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Thirty Months Later, Holland Park Re-Opens To Cheers, and Echoes of a Brooklyn Basketball

| June 19, 2017

The $4.3 million reconstruction project at the 27-acre park became a $4.7 million project and took exactly twice as long to complete as projected, but its re-dedication drew scores of children who could care less: they just wanted to play.

1938-2017
James E. Gardner, ITT President
And Palm Coast Founder, Is Laid to Rest

| May 11, 2017

James E. Gardner, who died May 5 at age 78, led ITT as it built Palm Coast between 1978 and 1990, and served on or led innumerable civic and business organizations.

Palm Coast Community Center’s Walls Crash As Shovels Ordain Much Bigger Successor Building

| February 14, 2017

Work crews put destruction on display at the old Palm Coast Community Center today, just after the city council marked the $7.8 million rebuilding and tripling of the site with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Farewell Ovation to Jon Netts, Last of Founding Mayors as Palm Coast Enters New Era

| November 3, 2016

Palm Coast gave Mayor Jon Netts its farewell Thursday evening in an hour-long ceremony that included gifts, speeches, the naming of a fire truck after him and a lot of talk about going sockless.

Palm Coast Mayor Netts To Be Recognized For “2,459 Years” Of Service Thursday at City Hall

| November 1, 2016

Term-limited, Netts will end his 16 years of service for Palm Coast and cede his throne to Mayor-Elect and long-time protegee Milissa Holland on Nov. 15, when the new city council is sworn in.

Demolition Devours Another Chunk of Old Palm Coast as Backhoes Blitz ITT Building

| April 11, 2016

The massive building at 1 Corporate Drive had been ITT headquarters in Palm Coast’s nascent days then office and classroom space for the school district’s adult education programs. The building had its uses but was never a good investment for the district.

Bill Lewis, Ex-Palm Coast Council Member And Arts Advocate, Is Dead at 84

| December 21, 2015

Bill Lewis made his mark Council as an advocate for a well-tended city, and as one of only three black council members to serve in the city’s 15-year history.

Shirley Chisholm, “Part of the Heritage of Palm Coast,” Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

| November 24, 2015

Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president, retired to Palm Coast in 1991. She received the posthumous medal from President Obama today as an awareness campaign about her life and impact on Palm Coast grows locally.

Long Creek Preserve: For Palm Coast, a Chance to Restore a Vast, Lucrative History

| October 26, 2015

Beyond the Long Creek Nature Preserve, Palm Coast has an opportunity to revive the state and national importance the area of the preserve played in the plantation system of the 18th and 19th centuries, says County Attorney Al Hadeed.

Say Goodbye: Old ITT Landmark and School Board Clunker to Be Demolished By Year’s End

| July 2, 2015

The Flagler School Board got no bids on its 54,000-square foot building in pring, which it’ll pay $200,000 to demolish, after paying off a $770,000 debt on it.

Joe Cunnane, 4-Time Candidate in Palm Coast Races and Rolls-Royce Fan, Is Dead at 80

| May 19, 2014

Joe Cunnane, the esoteric, irascible Palm Coast wit best known for his Rolls Royce, his Ahab-like obsession with Mayor Jon Netts and for running in almost every city election either for mayor or for a council seat, died Wednesday, May 14 at his home in Palm Coast after a long and recurrent battle with cancer, his wife Alice announced in an email to friends and family.

Federal Officials Descending on Palm Coast Thursday to Conduct House-By-House Evaluation for Aid

| December 18, 2013

Federal, state, county and city officials will be in Palm Coast’s B, C and F Sections starting Thursday morning to conduct an assessment of Saturday evening’s tornado and decide what financial aide, if any, may be released.

Palm Coast Mayor Declares State of Local Emergency as Tornado Details Emerge

| December 16, 2013

The state of local emergency does not release state or federal aid dollars, but it gives the city more freedom and authority to address the storm’s aftermath such as expediting permitting, scheduling more debris and trash removal than normal and applying for state support.

Palm Coast Historical Society Moving to Holland Park in Latest of Nomadic Moves

| May 15, 2013

The Palm Coast Historical Society will leave its digs at Matanzas High School for Activity Room B at Holland Park in its latest of many moves. The three-year arrangement, with the Palm Coast City Council’s blessing, will be at no cost to the society.

From the Archives: Palm Coast’s Masonic Cemetery, Where a Cherished Glen Harbors Family Albums

| March 27, 2012

The Masonic cemetery is Palm Coast’s oldest human landmark and the most noble monument to the region’s ancestry, forgotten relics of Indian haunts aside. But it’s been at the margins of care.

Desecration By Neglect: Palm Coast’s Masonic Cemetery Decaying Again 2 Years After Lift

| March 27, 2012

A vandalized grave and exposed casket. Crosses thrown about. Piles of garbage: Palm Coast’s historic black Masonic Cemetery, refurbished with the city’s help just two years ago, is sinking into neglect again, with no help in sight.

Old Kings Road Reopens, Speeding Past History

| May 1, 2010

Old Kings Road in Palm Coast reopens wider and newer, but also more distant from the history and intimacy that gave it its name.

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