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Archive for: April, 2011

Flagler Firefighters Battle 9 Small Brush Fires Scattered Across the County

| April 30, 2011

The fires range from an acre to 20 acres, and were all triggered by lightning strikes during the storm on Thursday. None of the fires has threatened residential properties. There’s been no injuries.

“The Me Nobody Knows” at Flagler Playhouse: Vivid, Raw and Joyful Ghetto Truths

| April 30, 2011

“The Me Nobody Knows,” at the Flagler Playhouse for the next three weekends (April 29-May 15), is an original and affecting 1970 musical drawn from the true stories of adolescents in New York City’s slums.

Auction On: Carver Foundation Leads Gym’s Rebirth As Revels Steers Ideas and Dollars

| April 29, 2011

Carver Gym is back, brighter and shinier. But its future depends on sustained public support. An auction, immediately and electronically accessible to the public, is one of the ways the newly formed George Washington Carver Foundation hopes to tap into that support.

Cop Shot, 1 Suspect Wounded, 1 Killed in Drug Task Force Sting Across Flagler County Line

| April 29, 2011

The three-county drug task force, including deputies from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, came under fire Thursday afternoon during a sting operation in the Lake Como Area of Pomona Park. Video included.

Birthers, Royals and Crocks

| April 29, 2011

Between Barack Obama’s birth certificate and William Windsor’s wedding to his girlfriend Kate, lust for make-believe idiocies at the expense of reality explains why problem-solving isn’t much of a priority these days.

Proposal to Split Florida Supreme Court Faces Long Odds in the Senate

| April 28, 2011

The proposed constitutional amendment would create a criminal and civil supreme court, change the way justices are picked and the way the judicial system is funded, but the idea may be dying.

Flagler 911: The Live Crime Blotter

| April 28, 2011

A car stolen from the Florida Hospital Flagler parking lot during a workout at the YMCA, a bloody encounter in the library parking lot, a shoplifting spree at Kohl’s.

Jacksonville Symphony Pops “Americana Under the Stars” at Palm Coast Concert

| April 28, 2011

Featuring a slew of favorites from Gershwin to Berlin (Irving, that is) to Strauss, the Jacksonville Symphony’s annual pilgrimage to Flagler is the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s signature event and fund-raiser.

Road Rage Incident on Palm Coast Parkway Lands an Oklahoman at the Flagler County Jail

| April 28, 2011

Edward Smith, who had two 16-year-old girls in his car, allegedly waved a 9mm Hi-Point rifle at occupants of another car during a verbal smackdown on Palm Coast Parkway Wednesday afternoon.

Jonathan May Remembered, Sounds of Music and Texting Mommies: Culture Worth the Miles

| April 28, 2011

The Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony celebrates Jonathan May Day, “The Sound of Music” at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, a new musical for texting moms at the Plaza Theater, the Orlando Philharmonic’s La Boheme, the senior pageant comes to Orlando, and more.

Florida Legislature Redrawing Abortion Rules, Targeting Women, Physicians and US Law

| April 28, 2011

The House approved a slew of bills that would force women to submit to ultrasounds before an abortion, broaden parental notification when minors are seeking an abortion, and require physicians to own abortion clinics, among other bills.

School Buses Blowing Through a Stop Sign at FPC: Scrutiny Follows Parent’s Alert

| April 27, 2011

An 11th grader on a motorcycle had a close encounter with a bus that pulled out of an FPC driveway where, a video shows, buses frequently don’t respect a stop sign. The transportation department is responding with monitoring and warnings drivers.

Obama Releases Long-Form Birth Certificate; Trump Takes Credit

| April 27, 2011

President Obama this morning released his long-form birth certificate, hoping to end conspiracy theories about his place of birth. The release is unlikely to put an end to birthers midwifing new theories.

School Districts Will Have to Vastly Expand Virtual Education; Charters to Click In

| April 27, 2011

At least one virtual class would be mandatory for graduation, kindergarten students could take online courses, and charter schools could offer full or part-time classes in what’s almost certain to become law.

Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Formality Singers Soar

| April 27, 2011

Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Formality Singers, led by Amy Fulmer, received Straight Superiors ratings in state assessments this week. Watch the videos.

Birther Myths, Imagine’s Cheerleaders, In Defense of Flogging and Typewriters: The Live Wire

| April 27, 2011

Anderson Cooper takes on birthers, Imagine School’s cheerleaders take on Sarasota, Unions take on the Florida Chamber, a prison scholar takes up flogging, the typewriter is still clicking, and more.

Gun-Toting Bills, Supplanting Doctors and Local Governments, Poised to Become Law

| April 26, 2011

One bill would penalize local governments with stricter gun restrictions than the state. Another would muzzle doctors’ abilities to ask their patients about gun ownership.

Violent Crime Falls Steeply in Flagler; Florida’s Crime Rate at 40-Year Low, Following US Trend

| April 26, 2011

The overall 2010 crime rate is down 4.2 percent in Flagler County and 6.7 percent in Florida as the slower economy and a static population add to a national trend of declining crime. Several reasons are contributing to the decline.

William Prater Joins Flagler Chamber as Business Development Consultant

| April 26, 2011

William Prater, a Palm Coast resident since 2005, will work with Business Development Manager Catherine Groom to develop marketing strategies that maximize growth opportunities for the chamber and its members.

Palm Coast’s Latest Invitation to Landowners: Come Build a Business Park With Us

| April 26, 2011

Palm Coast’s business park partnership program would entail spending significant taxpayer resources to develop construction-ready sites in partnership with private property owners, as bait for future commercial activity.

De•lec•ta•ble (di lek’tә b’l), Adj., Very Pleasing, Delightful, Luscious; as in: Taste of Flagler

| April 26, 2011

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates’ annual Taste of Flagler, at the Conservatory Golf Club, was a serial seduction of the senses: a video and the list of winners.

State of the Ax: from Flagler to Tallahassee To D.C., Arts Funding Is Under Siege

| April 25, 2011

The NEA’s federal arts dollars are on the defensive. Florida cut back its arts funding to almost nothing. Palm Coast, Bunnell and Flagler Beach are just as stingy. The county and school district alone still support art and culture.

John F. Kennedy’s Speech on the Arts and Robert Frost, Amherst College (1963)

| April 25, 2011

Full text and audio of John F. Kennedy’s Amherst College speech on the arts in 1963, one of the most eloquent defenses of the artist and art’s role in American civilization by an American president.

Dull and Duller GOP Candidates, Pink Toenails, Bright Futures Dim, The Beatles at Shea: The Live Wire

| April 25, 2011

Why homebuilders have the blues, why real estate agents also do, a Palm Coast molestation case reopens, The Legislature’s latest cleavers, vegetarian oral sex, Sheriff Fleming’s videos, and more.

New Home Sales Rebound From Record Low, But Sales Still 22% Lower Than Last Year

| April 25, 2011

March new home sales post an 11 percent increase over February, but February had posted a record low, and March’s 300,000 sales volume is still 22 percent below sales in March 2010.

Growth-Management 2.0: Local Government Whims Sprawl Over State Oversight

| April 25, 2011

Republicans have complained for years that growth management rules slow growth in the state. A glut of empty homes suggests otherwise. Local governments will be empowered to take advantage of far more lax growth rules.

Bail Bondsmen Would Cash In at Taxpayers’ Expense As Pre-Trial Release Is Scaled Back

| April 23, 2011

A bill written to boost bail bondsmen’s business would force inmates to post bond to get out of jail rather than rely on county-run pre-trial release programs. Taxpayers are likely to pay the price as fewer inmates can afford bond and jail populations soar.

Wounded Warrior Project Music Jam Saturday at Whiskey Still Campground

| April 22, 2011

Beginning at 1 p.m., the Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association is hosting an all-day, all-night Flagler County music jam and benefit, featuring three bands at the Whiskey Still Campground.

Superintendent in Flight: Janet Valentine Gets Bird’s Eye View of Her Domain

| April 22, 2011

School Superintendent Janet Valentine took a one-hour flight around the county with Jack Howell, director of Flagler’s Teens-in-Flight program. Howell wanted to thank Valentine for her support.

33-Year-Old Man, Lying on Pavement, Killed on Old Kings Road This Morning

| April 22, 2011

Manual Estrada, a 33-year-old Palm Coast resident, was killed early this morning when a car ran over him on Old Kings Road in front of the Fairfield Inn and Suites.



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