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On March 6, students at Matanzas High School honored the 17 victims of the mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. The names of the students were displayed on chairs next to objects representing the students’ passions. MHS students also signed a banner supporting MSDHS that will be sent to the school in South Florida.
Sheltering Tree raises over $10,000 for homeless
The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only cold-weather shelter, held its second-annual fundraiser on Sunday, March 4. The sold-out “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance raised $10,984 to support the shelter and its efforts on behalf of the homeless.
Ticket sales, raffles, a $1,500 donation from Palm Coast Elks Lodge 2709 and donations from attendees combined to help the shelter exceed its $10,000 goal. Raffles included a three-day, two-night Ocean View suite package at The Hammock Beach Resort. The prize was donated by the Resort. Fine jewelry from Greg Lynn Jewelers was also raffled off. Entertainment was provided gratis by Palm Coast entertainers Tony T. and Debby Owen.
Palm Coast resident Denise Nichols-Gearhardt saw an alligator walk past Junk in the Trunque and America’s Donuts in the plaza on State Road 100 in Flagler Beach on March 1.
She said she wasn’t scared because it seemed calm. But she called the nonemergency police number since it is a business shopping area.
“The Flagler Beach Police did a great job of keeping people back and safe as he made his way to the next pond, he was not aggressive at all just kind of strolling along,” she said through Facebook messenger.
Palm Coast church members recently volunteered at a produce gleaning in Northeast Florida with St. Andrew’s Gleaning Network.
“I loved serving with a group of people giving their time and labor for the common cause of fighting hunger,” Terry Harper, a member of Epic Church, said in a press release. “Seeing all our church was able to glean, knowing it was able to help feed every family who came through the food pantry after we dropped it off, was inspiring.”
To become a volunteer, visit EndHunger.org.
Digital Learning Day
On Feb. 22, which is National Digital Learning Day, a group of sixth-graders at Imagine School At Town Center were invited to participate in a pilot workshop for 3D Bear, an augmented reality app that was created in Finland.
Through Google Hangouts, Mrs. Cook was able to turn her STEAM lab into a video chat room with Paul Nix, who is a representative for the company. Students first designed and created furniture pieces through TinkerCad, which is a 3D design application. Those builds were uploaded into Thingiverse, which then allowed the students to pull their creations into the augmented world.
Ormond Beach resident Loretta Byrum posted on Facebook about her sister's missing dog named Finnley. Finnley is missing from the F-Section in Palm Coast, where Byrum's sister lives. If you see her, call 338-4614. Owner is offering a $100 reward.
Flagler Humane Society pets in need of adoption
Lelo - 37766070, 9-year-old female bulldog mix
Sebastian - 37925275, 2-year-old male lab mix
Samantha - 37896681, 3-year-old female cur mix
Cooper - 37376034, 5-year-old male domestic short-haired cat