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NAACP former VP among new Flagler deputies

NAACP former VP among new Flagler deputies

Many of us from the Flagler NAACP Executive Committee turned out at a sheriff’s deputy swearing-in ceremony, which included the hard-working, former first vice president of the branch. The ceremony was performed by Flagler County Sheriff James Manfre. It also was bittersweet because Eric Josey, the former NAACP vice president, has stepped down to embrace […]

An update on actress with local ties

An update on actress with local ties

Here’s a take on actress Wendy Davis, who stepped onto the soundstage as Lt. Col. Joan Burton until the season seven finale ended the role of a dedicated soldier in the Lifetime TV series. In 2007 to 2013, “Army Wives’’ was the network’s highest-rated series in a 23-year history. Wendy occasionally appears in this column, […]

Flagler’s Native American Festival  is Feb. 27, 28

Flagler’s Native American Festival is Feb. 27, 28

Flagler County is hosting its second annual Native American Festival at Princess Place complete with dancing, weapons demonstrations, wildlife exhibits, encampments and displays. The festival will run Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized by the Flagler […]

NAACP questions lack of access to video challenging suspension

NAACP questions lack of access to video challenging suspension

To get where she needed to be, Flagler NAACP President Linda Sharpe Matthews sent a six-page candid letter dated Feb. 15 via email. The written message was addressed to Jacob Oliva, superintendent of Flagler County Schools evoking concern with “the increasing number of recent out-of-school suspensions of Black students from school campuses and school bus […]

Locals feast on jazz, grits, eggs and more at annual AACS event

Locals feast on jazz, grits, eggs and more at annual AACS event

Upon the jazz lovers entering the Cultural Center on Saturday, Rob’s JazzExpress already was revved up rockin’ a signature song! And, that will mean that you tell somebody that Robert Whiting was on guitar, Robert Banks on drums, and Michael Scott, on bass. They would momentarily showcase a jazz medley – joined by versatile vocalist […]

Pastor urges return to the basics to help children understand history

Pastor urges return to the basics to help children understand history

“It’s such an incredible privilege to be standing here on this morning. For I understand that this is a major endeavor for the people of Flagler County,” the Rev. Dr. Danita Wofford Blow said as keynote speaker for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) celebration, presented last month at the Palm Coast United […]

Seminar offers resources, solutions to seniors and veterans

Seminar offers resources, solutions to seniors and veterans

Haven Hospice and the First Church of Palm Coast presented a free seminar for aged members of society, their caregivers, as well as veterans, active-duty military and their families. Moreover, Haven Hospice honored veterans recently with special pins for pronouncement of the deepest level of thanks in facing the challenges of serving our nation. The […]

Ecumenical service strives toward Christian unity

Ecumenical service strives toward Christian unity

From across the county, choir members, faith leaders and congregations answered the clarion call of standing together and gathering in support of Christian unity. “The Seventh Flagler Ecumenical Celebration of Unity in Prayer and Song,” spearheaded on Jan. 23 by Dr. Chau T. Phan at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, reminded everyone that “Jesus’ […]

Storytelling, ‘War Room’ lined up for Black History Month

Storytelling, ‘War Room’ lined up for Black History Month

Linda Epps and artist Lawrence Green are stepping up and arranging an awesome Black History month, connecting for February paintings, photographs, poetry, reflections, and storytelling. Epps, a natural for causes involving event planning, and Green, whose artwork debuted in opening the original World Trade Center, have rallied to find a storyteller, speakers and “War Room’’ […]

Annual event a time to meet authors, partake of poetry and jazz

Annual event a time to meet authors, partake of poetry and jazz

Festival-goers streamed through the door for the fascinating attraction of the fifth annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival with all the amenities for the Jan. 8 opening at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center. It was the start of a two-day event and the actual book festival beginning the following day. Festival-goers got an inside view of books and the attraction […]