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City Council recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month, plus two more local briefs

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Also in Your Town: local student awarded honors, Feed Flagler Beach changes Thanksgiving plans
by: Joey Pellegrino Staff Writer

Palm Coast City Council recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month

The Palm Coast City Council recognized November as Diabetes Awareness Month via proclamation at the Nov. 5 business meeting, as requested by AdventHealth Palm Coast. With nearly 30 million people in the U.S. affected by diabetes, increasing awareness of risk factors and symptoms may improve the likelihood people will seek medical attention for the disease. 

Palm Coast and AdventHealth Palm Coast together recognize that the growing number of diabetics in our community make a strong case for devoting more resources to helping to find a cure, provide screenings, education and support in the required lifestyle changes. The AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation has formed the DiaBEATes Alliance, representing Palm Coast, Flagler County schools, the Flagler County Health Department, the Flagler County Free Clinic, Palm Coast fire stations and EMT teams, corporate and private citizens all dedicated to beating diabetes. The alliance will kick off November diabetes awareness efforts in Palm Coast by flying the alliance flag, distributing diabetes resource bags, lighting up the town blue and with a logo campaign throughout the county.

Local student honored as Sarah and James Bowdoin scholar

Palm Coast resident Anthony Bravo was one of the undergraduates honored in Brunswick, Maine, at Bowdoin College’s annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony Oct. 25, for undergraduates in the top 20 percent of each class for the previous academic year. Those scholars who earned a GPA of 4.0 are also designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Book Award winners. Bravo is a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2022 with an undeclared major.

Feed Flagler Beach cancels sit-down Thanksgiving dinner

Feed Flagler Beach has announced there will not be a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner this year, but that any resident who would like an individual meal delivered should contact Mayor Linda Provencher at 439-8815.

Flagler Beach is also currently collecting cash donations to help feed its residents this Thanksgiving. Those interested in contributing can find a donation box located in front of the finance department at City Hall, located at 105 South 2nd Street, or can contact the mayor directly at the aforementioned number.

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