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

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

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 battling cancer with free house cleaning services. Monica explained that anyone can nominate a cancer patient by going to the Cleaning for a Reason website. Cleaning for a reason then finds a cleaning company who is partnered with them in that state or Canada, and they…
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3rd Annual SpringFest hosted by Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber, Career Source and Palm Coast

3rd Annual SpringFest hosted by Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber, Career Source and Palm Coast

The Palm Coast Chamber of Commerce and CareerSource hosted the 3rd annual Spring Fest. CareerSource was one of the reasons why the booths were free for vendors. Part of the event was the booths with each company in the range or in the city of Palm Coast, like pharmacies or bank companies. The majority of the booths were businesses, nonprofits and pet rescues.  Some even included prize wheels which you could spin to earn free prizes for any ages.   There are also interesting shops with really cool ideas. Like jelly booths, jewelry, etc.  If you are not into those…
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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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Anonymous Donor Brings Christmas Cupcake Magic to Palm Coast

Anonymous Donor Brings Christmas Cupcake Magic to Palm Coast

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, a silent TikTok fan of the Cupcake Café, donated a total of $3,900 to pay for holiday orders. The follower wishes to remain anonymous. It started on December 16th, 2023, when the anonymous donor called Theresa Tazewell, owner of the Cupcake Café, and donated a total of $700 to pay for orders in the shop that day. The gesture had sparked a cascade event, inspiring other followers to call in and pay for orders. Following this, the anonymous donor called again, and donated another $700 to pay for the cupcake jars that Theresa…
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City of Palm Coast Holds Ribbon Cutting Event for New Kayak Launch Area at Waterfront Park

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

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 the park, directly across from the new launch area. Mayor Alfin came to speak about the park's new addition which includes a floating dock, concrete paved patio area and slope leading to the dock, a paddleboard and kayak rental station as well as picnic tables and seating.…
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Sweet Start to School at Cupcake Cafe Hands Out 110 Backpacks to Kids Before School Starts

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

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, also handed out a free cupcake to each child who received a backpack. Theresa told us that next year their goal is to hand out at least 500 backpacks to Flagler County Students. We ask Jessica how she felt about helping host this event, "It's a really great opportunity to be able to give back…
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Businesses Work Together To Bring Customers to Their Shopping Plaza in Heart of Palm Coast

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

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 through their respective doors, and they are all located in the same plaza, City Market Place on Cypress Point Parkway in Palm Coast. One of the unique issues with this plaza, is that it doesn't look much like a business plaza from the road, which Redefined Food…
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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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City of Palm Coast Council Holds Special Workshop on Budget

City of Palm Coast Council Holds Special Workshop on Budget

Today July 25th, at 9am today, the City of Palm Coast Council held a Special Workshop Budget meeting at City Hall.  Three of the Council members, Alfin, Danko and Pontieri were present for the meeting, leaving Klufas and Hieghter absent for this meeting. The floor was opened up for public comment, where the residents could come forward to speak. No one in attendance had any comments at this time, so comments were closed. The first presentation was on the fiscal year 2024 proposed budget Water & Wastewater Utility, Stormwater, Building and Information Technology Enterprise Funds.  The presentation covered the operating…
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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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