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Thursday Briefing: Belle Terre’s African-American Read-In, School Safety at Tiger Bay, Inspired Mic, Taming of the Shrew

| February 21, 2019

Belle Terre Elementary hosts its popular annual African-American Read-In, the county commission holds a pair of meetings, including on the Sheriff’s Operations Center, the Tiger Bay Club hosts a panel on school safety.

126.1 Million Visitors To Florida in 2018 Sets Another Record; Almost 90% From U.S.

| February 20, 2019

The increase was bolstered by 7.1 percent growth in U.S. travelers, who accounted for 88.6 percent of the state’s visitors, according to the Visit Florida numbers. Overseas visitors declined by 1 percent, to 10.818 million, after falling by 2 percent a year earlier.

Wednesday Briefing: Judge Melissa Distler, Bowling Trial, Azure Assisted Living, Harlem Renaissance, Hidden Treasures

| February 20, 2019

Speaker George Fraser is at AACS, County Judge Melissa Moore-Stens becomes Melissa Distler, the Michael Bowling trial is in its third day, Hidden Treasure Restaurant marks its third year.

Cecil C. Sowell, 1931-2019

| February 19, 2019

Cecil C. Sowell, 87, of Flagler Beach, died February 17, 2019 at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. A veteran of Korea and Vietnam, he was a builder, a deacon and a family man.

Tuesday Briefing: Meet the Candidates in Flagler Beach, Suicide Prevention, Bowling Trial, Palm Coast Manager

| February 19, 2019

Four candidates for Flagler Beach commission answer questions in a public forum, Michael Bowling is on trial again after December’s mistrial, Palm Coast narrows its list for manager.

Monday Briefing: Interim Administrator Interviews, Sheriff’s Storage Options, Bunnell’s Historic Registry

| February 18, 2019

The Flagler County Commission is in marathon session starting at 8:30 a.m. with interviews of interim administrator candidates, ending with an evening meeting to discuss storage options for sheriff’s units.

Flagler Supervisor of Elections Wants To Know Why You Love Voting: Take the Survey

| February 15, 2019

Flagler County Elections Supervisor Kaiti Lenhart is asking registered voters to take a five-question online survey about why and where they like to vote, grist for further voter outreach in the future.

Weekend Briefing: Dance of Love, Walk For Shaunti Stafford, Cat Adoption, Brian Hammond at Salvo, Bing’s, Solisti

| February 15, 2019

Valentine’s Dance at AACS, a walk in memory of Shaunti Stafford, cat and kitten adoption at Sable Palms, Brian Hammond at Salvo Art House, an art opening, Daytona Solisti Baroque Orchestra romances strings.

Thursday Briefing: Valentine’s Mass Wedding, Anthony Fennick Vigil, Linda Cole at the Library

| February 14, 2019

The Flagler Clerk of Court presides over the second annual mass wedding at the courthouse, a candlelight vigil for Anthony Fennick, who died Saturday at age 23, Linda Cole’s traditional Valentine’s recital at the public library.

Lieselotte Martha Beilke, 1933-2018

| February 13, 2019

Lieselotte Martha Beilke died at Palm Coast’s Windsor. She was married to Max Beilke in 1959 until Max’s death on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

Wednesday Briefing: Opioids Crisis, Community Cats, Leadership Flagler, Hansen’s Hammock

| February 13, 2019

The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets for the first time in almost a year in joint session with the county commission to talk opioids, community cats advocates gather.

Tuesday Briefing: Florida Park Drive Traffic, Opioid Task Force, Rickenbacker Drive Closure, Pot-Smoking Ban

| February 12, 2019

The Palm Coast Council again discusses issues surrounding Florida Park Drive, the countywide opioid task force meets, legislators debate a bill to lift a ban on smoking medical pot.

Monday Briefing: FYO’s Strings Around the World Concert, James Wolfe’s Probation, Bunnell Special Events

| February 11, 2019

The Flagler Youth Orchestra presents its Strings Around the World Concert at the Auditorium, ex-Matanzas teacher James Wolfe wants his probation ended after serving time for illegal sex with a minor, Bunnell rewrites its special events ordinance.

Weekend Briefing: Black History, Bobcat 5K Run, Hot and Spicy Food Fest, Turtle Preservation

| February 8, 2019

Birds of a Feather Fest all weekend, AAUW on Black History, Belle Terre Elementary’s Bobcat Run, a talk on The Sheltering Tree, FPC’s thespians put on Shakespeare.

Thursday Briefing: Birds of a Feather Fest, FPC Theater, Critic’s Choice at Dahlia’s Mexican, Science Café

| February 7, 2019

Palm Coast’s beloved Birds of a Feather Fest kicks off, FPC’s thespians do Shakespeare, Critic’s Choice diners try Dahlia’s Mexican Kitchen, the health survey is still open.

Wednesday Briefing: FPC’s Much Ado About Nothing, Human Trafficking, Blue Power, Health Survey

| February 6, 2019

FPC’s Thespians stage “Much Ado About Nothing, 80s Style,” local law enforcement discuss human trafficking, take the community health survey, A1A construction, Elgar’s strings serenade.

Tuesday Briefing: Pinning Firefighters, Pulse Celebration, MHS Percussion, DSC Job Fair

| February 5, 2019

Palm Coast firefighters in a pinning ceremony, a DSC job fair at the DeLand campus, a Stetson Alumni Recital features “PULSE: A Musical Celebration of Those Who Lived and Are Living Their True Lives.”

Monday Briefing: Flagler Health Survey, Shortlisting Administrator Candidates, A1A Construction Update

| February 4, 2019

The Flagler County Commission meets to short-list applicants for the interim administrator job, the Flagler Health Department wants you to take part in a health survey, lawmakers consider a proposal to abolish the Constitution Revision Commission.

Weekend Briefing: Flagler Historical Society, Piano Scholars, A1A Clean-Up, FYO’s Winter, Rotary Tarmac Run, Lisa McDevitt

| February 1, 2019

The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s top ensemble performs at the United Methodist Church’;s concert series, the Flagler and Palm Coast historical societies have events, Lisa McDevit’s life is celebrated.

Thursday Briefing: Sally’s Safe Haven, City Managers’ Common Ground, Johnny Mathis, Palm Coast Survey

| January 31, 2019

Palm Coast’s, Flagler Beach’s and Bunnell’s managers update the world in the latest Common Ground Breakfast, only two days left to take the Palm Coast survey, an Abba tribute at the Auditorium.

Wednesday Briefing: Sheltering Tree, Pianist Robert Milne, Blue Power, Church and State

| January 30, 2019

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter for the homeless, has been busy, the Democrats’ Blue Power 2020 Action Forum meets, pianist Robert Milne performs at Stetson.

Tuesday Briefing: Circuit Judge Bryan Rendzio, Palm Coast Security, “Artrageous,” Great Organists

| January 29, 2019

The Palm Coast Council discusses rebuilding its utilities plant, cell towers and security, Circuit Judge Bryan Rendzio begins his tenure, great organists at Stetson.

Monday Briefing: State-Best Dancer Reiko Serrato of FPC, Family Life’s Golf, Stamp and Coin

| January 28, 2019

Senior Reiko Serrato of FPC gets top dance honors, the Bunnell City Commission considers an ordinance to “regulate” large gatherings, the Stamp and Coin club meets.

Weekend Briefing: Blue Jeans and Bling, Home and Lifestyle Show, Pottery Days, Tennis Finals

| January 25, 2019

The annual Home and Lifestyle show on the FPC campus, a pro tennis finals at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, Masonic Cemetery clean-up, Jim Belushi, Wynton Marsalis and Don Giovanni.

$2 Million Repaving and Widening of Old Dixie Highway from US 1 to I-95 Starts

| January 24, 2019

The widening and repaving of a 2.3-mile stretch of Old Dixie Highway, from I-95 to U.S. 1, begins Monday (Jan. 28) and will be completed in a week.

Thursday Briefing: Thomas Binkley Trial, Palm Coast Survey, FYO at Kiwanis, Free Tennis

| January 24, 2019

The trial of 62-year-old Thomas Binkley of Bunnell on molestation charges may conclude today, free entry at a professional tennis tournament in Palm Coast continues, the Youth Orchestra at the Kiwanis Club.

Wednesday Briefing: Pro Tennis, Flagler’s Interim Choices, Vegetable Gardens, Blue Power Forum

| January 23, 2019

The county commission meets in special session to go over a batch of applicants for interim manager, the Palm Coast Tennis Center is host to a professional tournament, lawmakers talk vegetable gardens.

Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman

| January 22, 2019

Cmdr. David Williams, who’s been with the agency since 2001, was named the liaison to Palm Coast, replacing Mark Carman, who’s to be the police chief in Crescent City.

Tuesday Briefing: NAACP’s Linda Sharpe-Matthews, USTA Tournament, Palm Coast Manager Pick

| January 22, 2019

The NAACP’s Linda Sharpe-Matthews is re-installed as president, the Palm Coast council picks its shortlist for manager, Thomas Binkley goes on trial for molesting girls ages 6 and 8.

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 10

| January 21, 2019

The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless, and the all-volunteer effort needs your help.


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