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Your Town: Flagler County Art League, Gargiulo Art Foundation join forces for exhibit

Also in Your Town: Palm Coast Disabled American Veterans celebrates 50 years
by: Paige Wilson Community Editor

The Flagler County Art League launched its open-theme “Anything Goes” show, along with the Gargiulo Art Foundation Artist of the Year event, at its February opening, on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Both shows are running until mid-March. The exhibits features 96 entries in diverse categories in the FCAL portion, complemented by the colorful paintings of Trish Vevera, GAF’s 2019 Artist of the Year.

“Unique sculptures, including a vase made of felt, share space with work in various other media and genres — realistic, abstract and impressionistic painting in watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic, photography and photographic art, colored pencil and ink,” Stephanie Salkin said in a news release. “The moods are many as well, ranging from whimsy to drama, intellect to emotion, vivid to subtle. In the GAF portion of the show, Vevera’s delightful work carves its own niche in the center of the main gallery — more than 30 of her paintings are on display.”


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DAV celebrates 50 years

The Disabled American Veterans Jim Booe Chapter No. 86 received a letter from National Adjutant J. Marc Burgess congratulating its 50th year of service to the community’s disabled veterans and their families.

The charter members were veterans who formed the DAV and grew it to what it is today, with many volunteers and a building located at 27 Florida Park Drive N.

“Little did those thoughtful veterans know how important your chapter would be in the coming ears as so many young men and women returned from service in conflicts around the world, and need the lifeline of support and advocacy your provided,” the letter reads.

Call 439-2122 or visit for upcoming events and information about the DAV chapter.


AdventHealth’s new volunteer board members

Commissioner Greg Hansen, Marge Sisti, JoAnn Durand, Carol Bryant, Jeannette Kainu, Kitty Van Horn, Patty Mercer and Dr. Ron Jimenez. Not pictured: Maggie Bunker, Kerry Lawrence and Marcus Ellison. Photo courtesy of AdventHealth

Flagler County Commissioner Greg Hansen installed the AdventHealth Palm Coast volunteer auxiliary’s 2019 board members on Jan. 28, according to a news release.

The new board includes: Marge Sisti as president, JoAnn Durand as first vice president, Marcus Ellison as second vice president, Kerry Lawrence as recording secretary, Kitty VanHorn as corresponding secretary, Jeannette Kainu as treasurer, Angie Troike as assistant treasurer, and Carol Bryant as past president. Maggie Bunker and Patty Mercer will serve as members at large.

Each board member will serve a two-year term and is responsible for overseeing, guiding and training all the committees and areas the volunteer auxiliary serve.


I love my school because…

ISTC students Hannah Dorsten, Jaelyn Boney, Brennan Morris, Joyce Holmes and Debbie Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of ISTC

Third-graders at Imagine School at Town Center had a writing prompt “I Love My School because…” in celebration of National School Choice week. Teri Borne's students were awarded yellow scarfs that said, “National School Choice Week,” as a result of their writing responses.

A student named Jaelyn Boney said: “I love my school because it has wonderful teachers and it has a really good principal. I learn so much in just a week. Our food is like heaven. The best thing is you make wonderful friends like Gabby and lots more. I love my school because there are really nice students in my school. The best thing is you get home safe. School has the best field trips in Palm Coast. And we get free food. Imagine is the best.”


Taking care of the caregivers

Between caring for her mother, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, and caring for her husband, who has undergone several surgeries over the past year, an evening that focused on caring for herself was a much-needed break for Palm Coast resident Lorraine Baeza, according to a news release.

Baeza was in attendance at “Community Caregiving: An Evening for Caregivers” Thursday, Jan. 31, at River House in St. Augustine. The event was hosted by the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with the St. John’s County Council on Aging.

The event offered local caregivers the opportunity to be pampered with massages while learning more about Alzheimer’s disease and the unique experiences that these caregivers go through from guest speakers Joseph L. Boles Jr., a local elder law attorney, and Dr. Octavio Santos, a clinical neuropsychology fellow at Mayo Clinic.

“I was so happy to have the opportunity to attend,” Baeza said in the release. “Dr. Santos was very helpful and informative; I was able to learn a lot while taking some time away for myself.”

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