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Palm Coast Hosts 2024 MedNexus Innovation Challenge

Palm Coast Hosts 2024 MedNexus Innovation Challenge

Last night, the City of Palm Coast hosted the third annual MedNexus Innovation Challenge at the Palm Coast Community Center. The event focused on addressing social media addiction among young people and featured competitive presentations from four local teams. Each team, comprising students from area schools, presented innovative solutions to modify behaviors associated with excessive social media use. The projects ranged from applications that manage screen time to programs that encourage positive offline activities. The winning team, Team Click, led by Stephanie Hooper of the University of North Florida, earned a $1,000 scholarship for their app that redirects users to…
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Flagler Free Clinic Receives $100,000 Donation from Hammock Dunes Cares

Flagler Free Clinic Receives $100,000 Donation from Hammock Dunes Cares

The Flagler Free Clinic is pleased to announce they have received a $100,000 donation from Hammock Dunes Cares. This significant contribution stems from Hammock Dunes Cares’ Rally Auction, which spanned two weeks during the last two weeks of February. Throughout this period, the group held various fundraising events, including tennis, croquet, bocce, a creek porch party, live music, and pickleball. The check was presented on Tuesday, March 19th, at Hammock Dunes. This generous contribution underscores Hammock Dunes Cares' unwavering commitment to supporting the vital healthcare services provided by the Flagler Free Clinic. This donation will allow the Flagler Free Clinic…
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Palm Coast City Council Hears Presentation on the Search for a Permanent City Manager During Morning Workshop Meeting

Palm Coast City Council Hears Presentation on the Search for a Permanent City Manager During Morning Workshop Meeting

The Palm Coast City Council held their morning workshop meeting on Tuesday, April 9th, at 9 am. During the workshop, the council heard presentations on the annual investment report, the search for a permanent city manager, and a presentation on the saltwater canals. City Staff gave a presentation on the search for a permanent City Manager. The timeline for this search process is currently estimated to have a 90-day search window ready to go by June, meaning August would be the end of that search window. If given permission, staff could piggyback off of another city's search, shaving 2 months…
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David Alfin Seeks Re-Election as Palm Coast’s Mayor in 2024 Local Election Cycle

David Alfin Seeks Re-Election as Palm Coast’s Mayor in 2024 Local Election Cycle

Recently we sat down with David Alfin. He is running for Palm Coast Mayor as the incumbent, against Peter Johnson, Mike Norris, Allen Lowe, and John Scott McDonald. We asked Alfin about many of the hot topics being debated in the community including his rush to fire former City Manager Bevan, the development pace, flooding, and more. Our questions are in bold below, with Alfin's answers following each question. Why are you choosing to run again and what would you say are some of your qualifications to continue to hold this office? So I'll answer the questions in two parts as…
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Local Comic Cristy B Brings Funny to Flagler with Grand Opening of Her First Club in Palm Coast

Local Comic Cristy B Brings Funny to Flagler with Grand Opening of Her First Club in Palm Coast

  Comedian Cristy B, owner of Cristy B Comedy, opened her very first comedy club today in Palm Coast. The comedy club formerly known as Madcaps Comedy Club, in City Market Place, is now under the new ownership of Cristy B, with shows every Friday and Saturday. Not only does the club offer two sets of shows two days a week, but Cristy plans to host comedy classes and multiple open mic night opportunities. Booking the club for events is also on the horizon for the new Cristy B Comedy Club. Cristy B's grand opening brought out a large crowd…
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Small Dog Park in James F Holland Park, Palm Coast, to Close Temporarily for Adjustments

Small Dog Park in James F Holland Park, Palm Coast, to Close Temporarily for Adjustments

The small dog park at James F. Holland Memorial Park will be temporarily closed for improvements beginning Monday, April 8th, and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 22nd. These improvements are aimed at enhancing the overall experience for Palm Coast's furry friends and their owners. Planned work will include:   Replacing Sod: Parks staff will be addressing the worn grass areas by cutting out affected areas and re-sodding to provide a lush and comfortable environment for dogs to play. Adding Concrete: Special Projects will include adding a 4-foot apron around the northeast area of the pavilion to mitigate roof…
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Fourth Annual Touch a Truck Event to Be Held May 11th, at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center

Fourth Annual Touch a Truck Event to Be Held May 11th, at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center

The City of Palm Coast is excited to announce the return of the highly anticipated Touch a Truck event, now in its fourth consecutive year. This family-friendly event will take place on May 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Town Center in Palm Coast. This year's theme, "Connecting Our Worlds to the Future," aims to provide our youth with an interactive and educational experience, allowing them to explore and engage with various equipment.   More than 75 vehicles from multiple agencies will be showcased, including:   City of Palm Coast Public Works, Stormwater, Utility, and Fire Departments Flagler…
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19th Annual Arbor Day Event Comes to Central Park Palm Coast Town Center

19th Annual Arbor Day Event Comes to Central Park Palm Coast Town Center

 The City of Palm Coast will be holding its 19th Annual Arbor Day event on May 4th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. Admission is free! Refreshments and products from vendors will be available for purchase. The tree tent opens at 9 a.m. A Master Certified Arborist will be in the tree tent from 9 a.m.-noon, offering free guidance on proper pruning, placement, planting, and root-shaving techniques. To get a free tree, bring a non-perishable, non-expired human or pet food item to trade for the tree while quantities last! City of…
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Douglas Law Firm Begins Transition to Take Over Palm Coast City’s Legal Needs; Sign Amendments Adopted

Douglas Law Firm Begins Transition to Take Over Palm Coast City’s Legal Needs; Sign Amendments Adopted

During the meeting at City Hall, the Palm Coast City Council passed the amendments for the signage in the Unified Land Development Code. This was the second read of the ordinance, and the second vote made the changes final. Also during the meeting, the council discussed the proposed contract with Douglas Law Firm. Douglas Law Firm is the firm that would be taking over the city's legal needs. The council voted unanimously to hire the Douglas Firm as the new legal counsel for the City of Palm Coast. The light agenda, and small crowd held for a rare meeting that…
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Danko Attempts to Appointment Jerry Cameron as Acting City Manager for Palm Coast; Motion Dies, Lauren Johnston Remains Acting City Manager

Danko Attempts to Appointment Jerry Cameron as Acting City Manager for Palm Coast; Motion Dies, Lauren Johnston Remains Acting City Manager

Palm Coast City Council held their evening business meeting at City Hall Tuesday April 2nd, 2024 at 6pm. Among the issues handled at the meeting was the acting City manager's employment contract. The City Council held a discussion about the interim City Manager, Lauren Johnston's, proposed contract for her role as acting City Manager. Pontieri had motioned that she wished to ensure, through changes in the contract, that any moves to remove Lauren Johnston were done with consensus, at a future meeting.  The reason for her request was due to her opinion, that the firing of Denise Bevan was done…
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