Palm Coast,

Palm Coast United Methodist Church breaks ground for new building

After 22 years of planning, Palm Coast United Methodist Church held a groundbreaking Tuesday, July 27, for its north campus. The north campus at 6500 Belle Terre Parkway will replace the current church at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. Construction will begin by the beginning of next year with the new church scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023, according to Howard Holley, chairman of the church’s strategy and community relations committee.
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Ormond Beach,

Halifax Humane Society's Pets of the Week for July 29

Two dogs and two cats have been featured as this week's Halifax Humane Society Adoptable Pets of the Week. The first dog is Bumper, a 5-year-old terrier and American Staffordshire mix with a blue coat. His adoption fee is $70. The second is Mombo, a 9-year-old terrier and American Staffordshire...
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Orange City, FLThe DeLand-Deltona Beacon

Spirit Side: St. Jude’s Episcopal plans festival in Orange City

What services, programs and activities are offered at your place of worship? Do you have religion news you’d like to see published? Send this information for us to include, for free, in The Beacon’s “Spiritual Side” column. Email the information to 10 days in advance. St. Jude’s Episcopal in...
Volusia County, FLThe DeLand-Deltona Beacon

West Volusia Memories: A five-hour trip saved his life

My sister’s five-hour round trip saved my life. During Stetson University’s demolition of Red City, and its rebuilding project in the neighborhood, I moved away from DeLand with my father, Donald Small. My mother and her boyfriend then needed to re-evaluate their financial situation and could not, at the time,...
Flagler County, FLDaytona Beach News-Journal

Tie-dyeing provides colorful program for teens, tweens

Just because it’s a library doesn’t mean all the programs there must center around books. Saturday’s tie-dyeing program at the Flagler County Public Library was another example of activities designed for teens and tweens. The program was held outdoors on the west side of the library. “We try to come...
Flagler County, FLDaytona Beach News-Journal

FLAGLER HUMANE SOCIETY Injured young raccoon saved by veterinarian

Recently Flagler Animal Services (Animal Control), which works within Flagler Humane Society, was called out to rescue an injured raccoon. The curious raccoon had gotten himself injured while trying to free himself from a crab trap, yes a crab trap. The young male raccoon's left eye was punctured to the point where the eye was not salvageable. He needed surgery.
Palm Coast,

Palm Coast To Host Litter Pick Up Event

Palm Coast, FL - The City of Palm Coast is asking residents to volunteer to pick up trash in the community. The first “Keep Palm Coast Clean” litter pick-up event is on July 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you'd like to help this Saturday, volunteers are asked...
Palm Coast,

Free Kids Clinic Helps Create Anglers for Life

Flagler County, FL – Usually drawing several hundred kids, the annual Flagler Sportfishing Club’s free kids clinic was a bit lighter this year but for organizers, that’s ok. Able to spend even more time working with the kids, every eye swiveled when the squeal of delight was heard and little fish was reeled in off the Intracoastal Waterway on Saturday.
New Smyrna Beach,

Marine Discovery Center

Earlier this spring, the restored salt marsh at the Marine Discovery Center hit an important milestone. The on-site Mosquito Lagoon Marine Enhancement Center (MEC), a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), MDC and others, harvested its 20,000th plant from the donor marsh. The new harvest mark...