+ Pop-A-Lock to stuff 8-foot Christmas stocking
Pop-A-Lock of Volusia and Flagler will mark the beginning of the holiday season by giving away an 8-foot, toy-filled holiday stocking. Owners Bill and Shaun Collum decided on the giveaway to promote the spirit of giving during the holidays.
Residents can register for a chance to win until Dec. 12. No purchase necessary. Entry forms are available at Edible Arrangements, in Palm Coast, or online, at www.popalockofvolusiaflagler.com.
Mayor Jon Netts will lead the drawing 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, for the winner, who will be notified by phone.
+ FCARD recognized for educating public officials
From comprehensive plans to mitigation banks and public transportation, the issues facing elected officials in the county can be complicated affairs.
One group was recently recognized for helping to educate those officials, to help them represent the voters in an informed way.
The Flagler County Association for Responsible Development was awarded the 2010 Outstanding Public Outreach Award Nov. 19, at the annual awards luncheon of the First Coast Section of the American Planning Association Florida.
This award recognizes the contributions of FCARD in educating local government representatives, development professionals and the general public about growth management and environmental issues being addressed by communities throughout Florida — and particularly Flagler County.
David Castagnacci, executive director of the Volusia / Flagler County Association for Responsible Development, said another issue that will soon make a local impact is the proposed standard for nutrient runoff.
“The federal government is using Florida as a case example to establish guidelines for the discharge of nutrients into waterways,” Castagnacci said. “It’s going to vastly impact a lot of the local governments’ stormwater systems, and the outfall they have from their sewer plants. Once it is implemented, the local governments are going to have to retrofit their systems. It could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.”
The new standards won’t be decided on for about another year, Castagnacci said. Look for more educational seminars from FCARD in the future to keep the elected officials apprised.
+ Terry’s Cut-A-Thon a ‘shear success’ for hospital
Terry’s For Men’s & Women’s Hair gave free haircuts Nov. 7, and donated more than $500 to Florida Hospital HospiceCare’s Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. Terry’s is a full-service salon and barbershop located in the Palm Harbor Shopping Village.
“We are just happy to be able to do some good supporting a worthy charitable organization that gives back to our community” owner Terry Conley said. Stylists Terri Thompson and Karen Zawislak agreed they’d like to make the event even bigger next year.
+ Fee savings hits $1 million mark
The city of Palm Coast slashed its building permit fees by a City Council resolution June 17, 2009. Since then, businesses seeking permits have saved a total of $1,006,451.76.
+ Raven Sword joins Livingston & Wolverton
Raven Sword is back in business. The Palm Coast mother of two has joined Livingston & Wolverton P.A. as a full-time attorney and partner, expanding the law firm’s name and its versatility. The firm will now be known as Livingston, Wolverton & Sword, P.A.
Sword’s specialties include family law, bankruptcy and criminal law. Previously, the firm had offered services in land use, real estate, estate planning and small business law.
“Joining the firm as partner and starting this new chapter is an opportunity for me to grow my business along with the growth of the Palm Coast community,” Sword said in a release from the firm. “The firm’s focus on client services and its fresh approach to the legal business attracted me to want to join forces with them. I am reinvigorated and excited for this new challenge.”
Sword earned her juris doctorate in 2002 from George Washington University Law School. She has lived in Palm Coast since 2006. In recognition of her pro bono work, Sword was awarded the Florida Supreme Court Service Award for the 7th Judicial Circuit, in January.