Community News

Credit union plans home-buying seminar
Launch Federal Credit Union is offering a free home-buying seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It will be held at its South Daytona branch, 2290 S. Ridgewood Ave.

Mortgage topics will include what types of mortgages are available, how to apply for a mortgage and what happens at the closing. There also will be a question-and-answer session.

Those who are interested in gaining information about how to apply for a first or second mortgage, refinancing their current mortgage, or obtaining a home equity line of credit are encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a member of Launch Federal Credit Union to attend.

To RSVP, send an email to or call 321-455-9400 x1204. Information about other seminars is online at

Stetson to host Values Day on Sept. 26
Stetson University will host Values Day, a day dedicated to the university’s commitment to its core values – personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship – on Sept. 26 at 421 N. Woodland Blvd.

Organizations can apply to host a workshop or presentation to Stetson’s faculty, staff and students.

Space and materials will be provided at no cost. The deadline is Aug. 28 at 5 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities, internship and job openings, trainings and upcoming events can be shared at the Global Communications Fair. A table, chairs and free lunch will be provided.

Questions: Contact Amber Finnicum-Simmons, the Community Impact Coordinator, at 386-822-8708.

Flagler officials to hold town hall
Flagler County Commissioner Greg Hanson, School Board member Janet McDonald and Sheriff Rick Staly will meet with residents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Portuguese American Cultural Center.

“I will provide a brief update on the dunes, as that’s the pressing issue that everyone is concerned about,” Hansen said. “Of course, we hope people will ask questions so we can find out what’s on their mind.”

Staly intends to provide a general update on the Sheriff’s Office since he took office in January in addition to fielding questions.

“I’ll provide updates on what is new this year in Flagler Schools and take questions or suggestions for making our schools better every day,” McDonald said.

The Portuguese American Cultural Center is located at 1200 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast.



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