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Photography Traces an Evolution From Minor to Major Key at Flagler County Art League

| January 19, 2015

In a sign of the art form’s evolving seriousness in Palm Coast, the Flagler County Art League’s annual juried photography show drew 90 entries, 10 of which did not make the exhibit.

Tuesday Evening Memorial Set for Elisa Homen, Victim of School Bus Crash on Whiteview

| January 19, 2015

A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. for Elisa Marie Homen, the 22-year-old Palm Coast resident who succumbed to her injuries four days after a collision with a school bus on Whiteview Parkway on Jan. 9.

At Salvo Art Project:
Jan Geyer, Artist of the Year

| January 16, 2015

In Palm Coast less than three years, artist Jan Geyer has made her impact on the local arts community through her own studio at City Marketplace and her associations with Hollingsworth-Salvo Art Project and the Flagler County Art League.

Death Becomes Them: In CRT’s “Grace and Glory,” An Odd Couple Does Hospice (and Velveeta)

| January 15, 2015

In Tom Ziegler’s “Grace and Glorie,” opening at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Friday, two women are brought together in an unlikely friendship as one prepares the other for death.

Facing $236,000 Deficit, School Board Rethinks Belle Terre Swim Club and Adult Education

| January 15, 2015

Membership at the Belle Terre Swim and Racque Club is down almost by half in two years, maintenance is wanting, and patrons like the Palm Coast Synchro Belles are complaining of poor conditions, prompting the School Board to rethink how it can keep it and Community Education going.

Flagler Deputies Now Equipped With Bean-Bag Firing Shotguns For Less Lethal Encounters

| January 15, 2015

As debates about police tactics in violent encounters with individuals continue, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has converted 30 shotguns from its existing stock to use as less lethal weapons in such potentially perilous situations.

Flagler Commissioner Revels Faces $2,500 Fine Over Ethics Violations as Investigation Points To Discrepancies

| January 14, 2015

Though she was the swing vote, County Commissioner Barbara Revels now concedes that she should have abstained from voting to buy the old Memorial hospital in Bunnell in 2013, and that she should have filed a conflict-of-interest form.

Elisa Marie Homen, 22-Year-Old Involved in Friday’s School Bus Crash, Has Died

| January 14, 2015

Elisa Marie Homen, the 22-year-old Palm Coast woman involved in a school bus crash that sent 25 children to a local hospital, died on Tuesday from her injuries, FHP and family report.

Palm Coast Staples Store’s General Manager Is Arrested Over Refund Fraud Scheme

| January 14, 2015

Robert M. Harper, the general manager of the Staples store on Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, was arrested Tuesday after confessing to defrauding the store of at least $3,000 by creating fake refunds to himself since last April. Customers were not involved.

Flagler County Government’s Citizens Academy Taking Applications Before Jan. 30 Start

| January 14, 2015

Seats are still available for Flagler County’s popular Citizens Academy program, a free nine week course designed to introduce participants to the day-to-day operations of Flagler County government.

Candidates In Special House and Senate Election Strain to Distinguish Themselves

| January 13, 2015

Five Republican candidates in the Jan. 27 special primary for House and Senate fielded questions from three Flagler County business groups in an open forum with few surprises Tuesday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Big Names, Big Numbers and Zombies Animate 2nd Flagler Film Festival at Hilton

| January 13, 2015

Organizers of the three-day Flagler Film Festival, which concluded Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast, say attendance was up about 25 percent despite inclement weather.

Josh Knight, Attorney At Center of Suits Against Palm Coast and County, Is Arrested on Battery Charge

| January 13, 2015

Joshua Knight, the Palm Coast attorney hired by two Ronald Reagan Assemblies members to litigate actions against Palm Coast and the county that were found frivolous, was arrested on domestic battery and false imprisonment charges Monday afternoon.

Rain and Pair of Wrecks Snarl Traffic on I-95 in Both Directions From SR100

| January 12, 2015

A pair of wrecks involving up to four vehicles but with relatively minor injuries snarled traffic on I-95 Monday afternoon as rain fell heavily in the area of State Road 100. Both wrecks took place around mile marker 284.

As Lenhart Replaces Weeks, A Canvassing Meeting Where The Biggest News Is No News

| January 12, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Kaiti Lenhart Interim Flagler County Supervisor of Elections, and the county canvassing board met for the first time today in the post-Kimberle Weeks era, and in a radically different atmosphere.

Palm Coast Street Superintendent Tony Capela Resigns Abruptly After 8 Years

| January 12, 2015

Tony Capela, the sometimes embattled, often lauded Palm Coast street superintendent, resigned unexpectedly late Friday, without giving a reason, after eight years with the city.

Judge Will Decide How Much of $18,000 McDonald and Attorney Owe Palm Coast in Frivolous Case

| January 12, 2015

Palm Coast brought sanctions against Dennis McDonald and his attorney for filing a frivolous lawsuit in 2013, alleging, falsely, that the city was about to cut down trees around Palm Harbor shopping center.

Menopause: The Musical–and a Worthy Workshop For Men–at Flagler Auditorium

| January 10, 2015

“Menopause: The Musical,” by Jeanie Linders, will be staged twice today (Saturday) at the Flagler Auditorium, with $5 off tickets for anyone who mentions the Pink Army at the door.

As Showdown Looms Over Salamander’s Hammock Beach Hotel, County Asks For Delay

| January 9, 2015

A hearing before the Flagler County Commission Monday evening was to decide the fate of a proposed 198-room hotel at Hammock Beach Resort. The county administration is asking for a delay until February.

28 Killed on Flagler Roads Last Year, Most Since 2008; Total Crashes 2nd-Highest Ever

| January 8, 2015

The spike in fatalities and 876 total crashes (only 2013 had more total crashes) has police and safety officials puzzled, though they say distracted driving is likely the leading cause.

Men’s Futures Tennis Tourney Returns to Palm Coast For 6th Year, Jan. 23-Feb. 1

| January 8, 2015

Up to 128 touring professionals will compete at Palm Coast’s clay court facility for a $10,000 purse and ATP ranking points. Most days’ events are free to the public.

At Imagine School, Fire Inspection Is Cause For Caution, But “Just For Next Couple Of Weeks”

| January 7, 2015

Palm Coast’s fire chief is incensed by the deception of a cautionary email to school staff this week that warns of a coming fire inspection, but also suggests that problem items must be removed or rearranged only “until after the inspection.”

Flu Visits to Flagler ER Spike 33% Over Last Season, But Officials Aren’t Calling It an Epidemic

| January 7, 2015

Flu visits to the ER were especially pronounced in November. They leveled off a bit in December. But the first week of January saw the numbers spike again, especially compared to last year,

Four Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses at Flagler Courthouse in Quietly Momentous End to Long-Standing Prejudice

| January 6, 2015

It was a quiet but significantly historic day at the Flagler County Courthouse as Florida’s ban on marriage equality ended across the state Tuesday and couples celebrated the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses ahead of marriage ceremonies after the three-day waiting period.

Christmas Arch at Town Center’s Fantasy Lights Display Is Vandalized

| January 6, 2015

For the second time in two years, Tiffany’s Fantasy Lights at Palm Coast’s Town Center were vandalized, this time when the Christmas Arch at the entrance of the park was toppled over.

Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks Resigns

| January 5, 2015

Six years into her tenure, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks has resigned. Weeks announced her resignation in a letter to her poll workers this morning, citing family and health concerns.

The Gifted Chemistry of Mentorship: Remembering FPC’s Sylvia Brady

| January 5, 2015

Sylvia Brady, the long-time and popular chemistry teacher at Flagler Palm Coast High School and 1984 Teacher of the Year, died on Friday, age 73. Inna Hardison, former editor of Palm Coast Lifestyles Magazine and current co-owner of Ha Media in Palm Coast, wrote the following profile of Brady in 2009, when Brady was on the verge of retirement. 

Bunnell’s Faith Foust, 22, Killed, Boy Critical, Infant Saved in Head-On Crash on South Old Dixie

| January 2, 2015

Faith Foust, 22, of Bunnell, was killed and her two children injured, in a head-on collision with a raised pick-up truck driven by Roberto C. Mcleskey, 22, of Gainesville.

After Confrontation, Police Taser and Arrest Bunnell Man Seeking Suicide By Cop

| January 2, 2015

Henry Brock, 25, was arrested in several counts of police assault after cops stopped a fight between Brock and another man, at which point Brock threatened the cops and himself until he was incapacitated by two Taser shots.

6 Cars Broken Into or Tampered With at Outback and Nearby Lot Tuesday Evening

| December 31, 2014

Four of the six cars had a window smashed out and items of varying value stolen in a crime spree that took place during dinner hours Tuesday evening.

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