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Help clean the coast: International effort this Saturday, Sept. 19

Also in Your Town: Daytona State College nursing, Palm Coast Arts Foundation's Creative Bazaars

Volunteers are welcome to help with International Coastal Cleanup Day. The event is 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, with check-in at three locations: Flagler Beach Pier, Bings Landing and Marineland (across from the Dolphin Adventure).

Students who need community service hours for Bright Futures will be provided a letter for service.

Call 386-597-2950 or call


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DSC nursing program honored

The Daytona State College Nursing program has been recognized from in its ranking of the best Accelerated Nursing Programs in Florida. The new 2020 ranking covers colleges and universities that offer fully online, traditional on-campus or hybrid models.

Daytona State was ranked No. 7 on the list of 47 programs that were evaluated. The online publication credited the college with offering several different nursing pathways and specifically noted its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program which allows paramedics, licensed practical nurses and respiratory therapists to smoothly transition into professional nursing. The two-year course of study prepares graduates for work in hospitals, long-term care and home health and outpatient settings.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida ranks as having the fourth highest employment rate for nurses in the United States. The state is expected to require 23% more nursing care over the next five years, which is equal to approximately 6,700 new jobs annually. Florida already employs nearly 180,000 nurses in its workforce.


Creative Bazaars to return

Vendors will spread across the lawn and outdoor stage of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation in Town Center (1500 Central Ave.) for their monthly First Saturday Creative Bazaars from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

“I am so excited to be returning to the first Saturday Creative Bazaar,” said Aimee Battaglini, of Snap-On Jewels. “I am always impressed by the quality of crafters selling their wares. It is a great location, too!”

“Artists and crafters have been busy during their COVID-19 quarantine and have an abundance of

creative items to offer,” stated Nancy Crouch, of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. “We are happy to provide a site for them to gather and share their talents with all of us. I’m always amazed at the unique items they create.”

Interested vendors should complete an application found on line at or call 386-225-4394. The foundation invites musicians to participate as well but need to reserve a time slot.

Booths will be appropriately spaced and we ask customers to wear their masks and practice social distancing.


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