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Palm Coast’s Reflections Salon to Donate Haircut Proceeds to Hurricane Victim

| October 14, 2016

Reflections Salon, Inc, a local family owned business, will be offering $10 haircuts and donating all proceeds on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to stage 4 cancer survivor and Hurricane Matthew victim Kevin Kosinski.

20 Florida Authors Offer Tips on Getting Published at Daytona State Writing Conference, Oct. 19

| October 14, 2016

Alive and Writing in Florida: Bloom Where You Are Planted, is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. The free conference is being sponsored by Daytona State’s College of Humanities and Communication and Volusia County Libraries.

Harrison Wilker, 18, of St. Augustine, Killed in Crash on State Road 16

| September 28, 2016

Harrison Wilker, 18, of St. Augustine, was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle crash on State Road 16 near Masters Drive in St. Augustine, the Florida Highway Patrol report.

Florida Hospitals in Flagler and Volusia Anchor 3-Year Project to Improve Lung Cancer Care

| September 13, 2016

The ACCC Optimal Care Coordination Model for Lung Cancer Patients on Medicaid project will work to reduce barriers to care by developing a care coordination model to leverage effective partnerships among cancer programs and practices, community organizations, patients, and primary care and specialty providers.

Travelers Continue to Bring Zika Into Florida

| September 9, 2016

Florida has 744 reported cases of the Zika virus, with 12 new cases involving people who contracted the disease outside of the state, the Florida Department of Health reported Thursday. There were no new cases of locally transmitted Zika, with 56 previously reported.

FWC Honors Steve Wayne as 2016 Investigator of the Year

| September 9, 2016

The annual award honors a Fish and Wildlife Conservation investigator whose efforts show outstanding performance and achievement among investigators, including captive wildlife cases, overt and covert investigations, surveillance, and wildlife trafficking.

Flagler County Library Director Holly Albanese Elected to Northeast Florida Library Information Network Board

| September 6, 2016

Albanese has been been instrumental in significantly increasing library revenue through the library’s passport-issuance service, which she started. She is also keeping a planned expansion of the library–through a new building in Bunnell and an expanded one in palm Coast–on the county commission’s agenda.

Palm Coast Prepares for 9th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup

| August 29, 2016

Community volunteers will remove trash in and along the Intracoastal Waterway, its walkways and canals starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, where supplies will be distributed to commence the morning activities.

Florida Adds 15 Travel-Related Zika Cases for Total of 42

| August 29, 2016

Fifteen new cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus were reported Friday in Florida, all tied to people who brought the disease into the state after getting infected elsewhere.

Publix Campaign Politics

| August 23, 2016

Publix contributed at least $306,000 from Aug. 1 to Aug. 12, the latest information posted on the state Division of Elections website. Of that amount, $250,000 went to Florida Chamber of Commerce political committees.

Scott Seeks Applicants to Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission

| August 18, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday started seeking applications from people who want to serve on the state Constitution Revision Commission, a panel that meets every 20 years to recommend changes to the Florida Constitution. Scott will appoint 15 of the 37 members of the commission.

Florida Elections Officials Seek to Assure Voters That Machines Are Safe From Hacking

| August 10, 2016

Florida elections officials are pushing back on suggestions that this year’s voting results could be hacked or otherwise threatened by a cyberattack.

Belle Terre Swim Club’s Pool Office Burglarized, $75 Stolen

| August 9, 2016

When Robert Stump arrived for work at the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club in Palm Coast at 6 Monday morning, he found the door to the pool office kicked in, and $75 missing from the cash register. The cash register drawer was on the floor.

Business Briefs: McFarland and Sprague at Grand Living, Ecker at Parkside, McEnaney at Real Living Palm West

| August 9, 2016

Susan McFarland and Karen Sprague have joined Grand Living Realty, Randy Ecker earned his real estate broker’s license, Kathy McEnaney has joined Real Living Palm West Home Realty.

Back to Eden Café, Specializing in Vegetarian and Raw Foods, Re-Opens in Downtown Flagler Beach

| August 9, 2016

Back to Eden Café in Flagler Beach, the organic, vegan, vegetarian, and raw living foods restaurant, has re-opened, manager Maria Serrano said. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinners downtown at at 210 S. Central Ave.

Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation Raises $129,000 for Adolescent Care Facility

| August 9, 2016

Proceeds benefit the Huger Adolescent Campus Project, which includes major renovations of SMA’s facility on Tiger Bay Road to create a new Adolescent Campus that will re-imagine what it means to deliver an exceptional experience for a child going through a difficult time of  life. 

Tiffany Edwards Returns to Flagler Chamber as Events and Marketing Director

| August 4, 2016

Edwards’ chief responsibilities will include planning, executing and marketing special events, securing event sponsors and developing new programs as determined by the Chamber board.

Floridians Have Cut Landlines in Half Since 2011

| July 29, 2016

Florida residents and businesses are continuing to get rid of traditional telephone landlines as they rely on wireless phones and internet technology, according to a state report.

Sheriff’s Sam Cooper Jr. Honored for Junior Police Academy and ROTC Work at Flagler Schools

| July 29, 2016

School Resource Deputy Sam Cooper Jr., detention deputy Julio Vazquez and Communications Specialist Candice Cole were the quarter’s winners at the sheriff’s office.

Florida Hospital Will Install Infrared Palm Scan To Improve Patient Identification

| July 29, 2016

The PatientSecure device uses infrared light to painlessly scan the palm, then links the unique biometric trait to each patient’s electronic health record. It’s the latest effort to combat identity theft.

Amazon to Open 1,500-Job Fulfillment Center in Jacksonville, 3rd in Florida

| July 27, 2016

A day after announcing the opening of a 750,000 square-foot shipping center in Romeoville, Ill., Amazon today announced it would open a slightly larger fulfillment center in Jacksonville, employing some 1,500 people. It will be the third Amazon center in Florida. Centers in Lakeland and Ruskin employ a combined 3,000 people.

FLVS Names iFlagler Virtual School Best Small District Franchise in Florida

| July 18, 2016

iFlagler was established 6 years ago and since then has grown in popularity. Just a few years ago there were 300 half-credit enrollments. For the 2015-16 school year, there were 4,000 half-credit enrollments.

Fire Flight Called to Assist in Search for Fleeing Burglar in Palm Coast’s P-Section

| July 18, 2016

Fire Flight was circling the P Section after 9:30 a.m., helping in the search for a suspect who fled the scene of a burglary on Ponderosa Lane, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

Sharply Split Court Revamps and Complicates Challenges to Solitary and Restrictive Confinement

| July 12, 2016

Giving more “deference” to the Florida Department of Corrections, a sharply divided appeals court Tuesday approved revamping the legal process for inmates who challenge disciplinary decisions that take them out of the general prison population.

37th Palm Coast Citizens Academy Graduates 17 Participants

| July 12, 2016

Seventeen Palm Coast residents graduated earlier this month from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their city government.

Bogus Fund-Raising Requests for Matanzas Sports Teams

| July 12, 2016

The Flagler school district has been made aware of people going door­-to-­door in the Palm Coast area, asking for money to help the Matanzas High School girls basketball and softball teams. That’s not a sanctioned fund-raiser.

Mercedes-Benz To Expand in Jacksonville

| July 5, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA, a division of Daimler AG, will move an engineering division from New Jersey to Florida, adding about 50 jobs to the company’s Jacksonville facility, Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Tuesday.

Purple Masquerade: Prince Tribute at Daytona Bandshell Friday

| July 5, 2016

Purple Masquerade is a Prince Tribute Band. They put on a high energy concert performing Prince’s greatest hit songs. With elaborate costumes and an awesome stage presence, this band consists of James Kincherlow as Prince, Jc Teasley on the Bass Guitar, Todd Austin on Guitar, Aaron Oatmeal on Drums, Chanteau Teasley on Keys and Mike Johnson on Keys.

Teri Craddock As Intracoastal’s Business Relationship Manager, Grand Haven Adds Two Agents

| June 30, 2016

Craddock will be responsible for developing and attending to business and personal banking relationships. Aloha Von Jasinski and Eddie Marcal are both long-time Flagler County real estate agents.

Community Plants 1,000 trees at St. Johns Water District’s Lake Apopka North Shore

| June 27, 2016

Once home to several farms in the 1940s, the nearly 20,00 acres along Lake Apopka’s northern shore were acquired by the water district in a push to restore water quality and fish and wildlife habitat within the lake.



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