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Wednesday Briefing: Paul Dykes Trial Day 3, Sheriff’s Christmas Wish, Drone Restrictions, Mandela

| December 6, 2017

A Florida House committee considers restrictions on drones, the Paul Dykes trial enters its third and likely final day, marking the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death.

Tuesday Briefing: Matanzas Steel Drums Concert, Guns in Courthouses, Civil Liberties, The Great Fazil Say

| December 5, 2017

The always-exciting Matanzas Steel Drums band is in concert, the Palm Coast council talks land uses, the Paul Dykes trial continues, Turkey’s Fazil Say is something to behold.

Notes From Underground

| December 4, 2017

In Afghanistan, there may be up to 1,000 children in prison with a parent–not because they committed a crime, but because Afghan law permits their imprisonment with a criminal parent until the children turn 18.

Monday Briefing: Waste Pro Problems, Canvassing Board, Cell Towers, Paul Dykes Trial, WNZF Open House

| December 4, 2017

Paul Dykes, 20, goes on trial on numerous child sex charges, including rape, the county commission is set to approve numerous cell towers and talk about Waste Pro’s poor service.

Flagler Beach Pier May Reopen Dec. 15, But City’s Library To Remain Closed For Now

| December 3, 2017

The Flagler Beach Pier and the city’s library were both damaged again by Hurricane Irma even after reeling from Hurricane Matthew. But a tentative date is set for the pier’s reopening.

Upwards of 1,100 Flagler Volunteers Are Recognized For Indispensable Help During Irma

| December 3, 2017

More than 1,130 volunteers were documented to have lent a hand during the Hurricane Irma emergency and many more helped but were never added to lists.

FPC’s Dancers, Singers and Artists Bring Talents and Christmas Cheer to Assisted Living Residents

| December 2, 2017

The residents of Brookdale, an assisted living community in Palm Coast, were treated to a spectacular holiday show on November 29 by students from Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Weekend Briefing: Flagler Beach Christmas Parade, Tree-Lighting in Central Park, Messiah, Fantasy Lights, Snelgrove

| December 1, 2017

A long list of Christmas-related events including a tree-lighting, the annual holiday parade in Flagler Beach, performances of Handel’s Messiah, the opening of Fantasy Lights in Central Park, and a lot more.

Flagler Beach’s Christmas Parade Is Saturday, Starlight Parade in Palm Coast On Dec. 9

| November 30, 2017

Flagler County’s two biggest holiday parades take to the streets over two successive weekends, with awards and peripheral events rich in photo ops with Santa.

Flagler County Warns of Scam Under the Guise of Waste Management Trash Hauler

| November 30, 2017

Waste Management notified Flagler County officials about a scam in another state asking “valued customers” to wire transfer money to a different account

Thursday Briefing: Thanking Flagler’s Volunteers, Growth and Development, End of Hurricane Season

| November 30, 2017

A Common Ground Breakfast discussion hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce features leading voices on growth and development, Flagler Voluntgeer Services thanks its own, hurricane season ends.

Wednesday Briefing: Hurricane Volunteer Recognition, Flagler Playhouse Open House, Howell Sentence, Making of a Nazi

| November 29, 2017

Phillip Haire is in court again for a pre-trial, Flagler Volunteer Services hosts an awards ceremony for its hurricane volunteers with lots of officials, Flagler Playhouse celebrates its new wing, and the making of an American Nazi.

Tuesday Briefing: Hurricane Irma After-Action, Nathan Shimmel Pre-Trial, A.O. Wilson on Limits of Atheism, Connect Bus

| November 28, 2017

Nathan Schimmel, accused of murdering his mother, and Bruce Haughton, who faces a manslaughter charge in the suicide-death of his ex-girlfriend, have pre-trial appearances, the Palm Coast council talks after-Irma.

Monday Briefing: Palm Coast Survey, Bunnell Alcohol Sales, School Board Term Limits, Trump Tax Demonstration, Male Libido

| November 27, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council wants to hear your opinion, Bunnell’s alcohol-sale hours may change, the brutality of the male libido, the constitutional revision commission considers term limits for school board members.

Nine Flagler County Firefighter-Paramedics Get Lifesaving Awards For I-95 Truck Rescue

| November 26, 2017

Crews were called out to a rollover crash on Interstate 95 and worked four hours to extricate the driver, Scott Breidenstein, from the crushed cabin – a mere 24 inches of space to maneuver.

Thanksgiving Weekend Briefing: Compassionate Friends, Kristol’s Liberalism, Lighting Up, Arts Festival, Feet to Feast

| November 22, 2017

It’s a calm weekend in deference to Thanksgiving activities, with a 5k before the feast, lighting up at the Ocean Center, the Bloodmobile at Walmart on black Friday, and Pires playing Mozart.

Tuesday Briefing: Food Truck Tuesday, Chairmanship Votes at School Board, Voltaire’s Birthday, Bill Ryan’s Trip

| November 21, 2017

The School Board votes to decide whether to stick with Trevor Tucker or pick a new chairperson, Bill Ryan takes you on a trip around Flagler’s historical sights, food in Central Park.

Monday Briefing: No School All Week, Short-Term Rentals Workshop, Mickey Mouse’s Carmen

| November 20, 2017

There may be no school all week but that doesn’t mean Flagler politicians won’t be immersing themselves once again in discussions about short-term rentals. Mickey Mouse gives a musical break.

Hearing Over Development at Lakeside on A1A, Expected to Be Contentious, Postponed to Dec. 18

| November 19, 2017

Lawyers representing three different sides of the proposed 185-home development have all asked for a postponement, and the county attorney has advised commissioners to agree.

Weekend Briefing: Kim Weeks Hearing, Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico, Solisti Concert, CRT’s Desert Cities, Nights of Lights

| November 17, 2017

A benefit concert for Puerto Rico featuring Wintley Phipps, ex-Elections Supervisor Kim Weeks back in court, the annual 72-mile garage sale all along A1A, “Other Desert Cities” at City Rep Theatre, and plenty more.

Thursday Briefing: International Day of Tolerance, Palm Coast Model Yacht Club, Corinne Brown Sentencing

| November 16, 2017

Former U.S. Rep. Corinn e Brown is sentenced on her corruption conviction, the Palm Coast Model Yacht Club is in Town Center, Paychecks for Patriots, and today is the International Day of Tolerance.

Samantha Posella, 17, Missing Three Weeks From Her Llama Trail Home

| November 15, 2017

Samantha Lynn Posella, a 17-year-old resident of 45 Llama Trail in Palm Coast, walked out of her house on Oct. 25 and hasn’t been seen since.

Indian Trails’ Katherine Crooke Replaces Ben Osypian as Principal at Old Kings Elementary

| November 15, 2017

Katherine Crooke, assistant principal at Indian Trails Middle School, will replace Ben Osypian as principal at Old Kings Elementary on Nov. 27.

Wednesday Briefing: Youth Orchestra Concert at Auditorium, Car Safety Checks, McMurtry on Hemingway

| November 15, 2017

The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its first full concert of the season at the Flagler Auditorium, the Palm Coast Fire Department offers car safety checks, Larry McMurtry judges Hemingway.

Tuesday Briefing: Cell Towers, FPC Band Concert, Road Impact Fees, Sportsfishing Club, Being Under Arrest

| November 14, 2017

The Flagler Palm Coast High School Band is in concert under the direction of John Seth, the Flagler Planning Board hears a slew of applications for special uses of communication towers, natural gas may be a danger.

Monday Briefing: Paul Dykes Trial, Staly-McDonald-Hansen Town Hall, Emergency Radios, Fantastique

| November 13, 2017

Sheriff Staly, Commissioner Hansen and School Board member McDonald jointly appear in a town hall, Paul Dykes goes on trial on child-rape charges, the county commission talks emergency communications.

The 34th Annual Palm Coast Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade Set For Dec. 16

| November 11, 2017

Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as Grand Marshall for this year’s Holiday Boat Parade, which in 2016 drew a record 33 boats along the Intracoastal.

Veterans Weekend Briefing: Other Desert Cities, Plaza Suite, Creekside Festival, Veterans’ Time, Bolton, Berlioz and Roth

| November 10, 2017

It’s Veterans Weekend, with Creekside Festival at Princess Place, two great plays, John Bolton at GOP’s dinner, a fundraiser foir the Flagler Beach Museum, Berlioz and Faure and Philip Roth.

Thursday Briefing: Flagler Beach’s Troubled Golf Club, Sailing Central Park, Evening at Whitney, Nabokov’s Trains

| November 9, 2017

The Flagler Beach City Commission tries to break an impasse over troubled management of Ocean Palm golf course, a new club has mini-cail boats in Palm Coast’s Central Park, Nabokov on trains.

A Bit Soggy Still, Princess Place Re-Opens Segments In Time For Creekside Festival

| November 8, 2017

The majority of the trails will remain closed until further notice due to flooding, but the two-day Creekside Festival is on with live music, food, crafts and play zones.



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