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Archive for: October, 2011

Andrew Young, a Civil Rights Star, Glitters Over African American Cultural Society’s 20th

| October 24, 2011

Andrew Young headlined Palm Coast’s African American Cultural Society’s 20th anniversary celebration Sunday with humor, a little Martin Luther King memorabilia, and a lot of pragmatic hope about American culture.

Flagler County Jail Daily Bookings: Oct. 21-28, 2011

| October 24, 2011

Flagler County jail daily bookings for the week of Oct. 21-28, 2011. With links to inmate search functions, visitation rules and correspondence requirements.

Flagler Dental Associates
30 Office Park Dr., Palm Coast
(386) 446-3883
(386) 446-5141

| October 24, 2011

Palm Coast Dentists Flagler Dental provide dentures, partials, cleanings, botox, extractions, crowns, bridges, implant restoration, bone grafts, whitening, veneers and more. Accepting new patients.

This Week in Flagler and Tallahassee: “Talking With…” and Job Interviews

| October 23, 2011

The county commission interviews some two dozen candidates for its new economic development council, the City Repertory Theatre opens “Talking With…”, a new play, Flagler Beach talks surfing.

What I Learned Occupying Wall Street and DC

| October 23, 2011

The unemployed, the foreclosed, and the sick-of-it-all are coming together to discuss the world that we want to see and how to get there, says Lacy MacAuley, an activist, in an attempt to define the movement’s purpose.

Herman Cain: Myths, Facts, 9-9-9s: A Guide

| October 23, 2011

Herman Cain’s background and origins: a guide to the best coverage of the GOP presidential contender from a variety of sources, including analyses of his 999 tax plan.

Happy 50th: Stetson Celebrates Its Beckerath Organ’s Half Century With 2 Days of Recitals

| October 23, 2011

Stetson University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Beckerath Organ on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, with a series of guest recitals, receptions and talks to be held on Stetson’s DeLand campus.

Transformers: Public Schools Want to Be More Like Charter Schools

| October 22, 2011

Florida public schools, envious of the flexibility enjoyed by charter schools–and fearing a migration to charters–are launching a lobbying campaign in the legislature to relax some public school regulations like class size and school hours.

Beyond Qaddafi’s Good Riddance

| October 21, 2011

Chest-thumping illusions aside, there wasn’t much difference between the killing of Qaddafi and the killing of bin Laden, and America’s coddling of other Arab dictators carries on.

Unemployment Largely Stalled: 14.6% in Flagler, 10.6% in Florida; Scott in Brazil

| October 21, 2011

With Florida Gov. Rick Scott touting a recovery from a trip in Brazil with 180 politicians, pals and business interests, Florida’s and Flagler’s unemployment numbers remained more static, 20 percent of Floridians either out of work or under-employed.

Flagler County Rotary Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary with a Fundraiser Awash in Bordeaux

| October 21, 2011

The Rotary Club of Flagler County will host the Wine Tasting and Sliver Jewelry Show fundraising events on November 3 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm and a public Silver Jewelry event on November 5 from 10 am – 3 pm, both located at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Cole Bros. Circus Comes to Palm Coast Trailing History of Violations and Animal Abuse Charges

| October 20, 2011

Cole Brothers Circus owner John Pugh pleaded guilty in February to violating the Endangered Species Act and the circus was fined $150,000, and both face a long list of animal abuse and neglect charges from the USDA.

Flagler County Public Library Creates Crime Watch Program

| October 20, 2011

The Flagler library’s crime watch program will be introduced in a public presentation Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the library, with a representative from the Sheriff’s Office.

Existing Home Sales Just Under 5 Million, 11.3% Better Than Last September

| October 20, 2011

Existing-home sales were down in September on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Heiser Time Over: Tourism Council’s Trusted Executive Resigns; Turbulence Ahead

| October 20, 2011

Peggy Heiser’s resignation, attributed to family priorities, will have political and economic ramifications as the Chamber of Commerce’s Doug Baxter–not the tourism council or the county commission–chooses a successor.

Attention Weather Spotters: Free SkyWarn Classes Offered in Flagler on Nov. 7; Registration Required

| October 20, 2011

Free seats are still available for Basic and Advanced SKYWARN classes to be conducted in Flagler County by the National Weather Service on Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Class-Action Lawsuit Calls Florida’s In-State College Tuition Restrictions Unconstitutional

| October 19, 2011

American citizens who’ve lived in Florida for years and have all the documents to prove it are denied in-state tuition rights the moment they can’t prove that their parents are lawful Florida residents–an unconstitutional form of discrimination against citizens, the Southern Poverty Law Center charges in the lawsuit.

Bunnell’s James Hayes, 22, Arrested for Carjacking an 81-Year-Old Woman

| October 19, 2011

James Hayes had been jailed a dozen times in Flagler, on petty charges, until the Oct. 6 carjacking outside a Burger King on U.S. 1 and Grenada Blvd. in Volusia. The car was found Monday in Bunnell.

Palm Coast Pinch-Hits for Troubled Marathon Promoter Dean Reinke, Securing TDC Grant

| October 19, 2011

Half-Marathon promoter Dean Reinke’s Dean Reinke Sports Group attempted three times to get Tourist Development Council subsidies in the last two years and was turned down because of deceptive practices. Palm Coast government stepped in and got the grant for the January event.

A Florida Bank’s Rise and Fall Spotlights Fast-and-Loose Culture Plaguing the Economy

| October 19, 2011

The rise and fall of U.S. Century, whose leaders used it as their own corporate ATM, exemplifies the failure to regulate banking during the boom years and the slipshod approach to the bailout. Losers are taxpayers and Florida residents grappling with ill effects of sprawl.

Jane Martin’s “Talking With…,” at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Oct. 28-Nov. 5

| October 19, 2011

Jane Martin–a pen-name–pulls off a clever series of monologues by 11 women in “Talking With,” directed by John Sbordone at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre.

Invoking Migration to Charters, A Split Flagler School Board Favors Move Toward Uniforms

| October 18, 2011

Reacting in part to a pronounced migration of students to charter schools in the county–and in part to its own leanings–the Flagler school board Tuesday agreed to solicit parental input in preparation for a uniform policy.

Night Clerk at Microtel on Old Kings Road Tied and Robbed at Gunpoint

| October 18, 2011

The armed robbery at Microtel a little after 3 a.m. Monday is the second armed robbery in a 1-mile radius in six days. Last week, a resident of the Woodlands was robbed at gunpoint while walking nearby.

School Uniforms as Contrived Regulation: 10 Answers to the Flagler School Board

| October 18, 2011

School uniform FAQ: Nancy Nally, a local parent and writer, lays out 10 reasons why the Flagler County School Board should not adopt school uniforms. The board is discussing the matter later this afternoon.

Get Ready for a Thunderous Afternoon and Evening, with Possible “Isolated Tornadoes”

| October 18, 2011

Get those weather radios, flashlights and emergency kits checked. Heavy, drenching, noisy storms with tropical postmarks are on their way to Flagler, with heaviest downpours between 3 and 11 p.m.

Mike Taschler, Palm Coast Data VP and COO, Is Out as Revenue Continues to Fall

| October 17, 2011

Taschler’s departure follows less than three months after the resignation of Palm Coast Data CEO John Meneough, and three weeks after the company posted another steep revenue decline.

Pink Armies Invade Flagler In Varieties Of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns

| October 17, 2011

The Flagler County fire department, Palm Coast government, Florida Hospital Flagler, schools and organizations are all in on raising awareness to battle breast cancer in October.

Annual French Market in Daytona Beach Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3

| October 17, 2011

Daytona Beach’s “French Market has been so successful for the Downtown merchants and restaurants, we are looking to make it a permanent community event in the Fall each year,” Director Stacey Lipton says.

Palm Coast Tennis Center Hosting Junior Futures Tournament Nov. 5

| October 17, 2011

Palm Coast, partnering with the Friends of Tennis, will host a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Junior Futures event on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Palm Coast Tennis Center.

Daily Wadsworth Elementary Jam On Parkview Drive Should End as No Parking Signs Go Up

| October 17, 2011

For several years, Parkview Drive along Wadsworth Elementary has turned into a hazardous, child-crossing parking lot as school lets out. Soon, No Parking signs will go up along the two-lane road, to the displeasure of some and relief of others, in hopes of ending the hazard.

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