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The Florida Hospital HospiceCare Foundation purchased eight new recliners for each of private patient rooms at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House, located at Florida Hospital Flagler, according to a release.
The gift was inspired by Linda Kremkau, who had a recent experience at the hospice house when her husband, Randy, was a patient there. He died in December 2016.
Kremkau and her son Kevin stayed overnight with Randy and noticed that other than the sleeper sofa, there were no recliners to accommodate extra visitors.
“For two nights, my son and I took turns trying to sleep on the pullout sofa in Randy’s room while the other person kept vigil in a chair. Those were long nights,” she said in a release. “After Randy passed away, I got to thinking about all the other families who spend restless hours watching over their loved ones in the Stuart F Meyer Hospice House. It’s a small thing, I know. But in my experience, the little things gave us great comfort and helped carry us through.”
In-home personal trainer comes to Palm Coast
Chad Sprindis, a personal trainer, will go wherever you need him to in order to help you get a workout. Sprindis, who graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in exercise science in May 2017, moved from Fort Myers to Palm Coast to open up his new business, Fit Too You nearly three weeks ago. Sprindis trains clients in their homes and at work.
“It’s good for businesses, in office buildings especially, because people work at desks for long hours,” Sprindis said. “I can show them how to strengthen up certain muscles to help with that.”
Men's clothing store with recording and photography studios opened by Flagler County resident
David Freckleton, 27, has lived in Flagler County nearly his whole life, and on July 15, he celebrated the grand opening of his store Best Vibes Entertainment, located at 47601 E. Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. Freckleton sells men’s clothing — name brands and customized T-shirts — oils and fragrances. In addition, Freckleton, who has a passion for music and photography, opened up on-site recording and photography studios.
New hires and awards
- Grand Living Realty CEO Lindsay Dolamore announced Suzie Johnston has been added to the company’s sales team. Johnston was born and raised in Flagler County and went to Flagler Palm Coast High School before Bauder College in Atlanta.
- Watson Realty Corp. recognized Bob and Barb Johanson as the top sales team in the company’s Palm Coast office for the month of July. With the opening of the company’s new office in Hammock, the Johansons will be expanding their sales coverage.