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Land Management to take 8 participants on special Earth Day ‘A Walk in the Park in the Woods’ April 22

April 16, 2024
Flagler County Land Management is hosting the 11th in its limited guided tour series called a “A Walk in the Park in the Woods” in celebration of Earth Day, Monday, April 22. This tour begins at 9 a.m. sharp on April 22 at Princess Place Preserve to view the only active American Bald Eagle nest kno...

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged inspects Flagler County buses, presents 2023 Driver of the Year award

April 10, 2024
Flagler County on Wednesday welcomed the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged for its annual bus inspection and presented driver Richard Briggs with the 2023 Driver of the Year Award for which he was named winner last Fall. “It’s a great honor to present this to you,” said Flagle...

Flagler County offers LEAD and LIFT programs to governmental staffers across agencies as part of its Leadership

April 9, 2024
Flagler County has changed its Leadership Academy for 2024 now offering two programs – LEAD (Leadership Excellence and Development) and LIFT (Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow) – to provide staff development to more of its employees. “I think it is extremely important for our community that we cont...

Flagler County Parks and Rec Hosts Save the Gopher Tortoises at Betty Steflik

April 5, 2024
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than spending time at Betty Steflik Preserve with Flagler County Parks and Recreation, the City of Flagler Beach, the local University of Florida IFAS Extension office, the Florida Master Gardner Volunteers, and Flagler Volunteer Services. “There will be oppor...

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

April 4, 2024
  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 o...

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

April 4, 2024
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 wo...

Flagler County launches ‘Community Survey,’ encourages residents to spend 15 minutes providing feedback to drive meaningful change

April 3, 2024
Flagler County and its Board of County Commissioners are encouraging residents to provide direct input to its decision-making process with the launch of its first “Flagler County Community Survey.” “In the amount of time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee, you can help impact our community,” said ...

Palm Coast Welcomes New Addition to Emergency Services with Ribbon Cutting and Push-In Ceremony

April 3, 2024
Flagler County Fire Rescue held a a ribbon-cutting and push-in ceremony at 8 a.m. on April 3 at Palm Coast Fire Station 25. Several county and city leadership were in attendance including Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin. The city of Palm Coast celebrated a significant milestone in its emergency servic...

I Am Me Gives Scholarship for Prom Makeover to Matanzas Student Sarah Wallace

March 26, 2024
  I Am Me awarded a Prom Makeover Scholarship to Sarah Wallace, a junior at Matanzas High School on Monday Morning, March 25th, 2024. Saran was surprised in the front office of the school with her large check, balloons, flowers and a tiara. Sarah Wallace has dreamed of attending prom ...

Empowering Faith and Leadership: The Inaugural She Leads Florida Luncheon

March 23, 2024
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cew_PErTL9U She Leads Florida serves as the state representation for She Leads America, providing a safe platform for the exchange of ideas among a community of faith-focused, independent thinkers. This community, deeply networked thro...

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

March 23, 2024
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 togeth...

How One Woman’s Tragic Loss Birthed an Organization; Providing Trauma Relief to Young Adults in Flagler County

March 22, 2024
Carmen Gray is a Flagler County and Palm Coast resident, an author, and the founder of LLC Rise Above the Violence. Carmen is a mother who suffered the ultimate loss, the death of her son to gun violence right here in Palm Coast. Carmen's son, Curtis Gray, was tragically murdered in 2019. Instead of...

Topping Out Celebrations for the Freytag Medical Plaza at AdventHealth Palm Coast Expected to open early 2025

March 20, 2024
Before being installed in the Freytag Medical Plaza at AdventHealth Palm Coast today, team members signed final construction beam and wrote celebratory messages to mark the topping out of this two-story structure. Named in tribute to local residents Peter and Sue Freytag, this 30,000-square-foot fa...

Hammock Beach Hosts Mother’s Day Events

March 14, 2024
Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa have announced their Mother's Day Events and Specials. Sunday, May 12 11 am - 3 pm - Mother’s Day Brunch in the Ocean Ballroom  Mothers and special ladies are pampered with a decadent variety of brunch items including Belgian Waffles, Carving Meats, an Omelet Stat...

She Leads Florida Hosts Inspirational Inaugural Luncheon Celebrating Women of Distinction

March 14, 2024
She Leads Florida is delighted to announce its inaugural luncheon, dedicated to honoring 50 remarkable women of distinction. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Halifax Plantation, this event promises to celebrate faith, leadership, and divine empowerment. Scheduled for March 23rd, 2024, at ...

Empowering Futures: Quantum CEO Joe Wright Inspires FPC Students on Electrical Entrepreneurship

March 12, 2024
In a recent visit to the Classroom to Careers program at Flagler Palm Coast High School (FPC), Joe Wright, President and CEO of Quantum Electrical Contractors, shared valuable insights about pursuing a career in the electrical field and explored exciting entrepreneurial opportunities. Wright, also t...

Cleaning For a Reason; How Monica Clean LLC Gives Back to Flagler County

March 7, 2024
Monica Garcia, owner of Monical Clean LLC, sat down and talked with us about her involvement with Cleaning for a Reason. Cleaning for a Reason is a 501C3, that was started by a woman named Debbie Sardone, whose mother is a cancer survivor.  It was founded in 2006, and has helped over 50,000 families...

ERAU Graduate Freud Jeantilus Joins Teens in Flight as Flight Instructor

March 5, 2024
Teens in Flight, a flight training program dedicated to empowering youth through aviation education, is excited to announce the addition of Freud Jeantilus to their team of flight instructors. Originally from Haiti, Freud moved to the U.S. at the age of eight with his mother to reunite with h...

Pup of the Month: Taz; Gets Furever Home After Being Dumped Twice

February 29, 2024
SMART: Saving Missing Animal Response Team has chosen Taz as their pup of the month. Taz's story started off rocky, being dumped not just once but twice. The team at SMART was determined to make sure that Taz's story had a happy ending. With the help of the community, who came together to raise o...

Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge wins ‘National Recognition Award’ from the American Council of Engineering Companies

February 27, 2024
Flagler County was notified Tuesday morning that the Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge over State Road 100 has earned the “National Recognition Award” from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition – the “world’s greatest celebrati...

Palm Coast James F. Holland Memorial Park Splash Pad Construction Update

February 14, 2024
Palm Coast – The flooring has been removed, and piping is being installed, marking the official start of construction for the splash pad. Hear from Eric Gebo, Stormwater & Engineering Architect for the City of Palm Coast, as he provides a brief project update on the construction at the James F....

Urologist joins AdventHealth; Dr. Tony Highshaw now cares for patients in Flagler County

February 13, 2024
PALM COAST, Fla., Feb. 13, 2024 – Board-certified urologist Dr. Tony Highshaw has joined AdventHealth Medical Group and cares for patients at AdventHealth Palm Coast and AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway. As an AdventHealth Medical Group physician, he joins AdventHealth’s employed group of physicians...

Celebrating the African American Cultural Society’s Contributions to Diversity and Culture During Black History Month

February 12, 2024
In commemoration of Black History Month, Palm Coast proudly recognizes the profound impact of the African American Cultural Society (AACS) in preserving and perpetuating the rich cultural heritage of African Americans. The AACS, situated in the heart of Palm Coast, stands as a beacon of cultural enr...

FLAGLER COUNTY TAX-AIDE 2024; Appointments open on January 15th

February 5, 2024
Schedule your appointment on-line at taxprepfree.net Can’t schedule on-line? Call (386)-313-4048 Tax Season starts on February 1st Site locations & Days of the Week Government Service Building: Tuesdays & Wednesdays Palm Coast Aquatic Center:  Mondays & Saturdays First Baptist C...

Cold-weather shelter opening tonight – Monday – as Flagler County expects overnight lows in the high 30s

January 29, 2024
The Sheltering Tree will open its cold-weather shelter on Monday night at the Rock Transformation Center (formerly Church on the Rock) not only for the homeless, but for anyone who is without heat. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in the high 30s during the overnight hours ...

Women United Flagler Presents Inaugural Women’s Educational Series starting Feb. 8

January 26, 2024
Women United Flagler, an affinity group of Community Foundation & United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties (CF/UWVFC), in collaboration with WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers) and Flagler OARS (Open Arms Recovery Services), is pleased to announce "Women United Flagler Presents," a no-cost, ...

Flagler County on Thursday receives FDOT funds for the bulk of the local match of the Army Corps beach project

January 26, 2024
Flagler County received a wire transfer in the amount of $13.6 million from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to cover most of the $15.74 million local share required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the beach and dune nourishment project within the City of Flagler Beach. The fu...

Pup of the Month Slate Still Looking for Forever Home; Currently Fostered with SMART Animal Rescue

January 18, 2024
Meet Slate, he is currently a foster with S.M.A.R.T. animal rescue and has been chosen as the Pup of the Month. Slate was dumped by US-1 and I-95, and was terrified. Caroline Johnson, founder of SMART, was the one to coax him into the care of the foundation. Slate has been with his foster fam...

Palm Coast Fire Department Free Car Seat Safety Check Event on Jan. 27

January 17, 2024
Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to use the right car seat in the right way. The Palm Coast Fire ...

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins mornings on January 30, it’s free

January 8, 2024
 Learn basic disaster and emergency response skills – such as disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, and team organization – through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) nationally-certified training program, which begins on January 30. It’s free.   “The program is an...

Vanilla Ice’s Frosty Delight: Rapper Extraordinaire Spotted Enjoying a Mesmerizing Holiday Light Show in Palm Coast

January 3, 2024
Vanilla Ice paid a visit to Ho Ho Jo’s Holiday Light Show on Tuesday night, January 2. We asked how Ho Ho Joe how his light show came to fruition. “I think, that’s kind of yeah…a funny story. So six years ago, my neighbor over there moved in and one night I was coming home from work about 5:30. It w...

Women United Flagler Allocates Nearly $38,000 To Local Agencies

December 28, 2023
Women United Flagler, an affinity group of United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, is pleased to announce the group recently distributed grants and scholarships totaling $29,350 to Flagler County Non-Profit agencies. An additional $8,644 went to the United Way Community Impact Fund, which serves non...

Clean & Serene Services Offers Free House Cleaning to Cancer Patients

December 17, 2023
Clean & Serene Services, a residential cleaning company, proudly announces its partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing complimentary house cleaning services to cancer patients across the United States and Canada. Owner Melissa Rodriguez is passion...

Flagler County receives two awards from NEFRC in the areas of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness, Transportation

December 13, 2023
 Flagler County was notified on Monday that it is the recipient of two Annual Regional Awards for Excellence from the Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC). Honors were awarded in the areas of “Healthcare Emergency Preparedness” for a training led by the county and hosted by AdventHealth at its...

Washington Oaks State Park Holds ‘Holiday in the Gardens’ Event

December 10, 2023
Washington Oaks Gardens held their annual Holiday in the Gardens event December 9th, from 10am to 3pm. During the event, park staff and volunteers were also set up to collect food and toy donations from event goers. Food trucks and vendors were also set up in the park to offer holiday shopping and f...

15th Annual Christmas with Community Heroes Helps 118 Kids Celebrate Christmas with Presents

December 10, 2023
Christmas with Community Heroes held their 15th annual event on December 8th, 2023. Local community leaders and individuals came together to take children shopping for Christmas presents at Walmart. Christmas with Community Heroes founder Larry Jones told us that, "I grew up poor, and I know wh...

Shell Bluff Boat Ramp closure extended until 7 a.m. December 18

December 8, 2023
 The closure at Shell Bluff Boat Ramp, located at the terminus of County Road 67 and Cresent Lake, for repairs has been extended until December 18. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to extend the closure for one more week,” said General Services Director Mike Dickson. “We now plan to reop...

Business Therapist Tiffany Rufino Named Positive Person of the Month by Flagler County Residents

December 1, 2023
"I never expect to win things, or advocate for it. I share a lot on social media; I never thought that I would be that person that is picked. I really got teary eyed, not because I am looking for accolades, I try to do stuff for other people and when it comes back it reminds me that I do things too,...

Local Flagler County photographer Lori Vetter Bowers wins spot on Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 2024 calendar

November 27, 2023
Flagler County will be featured in the Florida Association of Counties 2024 calendar “Skylines of the Sunshine State” for the month of November with a stunning image of the canals in Palm Coast that was shot by photographer Lori Vetter Bowers, a member of the Flagler Beach Photography Club. D...

New Non-Profit Brings Back Parkinson’s Support Groups and Programs Post COVID

November 21, 2023
Renee Shoner, Founder of Parkinson's Flagler Palm Coast, has taken up the mantle of monthly meetings for those suffering from Parkinson's and their family/caretakers. This group was originally part of Halifax Health, but during the COVID shutdowns of 2020, the group had ceased to exist. Of those who...

Flagler County officials join UF|IFAS Extension Office celebrating ‘Farm-City Week’ – November 15 through 22

November 16, 2023
Flagler County officials are joining its UF|IFAS Extension Office in celebrating Farm-City Week alongside the Florida Farm Bureau for the full week leading up to Thanksgiving. “This is really important, especially for us here in Flagler County,” said Interim Extension Director Kalan Taylor. “Agri...

Flagler BOCC to consider cooperative settlement agreement with Captain’s BBQ at November 20 regular meeting

November 16, 2023
The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners is poised to deliberate on a landmark settlement agreement with Captain’s BBQ on Monday that, if approved, paves the way for the construction of a new restaurant within the county’s scenic Bings Landing Park. The settlement agreement also assures stak...

Flagler Playhouse Given Surprise Check During the Rebuild Meeting at Woody’s BBQ

November 15, 2023
Yesterday, November 14th, 2023, at 6:30 pm, the Flagler Playhouse held an open to the public meeting where they went over the plans currently in place to rebuild the playhouse. Woody's BBQ was filled with residents, business owners and other organizations and foundations that had gathered together t...

Register now for Flagler County 2024 Citizens Academy

November 15, 2023
Flagler County invites residents to participate in its upcoming Citizens Academy that will be held on Wednesday mornings beginning January 31. The course is designed to introduce participants to the day-to-day operations of Flagler County government, inclusive of its elected Constitutional Officers....

Palm Coast Fall Arts Festival in Partnership with FC3

November 12, 2023
Palm Coast and the Flagler County Cultural Council held the Palm Coast Fall Arts Festival in Town Center today, November 12th, from 10am to 3pm. Despite the overcast weather and the mist in the air, the vendors still showed up for guests and the show went on. Festival attendees came to walk t...

Land Management to take 8 participants on ‘A Walk in the Park (in the Woods)’ November 15

November 9, 2023
Flagler County Land Management is hosting the fifth in its limited guided tour series (limited in the number of participants and frequency) called a “A Walk in the Park in the Woods.” This tour takes place at 8:30 a.m. sharp on November 15 at the Graham Swamp Conservation Area and is limited to e...

Skate park area within Wadsworth Park closed for repair, renovation

November 8, 2023
Flagler County Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday that the skate park area within Wadsworth Park is closed until further notice for repair and renovation. The remainder of the park is open. “There are some repairs and renovations that we want to make to the skate park area,” said General Serv...

Seminole Woods Development Rezoning Sparks Public Outcry Over Multi-Family Housing Potential

October 27, 2023
It is easily noted at most City meetings, that the public is not happy with the seemingly non-stop rezoning of multiple development projects to include multi-family housing options like apartment complexes in single family residential neighborhoods. We were able to sit down an interview a Seminole W...

UPDATE: Sex Offender Arrested After Violating Conditions During Halloween Sex Offender Checks

October 26, 2023
On October 17, 2023, detectives discovered a violation regarding sex offender David Womble. During the compliance check, it was discovered that David resided at an address in the R-section of Palm Coast and he failed to register as required by Florida State Statute. A warrant was issued for Womble’s...

Construction begins on the Freytag Health Plaza at AdventHealth Palm Coast

October 26, 2023
 AdventHealth Palm Coast broke ground on construction of the two-story Freytag Health Plaza today. Named in honor of Palm Coast residents Peter and Sue Freytag, the Health Plaza will become a vital hub for cancer treatment, primary care and rehabilitation services. “We are proud to be a part of th...

Flagler County Cultural Council Holds Annual Membership Meeting

October 20, 2023
October 20th, 2023, the Flagler County Cultural Council held their annual membership meeting, going over the last year in review, as well as plans for the future. The FC3 also unveiled their new website at this meeting, outlining it's current status, as well as how it will continue to grow as the Co...

Community Survey Now Open; Flagler County Cultural Council

October 13, 2023
The Flagler County Cultural Council is seeking community input in an effort to build a strong organization which will support the arts, culture and history of Flagler County. The Flagler County Cultural Center (FC3), has partnered with the Flagler County Tourism Development Office and together th...

Tomoka Christian Church to Plant Campus Church in Bunnell To Impact Flagler County

October 10, 2023
Pastor Kyle Holmgren of Tomoka Christian Church told us of their plans to plant a new church here in Bunnell in the near future. Pastor Kyle has been involved with Tomoka Church since moving here from Hawaii in 2014. We asked Kyle why plant a church in Bunnell? "We believe that Bunnell needs more...

Rock & Walk: Honoring Lives, Spreading Awareness, and Providing Hope for Child Loss

September 15, 2023
The Palm Coast Rock and Walk sponsored by the Florida Chapter of The TEARS Foundation will be held on October 8th at 4 pm at Central Park at Town Center. Participants can sign up prior to the walk here: here or you can sign up the day of the walk in person. The heart of the Rock & Walk is...

Celebrating Our First Anniversary as a News Media Platform

September 13, 2023
As we mark the first anniversary of our news media platform, we want to take a moment to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. It has been an incredible journey, and your unwavering support and engagement have played an indispensable role in our success. Over the past year,...

Boots and Bows Holds First Annual Fundraiser at Cattleman’s Hall

September 10, 2023
Saturday September 9th, 2023, the NLA Booster Club held their first annual fundraiser to help their student athletes cover the cost of training and competitions.  The NLA Booster Club is a Florida Domestic Non-profit based out of Ormond Beach. The event started at 3pm, and ran until 8pm. Food...

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins evenings on September 26, it’s free

September 8, 2023
 Learn basic disaster and emergency response skills – such as disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, and team organization – through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) nationally-certified training program, which begins on September 26. It’s free.   “The program is ...

Pirate Booty Bash Call to Businesses

September 5, 2023
Avast, ye scallywags of commerce! Prepare to embark on a thrilling adventure like no other as the Seawolf Privaterrs extend a hearty invitation to all businesses and groups! Join them for a spine-tingling, swashbuckling celebration that's sure to shiver the timbers of foster and displaced children a...

Ghost Crabs Mountain Biking Team Gears Up for Second Year in Flagler County

September 2, 2023
Scott and Rachel Diaz are the local founders of the Florida Interscholastic Cycling League (FICL)'s newest chapter, the Ghost Crabs. The FICL is a chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). FICL is a league that helps put kids on bicycles and gets them outside. They offer mu...

Cosmic Hippie Holds ‘Pets and Vets’ Wellness Expo Flagler County

September 2, 2023
Amber Ember, owner of Cosmic Hippie, held her first annual Health and Wellness Expo today in Flagler County called Vets and Pets. The idea was to integrate both Vets and Pets while talking health and wellness. The event was held at the Hammock Community Center. "Old Service Glory Dogs was act...

Good Vibes Owner Named Person of the Month

August 27, 2023
Earlier this month the community had the chance to nominate someone they believe to be an outstanding, positive person in our Flagler County community. Many people were nominated, however the community spoke out in numbers that they wanted to see Michael Granam, owner of Good Vibes Nutrition Bar - P...

Flagler County to honor Charlie Ericksen with Celebration of Life ceremony 10 a.m. August 29

August 23, 2023
August 23, 2023 – The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners and County Administration are hosting a Celebration of Life service for former two-term commissioner Charlie Ericksen who passed away on July 31. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, in the Commission Chambers. T...

Flagler Education Foundation; What They Do and Why They Do It

August 19, 2023
The Flagler Education Foundation has been around for 33 years, and there are Education Foundations in every county in Florida.  The Flagler Education Foundation is a non-profit program of Flagler Schools, and they offer so many services, grants and projects to the school community. This Foundation o...

City of Palm Coast Holds Ribbon Cutting Event for New Kayak Launch Area at Waterfront Park

August 18, 2023
Today, August 18th, 2023, at 9am, the City of Palm Coast held a ribbon cutting event at Waterfront Park, to acknowledge and announce the completion of the Kayak boat launch area of the park.  Photographs of the entire process of this new addition lined the path leading to the new pavilion area of th...

AARP Foundation Tax Aide Recruiting New Volunteers This Fall for 2024 Tax Season

August 16, 2023
The AARP Foundation Tax Aide is currently search and recruiting volunteers to join their team. They are looking for compassionate and friendly people who will be helping those in need. The Foundation will provide training and support  to help the volunteers learn all the necessary skills for the rol...

Flagler County Fire Rescue paramedics teach FPC football players hands-only CPR

August 9, 2023
August 9, 2023 – When two famous athletes suffer cardiac arrest within seven months of each other – notably NFL player Damar Hamlin and University of Southern California basketball player Bronny James (son of LeBron James) – coaches at all levels take notice. Flagler-Palm Coast High School Footba...

Sweet Start to School at Cupcake Cafe Hands Out 110 Backpacks to Kids Before School Starts

August 9, 2023
Cupcake cafe teamed up with Jessica Pesce from FLO Mortgage, Taylor Ballance with RE/MAX Select Professionals and Ryleigh Shaughnessy from Select Title; who together handed out 110 backpacks full of school supplies to children yesterday August 8th, 2023. Theresa Tazewell, owner of the Cupcake Cafe, ...

FCSO Talks Safety for First Day of School in Flagler County

August 4, 2023
Flagler Schools officially start back to school on Thursday August 10th. On August 7th, Monday, the FCSO will be increasing their patrols around the local school zones and residential school bus stops in an effort to increase traffic safety, education and awareness before the students head back to c...

AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway Facility Opens August 2nd

August 2, 2023
Today, August 2nd, 2023, the second AdventHealth Hospital on Palm Coast Parkway opened to the public and began to see patients. This new hospital is 158,000 sq.ft. has 100 beds which doubles the inpatient capacity in Flagler County and nearly doubles the emergency department services in the area. ...

The Story Behind Grace Food Pantry, The Million Dollar Foodathon, and Their Future

August 1, 2023
We sat down with Pastor Charles Silano who was instrumental in the creation of this organization. Grace Food Pantry has come a long way since its inception in a garage serving maybe 30 families, to where it is now, on Education Way serving 4,700 families a month. In the early days of the Pant...

Businesses Work Together To Bring Customers to Their Shopping Plaza in Heart of Palm Coast

July 30, 2023
Recently, we became aware of a group of businesses that decided to band together, in person as well as on Facebook, in an effort to bring awareness to their unique locations. These businesses have a few things in common. They are all small, local businesses, they are all trying to bring customers in...

Vincent’s Clubhouse Holds Awards Ceremony for Summer Camp Attendees

July 28, 2023
Today, July 29th, 2023, Vincent's Clubhouse founder and president Erica Flores, her husband, and volunteers held their annual awards ceremony for their summer camp attendees. Children of all ages were presented with certificates and trophies for completing their summer camp classes. Vincent's...

Spartan Academy Palm Coast Competition Team Brings Home 10 Medals at Pan Kids 2023

July 28, 2023
Spartan Academy, a Martial Arts School specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai classes located in Palm Coast, Florida is a school that has passionate and experienced instructors, a clean facility, a friendly environment, and high-quality education. Their academy combines traditional martia...

STUFF Bus Talks About Wish List and Upcoming Locations for Supply Drives

July 28, 2023
Back to School Jam is coming up fast this August 5th at the FPC High School gym, where the STUFF Bus will be handing out over 500 backpacks to children who need them. STUFF Bus is has an upcoming list of locations they will be stationed at to help 'stuff' the STUFF Bus for the upcoming school year. ...

Flagler County Businesses Called to Help Raise Donations for Flagler County Teachers

July 26, 2023
Local business owners Danielle DeSousa and Denise Fernandes are teaming up together to help support our Flagler County teachers this year. Denise and Danielle are running an event where the community can nominate their favorite teacher, and local businesses can donate baskets, gift cards, visa/amazo...

First Children’s Business Fair Deemed Success July 15th 2023

July 15, 2023
Today July 15th 2023, Maria L. Delgado with Culinary Wellness, a business designed to teach culinary classes to kids and family, Sponsored the first Children’s Business Fair of Palm Coast, at the Hammock Community Center in partnership with Acton Children’s Fair. Kid's filled the room with their tab...

FCSO, Home Depot and Heroes First Home Loans Hold ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ Event July 15th, 2023

July 15, 2023
Today, July 15th, 2023, The Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO), Home Depot and Heroes First Home Loans teamed up to hold an event called Pack the Patrol Car from 10am to 2pm at Ralph Carter Park, next to Rymfire Elementary School in the R Section of Palm Coast. Residents were able to pull...

Waterfront Park Construction Update July 14th 2023

July 14, 2023
The construction at Waterfront Park is close to completion, and there will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony August 18th, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The work on the site is almost done, the landscaping has been finished and the sod is being laid down. The floating dock has already been lunched and a family...

Dunes work at Jungle Hut Park will limit beach access for 2 weeks, main project remains at Old Salt Park

July 13, 2023
July 13, 2023 – As efforts continue on the first segment of the FEMA emergency dune project, Jungle Hut Park is being added as a simultaneous beach access point on July 17 (Monday) for the contractor, limiting access at that park for about two weeks. Old Salt Park, 16th Road in The Hammock, closed o...

AdventHealth Unveils New Cancer Center Project; Freytag Health Plaza

July 11, 2023
AdventHealth unveiled their plans to build a new health plaza next to the hospital on SR-100 this morning, July 11th, 2023. Advent explained the building and it's uses, along with their plans. They plan to break ground on the project sometime later this year, and project estimated completion to be b...

Registration Now Open for 2023 Tour de Palm Coast on Saturday, July 22

July 11, 2023
Grab your bike for a five-mile scenic ride through Palm Coast’s Linear and Waterfront Parks for the upcoming Tour de Palm Coast! On Saturday, July 22 cyclers of all ages and levels are invited to participate in a leisurely, non-competitive ride through Linear Park, along the St. Joes Walkway, Childr...

SMART Team Works to Save Stray

July 8, 2023
Caroline Johnson, Annie Conrad, and Mike Lagana with SMART have worked for weeks to try and catch a stray dog that had been living in the woods for weeks possibly longer. The dog was in danger of being hurt and had been killing chickens; there was no luck in finding an owner. After weeks of w...

Guitars For Vets: Helping Our Soldiers Through Music Therapy

July 1, 2023
Guitars 4 Vets is a national organization, that just had a Flagler County Chapter open up. Earl Presley, a veteran himself, stepped up to see a chapter open up here in Palm Coast. They currently work out of the DAV off of Florida Park Drive. The goal of this organization is to help combat the vetera...

Luke Day 2023 Benefits Vincent’s Clubhouse Foundation

June 30, 2023
This last weekend, June 24th, 2023, NextHomes hosted it's 2023 Luke Day event. The event benefited Vincent's Clubhouse, which is a non-profit organization that provides support, resources and education on living life with children with disabilities. NextHomes Luke Day is a once a year event w...

Palm Coast Doula Delivers Baby in Car While On Route to Hospital

June 27, 2023
Tabatha Seppala, a Palm Coast resident since 2021, had the joy of helping deliver a baby on route to the hospital. Tabatha states she has always had the dream of becoming a midwife, and ultimately wants to open a birth center here in Flagler County.  Currently Tabatha, while working with The Doula N...

Yes Coffee Co. Hosts ‘Do It For Dallas’ Fundraiser for 7 Year Old Boy Born With Gastroschisis

June 17, 2023
On Saturday, June 1 from 3-6 pm, Yes Coffee Co. hosted a fundraising event for the family of Dallas Gibson. Dallas Gibson is 7 years old and was born with a rare condition called Gastroschisis. Since his birth he has had 8 surgeries. The community is rallying together to show the Gibsons some sup...

Cupcake Cafe Owner Receives Unexpected News; Must Remain Out of Work For At Least Two More Weeks

June 16, 2023
Theresa Tazewell, owner of Cupcake Cafe in Palm Coast, who would not let “Mr. Keith” pay for a cake for his wife in the vent that he did not survive a second surgery went viral on TikTok. In our last story we covered that Theresa needed to have a pacemaker replaced on June 8. We are happy to report ...

Palm Coast Named Tree City USA For 18th Consecutive Year

June 15, 2023
The National Arbor Day Foundation has named Palm Coast Tree City USA for the 18th year in a row, due to it's urban forestry program. Tree City USA has been a nationwide movement that started in 1976 to green up cities and towns across the nation. Over 3,400 communities have committed to becomi...

Highjackers Holds Soft Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday 6/13/2023

June 13, 2023
On Tuesday, June 6th, 2023, Highjackers held their soft opening and ribbon cutting. The soft opening is an invitation only event that precedes their grand opening event on Thursday June 15th, 2023. Among the guests that were in attendance at the soft opening this Tuesday evening were Coun...

Palm Coast City Council Workshop 6/13/2023

June 13, 2023
Today the Palm Coast City Council heard a presentation about backyard chickens and their pros and cons. This workshop was an opportunity for the City Council to hear about all of the pros and cons regarding the subject of backyard chickens. The Council heard a presentation that covered not just the ...

Seawolf Privateers host Pirate & Mermaid Adventure Day for the Foster Children

June 13, 2023
Seawolf Privateers is a nonprofit 501c3 organization who supports foster and displaced children in our community. They are known for their signature pirate-themed murder mystery dinner show fundraisers, as well as their recent Pirates of the Caribbean MONOPOLY fundraiser. The money raised is used...

The Flagler Playhouse Presents Penguin Project Production of Annie Jr. June 9, 10 and 11

June 8, 2023
The Flagler Playhouse in cooperation with The Penguin Project presents Annie Jr on Friday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. Additional show times are on Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m. What is The Penguin Project? The Penguin Project was founded to give children with disa...

Land Management performs ‘ecological timber thinning’ on county-owned property

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023 – Flagler County Land Management is currently working on an ecological timber thinning project on county-owned property that is designed to improve the remainder of the pine tree stand on the site and promote species diversity by stimulating herbaceous plant growth for wildlife. “We ...

Backyard Chickens: Party Fowl Brings Up Topic of Backyard Birds in City Hall Meetings

May 31, 2023
We sat down with Nathan Phelps, who is one of three who call themselves The Party Fowl. Their goal is to bring awareness of what backyard chickens actually entails, how it can be beneficial, and to make backyard chickens an option for residents in Palm Coast. "We started going to City Hall about ...

3rd Annual ‘Sky’s the Limit’ Touch-A-Truck Event

May 30, 2023
On Saturday May 27, City of Palm Coast Public Works Department hosted the third annual ‘Sky’s the Limit’ Touch-a-Truck event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Center. The first hour was a 'horn free' hour for those with sound sensitivities.   More than 75 vehicles from multiple agencies were in ...

Palm Coast Memorial Day Ceremony Draws Crowd to Remember the Fallen

May 29, 2023
Today, May 29th, 2023, for Memorial Day, the City of Palm Coast hosted a Memorial Ceremony to honor the fallen soldiers, firefighters, and law enforcement.  The ceremony was attended by Sheriff Staly, the Palm Coast Fire Chief, Leann Pennington, Ed Danko, Gold Star Families, and many more.  The comm...

Improvement Update on Waterfront Park

May 26, 2023
Waterfront Park is currently under construction and progress is steadily moving along as contractors install a concrete boat access ramp and a floating dock launch pad. Eric Gebo, the Stormwater and Engineering Architect for the City of Palm Coast gave a short update on the project. He explained ...

Cupcake Cafe Owner Theresa Tazewell in Need of New Pacemaker; GoFundMe Created By Friends

May 26, 2023
Perhaps you remember the viral story of Theresa Tazewell, owner of Cupcake Cafe in Palm Coast, who would not let "Mr. Keith" pay for a cake for his wife in the vent that he did not survive a second surgery. Theresa has a caring and giving heart. She is always giving back to her customers and to our ...

‘Planning Our Parks’ Master Plan survey results to be revealed at public meetings on June 19, 20, 2023

May 23, 2023
May 22, 2023 – Residents from throughout Flagler County will have two opportunities to attend meetings – 5 p.m. June 19 at the Board of County Commissioners meeting or at 9 a.m. June 20 at the Palm Coast City Council meeting – to learn the results of the feedback provided through the “Planning Our P...

Flagler Sheriff’s Weekend Activities Lead to 10 Arrests

May 22, 2023
Over the weekend of May 19th - May 22, 2023, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office made 10 arrests, handled 907 calls and made 154 traffic stops.  Below you will find the highlights of the Sheriff's activities in the community. “It was a relatively calm weekend in Flagler County,” said Sheriff Rick...