Palm Coast still accepting entries for photo contest
There are just three weeks remaining in the City of Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2014 Photography Contest – with all entries due by May 31.

Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes.

The theme of the contest is “Find Your Florida in Palm Coast.”

Winning photos will illustrate what makes Palm Coast special. Examples of what the city is looking for include: family fun at our events, sports activities, cultural clubs and organizations, and on our parks and trails; active lifestyle such as walking/running/bicycling, sports, swimming, fishing and boating; and nature such as beautiful landscapes, wildlife and waterways.

First, second and third place will be awarded. Gift certificates to local businesses will be awarded in the following amounts: First prize, $200; second prize, $100; and third prize, $50.

Gift certificates will be offered to a variety of businesses, and winners will be able to select from the list. In addition, honorable mentions will be awarded as determined by the judges.

Winning photographs will be displayed on the city’s website and at city facilities. Winning photographers will be recognized at a meeting of the Palm Coast City Council.

Photographers may submit up to 20 entries. It is free to enter. Entries must be submitted no later than midnight May 31, 2014.

Photographs submitted for the contest must be taken in the City of Palm Coast. The photographs will be used by the city for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes such as publications, videos and websites to promote the City of Palm Coast. All submissions will become the property of the City of Palm Coast.

For complete guidelines and an online entry form, visit

Easter Seals schedules ‘Picky Eaters’ seminar
Easter Seals is offering free events for parents.

A “Picky Eaters’’ seminar is scheduled May 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Lauren Huddleston, an occupational therapist, will show parents how to address problematic feeding while empowering families to enjoy mealtimes.

Parents also will learn tips to manage their children’s medical, motor, and/or behavioral difficulties and how Easter Seals can help.

Public Safety Coordinating Council to meet May 14
The Volusia County Public Safety Coordinating Council will meet at 3 p.m. May 14 in courtroom 6 of the Volusia County Courthouse Annex, 125 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

Public officials, community groups and members of judicial, law enforcement and correctional services comprise the committee, which works to assess the population of contracted or county-owned detention or correctional facilities.

For more information, call Dawn Harridge at 386-254-1568.

Signing Saturdays
Signing Saturdays are available for children 5 years old to 12 years who sign, are learning to sign or would like to learn American Sign Language (ASL). It’s also available for siblings and parents.

Volunteers also are needed.

For more information, visit RSVP for emails via email at or call 386-944-7828.

Halifax Urban Ministries collecting food
Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) is accepting nonperishable food through May 30 at any Bank of America, Check On Hold or Volusia County library.

HUM will distribute over 500 tons of food in the Feed a Family homeless prevention program.

For more information, visit

Flagler-Palm Coast students raising money for homeless
The Future Business Leaders of America at Flagler-Palm Coast High School is raising money and supplies to provide necessities to the students in the community who are homeless.

For more details, contact Katelyn Hatley at 386-262-2700.


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