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

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

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 Deputy County Administrator Jorge Salinas. “This survey is brief, confidential, and will play a pivotal role in crafting policies, enhancing services, and effectively addressing community needs. These include county public safety, growth management, public libraries, economic vitality, and more.” The Flagler County Community Survey, open to all residents aged 18 and…
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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins mornings on January 30, it’s free

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

 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 invaluable partnership between the community and professional first responders,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “CERT allows our residents to train with subject matter experts. Previous experience is not necessary – just a desire to learn and help others.”   Registration – which is required for this 30-hour course that meets 9 a.m. to noon on…
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Boots and Bows Holds First Annual Fundraiser at Cattleman’s Hall

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

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 vendors, bounce houses and other vendors were also present to help support the students while serving the event attendees. This was the first time the group has held an event like this. We had the chance to talk to the current president of the NLA Booster Club, Mikaela Wooten. "We are…
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide Recruiting New Volunteers This Fall for 2024 Tax Season

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

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 role. The program is looking for a number of different volunteers to help provide assistance to taxpayers. Volunteers range from college aged to retirees. The Foundation is looking for people to fill a variety of roles, including but not limited to: Counselors to help taxpayers with the filling out of tax returns.…
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The Story Behind Grace Food Pantry, The Million Dollar Foodathon, and Their Future

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

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 Pantry's inception, Pastor Silano told us there really wasn't much in the way of challenges, because there were little to no regulations then. The biggest challenge was getting the food from the food banks, because it was competitive, and it was time consuming because you had to…
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Vincent’s Clubhouse Holds Awards Ceremony for Summer Camp Attendees

Vincent’s Clubhouse Holds Awards Ceremony for Summer Camp Attendees

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 Clubhouse Summer camp is a camp geared towards children with Autism and other special needs. This is the only summer camp in Flagler County for children with special needs and disabilities. This camp lasts a week, and is put on every single year by Vincent's Clubhouse. Vincent's Clubhouse is a 501-c3 organization that is geared towards helping children…
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Flagler County Businesses Called to Help Raise Donations for Flagler County Teachers

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

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/amazon cards, etc. If you have a favorite Flagler County Teacher, you can nominate them here. If you are a local business and would like to donate to help support local teachers, you can pick out your donation, it can be anything like a Gift Card/certificate, goodie basket, and/or  visa or Amazon card; Denise or Danielle…
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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Flagler County

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Flagler County

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for portions of Northeast and Northern Florida and Southeast Georgia and will last from 10am today, to 9am this evening. This includes all of Flagler County. This heat index tells residents and visitors to expect incredibly high heat index values, up to 115. Not only will the heat index be extremely high, but the humidity is expected to be high as well. Extreme heat index and humidity can cause a number of heat related illnesses especially for those who work outdoors, or participate in outdoor activities. There are 3 main heat related illnesses,…
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First Children’s Business Fair Deemed Success July 15th 2023

First Children’s Business Fair Deemed Success July 15th 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 tables where they sold their services, creations, and even baked goods. These young entrepreneurs ranged in age from young children working with their parents, to older teens with businesses offering services.  There were judges who came undercover to view the tables and products and vote on them. Among those judging the fair vendors was…
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