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Alabaster Ministries seeking mothers for day of pampering

Alabaster Ministries seeking mothers for day of pampering

With hot-button items kicking off a “wow” experience, save the upcoming dates to take stock of what’s happening in Palm Coast. Alabaster Ministries’ Minister Carmen R. Caldwell, M. Div., is offering special gifts for Mother’s Day to women in need of building self-esteem and courage. The day has been designed for these women to be […]

Candy Carson helps to dedicate academy’s new Reading Room

Candy Carson helps to dedicate academy’s new Reading Room

Palm Harbor Academy (PHA) continues to harbor the purpose of excellence through its innovative, enriched education. The quest for excellence formed the framework of the Ben Carson Reading Room, one of over 160 reading rooms established in schools across the country. The Carson Scholars Fund website describes each room to be dedicated to combating illiteracy […]

Former Flagler sheriff weighs in on Ayala, death penalty decision

Former Flagler sheriff weighs in on Ayala, death penalty decision

“If you are not inspired to get on that bus on Thursday, I’d like to know why?” asked Linda Sharpe Matthews. The Flagler NAACP branch president reached out to the audience, paralleling the “March on Tallahassee” on March 30 concerning Orlando County State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s decision not to seek the death penalty and the […]

‘Motown Madness’ benefits Bunnell community center

‘Motown Madness’ benefits Bunnell community center

Live from the George Washington Carver Community Center in Bunnell, the Traces of Gold Band joined forces March 25 with guitarist Eric Dangerfield for part of the “Evening of Motown Madness.” Talented 15-year-old Dangerfield represented the youth entertainment from Matanzas High School. The guitarist and the band came together to bring Ben E. King’s “Stand by […]

Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Mykal “Myke” Tairu has sparked a trend in having the convicted felon box removed from job applications in Flagler County. Last month, the Florida Program Coordinator with the Vincentian Re-Entry Organizing Project addressed members of the Flagler County NAACP. The project, based in Apopka, is partnered with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the […]

Palm Coast students enjoy evening of dance theater

Palm Coast students enjoy evening of dance theater

Guardine “Gerri” Wright-Gibson left student tickets and tickets for chaperones at Palm Harbor Academy, setting the stage for the performance of “Russian Seasons.” Wright-Gibson initiated the kids to go on a journey, the projectory of exposing them to opera and the dance theater. The Daytona Beach Symphony Society recently launched the magnificent performance at the […]

Girls meet successful sisters during Women’s History Month tour

Girls meet successful sisters during Women’s History Month tour

During Women’s History Month each year, the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Delta GEMS/Delta Academy Programs embark on a career tour. The March tour is to the job sites of successful professional African-American women. This year, the tour included the Flagler County School’s African American Mentoring Program for girls, Imagine […]

‘Ms. Jackie’s Bus’ a vehicle for young people to understand their own challenges

‘Ms. Jackie’s Bus’ a vehicle for young people to understand their own challenges

“Ms. Jackie’s Bus,” a dramatic play, is a showstopper, crystalizing what our kids are going through today – their struggles, issues, fears, choices and decisions. Playwright/director Anthony “Tony” Felton premiered his latest take on the pain and the drama dialogued in a two-act play, resonating song, dance and comedy. The play prioritizes the loneliness, misunderstandings […]

MERGE brings together youth for evening of praise and worship

MERGE brings together youth for evening of praise and worship

The Rev. Dr. David Blow vividly reflected on a rousing event called MERGE that took place in Flagler County on Feb. 3. The gymnasium of Matanzas High School in Palm Coast was transformed to a sanctuary for the first MERGE event. The event was inspired by a praise and worship commercial heard on the “Tom […]

Rave reviews for local production of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’

Rave reviews for local production of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’

Opera lovers got swept up by emotion in a drama of the seductress captivating the opera “Carmen.” The Daytona Beach Symphony Society presents world-class productions, and without exception, “Carmen” won admiration Friday evening at the Peabody Auditorium. In the audience was a group of 32 patrons from Palm Coast and Ormond Beach. Linda Epps coordinated […]