Month: April 2024

City of Palm Coast Asks Residents to Light the Night for Firefighter Brant Gammon

City of Palm Coast Asks Residents to Light the Night for Firefighter Brant Gammon

The Palm Coast Fire Department will be participating in the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Light the Night and is inviting the community to light up their homes, businesses, and community in red for fallen firefighters on May 1 – May 5, 2024. As dusk turned to dark, landmarks, homes, fire service organizations, and businesses across the country glowed red in respect to the fallen and their families. Palm Coast City Hall, the Palm Coast Community Center, the fountains throughout the community, and all five fire stations will be illuminated red. The Palm Coast Fire Department lights the night in memory…
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Extended Closure of Small Dog Park at James F. Holland Memorial Park in Palm Coast

Extended Closure of Small Dog Park at James F. Holland Memorial Park in Palm Coast

Due to dry conditions impairing the growth process of the new sod at the small dog park at James F. Holland Memorial Park, the amenity is now slated to be closed for an additional 4 weeks. The new sod is part is one of several upgrades for the park, which also includes the addition of a 4-foot concrete apron and block wall installation near the northeast area of the park to help control erosion, as well as adjustments and repairs to the irrigation system to ensure new sod receives adequate water. While the new sod has been seeded but will…
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Flagler County Sheriff’s Weekend Roundup April 27-28

Flagler County Sheriff’s Weekend Roundup April 27-28

Proactive Patrols Leads to two Narcotics Sellers Arrests and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, 19-Year-Old Arrested for Written Threats PALM COAST, FL – Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies made 23 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024. They handled 661 calls for service and made 83 traffic stops. “This weekend deputies got a jump start on another busy weekend in Flagler County, first with a School Resource Deputy handling written threats to one of the students, and then with another deputy conducting proactive patrols outside a…
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Flagler County Veterans Services Office closed May 6-9

Flagler County Veterans Services Office closed May 6-9

The Flagler County Veterans Services Office will be closed Monday through Thursday, May 6-9, to allow the team to attend annual training.   The training, which is conducted by the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, is required for each team member’s re-certification as an accredited representative who is recognized by the U.S. of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families with their interactions before the VA.   “Veterans who need assistance should try to make arrangements to meet with us this week, or the latter part of next week when our offices reopen on Friday, May 10,” said Veterans…
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Keep Palm Coast Clean – It’s a Litter-ALL Effort: Event Day Impact

Keep Palm Coast Clean – It’s a Litter-ALL Effort: Event Day Impact

On Sunday, April 28, 2024, the City of Palm Coast Public Works Department hosted its sixth 'Keep Palm Coast Clean – It's a Litter-ALL Effort' community litter pick-up event. Early that morning, over 30 volunteers gathered at the Public Works Department to receive supplies and briefing instructions before setting out to collect trash from various roadways in Palm Coast. During the event, volunteers gathered over 45 bags of trash, totaling more than 600 pounds of debris. This figure included bulky miscellaneous items such as pool umbrella and table. The most common items collected by volunteers were empty drink containers, such…
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National Care Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Denim Day Walk at European Village in Palm Coast

National Care Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Denim Day Walk at European Village in Palm Coast

Members of the National Care Foundation, a local non-profit providing assistance for sexual assault victims, hosted their third annual Denim Day walk at the European Village in Palm Coast. Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin was also present to show support and present a proclamation to the foundation. Founder Erica Rivera spoke about Denim Day, how it came to be, the National Care Foundation, and included a short testimonial from a survivor that the foundation helped last year. Mayor Alfin continued with the reading of the proclamation. Those in attendance took their annual walk around the village in their denim jeans,…
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Flagler County Deputies Recover Missing Wisconsin Juvenile Driving Stolen Vehicle

Flagler County Deputies Recover Missing Wisconsin Juvenile Driving Stolen Vehicle

On Tuesday, April 23, at approximately 9:20 a.m. Deputy Carter conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chrysler sedan with a Wisconsin tag, for traveling 31 mph in a 20-mph school zone. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jayden Reed, a 17-year-old who said he was new to the area and did not realize he was driving through a school zone. Deputy Carter gave him a written warning. A few hours later however, the Flager County Sheriff’s Communications Center received information that a silver Chrysler matching the plate of the one that had been stopped earlier that morning,…
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Flagler Free Clinic Announces Expanded Access for More Floridians Following New Statewide Health Bill

Flagler Free Clinic Announces Expanded Access for More Floridians Following New Statewide Health Bill

The Flagler Free Clinic in Bunnell is pleased to announce expanded eligibility for its services, thanks to a statewide bill passed recently by the Florida Senate. The newly enacted legislation, focusing on a vast array of health care improvements across the state, will significantly increase the number of Floridians eligible to benefit from the clinic's comprehensive, no-cost health care services. The bill, which directs hundreds of millions in state and federal dollars towards enhancing Florida's health care workforce and access, raises the maximum income eligibility for free clinic services from 200% to 300% of the federal poverty level. This change…
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FCSO Marine Unit Offering Free Vessel Safety Checks to Prepare Boaters for Summer

FCSO Marine Unit Offering Free Vessel Safety Checks to Prepare Boaters for Summer

 As the weather warms up and boating season begins, it is important to make sure your vessel is ready to hit the water. To help ensure everyone’s safety on the water, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is hosting a free Vessel Safety Check event on Sunday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Herschel King Park in Palm Coast. Whether you are a first-time boater or a seasoned pro, this event is open to all boaters! The FCSO Marine Unit will be set up in the southwest corner of the boat ramp area to perform safety…
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Flagler Schools: 100 Years at Bunnell  Bunnell Elementary Hosts “Centennial Celebration”

Flagler Schools: 100 Years at Bunnell Bunnell Elementary Hosts “Centennial Celebration”

Bunnell Elementary School is hosting their “Centennial Celebration” this Friday in honor of 100 years of education in Bunnell. The public is invited to tour the campus, including the “Little Red Schoolhouse” and garden. A stroll down memory lane with BES memorabilia and guest speakers. Plenty of historic items to be on display, plus food and fun for everyone. Also, participants will have the opportunity to purchase commemorative bricks to be placed on the grounds of Bunnell Elementary. The event will be held at the Bunnell Elementary School, Friday April 26th, from 5pm to 7pm. Flagler Schools invites all of…
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