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‘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 […]

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

See the present and past merge as promoters Linda Epps and Lawrence Green have made this happen for Black History Month. This is the last in a series being the subject of Black History Month at the Ormond Beach Public Library. Epps and Green have created opportunities to celebrate Africans and African-Americans. They have received […]

Palm Coast housing grant forms due

Palm Coast housing grant forms due

The City of Palm Coast will accept applications for the Housing Rehabilitation grant program through Friday, Feb. 17. Grant funds are available for qualified individuals who need to repair and upgrade their single-family homes to bring the home back up to minimum standards. The repair needs can be interior or exterior. The program is part […]

Palm Coast expert on Black history will speak at library event

Palm Coast expert on Black history will speak at library event

Lionel Holder, education chairman at the African American Cultural Society, often speaks of the members of its speakers bureau, educating “the community, utilizing presentations, lectures and group discussions relative to African and African-American contributions to world civilizations and our nation.” Fast forward: Robert Whiting, an independent speaker, as well as the organization’s bureau speaker, will […]

Black History Month event topic: Where Do We Go from Here?

Black History Month event topic: Where Do We Go from Here?

Promoters Linda Epps and Lawrence Green have taken the reins tapping into a second year of bringing events for Black History Month. The presentations have drawn the promoters to the Ormond Beach Public Library where jazz vocalist Linda Cole will show genius Feb. 3 for the duo’s opening of Black History Month. Green made his […]

Black History Month event to include jazz, poetry, art

Black History Month event to include jazz, poetry, art

Be blown away by songstress Linda Cole’s sensational opening performance at the Ormond Beach Public Library come Feb. 3, 2-5 p.m. Cole will create the right vibes and evoke the history behind the classical art form of jazz. She will hone in for Black History Month and your applause to an introduction by Gerri Wright-Gibson, […]

Principal: ‘We must take responsibility for keeping the dream alive’

Principal: ‘We must take responsibility for keeping the dream alive’

Dr. Earl Johnson, school principal at the area’s Matanzas High School, drew attention to issues that we are facing today. What we lack were dealt with in Dr. Johnson’s keynote address for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial celebration on Monday. It was presented by the New York City Transit Retirees of Palm […]

Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

The Linda Cole Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Santa Maria Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church office or at the door. Cole, a well-known jazz singer in the area and a gospel singer since early childhood, will perform […]