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The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council presented its first military service honor cords to Flagler County high school students who have decided to enlist in the Armed Forces during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 24, at VFW Post 8696.
Thirty-four eligible high school seniors attended with over 100 family members. All five Flagler County commissioners were in attendance, and there was a significant number of veterans from our county’s services organizations there as well.
“I hope together we can make this an annual program, because we think it’s that important,” FCVAC Chairman Robert Beck said in a news release.
Eagle rescued and released
A bald eagle was found injured near State Road 100 W. on Friday, April 13. After receiving a tip about the bird, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Detective Annie Conrad found the bird and took it to Flagler Animal Hospital for observation. The eagle was then transported to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland by Gretchen and John Butler. After two weeks of care, the mature female eagle was released back into nature in Bunnell by the Butlers.
For the full story, visit https://youtu.be/RqlvrY_OHbs.
New Jewish teen club
Chabad of Palm Coast announced its plan to open a new chapter of CTeen, a worldwide club aimed at engaging Jewish teenagers in Jewish practice and identity, with a kickoff barbecue event at 6 p.m. May 10 at Bings Landing.
“There’s this stereotypical notion that teenagers are just reckless, immature, and difficult,” Rabbi Levi Ezagui said in a news release. “That could not be further from the truth. Teenagers have insurmountable energy. At CTeen, we believe in the power of youth, and what we offer is a means of channeling that power in a positive and uplifting way.”
CTeen offers a number of programs with the goal of educating adolescents about the role of Jewish practice in daily life, such as “Kosher Food Club.” It also engages teens in a wide range of humanitarian efforts, like preparing care packages for soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and distributing food to those in need.
Afro American Caribbean Heritage Organization awards scholarships
The Afro American Caribbean Heritage Organization, along with Mr. and Mrs. Cornaldi and Sybil Danial, presented a $1,000 scholarship to each of the following 2018 high school graduates: Namiah Simpson, Jazzmyn Falloon, Emany Desinor and La'Darious Armstrong.
Palm Coast is Tree City USA
For the 13th straight year, the city of Palm Coast has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of Palm Coast’s urban forestry program. The city also again received the Tree City USA Growth Award for the 12th time.
The Arbor Day Celebration will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave.
Rymfire Aquabots head to international competition
Rymfire Elementary Aquabots has qualified for the eighth International SeaPerch Challenge to be held on June 1-3, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Students on the team to internationals: Ryan Khadoo, Gage Webster, Myles Lee, Della Carson, Fabiola Laplante, Sebastian Davila and homeschooled team members Tyler Galt and William Boone. Coach: Tracy Jones. Visit https://www.seaperch.org/seaperch_challenge.
Talk sober driving at FPCHS
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and JAXImpact gave two separate presentations to students at Flagler Palm Coast High School on Thursday, April 26, about the importance of driving responsibly. Led by Carl Harms, the presentation focused on making seniors aware of the dangers and potentially fatal outcomes of driving impaired. Students were able to hear real life accounts from parents of teens whose lives were lost as a direct result of a DUI crash. Afterwards, students were invited to observe a real DUI crash car and the Sheriff Taxi Car.
Fraction quilt at ISTC
Students at Imagine School at Town Center in Mrs. Crock's fourth-grade class followed a lesson by Mrs. Beck to create a fraction square based on a 100 grid. Each student created a design and then calculated the fraction, decimal and percent of each color used. The designs were connected to make a quilt pattern that was displayed on a wall.
Pets in need of adoption from Flagler Humane Society
Chita – 38323086: 3-year-old male domestic short-haired cat
Jimbo – 38310611: 5-year-old male domestic short-haired cat
Cake – 38184585: 6-year-old male lab mix
Koda – 28233955: 8-year-old female terrier mix