Elena Hagi

Elena Hagi is a Flagler County Homeschool student who loves to be involved in the community, volunteers as a Junior Amvet Officer, as well as aspires to learn more about photography, videography and writing.
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Overcoming Obstacles: Flagler Warrior Alaya Sets Sights on Optometry After Beating Cancer

Overcoming Obstacles: Flagler Warrior Alaya Sets Sights on Optometry After Beating Cancer

Alaya is 15 years old loves to play volleyball, and would love to one day have a dog. Alaya was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 2; she had cancer in her eye called retinoblastoma. She had a hard time as a kid because she could not see like everyone else did. Alaya got made fun of when she was little and she said it does not matter what other people think as long as you love yourself. She went through radiation, chemo, and even eye surgery, to beat her cancer. Live Like Camron gave Alaya a lot more…
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Palm Coast City Hosted Annual Arbor Day on May 4th, 2024

Palm Coast City Hosted Annual Arbor Day on May 4th, 2024

The City of Palm Coast hosted their annual Arbor Day event where people could bring canned goods and in return pick out a tree. The line for the trees started early, with people arriving prior to 9am. They had three trees and a bush to choose from. The Palm Coast Fire Department was there with their fire safety RV, you would go through and they would tell you about the different problems and they would ask you if you saw anything that was wrong. There was free face painting, along with other vendors too. They had a reptile vendor who…
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Meet Zoee – Flagler Warrior Fighting for Her Life Against Cancer at 15

Meet Zoee – Flagler Warrior Fighting for Her Life Against Cancer at 15

Zoee has B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. When she first found out she had cancer she was 14 years old. She has had cancer for 8 months and is still fighting at age 15. After she has her treatments she feels tired and nauseous and sometimes just normal. Zoee said that sometimes she finds it hard to be positive with it all, but her new puppy Chunk, and the people she has met through Live Like Cameron help her to stay strong and positive. Her dog Chunk was donated to Zoee. Chunk helps her keep on battling her cancer. Chunk is…
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Poppy’s True Market Officially Open in Bunnell; Offers New Market of Local Flagler County Businesses

Poppy’s True Market Officially Open in Bunnell; Offers New Market of Local Flagler County Businesses

Poppy's True Market held their grand opening; they had a lot of antiques. It had two stories of local women who had their own businesses. There was a hair salon, an esthetician, a yoga studio, and earring vendors; they had some food trucks and live music. There were lots of people and so much to see. There is a plant room and some home made clay pots as well as old tea pots and pillows.  They have some shirts and paintings and some photography. One vendor had a lot of different styled photos. There was also a raffle where you…
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Stories From Another Lifetime; Tuscan Garden Resident Bernadette Shares Her Story with Junior Editor

Stories From Another Lifetime; Tuscan Garden Resident Bernadette Shares Her Story with Junior Editor

Meet Bernadette, a resident at Tuscan Gardens Assisted Living Facility. Bernadette is an engaging, happy and caring woman who agreed to share her story with me. Bernadette was a teacher. She taught elementary school for 37 years. When Bernadette was little her and her friends played school together, that was when she knew she wanted to be a teacher. She taught in Kingston, New York. She said, "I started teaching the first grade; all the kids wear respectful and nice but when I started teaching sixth grade and they were not that interested in learning so I had to do…
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Flagler Warrior Allen Roberson Talks About His Battle with Childhood Cancer

Flagler Warrior Allen Roberson Talks About His Battle with Childhood Cancer

When Allen Roberson first got got cancer he had only been 16 for two months. He had brain cancer in the middle of his brain. When he got diagnosed with cancer he was in shock he did not really wanna believe he had cancer. When you have cancer "you have to enjoy the small moments in life if he thought of were would I be in 5 years you have to stay positive" Is what Allen what telling me. Live Like Camron helped Allen and his family with paying some bills and brought Alan some toys, blankets and fun baskets.…
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Local Woman Starts Plant Group; Now Holds Plant Meet/Swap Every Few Months

Local Woman Starts Plant Group; Now Holds Plant Meet/Swap Every Few Months

Ashley Traurig has a plant swap every other month this was the 4th plant swap. When she was a little girl she had a grandma who had loved plants. Then she started to get interested in them. When she was about 18 she had started playing with plants, and by 25 she became a collector. She likes to collect plants, she loves them, it is a big passion of hers. When she was around 18 she started to collect the leafy types of plants but also has other kinds. She started the plant swap 3 years ago in 2021 around…
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Flagler Warrior Hannah Jankowski Sits Down with Junior Editor to Tell Her Childhood Cancer Story

Flagler Warrior Hannah Jankowski Sits Down with Junior Editor to Tell Her Childhood Cancer Story

Hanna had a tumor growing in her knee; she found out about it when she was 14. At the time she was very active and it was hard for her to stay off her knee. It was stressful for her being ill, losing her hair, and seeing all her friends fine when she is struggling. When she knew there was a treatment she was kind of scared because there was so much that could happen; but she was happy that she would feel better. She said that, "You should try to stay heathy, listen to your doctor and if anything…
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Third Annual Holiday Market At The Fair Grounds Draws Big Crowds

Third Annual Holiday Market At The Fair Grounds Draws Big Crowds

When we first got to the holiday market there was hundreds of people there. They had a bunch of baskets to raffle off. The BACA (Bickers Against Child Abuse) were there and so was the Flagler OARS. There was vendors that made cool wood furniture, while another vendor had pens. There were these home made clothes and customized T-shirts. People made these beautiful wreaths. There were shiny rocks some were red and blue one was yellow to. This one girl hade wonderful art on glass, there was a ballerina and turtle and much more. There was food like brownie's. There…
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Chey Jacqueline Hosts Fashion Show Fundraiser for SMART: Saving Missing Animal Response Team

Chey Jacqueline Hosts Fashion Show Fundraiser for SMART: Saving Missing Animal Response Team

Chey Jaqueline just celebrated 20 years in business this past June. Chey Jacqueline makes $800 to $1200 each fashion show to help organizations. SMART which stands for Saving Missing Animals Rescue Team, is the recipient of tonight's fundraiser. If there was a lost dog SMART would go to help find the owners or an abandoned dog they would nurse the dogs back to health. SMART would not be here without all you; Caroline Johnson could not help the dogs without your donations. They don't just help lost dogs but also family dogs like one was under a cactus tree she…
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