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January: Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly gives 9-year-old cancer patient Cameron Fulling a day to remember.

Oh snap! A photo review of 2017 by the Observer's photographers

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

January: Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly gives 9-year-old cancer patient Cameron Fulling a day to remember.

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January: First responders gathered at the site of a fatal car crash the evening of Jan. 16.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

January: First responders gathered at the site of a fatal car crash the evening of Jan. 16.

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January: Flagler County officials headed to Tallahassee for help in repairing the dunes that were wiped out by Hurricane Matthew — before hurricane season starts again.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

January: Flagler County officials headed to Tallahassee for help in repairing the dunes that were wiped out by Hurricane Matthew — before hurricane season starts again.

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February: Matt Brasil tried to keep chili off his daughter, Ariella, during a cook-off to benefit Family Life Center.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

February: Matt Brasil tried to keep chili off his daughter, Ariella, during a cook-off to benefit Family Life Center.

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February: Hope Brock gives an appreciative pig a pat during the Agronomy ribbon cutting at Buddy Taylor Middle School.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

February: Hope Brock gives an appreciative pig a pat during the Agronomy ribbon cutting at Buddy Taylor Middle School.

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February: Some of Margaret Wickel’s Boys & Girls Club friends planted a tree in her honor.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

February: Some of Margaret Wickel’s Boys & Girls Club friends planted a tree in her honor.

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February: Joe Costello stayed on the mechanical bull backward longer than the other guys who rode it facing the front at the Man Up Conference.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

February: Joe Costello stayed on the mechanical bull backward longer than the other guys who rode it facing the front at the Man Up Conference.

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March: He can’t walk, but Wade Farmer tried out Itty Bitty, the FFA miniature horse, with a little help from his mom, Carla Whitley, and FPC student Carley Koehler.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

March: He can’t walk, but Wade Farmer tried out Itty Bitty, the FFA miniature horse, with a little help from his mom, Carla Whitley, and FPC student Carley Koehler.

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March: Doug Mascenic looks at his yard as his fiance, Samantha Plank, plays with son, John Mascenic, 5. High costs are pushing families out of Palm Coast, as government programs struggle to meet the need for affordable housing.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

March: Doug Mascenic looks at his yard as his fiance, Samantha Plank, plays with son, John Mascenic, 5. High costs are pushing families out of Palm Coast, as government programs struggle to meet the need for affordable housing.

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March: Dorothy Mayhue, author of ‘Monkey Bread Soup,’ with the book’s illustrator, Jeanette Harrell, and Dorothy’s sister, Suelene Davis.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

March: Dorothy Mayhue, author of ‘Monkey Bread Soup,’ with the book’s illustrator, Jeanette Harrell, and Dorothy’s sister, Suelene Davis.

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March: Friends gathered at the spot of the crash on Lakeview Drive to remember Michelle Taylor, 16.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

March: Friends gathered at the spot of the crash on Lakeview Drive to remember Michelle Taylor, 16.

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April: Garret, Rylee and Kaden Fitzgerald were among the masses to enjoy the county fair this year.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

April: Garret, Rylee and Kaden Fitzgerald were among the masses to enjoy the county fair this year.

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April: Maelyn Rinnert, Addison and Brayden Anthony spend a few moments with the horse at Florida Agricultural Museum’s Farm Day.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

April: Maelyn Rinnert, Addison and Brayden Anthony spend a few moments with the horse at Florida Agricultural Museum’s Farm Day.

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April: Firefighters Dennis Moore, Aaron Price and Brian Meehan spend some time with Ashley, a dog severely burned in the Daytona North wildfire.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

April: Firefighters Dennis Moore, Aaron Price and Brian Meehan spend some time with Ashley, a dog severely burned in the Daytona North wildfire.

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April: Jackson Branstrator tries to show little brother Adam the correct way to play rock, paper, scissors.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

April: Jackson Branstrator tries to show little brother Adam the correct way to play rock, paper, scissors.

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April: Nereyda Campos, 8, is ready for the pie-eating competition. It was all part of Relay for Life 2017, held on April 1 at Town Center, to honor survivors and raise funds for cancer research.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

April: Nereyda Campos, 8, is ready for the pie-eating competition. It was all part of Relay for Life 2017, held on April 1 at Town Center, to honor survivors and raise funds for cancer research.

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April: Diane Jacoby performs as Lily Flagler, Henry Flagler’s wife.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

April: Diane Jacoby performs as Lily Flagler, Henry Flagler’s wife.

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May: David Flores and Madysen Shields check the fitting of the prosthetic leg for Zeus as owner Cailin Kaklamanos looks on, at i3 Academy, which is gaining fame for the project.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

May: David Flores and Madysen Shields check the fitting of the prosthetic leg for Zeus as owner Cailin Kaklamanos looks on, at i3 Academy, which is gaining fame for the project.

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May: Lenny Laboy gets low as he limbos with his kids at Arbor Day.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

May: Lenny Laboy gets low as he limbos with his kids at Arbor Day.

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May: Dereatha Sanders performs “Madness” during the Starlet Showcase.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

May: Dereatha Sanders performs “Madness” during the Starlet Showcase.

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May: Jack Chambers, 6, takes the helm of a ship at the Pirate Invasion in Flagler Beach.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

May: Jack Chambers, 6, takes the helm of a ship at the Pirate Invasion in Flagler Beach.

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June: The Hoffmann family — Mara, Dallen, Joseph, Chloe and Brooklynn — perform “Try Everything,” by Shakira. The home-schooled team won third place in the senior division at the talent show.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

June: The Hoffmann family — Mara, Dallen, Joseph, Chloe and Brooklynn — perform “Try Everything,” by Shakira. The home-schooled team won third place in the senior division at the talent show.

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June: Sheriff Rick Staly accepts a donation of teddy bears from Lisa and Tim Hogan, of State Farm, to give to the victims advocate program.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

June: Sheriff Rick Staly accepts a donation of teddy bears from Lisa and Tim Hogan, of State Farm, to give to the victims advocate program.

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June: Walter Lendsey prepares to bait his hook. He was among the crowd of fishermen who returned to the pier on the first day it reopened, June 24.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

June: Walter Lendsey prepares to bait his hook. He was among the crowd of fishermen who returned to the pier on the first day it reopened, June 24.

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June: City Council members Nick Klufas, Heidi Shipley and Steven Nobile join Mayor Milissa Holland on June 16 to reopen Holland Park.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

June: City Council members Nick Klufas, Heidi Shipley and Steven Nobile join Mayor Milissa Holland on June 16 to reopen Holland Park.

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June: Brianna Krug and Elijah Whitt hug following Matanzas High School’s graduation ceremony.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

June: Brianna Krug and Elijah Whitt hug following Matanzas High School’s graduation ceremony.

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June: Flagler County Executive Airport Roy Sieger addresses the press in a media tour of the airport to discuss the planned lengthening of the runway.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

June: Flagler County Executive Airport Roy Sieger addresses the press in a media tour of the airport to discuss the planned lengthening of the runway.

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July: Former Flagler County Historical Society President Diane Marquis holds up a past photo of the Old Brick Road.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

July: Former Flagler County Historical Society President Diane Marquis holds up a past photo of the Old Brick Road.

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July: Fireworks light up the sky at Flagler Beach for the Fourth of July celebration.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

July: Fireworks light up the sky at Flagler Beach for the Fourth of July celebration.

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July: Annette Lumpkins presented the keys to her best friend of 20 years, Felicia Warren, for the family’s new Habitat for Humanity home.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

July: Annette Lumpkins presented the keys to her best friend of 20 years, Felicia Warren, for the family’s new Habitat for Humanity home.

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July: Chris Davy, 19, sits at his lifeguard tower to watch swimmers at Flagler Beach.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

July: Chris Davy, 19, sits at his lifeguard tower to watch swimmers at Flagler Beach.

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July: Ossie Cassell, Ida Jordan and their mother, Luella Johnson, sit on a history of Flagler County float during the Fourth of July parade in Flagler Beach.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

July: Ossie Cassell, Ida Jordan and their mother, Luella Johnson, sit on a history of Flagler County float during the Fourth of July parade in Flagler Beach.

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July: Artist Lorraine Millspaugh explains her painting process to Susan Griffin at Ocean Art Gallery.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

July: Artist Lorraine Millspaugh explains her painting process to Susan Griffin at Ocean Art Gallery.

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August: School Board members Maria Barbosa, Trevor Tucker and Andy Dance serve breakfast to teachers at a back-to-school, employee-appreciation event.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

August: School Board members Maria Barbosa, Trevor Tucker and Andy Dance serve breakfast to teachers at a back-to-school, employee-appreciation event.

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August: Professor Severus Snape, played by Peter Bugnet, pours a color-changing potion into a glass during a Harry-Potter themed class at the Flagler County Library.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

August: Professor Severus Snape, played by Peter Bugnet, pours a color-changing potion into a glass during a Harry-Potter themed class at the Flagler County Library.

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August: Brian Castillo, 10, pets his English Bulldog, Leah. Castillo is one of the Palm Coast children benefiting from Wheelchairs For Kids.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

August: Brian Castillo, 10, pets his English Bulldog, Leah. Castillo is one of the Palm Coast children benefiting from Wheelchairs For Kids.

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September: John Martin stands in the home, owned by his 90-year-old mother Grace Martin, after it was destroyed by a fire following Hurricane Imra.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

September: John Martin stands in the home, owned by his 90-year-old mother Grace Martin, after it was destroyed by a fire following Hurricane Imra.

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September: Scott Fox is one of the owners of Tortugas’ Florida Kitchen and Bar in Flagler Beach, but he has spent the aftermath of Irma out taking care of the community.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

September: Scott Fox is one of the owners of Tortugas’ Florida Kitchen and Bar in Flagler Beach, but he has spent the aftermath of Irma out taking care of the community.

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September: Jerry Llewellyn fills up on gas for his truck at a RaceTrac gas station in preparation from Hurricane Irma.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

September: Jerry Llewellyn fills up on gas for his truck at a RaceTrac gas station in preparation from Hurricane Irma.

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September: Jordan Petty, 7, pets Dalla while reading aloud to her during a Paws to Read event at the Flagler County Public Library.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

September: Jordan Petty, 7, pets Dalla while reading aloud to her during a Paws to Read event at the Flagler County Public Library.

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September: Mimi Baruch holds up flowers of each symbolic color. Blue represents a person who has Alzheimer’s, yellow is they know someone with it, orange symbolizes support and purple shows someone they know has died.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

September: Mimi Baruch holds up flowers of each symbolic color. Blue represents a person who has Alzheimer’s, yellow is they know someone with it, orange symbolizes support and purple shows someone they know has died.

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September: Prince Mack crawls on the floor with a 2.5-inch hose during a fire rescue training.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

September: Prince Mack crawls on the floor with a 2.5-inch hose during a fire rescue training.

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September: Jodie Von Gal mops up the mud in her home on Ocean Palm Drive left by Hurricane Irma with 8-year-old Palm Coast resident Sophia Dolney helping her.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

September: Jodie Von Gal mops up the mud in her home on Ocean Palm Drive left by Hurricane Irma with 8-year-old Palm Coast resident Sophia Dolney helping her.

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October: Pilot Tripp Wacker and Airport Director Roy Sieger pose by the Israeli Aircraft Westwind that Wacker piloted for the first takeoff and landing on the new Runway 11-29 at Flagler Executive Airport.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

October: Pilot Tripp Wacker and Airport Director Roy Sieger pose by the Israeli Aircraft Westwind that Wacker piloted for the first takeoff and landing on the new Runway 11-29 at Flagler Executive Airport.

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October: Jude Lukascewski (left) and Enrique Rivera talk with Nicholas Scarpa during his classroom visit at Indian Trails Middle School.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

October: Jude Lukascewski (left) and Enrique Rivera talk with Nicholas Scarpa during his classroom visit at Indian Trails Middle School.

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October: Jasial Jackson and Haley McLeer sit at the anchor desk during the live news show at Rymfire Elementary School.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

October: Jasial Jackson and Haley McLeer sit at the anchor desk during the live news show at Rymfire Elementary School.

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October: Lorraine Vickery has helped Samaritan Ministries serve 430 women —including Cayti Recker — since 2001.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

October: Lorraine Vickery has helped Samaritan Ministries serve 430 women —including Cayti Recker — since 2001.

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November: World War II U.S. Navy Armed Guard veteran Frank Hedrick looks at some of his military honors.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

November: World War II U.S. Navy Armed Guard veteran Frank Hedrick looks at some of his military honors.

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November: Superintendent James Tager greets Old Kings Elementary School students at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s new biodegradable lunch trays.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

November: Superintendent James Tager greets Old Kings Elementary School students at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s new biodegradable lunch trays.

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November: Members of Palm Coast’s honor guard at the city’s Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

November: Members of Palm Coast’s honor guard at the city’s Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11.

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November: The youngest and oldest military members in the room, 24-year-old Christopher Stubbs and 96-year-old Al Blanks, celebrate after cutting the U.S. Marine cake next to Marine veteran John Skripko at the Rotary Club of Flagl

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

November: The youngest and oldest military members in the room, 24-year-old Christopher Stubbs and 96-year-old Al Blanks, celebrate after cutting the U.S. Marine cake next to Marine veteran John Skripko at the Rotary Club of Flagl

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November: Flagler Beach Fire Rescue compete in “The Walking Bed” bed race, organized by Flagler Volunteer Services.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

November: Flagler Beach Fire Rescue compete in “The Walking Bed” bed race, organized by Flagler Volunteer Services.

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November: Paisley Billek, Kayla Dalton and Aaralyn Weeks sing during Old King Elementary School’s thank-you performance to veterans.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

November: Paisley Billek, Kayla Dalton and Aaralyn Weeks sing during Old King Elementary School’s thank-you performance to veterans.

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November: Chorus Director Rodney Harshbarger helps Old Kings Elementary School student Nicholas Tate hoist up the American flag during the chorus performance at Veterans Park.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

November: Chorus Director Rodney Harshbarger helps Old Kings Elementary School student Nicholas Tate hoist up the American flag during the chorus performance at Veterans Park.

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December: Palm Coast residents Daphne Richter, Chloe Skoglund and Claire Richter are decked out for the holidays, at the Washington Oaks State Park annual event.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

December: Palm Coast residents Daphne Richter, Chloe Skoglund and Claire Richter are decked out for the holidays, at the Washington Oaks State Park annual event.

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December: Flagler Palm Coast High School's Marching Band are decked out for the holidays.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

December: Flagler Palm Coast High School's Marching Band are decked out for the holidays.

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December: FCSO Cpl. Jon Reckenwald watches as Olivia Olsen picks out presents.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

December: FCSO Cpl. Jon Reckenwald watches as Olivia Olsen picks out presents.

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December: Grinch did not get away from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

December: Grinch did not get away from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

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December: The African American Cultural Society brightens kids’ faces.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

December: The African American Cultural Society brightens kids’ faces.

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