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Your Town: Portuguese American Cultural Center elects new board members

Also in Your Town: Greek gods and goddesses come alive at Rymfire Elementary.
by: Paige Wilson Community Editor

The new board of directors for the Portuguese American Cultural Center in Palm Coast were elected on Jan. 16 in a general assembly meeting, in the presence of nearly 200 members, according to a press release.

General Assembly: President Mário Carmo, Vice President Manuel Pereira, Secretary Maria Elizabeth Frazão Pereira; Executive Board of Directors: President Orlando Dias, Vice Presidents Antonio Macedo and Joe Costa, Secretaries Idalina Santos and Jesuina Cuco, Treasurer Preciosa Dos Santos-Castillo; Auxiliary Directors: Alcides Parracho, Claudio Morais, João Couceiro, Paulo Fernandes and Dino Pereira; Fiscal Committee: President João Mariano, Vice President Augusto Polónio, Secretary Manuel Matias; Disciplinary Committee: Jack Rodrigues, Paulo Amaral and José Rosa.

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Greek gods and goddesses come alive

Jennilee Brown as Aphrodite during Rymfire's Living History Museum. Photo courtesy of Melanie Tahan

Rymfire Elementary sixth-graders performed as ancient Greek gods and goddesses in a living history museum on Friday, Jan. 25. Special guests and younger students enjoyed learning as performers took them back in time with lessons in Greek mythology.

Scholarship applicants wanted

The Flagler Woman’s Club will award multiple $2,000 scholarships to male and female graduating seniors in all areas of study including theatre, art, music and trade schools, according to a news release. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Flagler County for a minimum of one year, have a financial need and qualify for acceptance to a college or a trade school. Printed applications are now available at the Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High Schools’ guidance departments, the Flagler County Library in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beach Library. The application is also available on the Flagler Woman’s Club Facebook page. The application deadline is Feb. 8. For more information, call Kay Johnson at 439-3960 or 405-8518.

AAUW Flagler branch turns 35

Since 1987, American Association of University Women Flagler has sought to empower women and girls of Flagler County with 222 scholarships for: continuing education, high school, and middle school students, including arts grants, Tech Trek, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and Take Stock in Children. AAUW Flagler draws awareness to community and global issues with events such as candidate forums, Women’s Equality Day, International Women’s Day, women presidents in Flagler and pioneering Women of Flagler County.

AAUW Flagler membership is open to women, teachers, nurses, professionals, students, and men with an associate degree or higher. General meetings are held each second Saturday of the month from September to May and are open to the public. Additional information is available on or on the Facebook page AAUWFlagler.

Free computer classes for adults

Want to learn more about your computer? Palm Coast Parks and Recreation is offering expanded classes this spring with more opportunities to learn about personal computers as well as tablets, laptops and smart phones.

These classes teach adults all about the basic care of a computer, the different programs offered and internet security. Classes are free and will be held at the Palm Coast Community Center located at 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. Register at

The schedule is:

Beginners: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to March 19

Intermediate: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Feb. 12 to March 12

 iPhone/iPad: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 2

 Tablets and Laptops: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 9

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