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Ocean Publishing’s Gromling Speaking at BLUE Ocean Film Festival

| September 19, 2012

Frank Gromling, owner and publisher of Ocean Publishing in Flagler Beach, will present a talk at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit in Monterrey, Calif., on Sep. 25, entitled “Films to Books, How to Do It Without the Pain.”

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Homeless Shelter, Holds Fundraiser for Center Sunday

| September 11, 2012

Flagler County’s Sheltering Tree, the county’s only homeless shelter, holds its “Steps to Success” Fundraiser at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road, off State Road A1A in Palm Coast. Tickets are $25.

S.E. Cline Lands $216,000 Contract With Flagler, Hold the Controversy

| September 5, 2012

S.E. Cline was one of two bidders to out improvements to the River to Sea Preserve park in northeast Flagler. County commissioners approved the contract unanimously.

Snook Fishing Opening in Atlantic and Inland Waters

| August 28, 2012

The recreational harvest season for snook opens Sept. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season remains closed in all Gulf of Mexico waters.

First Friday in Flagler Beach, Sept. 7, With US Navy Band

| August 15, 2012

Flagler Beach will host another free First Friday on Sept. 7 with The U.S. Navy Band Southeast, food and fun in Veterans Park. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m.

Florida Consumer Confidence Up in July

| August 2, 2012

Consumer confidence was up slightly in July 2012 over June, and dramatically higher than it was a year ago, a new report from the University of Florida finds.

Flagler Sheriff Wants Your Gun in Exchange for a $50 Gift Card; Opponents Frown

| July 31, 2012

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will hold the county’s first gun buy back on Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Center. Each firearm is worth a $50 gift card, up to a maximum of three. The buy-back is made possible through a county commission grant.

Florida House Candidate Bardley Maxwell Wants Government Employees’ Salaries Kept Secret

| July 23, 2012

Florida House candidate Bradley Maxwell wants to state workers’ salaries and benefits kept secret. He also wants personnel files kept sealed from public view. Maxwell is challenging two-term incumbent state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee.

Flagler Chamber and County’s Jobs Council Hosting $25-a-Plate “Unity” Lunch Aug. 17

| July 21, 2012

Dale Brill, president of the Florida Chamber Foundation, is the guest speaker for what the local chamber and the county are calling a “unity in the community” lunch at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn.

No Twilight Ball This Week at Ralph Carter Park

| July 17, 2012

Flagler County parents are reminded there is no “Twilight Ball” scheduled this week at Ralph Carter Park in Palm Coast.

Flagler Beach Volunteer Fireman’s Association Awards Scholarship

| July 5, 2012

The Flagler Beach Volunteer Fireman’s Association announced Firefighter / Paramedic Michael “Dusty” Snyder has been selected as the recipient of the Association’s annual Emergency Services Scholarship. Snyder will be using the scholarship to take advanced course work in Firefighter Survival Techniques.

Weldon Ryan, Reigning Flagler Artist of the Year, Exhibiting at at Bethune-Cookman

| June 26, 2012

The Bethune-Cookman University Visual Arts Gallery is featuring the works of Weldon Ryan in a exhibits that opens Friday, June 29, with a free reception. Ryan is Bethune-Cookman’s new artist-in-residence and the current Flagler County Artist of the Year.

Flagler’s Competing Ham Radio Clubs Mark Field Day in Flagler Beach and at EOC

| June 23, 2012

June 23 is National Field Day for amateur radio people all over the country. See it in action beginning at 1 p.m. at the Flagler Beach Fire Department and at at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center.

Neurologist David Karaffa Joins Florida Hospital Flagler as Staff Physician

| June 22, 2012

Dr. David Karaffa can treat a variety of conditions including seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, strokes, migraine, back pain, neuropathy and more.

Adult and Community Education Summber B Class Registration Now

| June 18, 2012

The Flagler County Schools’ Adult & Community Education Department announces the beginning of the Summer B 2012 semester of classes. Summer B Session will begin July 9, 2012. Students may register by phone from June 18 – 29 by calling (386) 597-5480. After June 29, students may register at any Adult & Community Education Center, with locations throughout Flagler County including the Belle Terre Swim & Racquet Club, 73 Patricia Drive, Palm Coast, the A1A Center in the Hammock, and Flagler Technical Institute, 1 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast.

Florida Youth Orchestra Festival Ends with a Free Concert

| June 5, 2012

The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO) hosts the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras (TYO) for a weekend of music and activities, culminating with a free concert open to the public on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

Philip Reynolds and Nathan Hockenberry Are Flagler Sheriff’s Top Cops of the Year

| May 23, 2012

Sgt. Philip Reynolds was named Deputy of the Year in the road patrol division and Nathan Hockenberry was named the Corrections Deputy of the Year for 2012 at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Senior DVD Now Available

| May 23, 2012

Flagler Palm Coast High School’s senior DVD is the annual feature-length send-off, including highlights of sports, plays, homecoming, teacher goodbyes and senior moments.

Getting Hurricane Ready: Free Clinics at Home Depot Saturday, 10 to 2

| May 18, 2012

The Home Depot of Palm Coast will host Hurricane Ready Day with fFree get-ready clinics and appearances by Flagler County Emergency Services, The Red Cross and the Flagler County Humane Society.

Ken Mazzie Joins Teens-In-Flight Board of Directors

| May 15, 2012

Jack Howell and Teens-In-Flight in Palm Coast announced this week that Ken Mazzie, a Certified Public Accountant, has joined the Palm Coast organization’s board of directors.

Think Fast: “Explaining Stroke,” a Free Seminar at Florida Hospital Flagler May 16

| May 4, 2012

On Wednesday, May 16, Florida Hospital Flagler is offering a free seminar, “Explaining Stroke,” featuring Board-Certified Neurologist Dr. Jose Garcia. The free seminar begins at 1 p.m. at the hospital, at 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, in Classrooms A, B and C.

Arbor Day and 5K Run in Palm Coast, May 5

| April 25, 2012

Palm Coast’s 2012 Arbor Day event is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 in Central Park in Town Center, beginning at 9 a.m., with a 5K run at 8 a.m.

Don’t Flush ‘Em: Unwanted Prescription Drugs “Take Back” Day Saturday, April 28

| April 23, 2012

During the DEA-prescribed Take-Back Day, residents may discard their prescriptions at Publix Supermarket in Flagler Beach; the CVS at 5151 Belle Terre Parkway, or at the Flagler County Government Services Building on S.R. 100 in Bunnell.

Flagler’s Medical Reserve Corps Marks National Volunteer Week

| April 21, 2012

The Flagler County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit dedicated April 15 to 21 to mark National Volunteer Week as MRC units across the nation held volunteer recognition events while supporting activities that strengthen public health and emergency preparedness.

Flagler Youth Center’s Student Advisory Council Is United Way’s Group of the Year

| April 20, 2012

The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties named the Flagler County Youth Center’s Student Advisory Council its Youth Volunteer Group of the Year.

DCF Goes Dr. Spock: A Free E-Book on Parenting at All Ages

| April 19, 2012

From coping with a crying child to potty training techniques to keeping your teen drug-free and other parenting FAQs, the Department of Children and Families’ booklet, “Family Development: A Caregiver’s Guide,” is now available through a free download.

Sidney Odell Jenkins: A Celebration of Life, April 7

| April 6, 2012

A Celebration of Life for Sidney Odell Jenkins, who passed away unexpectedly March 31, will be held Saturday, April 7, at 4 p.m. at the Pellicer Community Center near Bunnell. All are invited.

Palm Coast Astronomy Club’s Star Party at Ponte Verda’s Environmental Education Center

| April 4, 2012

On Saturday, April 28 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, The GTM Research Reserve and the Palm Coast Astronomy Club are co-hosting an evening of astronomy education and viewing of the night sky at the Reserve’s Environmental Education Center.

Attention Flagler Political Candidates: These 5 Politicians Have Something to Teach You

| March 29, 2012

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an informational political candidate panel discussion on April 18 with seasoned politicians who will share their insights and answer campaign-related questions.

Free Teddy Bear Picnic at Palm Coast Community Center April 2

| March 26, 2012

Two, three and four year old children are invited to listen to stories, play games and share crafts with their favorite stuffed friends at a free Teddy Bear Picnic April 2.



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