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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Flagler County resident to hold an Anti-Tax Citizens-town-hall

Flagler County School Board Member Colleen Conklin held a virtual town hall to explain why the school board is requesting a property tax increase.  Town Hall was held on Google-Hangouts on May 9, 2013, and 11 residents participated.

Colleen Conklin is holding a second virtual town hall on Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 PM, where she will present an overview of why the School Board is asking the community to vote on the referendum and then opening it up for questions.  Conklin's Virtual Town-Hall can be accessed here.

A Flagler County resident, Brad West, is also holding a citizens version of town-hall on Google Hangout, to argue why additional tax request by the School Board may not be a good idea.

He's holding his town-hall 30 minutes prior to Colleen Conklin's, at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 16th.

In his invitation, Brad West presents his virtual town-hall as:
A real opportunity for your voice to be heard.  My hope is that our School Board and other residents do hear and watch.  I am a resident like you who is concerned.  I am not affiliated with any political party or political group.  
Brad West's Citizens Virtual Town Hall can be accessed here.

Note: To access either virtual-town-hall, you need to have a valid google-plus account.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flagler County NAACP 2013 ACT-SO Regional Competition

Flagler County NAACP's 2013 ACT-SO "Olympics of the Mind" Regional Competion took place on Saturday, April 20th at Matanzas High School Auditorium in Palm Coast, Florida.

Categories included Musical Instrument, Drama, Dance, Vocal, Film Making, Drawing and Sculpting, Writing, and Photography.

Here's a video from the event sampling four of the students who competed:

Winners will be announced at an Awards-Dinner in May 2013, and the National Competition takes place in July in Orlando.  Best of luck to all the Flagler County ACT-SO Student-Contestants!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Backyard BBQ contest at Palm Coast Rock N' Rib Fest

Are you a barbecue king or queen? 

The City of Palm Coast seeks amateur barbecue enthusiasts for an upcoming Backyard BBQ Competition! With a $5,000 purse, the competition will be part of the Rock N' Rib Festival on April 12 and 13, 2013.

Backyard BBQ competition categories include :

  • Ribs, 
  • Chicken, 
  • Boston Butt 
  • "Anything But." 

Prizes and awards will be given in each category! 

Barbecuers must provide their own equipment, and the City will provide water service and electricity. Cooking will be done at Central Park in Town Center. Up to 50 competitors can enter. Application fee is steep at $100, but the $5,000 purse may justify it.

Applications are available here.

Rock N' Rib is presented by the City of Palm Coast, Beach 92.7 and Kix Country 98.7.  For more information, contact Palm Coast Events Coordinator Lisa Gardner at (386) 986-2341.

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