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AACS kicks off 25th anniversary celebration with ‘Family Feud’ show about center’s history

AACS kicks off 25th anniversary celebration with ‘Family Feud’ show about center’s history

The African American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS) showcased its 25th anniversary, bringing to light the here-and-now with meaning, and headlining speaker John Winston. The anniversary included “The Youth Cultural Challenge” with teams facing off like the daytime TV game show “Family Feud.” Edward H. Brown Jr., program chair, got a grip on having teammates and […]

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State and federal recovery officials are encouraging Florida residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the recent hurricanes. They […]

Declaration amended to include Flagler residents

Declaration amended to include Flagler residents

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended its Major Disaster Declaration late Monday to include individual assistance for Flagler County to assist residents with expenses related to Hurricane Matthew. “This is great news,” said Flagler County Commission Chair Barbara Revels. “This will help those who don’t have the means to get back on their feet […]

Leaders share how community-sponsored camp inspires youth

Leaders share how community-sponsored camp inspires youth

Certain principles were at work in following through with the recent “Inspiring Our Youth ‘A’ Game Camp.” The four-week, summer camp inspired by Arnold Anderson and Jerusha Logan is a community, collaborative program reinforced by the Flagler County NAACP, African American Cultural Society, Flagler County Schools and C.A.T.A.L.Y.S.T. (Children and Adults Together Achieving Leadership, Inspiration, […]

Flagler County to waive some building permit fees

Flagler County to waive some building permit fees

Flagler County will be waiving some building permit fees to fast-track the permitting process for those whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The county will waive fees for permits that are related to hurricane damage until Dec. 5. “We want to help people get their repairs made as quickly as possible,” Building Official Mark […]

BREAKING NEWS-Flagler County cuts off all access to beachside

BREAKING NEWS-Flagler County cuts off all access to beachside

Here’s a Hurricane Matthew update issued by Flagler County on Friday afternoon. Effective immediately, Flagler County is cutting off all access to beachside portions of the county. “This is not a curfew.  No one will be permitted to enter the barrier island,” said Steve Garten, Flagler County public safety emergency manager. “This will be enforced […]

Sheriff’s office welcomes clergy into chaplaincy program

Sheriff’s office welcomes clergy into chaplaincy program

Flagler County Sheriff James Manfre thanked family members for supporting the ordained clergy recently sworn in the chaplaincy program. Carmen Caldwell, Angel Ruiz-Perez and Juan Schembri had taken account of the gravity of their decision. Caldwell, a former youth care director and associate minister at Cathedral International of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, had invited me and […]

Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Leon McLaurin and wife Pat, along with Yvonne Jukes and husband Jimmie, had pleasure hosting the best celebration ever! It was a milestone birthday for someone special. And, that was the 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin, who is Leon and Yvonne’s mother. The party took place in August at Princeton Village of Palm Coast, the […]

Palm Coast’s International Festival returns on Oct. 1

Palm Coast’s International Festival returns on Oct. 1

Palm Coast will celebrate its cultural heritage – through food, wine, entertainment and cultural exhibits – during the fifth annual Palm Coast International Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is from noon to 9 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, along Park Street. Admission is free. Attendees can try a variety of ethnic […]

Community News

Community News

Friday is deadline to sign up for Deltona festival Deltona will celebrate the cultures that make up the city at its second annual Festival of Nations. On Sept. 24, residents and visitors will gather at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., for a day of free, non-stop music, dance and food from […]