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Flagler Approves $227,500 in Tourism Spending, Including $150,000 for Marina

| August 8, 2018

The grants were part of the annual county tourism bureau’s funding round and are designed to enhance tourism and the visitor count in the county.

On Marineland’s 75th Anniversary, Celebration of More Than Dolphins or a Storied Past

| November 12, 2015

Marineland’s 75th anniversary celebrates past, present and future, highlighting the town’s continued ecological and cultural importance beyond dolphin adventures, which nevertheless play a large role in the town’s identity.

Varn Park Will Close Until April 15 For $476,000 Renovations Thanks to Scenic A1A Grant

| December 5, 2014

The federal National Scenic Byways grant was the largest of just three such awards in Florida, and will have a $140,000 match from Flagler County.

Flagler Favors Getting Into Cottage Business in County Parks, Starting at Princess Place

| March 18, 2014

The twin proposals would result in three cottages at the Princess Place Preserve costing $390,000. and 10 cottages at River to Sea costing close to $1 million. Profits would be modest, but the county’s aim is to broaden the availability of nature tourism in Flagler.

42-Foot Sailboat Nearly Sinks Between Marineland and St. Augustine, 4 Are Rescued

| April 6, 2011

The four people and a dog on the boat were on their way to a four- to six-month cruise to the Caribbean. A St. Augustine boat police patrolman responded to the distress call and rescued the sailors Wednesday.

Marineland’s Future: Dividends in Waiting After Acquisition by Georgia Aquarium

| February 24, 2011

David Kimmel, President of the Georgia Aquarium, the new owner of Marineland’s dolphin attraction, and others assess the future of the marriage between town and attraction.

Right Whales Soar Off Flagler’s Coast, But Two Beached Pilot Whales Die in Marineland

| January 16, 2011

The week brought rich sightings of right whales along the Flagler County coastline. But on Thursday, two seriously ill pilot whales beached in Marineland and died. Videos of both events from whale watcher Christine Sullivan.

Georgia Aquarium Buys Marineland’s Dolphin Attraction and Takes It Off the Tax Rolls

| January 3, 2011

The $9.1 million acquisition from Jim Jacoby–who bought the Marineland attraction in 2001 for $1.9 million–took place just before the New Year. It’ll be run as a non-profit, so Marineland as a town will lose a third of its tax revenue.

Marineland’s John Hankinson Appointed Director of Obama’s Gulf Recovery Task Force

| October 29, 2010

John Hankinson, chairman of Florida Audubon, has an environmental consulting office in Marineland and was the Southern Region’s EPA administrator during the Clinton administration.

How Marineland Got Public Dollars To Build a (Mostly) Private Marina

| July 8, 2010

Marineland will spend $500,000 in public dollars to build a marina that will mostly benefit a private developer, though it will also help redevelop the town.

Marineland Mobilizes Against BP Oil Spill — and Beyond

| June 6, 2010

Florida has no contingency plan if dolphins, turtles and manatees begin showing up coated in oil. Marineland’s Jim Jacoby wants to fix a blind spot in planning dating back to two Jeb Bush vetoes in 2000 and 2001.

Flagler Mayors: You Call That a Transportation System?

| April 16, 2010

A day after a county-wide meeting of government leaders on transportation, Flagler County’s mayors blistered the county’s public transportation system but showed little vision themselves.

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