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Your Town: Imagine School's ‘Electro-Lions’ earn bid to invitational

Also in Your Town: Flagler Beach Rotary donates to Open Door Ministries.
by: Paige Wilson Community Editor

A rookie team of FIRST Lego League eighth-graders took the second-place champions award at the Northeast Regional Championship out of the top 48 FLL teams in the Northeast Florida region on Saturday, Feb. 23, according to a press release.

The Electro-Lions team from Imagine School at Town Center received a bid to the Florida State Invitational on April 6 and a bid to the world-wide event, The Razorback Invitational, at the University of Arkansas May 16-19.  At the Razorback Invitational, The Electro-Lions will compete against 72 teams from around the world who have received top recognition in their own region. 

The Electro-Lions impressed the judges in all four parts of the competition, but where they really shined was in the Core Values category. Core Values in FIRST is about how students work together as a team and how they use their skills and knowledge outside of robotics.

“In my opinion, the Core Values is one of the hardest coaching elements when competing with FLL,” said Coach Kristen Cook in the press release. “Each team member has their own way of solving problems and to throw 10 students a challenge and have them all settle on one idea and one solution can be challenging.”

To help the Flagler County students get to the Razorback Invitational, contact coach Kristen Cook at Imagine School at Town Center: [email protected] or 586-1000. GoFundMe:


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Flagler Beach Rotary donates to Open Door

Art Macqueen, Pastor Charles Silano, Sean Palmer and Roseanne Stocker at the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach check presentation. Photo courtesy of Marketing2Go

The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach recently donated $6,250 to Open Door Re-Entry and Recovery Ministries, according to a press release.

“The money will go to pay for a roof at the new Women’s Recovery Center that is set to open in Bunnell later this spring,” Flagler Beach Rotary Club President Sean Palmer said in the release.

The donation is a result of a grant written by the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach. The recovery center for women is expected to serve at least 12 women every year, with a possible impact on more than 300 women over the 25-year life of the roof, not including the many family members and children touched by the women’s path to recovery.


AdventHealth imaging staff goes pink

Staff from the AdventHealth Palm Coast imaging department donated nearly $1,000 to support the fight against breast cancer locally on March 27. Photo courtesy of AdventHealth

Staff from the AdventHealth Palm Coast imaging department donated nearly $1,000 to support the fight against breast cancer locally on March 27, according to a press release.

Since 2013, the hospital’s imaging team has hosted an annual candy sale with all proceeds benefitting the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation’s Breast Cancer/Pink Army fund. This year’s event raised 30% more than last year’s fundraiser.

“The hospital’s imaging department is one of the very first steps in catching breast cancer early, when it tends to be more easily treatable. Our staff are the ones who perform the mammograms and other breast cancer screenings,” said Dawn Durso, AdventHealth Palm Coast director of imaging services.


Prizes offered for water conservation pledge

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to take or renew their pledges to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. This year’s “Stop the Drops” campaign runs through the end of April.

Visit between now and April 30 to take the Water Challenge Pledge.

In return, residents can win $3,000 toward their home utility bills, home irrigation kits, home improvement store gift cards and more. You can also nominate your favorite local charity. The charity with the most nominations from each winning city will be invited to submit a questionnaire to share how they would use the winning prize, a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, to serve their community. The charity with the highest service score based on the judging criteria will receive the vehicle.

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