Palm Coast

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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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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Woman Behind Irwin the Gator, Amy Moore Skursky, Chosen as Person of the Month

Woman Behind Irwin the Gator, Amy Moore Skursky, Chosen as Person of the Month

Amy Moore Skursky is the woman behind the camera lense, many people may not know her, but much of Palm Coast is aware of Irwin the Gator, and his photos that are often shared in many of the neighborhood groups on Facebook. Irwin the Gator and his brother are residents of a certain area of the C-Section canals. Since discovering the gator, she has since dubbed Irwin, she has taken to photographing him as he goes about his daily routines. She decided to share the photos in a local Palm Coast neighborhood group and was pleasantly shocked when many of…
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Local Artist Bettie Eubanks is Highlighted for Black History Month

Local Artist Bettie Eubanks is Highlighted for Black History Month

Palm Coast – In honor of Black History Month, Palm Coast proudly recognizes the remarkable contributions of Bettie Eubanks, a highly regarded local artist whose vibrant paintings not only capture the essence of her roles as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend but also serve as a testament to her artistic prowess and commitment to community enrichment. Bettie Eubanks' artwork has garnered acclaim, with her vibrant and expressive paintings featured in prestigious national exhibitions. Her pieces, rich with symbolism and personal narratives, have captivated private collectors and corporations alike, further solidifying her place as a distinguished artist. One notable local contribution…
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Palm Coast  James F. Holland Memorial Park Splash Pad Construction Update

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

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. Holland Memorial Park Splash Pad in Palm Coast, Florida. Eric explains all the exciting changes happening on-site and what residents can look forward to once this project is complete. The surface material and concrete have been removed, and contractors are replacing drains and piping. New concrete installation is set to…
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Infill Lot Drainage and Flooding Updated at Palm Coast City Hall; Citizen Committee Discussed

Infill Lot Drainage and Flooding Updated at Palm Coast City Hall; Citizen Committee Discussed

Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast held their 9am workshop meeting on Tuesday February 13th. During this workshop the city heard from the public, heard a presentation on the sports activities center, infill lot drainage, a piggyback contract with Hernando County and Asphalt Paving Systems, and the revising of the rates of the utilities systems. The start of the workshop meeting involved public participation; residents stood up to discuss multiple issues including the demand for a forensic audit, demands for the abolition of the burning debris on lots, the request for the relocation of the proposed cell tower,…
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City of Palm Coast Recognizes February as ‘Responsible Pet Ownership Month’

The City of Palm Coast proudly declares February as Responsible Pet Ownership Month, emphasizing the crucial role that pet owners play in the well-being of their animal companions. In recognition, the City is launching an awareness campaign through a series of informative videos aimed at highlighting services offered to help assist residents in caring for their pets. The campaign will focus on various services provided by the City of Palm Coast designed to support residents in being responsible pet owners. Topics include: Palm Coast Animal Licensing: Ensuring that pets are properly licensed is vital for their safety and the safety…
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Residents Speak Up at Palm Coast Evening Business Meeting

Residents Speak Up at Palm Coast Evening Business Meeting

Tuesday February 6th, 2024 at 6pm, the City of Palm Coast held their monthly evening business meeting. During the meeting the council heard from the public on a myriad of issues including the traffic, city wide drainage issues, conflicts of interest, maintaining public trust and many other issues. An ordinance was brought forth for the second read. The ordinance would allow for the expansion of the boundaries of the Landings Community Development District for a combined total of 560.86 acres. The petition for the expansion was heard during the December  5th meeting, and a correction was made and highlighted during…
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FCSO Deputies Safely Recover Child Abducted from Osceola County

FCSO Deputies Safely Recover Child Abducted from Osceola County

On January 25, 2024, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies received information from Osceola County Sheriff’s Office that a suspect in their child kidnapping case was spotted checking into the Microtel Hotel in Palm Coast. Upon arrival, deputies confirmed that Crystal Williams, 37, had checked into a room on the third floor. After making contact with the suspect, they located the 3-year-old child who appeared unharmed. Williams was detained and later arrested while the child was safely returned to her mother. “Through a thorough and coordinated response by our deputies and Osceola deputies, this child abduction ended…
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Women United Flagler Presents Inaugural Women’s Educational Series starting Feb. 8

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

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, bi-monthly educational series focusing on wellness, family, health, and well-being, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. This initiative is designed to educate and empower the community, focusing on the health and well-being of women. The inaugural workshop, titled "Save a Life You Can with Narcan: Opioid Recognition and Response," will be held on Thursday, February 8, from 5:30 PM to…
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