy nor reducing crime, as its supporters claim, but helping retailers sell more.

Remembrance Rescue Project’s 9/11 Memorial Firetruck in Palm Coast This Week

| March 4, 2015

The Remembrance Rescue Project combines the parts of two firetrucks that were at Ground Zero the day of the attacks on the Twin Towers in Manhattan.

Attention Homeowners: Now’s The Deadline For Homestead Exemption Applications

| March 2, 2015

Today is the deadline to file for a Homestead Exemption in Flagler County. If you miss the deadline, the Flagler County Property Appraiser’s office may be able to work with you within a reasonable window of time.

In Fear of ATS: The Palm Coast City
Council’s Red-Light Camera Delusions

| March 1, 2015

After coming close to suspending its red-light camera [program, the Palm Coast City Council has retreated, again exposing a willingness to do its camera vendor’s bidding before looking after its residents’ interests.

Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving Time

| March 1, 2015

Watering restrictions during Daylight Saving Time begin March 8 and run through Nov. 1 in 2015. Here’s the landscape irrigation policy for Palm Coast, aligning with the restrictions issued by the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Emergency Grants of Up to $600 Available to Flagler Seniors For Home Energy Assistance

| February 27, 2015

Eligibility is determined by income (gross household income must be below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines), and at least one member of the household must be at least 60 years old.

Flagler Youth Orchestra Performs Strings Around the World Concert at Auditorium Monday

| February 27, 2015

The FYO presents an evening of music featuring compositions from five continents and a dozen cultures in the second of its 10th year anniversary performance featuring the entirety of its musician corps–five ensembles, upwards of 325 students.

Leonard Nimoy Is Dead at 83

| February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy will forever be remembered for his “Live long, and prosper” line, which he seems to have borrowed from Voltaire in a pre-interstellar day.

FPC’s William Gibbs and Alex Lull Will Represent Flagler at Boys State in June

| February 26, 2015

William Gibbs and Alex Lull, with Devin Ritter as an alternate, were chosen Thursday from a field of five applicants by American Legion Flagler Post 115 representative George Stockley.

Palm Coast’s Public Access TV Changing Name and Bright House Channel, To 495

| February 25, 2015

Palm Coast Municipal Access is moving from Channel 199 to Channel 495 for Bright House subscribers, and changing its name to Palm Coast Television.

Special Election Candidates Slog Through Only Local Forum, Except When Talk Turns to Guns

| February 25, 2015

The largely plodding Q&A forum organized by three Flagler business groups held few surprises and featured Senate candidates David Cox and Travis Hutson and House candidates Adam Morley and Paul Renner.

City Hall Rising: Walls Go Up at Palm Coast’s Future Home

| February 24, 2015

Walls built in place went up Tuesday morning on the site of the future Palm Coast City Hall in Town Center, marking a significant visual advance in the nearly $10 million project as it moves toward completion by fall.

Obamacare Enrollment Will Re-Open From March 15 to April 30 For Penalized Tax Filers

| February 23, 2015

The Obama administration will allow a special health law enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for consumers who realize while filling out their taxes that they owe a fee for not signing up for coverage last year.



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