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Biz Buzz: FHF donates $15,000 to the Flagler County Free Clinic

Also in the Observer: Local store celebrates 20 years of business; Construction and new additions; Awards.
by: Ray Boone Contributing Writer

The Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation donated $15,000 to the Flagler County Free Clinic in support of the clinic’s diabetes services, according to a news release.

The money was raised during the foundation’s eighth-annual Moonlit Gala on Feb. 12 at the Club at Hammock Beach. About 300 guests helped raise money for the clinic, which provides services to residents who do not have health insurance and are 200% or more below the federal poverty level. The money will be used to help the clinic purchase supplies for diabetic patients, including insulin and blood glucose test strips.

“The Flagler County Free Clinic provides an essential access point for primary care services to our neighbors in need. It is this access to care that can help manage chronic diseases – like diabetes, cardiac disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, “ said Dr. Ron Jimenez, Florida Hospital Flagler CEO, in a release. “By managing these conditions in the Flagler County Free Clinic, residents in-need can help take care of the small problems with their health before they become much larger problems down the road.”

Local store celebrates 20 years of business

From left to right: Jim Gagliano, Brian Graf and Andy Tuohy. Photo courtesy of Meredith Rodriguez

Andy Tuohy and Brian Graf, owners of Grill & Hearth, announced the store is celebrating 20 years of business, according to a news release.

Grill & Hearth, located at 4982 Palm Coast Parkway NW, features more than 100 grills, fire pits, gas and electric fireplaces, summer kitchens, Big Green Eggs and grilling and fireplace accessories. The store’s showroom was recently doubled to 4,800 square feet.

“We can’t believe it has been two decades since we opened our doors,” Graf said in a release. “In looking back on the ups and downs of our local economy during this time, we couldn’t be prouder of our success and we owe it all to our community and loyal customers.”

Construction and new additions

  • Protea/Sabal Palms, a senior living facility located at 2125 Palm Harbor Parkway in Palm Coast, was issued a $1,145,500 certificate of occupancy. The construction of the home is over 95% complete.
  • A $15,000 commercial permit was issued for rear storage addition at Ace Hardware, located at 204 St. Joe Plaza Drive SW in Palm Coast.


  • Elisha Heebner, an associate broker with EXIT Realty First Choice, was honored with the Bronze Award by EXIT Realty Corp. International, according to a news release. The award was given in recognition of closing over 25 real estate transaction sides.

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