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Palm Coast’s George J. Serafino, 76, Dies In SR100 Crash Triggered by Medical Issue

| June 16, 2019

Palm Coast’s George J. Serafino, 76, Dies In SR100 Crash Triggered by Medical Issue

George J. Serafino, a 76-year-old resident of Lakewalk Drive in Palm Coast, died Saturday (June 15), following a crash on State Road 100. The

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Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money.

| June 14, 2019

Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money.

Flagler County is teaming with the federal government to split the $100 million cost of dune renourishment in Flagler Beach, but the deal is

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‘Are You Kidding?’ Deeper Inspection Finds Captain’s BBQ Building Sound and Repairable for $60,000

| June 14, 2019

‘Are You Kidding?’ Deeper Inspection Finds Captain’s BBQ Building Sound and Repairable for $60,000

In a dramatic turnaround, an inspection concluded that the Captain's BBQ building at Bing's doesn't have to be replaced or destroyed and can be

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County Calms Bunnell’s Anger Over Sheriff’s Move to Palm Coast, Disarming Threats of Lawsuit

| June 13, 2019

County Calms Bunnell’s Anger Over Sheriff’s Move to Palm Coast, Disarming Threats of Lawsuit

Sheriff Rick Staly's and County Manager Jerry Cameron's joint appearance before the Bunnell City Commission on Monday went a significant distance to disarm the

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Facing Rape Charge, Larry Cavallaro Is Briefly Booked at Flagler Jail and Released on $100,000 Bond

| June 13, 2019

Facing Rape Charge, Larry Cavallaro Is Briefly Booked at Flagler Jail and Released on $100,000 Bond

Larry A. Cavallaro, the 72-year-old man facing a charge of drugging and raping a woman in Flagler Beach, was briefly extradited to Flagler before

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Does Flagler Beach Have a Panhandling Problem? Not Exactly, But City Will Consider New Rules.

| June 13, 2019

Does Flagler Beach Have a Panhandling Problem? Not Exactly, But City Will Consider New Rules.

The Flagler Beach City Commission this evening will discuss adopting an ordinance against "aggressive" panhandling at the urging of City Commissioner Eric Cooley, a

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Shake-Up at Palm Coast City Hall: 3 Directors and 2 Managers Resign, Yielding to New Manager Morton’s Headwind

| June 12, 2019

Shake-Up at Palm Coast City Hall: 3 Directors and 2 Managers Resign, Yielding to New Manager Morton’s Headwind

Human Resources Director Wendy Cullen, Parks and Recreation Director Alex Boyer, IT Director Chuck Burkhart and managers Renee Shevlin and Cindi Lane all resigned

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Backers and Foes of Bunnell’s Condemned Homeless Shelter Duel Ahead of Appeal

| June 12, 2019

Backers and Foes of Bunnell’s Condemned Homeless Shelter Duel Ahead of Appeal

The Bunnell City Commission got a preview of the two sharply divided sides that will appear before it again soon in defense of and

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Marion Gavins Jr. Pleads Not Guilty in Killing of Curtis Gray, Raising Prospect of Stand Your Ground

| June 11, 2019

Marion Gavins Jr. Pleads Not Guilty in Killing of Curtis Gray, Raising Prospect of Stand Your Ground

Marion Gavins Jr. has not denied shooting Curtis Gray in front of several witnesses the night of April 13, but has intimated it

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Captain’s BBQ Sues Flagler County, Alleging ‘Politically Motivated’ Breach of Contract

| June 11, 2019

Captain’s BBQ Sues Flagler County, Alleging ‘Politically Motivated’ Breach of Contract

The owners of Captain's BBQ at Bing's Landing filed a four-count lawsuit against Flagler County government, alleging breach of contract and seeking damages in

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Wife’s Broken Teeth and No-Contact Violation Land Man Accused of Domestic Violence in Jail Twice in 24 Hours

| June 11, 2019

Wife’s Broken Teeth and No-Contact Violation Land Man Accused of Domestic Violence in Jail Twice in 24 Hours

Roy Carlisi was twice booked at the Flagler County jail Sunday and Monday, first on domestic violence charges, then on violating a no-contact order

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City Launches Civic Engagement Platform Called ‘Palm Coast Connect’ to Better Serve and Track Residents’ Issues

| June 10, 2019

City Launches Civic Engagement Platform Called ‘Palm Coast Connect’ to Better Serve and Track Residents’ Issues

Palm Coast's new citizen-engagement platform is hoping to better understand what's driving the 10,400 calls a month to the city's customer service lines, and

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In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated June 16)

| June 16, 2019

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated June 16)

Palm Coast Flagler and the region's most comprehensive calendar of political, cultural, civic, social and entertainment events for coming days, near and far.

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Weekend Briefing: STEM Camp Showcase, Frances Clemente’s National Flag Day, Publix Apron Culinary School, David Grossman

| June 14, 2019

Weekend Briefing: STEM Camp Showcase, Frances Clemente’s National Flag Day, Publix Apron Culinary School, David Grossman

Wadsworth Elementary's STEM Camp Showcase is on Friday, which is also National Flag Day, celebrated here with Frances Clemente, Movies in the Park, a trip to Publix's culinary school, an uncomfortable David Grossman joke.

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Owners and Dealers of Anacondas Sue to Reverse Florida’s Broad Ban on Invasive Snake

| June 13, 2019

Owners and Dealers of Anacondas Sue to Reverse Florida’s Broad Ban on Invasive Snake

Owners and dealers of anacondas have launched a legal challenge after the state largely banned the snakes amid a struggle to control damaging invasive species.

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Thursday Briefing: Beach Renourishment in Flagler Beach, Panhandling, Altmire at Volusia’s Tiger Bay, Sonia Rubinsky

| June 13, 2019

Thursday Briefing: Beach Renourishment in Flagler Beach, Panhandling, Altmire at Volusia’s Tiger Bay, Sonia Rubinsky

The Flagler Beach commission gets an update on the status of planned beach nourishment projects that entail a $100 million expense over 50 years, and relies on few certainties.

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DeSantis Signs Death Warrant of Homophobic Serial Killer Gary Bowles

| June 12, 2019

DeSantis Signs Death Warrant of Homophobic Serial Killer Gary Bowles

Gary Bowles murdered six people in 1994. He is serving life sentences in the murders of John Roberts in Daytona Beach and Albert Morris in Nassau County, and is being killed for the murder

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Wednesday Briefing: Narcan Stock, Flagler Beach Land Development, Florida Association of Counties, Grand Living

| June 12, 2019

Wednesday Briefing: Narcan Stock, Flagler Beach Land Development, Florida Association of Counties, Grand Living

County paramedics get a 300-dose delivery of opioid-overdose-reversing Narcan, the Florida Association of Counties meets, Grand Living opens a new location.

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Pete Buttigieg, Ahead of Miami Debate, Says No to Heavy-Handed Immigration Enforcement

| June 11, 2019

Pete Buttigieg, Ahead of Miami Debate, Says No to Heavy-Handed Immigration Enforcement

Pete Buttigieg says he would set aside politics and work with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to fund “good” environmental projects, while expressing his opposition to Florida’s “heavy-handed” approach to federal immigration enforcement and expansion of

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Good News: Straight People Don’t Need a Pride Parade

| June 11, 2019

Good News: Straight People Don’t Need a Pride Parade

Organizers of the “straight pride parade” in Boston this summer have ties to numerous far-right groups. Here are conditions that would make such a parade easier to embrace.

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Tuesday Briefing: Tedarius Abrams, Florida Park Drive’s Airs, Education Law’s Constitutionality

| June 11, 2019

Tuesday Briefing: Tedarius Abrams, Florida Park Drive’s Airs, Education Law’s Constitutionality

Bethune-Cookman University Senior Tedarius Abrams is the choice for Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Discover the Unexpected Program, the Palm Coast council talks air sensors around Florida Park Drive.

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The Crisis Formerly Known as Climate Change: Wrong Re-Branding

| June 10, 2019

The Crisis Formerly Known as Climate Change: Wrong Re-Branding

The Guardian announced it was re-branding climate change, encouraging its writers and contributors to use more urgent terms like "climate crisis." Here's why this is very wrong.

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Plotting to Win Biggest Battleground State in 2020, Florida Democrats Can’t Get Around GOP-Controlled Legislature

| June 10, 2019

Plotting to Win Biggest Battleground State in 2020, Florida Democrats Can’t Get Around GOP-Controlled Legislature

The Florida Democratic Party’s biggest event of the year wrapped up this weekend with a debate over Election Day voter registration, but any such changes would require GOP approval. That's unlikely.

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Why Some CEOs Are Figuring Out That ‘Medicare For All’ Is Good For Business

| June 10, 2019

Why Some CEOs Are Figuring Out That ‘Medicare For All’ Is Good For Business

As health costs continue to grow, straining employer budgets and slowing wage growth, CEOs and others in the business community are beginning to take the Medicare for All option more seriously.

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Culture Coming Off Daring Banner Year, Flagler Playhouse Readies for a 41st Season of ‘Arsenic,’ Abba, Guys and Dolls

Coming Off Daring Banner Year, Flagler Playhouse Readies for a 41st Season of ‘Arsenic,’ Abba, Guys and Dolls

Founded in 1978, the Flagler Playhouse had one of its best ever seasons artistically and financially, and is preparing to stage five plays and musicals in the season opening in September with "Mama

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Flagler 911 Facing Rape Charge, Larry Cavallaro Is Briefly Booked at Flagler Jail and Released on $100,000 Bond

Facing Rape Charge, Larry Cavallaro Is Briefly Booked at Flagler Jail and Released on $100,000 Bond

Larry A. Cavallaro, the 72-year-old man facing a charge of drugging and raping a woman in Flagler Beach, was briefly extradited to Flagler before posting bail, on $100,000 bond end being released today.

Jun 13, 2019 / More »
Calendar: Coming Days In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated June 16)

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated June 16)

Palm Coast Flagler and the region's most comprehensive calendar of political, cultural, civic, social and entertainment events for coming days, near and far.

Jun 16, 2019 / More »
News Briefs In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated June 16)

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated June 16)

Palm Coast Flagler and the region's most comprehensive calendar of political, cultural, civic, social and entertainment events for coming days, near and far.

Jun 16, 2019 / More »
Pierre Tristam Green New Deal Me In

Green New Deal Me In

The Green New Deal may have a hoaky name but at least it's a beginning, an attempt to push back against a republic of insects and grass, inviting debate in the face of

Jun 8, 2019 / More »
Nancy Smith DeSantis Rewards Friends With Appointments. Experience Must Wait.

DeSantis Rewards Friends With Appointments. Experience Must Wait.

Gov. Ron DeSantis's appointments are a pile of mismatches in critical state agencies so far, reflecting a normal if immoral right of passage in Tallahassee, writes Nancy Smith.

Jan 28, 2019 / More »
Books “The Eagle Has Landed”: Flagler Reads Together Marks 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing, All Month

“The Eagle Has Landed”: Flagler Reads Together Marks 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing, All Month

Flagler Reads Together features free programs about space flight and the historic mission of Apollo 11, focusing on Jeffrey Smith's "The Eagle Has Landed" and other aspects of the moon landing 50 years

Mar 1, 2019 / More »
Guest Columns Good News: Straight People Don’t Need a Pride Parade

Good News: Straight People Don’t Need a Pride Parade

Organizers of the “straight pride parade” in Boston this summer have ties to numerous far-right groups. Here are conditions that would make such a parade easier to embrace.

Jun 11, 2019 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Palm Coast’s George J. Serafino, 76, Dies In SR100 Crash Triggered by Medical Issue »

Palm Coast’s George J. Serafino, 76, Dies In SR100 Crash Triggered by Medical Issue

George J. Serafino, a 76-year-old resident of Lakewalk Drive in Palm Coast, died Saturday (June 15), following a crash on State Road 100. The Florida Highway Patrol determined that the crash was caused by a medical episode.

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Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money. »

Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money.

Flagler County is teaming with the federal government to split the $100 million cost of dune renourishment in Flagler Beach, but the deal is fraught with uncertainties, and Flagler can only pay its first phase.

Jun 14 2019 / 18 comments / Read More »

‘Are You Kidding?’ Deeper Inspection Finds Captain’s BBQ Building Sound and Repairable for $60,000 »

‘Are You Kidding?’ Deeper Inspection Finds Captain’s BBQ Building Sound and Repairable for $60,000

In a dramatic turnaround, an inspection concluded that the Captain's BBQ building at Bing's doesn't have to be replaced or destroyed and can be repaired for a small sum of money, changing a year's worth of assumptions.

Jun 14 2019 / 22 comments / Read More »
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Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving Time »

Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving TimeWatering restrictions during Daylight Saving Time begin March 10 and run through Nov. 2 in 2019. Here's the landscape irrigation policy for Palm Coast, aligning

Mar 9 2019 / 26 comments / Read More »
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