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The sixth-annual New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest will be held March 28-30, at the New Smyrna Beach Airport.

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A local pilot gears up for this year’s festival, in New Smyrna Beach.

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hen the New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest first began in 2006, organizers had just 10 balloons and little expectation of a large turnout. But when so many people came out to see it, Executive Director David Burt knew they had to do something more. “I like to say we turn the NSB airport into a public park for three days,” Burt said. “The great thing about this event is that it is an allweekend event that is family-friendly. It has something

for everyone.” This year, the event from March 28 to March 30 includes 20 hot air balloons, world-class air shows, helicopter rides, a huge carnival, animal encounters and historic aircraft displays. Paul Schulten, a pilot who lives in Halifax Plantation, in Ormond Beach, will be performing flips and twists in the sky during the daytime Eagle Air Show. He has always wanted to do aerobat-

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Paul Schulten, Ormond Beach resident and Eagle Air Show pilot, can’t wait for the upcoming Balloon and Sky Fest.

OUR TOWN + Kids consignment sale comes to town Posh Little Closet is a children’s consignment sale event that is held two times a year in Palm Coast. An upcoming event will be held April 4-5 at Palm Coast Community Church. The event provide opportunities for local families to buy and sell gently used baby and children’s items, DVDs, books, seasonal items, maternity clothes, uniforms, nursing items, baby gear, feeding and potty, children’s furniture and décor, video games, sports equipment and women’s handbags. To sign up to consign or volunteer, visit poshlittlecloset.com.

no agreement yet By Jonathan Simmons | News Editor

Weeks refuses to negotiate about Palm Coast election She says that Palm Coast should not get any special treatment, and I can concur 100%: We should get the exact same treatment as Bunnell, as Flagler Beach. What’s sauce for the goose ought to be sauce for the gander. Jon Netts, Palm Coast mayor

Palm Coast made a last-minute cancellation of a meeting with the elections supervisor after she told the press she wouldn’t be there.

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alm Coast canceled a Tuesday, March 25 meeting on March 24, after elections supervisor Kimberle Weeks announced — not to the city, but in an email to the local press — that she wouldn’t be attending. The business meeting, originally slated for 1 p.m. Tuesday after a Palm Coast City Council workshop, had been set by Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts for the council to discuss an interlocal agreement with Weeks that would result in her office running the city’s upcoming elections. Now, the city hopes to resolve the matter at its April 1

+ Host families needed for July

Deputy Calvin Grant threw out the first pitch at the baseball game between Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas to honor U.S. servicemen. Grant is the school resource officer at FPC and a retired military veteran. For more coverage of the game, see Page 15.

Spanish exchange students arrive in the area on Monday, June 30, and return to Spain Saturday, July 26. Local families are needed to host these students. Contact Susan James at 904-806-1392 or steptousa@aol.com.

+ Potato Princess, Chili Cook-off The city of Bunnell is gearing up for the annual Potato Festival scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17. Applications are now available for the Princess Pageant and for the Chili Cook-off, as well as vendors. Visit bunnellcity.us. The deadline is 4 p.m. May 9. The festival is also seeking parade participants. Applications are due 4 p.m. May 7 and can be found online.

+ Garden Club gives scholarships The Garden Club at Palm Coast is now accepting applications for a one-week summer nature camp held during June or July. Children from Flagler County who are in grades 3-8 can call Helen Tetrault at 770-310-3175.

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meeting, but council members are concerned about the time crunch. “We haven’t resolved anything — anything — about this election,” Councilman Bill McGuire said at a March 25 workshop. “Time is running out.” McGuire suggested the council consider meeting in an executive session to come up with a plan for how to handle the situation, but that wouldn’t be permitted under the state’s open records laws, Palm Coast attorney Bill Reischmann said. Weeks has previously threatened not to hold Palm Coast’s elections, saying she isn’t sure the city followed proper proce-

dure in 2011 when it changed its election dates from odd to even years, and that she didn’t want to be held responsible for an illegal election. She reversed course with a March 3 announcement that she would hold the elections after all. Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections general counsel Ronald Labasky wrote to Weeks in a January response to her inquiry that he believed the city did nothing improper in 2011. Other attorneys have agreed, but always with qualifiers like “believe” or “seems,” and Weeks has never

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CITIZEN SURVEY By Jonathan Simmons | News Editor

City rated high for environment, lower for economy The city reviewed results of the 2013 National Citizen Survey at a workshop March 25. Palm Coast residents are pleased with the city’s natural environment, recreational opportunities and walking paths, but less happy about its economic development, according to information from the city’s annual National Citizen Survey. The survey was sent out to about 1,200 Palm Coast homes last year and allows city officials to compare Palm Coast to a benchmark of 500 communities across the country. Of the 1,200 surveys, 379 were returned, Palm Coast Senior Environmental Planner Denise Bevan said at a City Council workshop Tuesday morning. “You can see that we are making a difference, and our citizens are reflecting that in this survey,” Bevan said, pointing to the rise in the percentage of citizens

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satisfied with city walking paths, which has grown from 53% in 2009 to 78% in 2013. The 2013 percentage is above the national benchmark. A total of 74% of residents surveyed rated the city’s overall quality of life as “good” or “excellent,” a percentage in line with national benchmarks. Features of Palm Coast that rated higher than the national benchmark are as follows: • Paths and walking trails (87%) • Cleanliness (85%) • Affordable quality housing (64%) • Child care/preschool (63%) • Street repair (64%) • Sidewalk maintenance (70%) Features of Palm Coast that received ratings lower than the

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city acting in ‘bad faith’? By Jonathan Simmons | News Editor

Judge fights red-light citation

Dennis Craig was presiding over injuction court when a violation happened, so he appealed.

When a person accused of a red-light camera violation stands at the podium for a hearing at Palm Coast’s city offices, hearing officers usually ask the questions. The accused merely — and often meekly — replies. Unless the accused is, say, Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, who defended himself Thursday morning in a scene that made the city offices feel like a courtroom, arguing the city’s red-light camera policy is conducted “in bad faith.” After stipulating that his car, making a slow right on red at Palm Coast Parkway and Florida Park Drive, had “violated the red light stop,” Craig turned to Palm Coast Code Enforcement Officer Joseph Festa, verified that Festa had been placed under oath, and fired away: “Mr. Festa, who was driving that vehicle?” he said. “I have no idea,” Festa said. “OK. So you agree you have no idea.” “Correct.” “Alright. What investigation was done by Palm Coast to determine who was driving that vehicle?” “None,” Festa said. That’s standard — cities with red-light cameras don’t investigate who was behind the wheel when a violation took place. “How many hundreds or thousands of these citations have gone out in which you’re blacking in the box that says, ‘these people are the operators or drivers’ when in fact you don’t have a clue?” Craig asked Festa. “I have no idea,” Festa said. “OK. Is it in the hundreds? Or is it in the thousands?” Craig said. Under Florida’s red-light camera law, violation notices are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle that went through the light. Someone who gets a ticket but wasn’t driving the car can exempt themselves from the charge by filling out a form naming someone else as a driver. Craig wasn’t the driver, and didn’t know who was, he said.

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Dennis Craig, a Seventh Circuit judge, fights a red-light camera ticket. The hearing officer dismissed the case, but not for the reasons Craig argued. “They say this occurred on Sept. 12, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.,” he said at the hearing. “At that particular time, I was actually down at the Flagler County Courthouse presiding over injunction court — the same place I should be this Thursday morning — so, I was not the driver. And I have no personal knowledge as to who was. Just like Palm Coast has no knowledge as to who was driving.” Craig asked hearing officer Jennifer Barrington-Nix to dismiss the case. He said the state statute allows a car’s owner to fill out an affidavit naming someone else as the driver if they want an exemption that doesn’t require a hearing, but that it doesn’t require someone who has, instead, requested a hearing to name someone else in order to be cleared of a violation. Attorney Robin McKinney, representing Palm Coast, replied that that’s not the case. “The language of the statute is very clear,” she said. “It states, ‘The owner of the motor vehicle involved in the violation is responsible and liable for paying the Uniform Traffic Citation issued when the driver failed to stop at the signal, unless the owner can establish that … the vehicle at the time of the violation was in the care, custody or control of another person.’”

The only way to do that under the law, she said, would have been to file the affidavit naming another driver. “It is the first owner’s responsibility under the sections of the statute we already discussed to complete the affidavit and submit that to the court,” she said. “That’s the only process by which this individual could transfer the notice of violation to a different person if, in fact, he was not the driver of the vehicle at the time.” Craig said the city, still seeking to fine him even in light of evidence he wasn’t the driver, appeared to be acting in bad faith. “The only proof before the hearing, here, is that I was not the driver of the vehicle,” he said. “I’m glad to see that it’s Palm Coast’s position that they don’t care who the driver was, they just want somebody to pay the fine. And quite frankly, that goes to the good faith or the bad faith of Palm Coast as well. Now, knowing at this point that the only evidence is that I’m not the driver, they’re still seeking to fine me.” McKinney said the city was simply following the law. “The Florida Legislature writes the statute, not the city of Palm Coast,” she said. “So we are mandated to follow this

process.” Craig replied that the city’s willingness to issue a red-light camera fine to someone who wasn’t driving the car during the violation clashed with the city’s statements that the purpose of the red-light camera program is to increase safety. “I would submit that there’s absolutely no correlation between driving safely and trying to ticket non-drivers for a violation,” he said. The way the city handles the cases, he said, a person is “guilty until you’re proven innocent, and then you have to inform on somebody else.” After the exchange, Barrington-Nix asked to see the video again, and then issued a ruling that sidestepped those legal issues entirely: “Based upon the testimony received and the evidence reviewed this morning, having watched the video, it seems to me that the vehicle slowed down quite a bit prior to taking that turn, and I can see in the picture that it said it was going 16 mph when clocked,” she said. “I’m going to find that that was in a careful and prudent enough manner in these circumstances to dismiss the violation.” Craig, cleared of the charge, wasn’t satisfied. “Alright, so who are you finding is the driver?” he said. “Are you claiming that there’s a presumption that I’m the driver?” “That right turn, whoever the driver was — not that I’m not addressing that — was making it in a careful and prudent fashion,” Barrington-Nix said. “So you’re making no ruling on who the driver was?” Craig said. Barrington-Nix said she didn’t feel it would be appropriate for her to comment in that fashion, “but looking at the Florida statutes as written, and as far as the evidence — ” “You don’t need to get to that issue because you found that that was a prudent turn,” Craig interjected. “Right,” Barrington-Nix said.

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Palm Coast has decided not to make any changes to its red-light camera policy after a city review prompted when a Palm Coast hearing officer dismissed a ticket issued to Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, city spokeswoman Cindi Lane said. City hearing officer Jennifer Barrington-Nix dismissed the ticket by saying the car’s 16-mph right-onred was conducted “in a careful and prudent enough manner.” Like many cities, Palm Coast doesn’t generally issue red-light tickets for very slow rights-on-red, but city officials in the past have mentioned 14 mph as the speed below which tickets are generally dismissed, or not issued in the first place. But that’s a guideline, Lane said, not a hard and fast rule. “The city’s traffic infraction officers make a determination just as a deputy would — based on the individual circumstances of that turn,” she said. “Every single one has a different set of circumstances, and it isn’t a black and white rule. That’s always a judgment call; there are a lot of factors that go into that.” On the day that Craig’s ticket was dismissed, Lane said, BarringtonNix also dismissed a ticket issued to a woman whose car was cited for a 15-mph right-on-red roll-through, ruling that turn “careful and prudent” as well. That ticket was dismissed before Craig’s hearing. The city might also issue tickets for right-on-red roll-throughs that are slower than 14 mph if factors other than speed make the turn not “careful and prudent,” she said, such as approaching traffic or the presence of a pedestrian in the crosswalk. “What’s safe is for people to stop, then turn right if there’s no traffic coming,” she said. “Our statistics have shown that the number of violations has gone down since the program started. That’s one of the best indications we have that the program is working.” Although Florida traffic law says drivers must come to a complete stop at a red light, state law says red-light camera citations “may not be issued for failure to stop at a red light if the driver is making a righthand turn in a careful and prudent manner at an intersection where right-hand turns are permissible.” The red-light camera law leaves the definition of “careful and prudent” up to municipalities.

AFTER THE DOG BITE By Brian McMillan | Executive Editor

Second Chance Rescue seeks donations, stays open Found Debi Root says donations have helped the shelter repair its roof. She’s hoping to raise $75,000 in the next year. When some people see the rain, they think of plants growing and rainbows spreading across the sky. But at Second Chance Rescue, rain means one thing: mud. The grassy, fenced-in area at the nonprofit no-kill animal shelter forms puddles in a heavy rain, and that means the animals — up to about 900 per year, according to founder Debi Root — don’t want to go out. “So then we have more messes to clean up, and then they don’t get their exercise,” Root said. “Some just need to go run laps, and when they can’t, they have built-up energy, and then people don’t want to adopt them.” Root launched an online fundraising effort a few months ago, with a goal of $75,000 to essentially rebuild the shelter. On the website, she wrote about how

A ONE-YEAR HIATUS Second Chance Rescue will not accept animals for the next year, according to founder Debi Root. In that time, she said, she will focus on raising money to rebuild the shelter. Adoptions will continue as normal, every Saturday at PetSmart, though, and the shelter will continue to post notices about animals on its Facebook page, which has more than 7,100 fans. the shelter started, with her father and husband building it themselves. Then she vented her frustration about the difficulty of keeping the facility running: “My nice buildings are falling to pieces. ... Our well pump is almost shot, our pressure pump is hanging on by a thread, the wa-

“We’re not closing the rescue,” she said. “We’re still going to be working hard to get dogs in homes.” Root was considering taking a year off from accepting animals anyway, but the decision was accelerated by the dog attack at the shelter earlier this month. She called the attack a “freak accident” that resulted in media camping out at her door. Now, ter lines break almost weekly, we rarely have a washing machine that works more than a couple weeks, the kennels need sanded and painted, the outside kennels need replaced, we need new crates. My fences need replaced, they’ll not hold the animals in much longer. The yard is a mess,

she said, “I need to breathe and get past this mess,” she said. Considering the shelter accepts 800-900 animals per year, she said, “I understand that’s going to make it hard on our community. I get stray calls every day. I get people showing up to the gate every day, and there’s not a lot of options in this community, but I just don’t really know another way.” we need truck loads of sand to stop the mud, we need backhoe work to stop the flooding, we need pest control, we need a new van to transport the animals to and from vet appointments.” Root said she is confident she will be able to raise the money. The shelter has conducted suc-

cessful online fundraisers in the past on a smaller scale, and so far, this one is showing that people in Flagler County really care about animals. As of press time, $8,035 has been raised so far, which has allowed Root to pay to have the roof fixed. Excavators are currently working to grade the facility, she said, to fix the draining problems and provide a cleaner, safer environment for the animals to get their exercise. “People are wonderful, and especially if you tell them where the money is going exactly,” she said. “If they see progress, they continue to donate, and that’s the goal is to keep showing them the progress.” The next step is to fix the water pump. Visit www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/16555 to make a donation.


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• Work in Palm Coast (33%) • Have done a favor for a neighbor (82%) The city’s annual report detailed how the city attempted to address six goal areas in 20122013, including expanding of services and infrastructure, maintaining a strong economy, leveraging “financial strengths while ensuring the city remains committed to fiscal responsi-

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been satisfied with those qualifiers, saying they still leave the taxpayers at risk. In her March 23, email to the local press, Weeks said she’d never said she would attend the March 25 meeting, and that the city should not need to meet with her to discuss the agreement. “No other city in the county discusses and negotiates their Interlocal Agreement with the Supervisor of Elections in a Workshop, and I will not entertain the practice of the City of Palm Coast doing so to allow the city manipulate the requirements,” she wrote. “The city must cooperate by being team players and fulfill what is required of them in order for the elections to be a success. The mayor was also reminded that the practice established is the very practice that the other municipalities follow and have followed, and there will be no exception for the City of Palm Coast.” Weeks emailed the city a copy of an interlocal agreement March 17, and wrote in a March 20 email to Netts that the city should have had time to review the interlocal agreement she sent at 2 p.m. March 17 before its 9 a.m. March 18 meeting, and should have addressed her then. Weeks’ March 20 email does not state definitively that she would not attend the March 25 meeting, and the city kept the meeting listed on its online calendar until March 24. The language in Weeks’ proposed interlocal agreement is unusual, and in some places accusatory. One passage reads, “the city understands voters in the city will not receive preferential treatment, and will be treated the same as other voters throughout the county.” One stipulation in the agreement would allow Weeks to have any changes made by the city reviewed by her attorneys at the city’s cost, and another demands the city make any city property available for the elections office if a polling place not under the control of the city becomes unavailable.

In her March 23 email to the press, Weeks said the city should not even try to negotiate with her over the interlocal agreement, and simply sign off on it. “The City has no experience in conducting elections, and is not in a position to negotiate something they have no experience doing or that they have limited knowledge about,” she wrote. “I am responsible for carrying out elections, and I must put into place an Interlocal Agreement that would allow me to fulfill my duties and responsibilities successfully without being micromanaged and manipulated.” McGuire said at the Tuesday morning workshop that “it takes both parties to have an agreement.” Netts added: “She says that Palm Coast should not get any special treatment, and I can concur 100%: We should get the exact same treatment as Bunnell, as Flagler Beach. What’s sauce for the goose ought to be sauce for the gander.” Councilman Bill McGuire said he was concerned about stipulations in Weeks’ agreement.“The language of her interlocal agreement as I read it — if I’m wrong, please tell me — is that you can come into the city and do anything you want to do with whatever city building that you choose to use at your discretion, and we’ll stand aside and do that,” he said. “And it’s also kind of, ‘Here’s my interlocal agreement, take it or leave it.’” City Manager Jim Landon said that the “unthinkable Plan B” would be for the city to hold its own parallel election.“We have made every effort to meet with the supervisor of elections; she’s refused to meet with us,” he said. “We’ve said, ‘OK, how about you meet with City Council,’ and she’s refused to meet with City Council. I don’t know what else to do other than sit down, hand her — if she’s not going to come to the council meeting — hand her a proposal and say, ‘Here, how about this?’ “Well, we did that,” McGuire said. “She sent it back.” To view Weeks’ correspondence with the city, visit palmcoastobserver.com.

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Fearless leader: Good Guy of the Year As I sat down to write this column about John Walsh, our fearless leader, I had a liberating thought: Everything is John’s fault. Any hate mail, any typo, any missed deadline — it’s all John’s fault. Because if it hadn’t been for John Walsh starting this newspaper in 2010 and taking the reins as the publisher, we wouldn’t make any mistakes, and we wouldn’t ever make anyone mad BRIAN MCMILLAN — we wouldn’t even be working here! On the other hand, if it weren’t for John, we also wouldn’t have published the community’s stories for the past four years. We wouldn’t have reported on the past 200 or so City Council meetings. We wouldn’t have created a marketplace for men and women to advertise their businesses to potential consumers. I’d like to think that John’s most significant contribution to the community since 2010 has been the Palm Coast Observer, but

it’s not the only thing he has done. He has become heavily involved in the Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, countywide economic development efforts, as well as a leader in the United Way. And he has been an ambassador for the community wherever he goes. On bright, John Walsh sunny days every winter, he grins at me and says, “Why do we live here, again?” He truly believes Flagler County is an exceptional place. That sense of being an ambassador factors in to two awards John Walsh received this month. First, he was named the Citizen of the Year by the Elks Lodge 2709. And this week, he was scheduled to receive the Golden Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts. (I would remiss not to mention the other award winners from Elks. Four members received Outstanding Service Commendations: Bill Demsky, Bill Hall, Jerry Dickens Sr. and Jeannie Fontana. Officer of the Year was Fred Gleissner, and Elk of the Year was Tom Coleman.)

“My outlook on life is success is a journey, not a destination,” John said to me earlier this week. His philosophy is to do the right thing, even in simple situations, like holding the door open for someone. And that shouldn’t be a reason for a big award, he said. “We learned that in kindergarten, right?” he said. He added about receiving the awards: “I don’t know what I’ve done here. But if having a paper route is this important, OK then.” John has gained influence in the community through the visibility of the newspaper, and he has used it to build others up — without getting credit himself. Brian Martin, executive for the Three Rivers District of the Council Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, told me something John had done that I would never have known about if I didn’t call to ask about the award. Martin said the Boy Scouts organization wanted to go from classroom to classroom to let present information about the Boy Scouts. John worked with the school administration to help make it happen. So, John, thanks for bringing the paper to town and for being Flagler County’s biggest fan.

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+ Red light camera appeal process is unfair Dear Editor: I am a law-abiding citizen of Palm Coast and have been for four years. I am 72 years old and until a month ago, hadn’t had a red light violation since I was 17 — only two traffic violations in my life, both before my 25th birthday. One month ago, I received a red light violation letter. With it came pictures of my car making a right turn on red on State Road 100 going into the hospital. I was late for a doctor’s appointment, did not come to a complete stop, and, as a result received the violation letter with $158 fine. I was in the wrong. I paid the fine plus a $4 “convenience” fee because I paid via the Internet. Total: $162. Because of this, I have been ultra careful when approaching red lights. This week I got another violation letter, this time for going through a red light on Palm Coast Parkway West, at intersection of the Interstate 95 off ramp. The picture did not show the red light. Rather, where the light was supposed to be, it was totally blurred out for some reason, possibly due to the sun late in the day. I have zero recollection of that incident and with the red light not showing in the picture, I thought I should request a hearing. After researching the pros and cons of a hearing, I found out that few of them result in a reversal. If the hearing does not result in a reversal, the driver is subject to up to an additional $250 fine on top of the $158 violation fine. That’s a bit much! I have subsequently been told the additional court fee is $50 in Palm Coast. Why should it cost an additional fee for someone to plead his case? Guilty until proven innocent! I thought in the good ol’ USA, we were supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. In this particular instance, I tried to see the video that was supposed to be available on the computer before I requested a hearing. If I actually went through the light, I should and would pay the fine. My computer wouldn’t bring it up, so

I asked my son who owns a computer software development company to look at it for me. None of his state-of-the-art computers would bring it up. That being the case, to go to a hearing to review the video was a gamble of an additional expense if the video showed me in the wrong. Long story short, I decided to pay the fine and get on with life. Because I am so intimidated coming up to a red light, I have had two close calls in the past two days. Both times I stopped quickly, and both times I almost got rear-ended. Crazy. I may even receive another fine — who knows? Last, I believe our city fathers and mothers are trying to attract new residents. Word is spreading fast around town about the “big brother” red light cameras. This absolutely takes away from the desirability of living here. If the facts could be known, I would be willing to bet the presence of these cameras and their resultant affect causes more accidents than they save. Think about it, City Council members! Do you really think the cameras are fair and they cause fewer accidents? Or, are you in it to rip off your law-abiding citizens of their hard-earned dollars? I’ve gone by an awful lot of red light rear-enders lately. This city is very well patrolled. Let the police officers do their job, not spy cameras. Last I knew this was not a communistic country. It’s about money, and that’s it. If any city councilman or manager says different, in my humble opinion, they are lying or simply not tuned in! James Fisher Palm Coast

+ City czars show true colors with City Hall Dear Editor: I’m a retired Army officer who has been a resident owner in Palm Coast for 11 years. I recall when the czars first conceived the idea that we had to have a new City Hall. The czars were prevailed upon to put that idea to a vote, which went down to a humiliating defeat. The czars learned their lesson: Votes are

bad, no more of that nonsense. The czars decided we needed a city-owned tennis complex. Now, it operates at a loss every year. Next, the czars decided they should try their hand at golf, since tennis was such a great success. Again, the czars didn’t put it to a vote, and annually we hear the sucking sound of more money down the toilet. Following the last countywide election, one of our council members was elected to the County Commission, creating a vacancy in the city. Did we have an election? No. The czars decided they knew what was needed in a candidate. They selected a relative newcomer who, in my opinion, has contributed little but goes along with the czars on most every topic. The czars decided that we needed major construction on Bulldog Drive — no matter that the city doesn’t own it. Work needed to be done, and they had a fistful of the citizens’ money. Let’s get it done, and we’ll sort out ownership later. The czars’ actions that really rile me center on their commitment to a new City Hall that I have come to call the Jon Netts Memorial City Hall. No need for a vote, since the czars lost the last vote. Mr. City Manager (with the bloated paycheck), find us some money for a City Hall so we don’t have to burden the poor taxpayers. Well, son of a gun, Mr. City Manager came up with $6 million that won’t cost Joe Taxpayer a thing. Well, yes, we’ll lose the nice 5% interest we draw on 5 of the 6 million, but not to worry. Now, come to find out, our new City Hall is going to have nine conference rooms. Let’s see: Nine conference rooms times 40 hours a week equals about 360 one-hour weekly meetings that can be held. Sound excessive? It does to this old soldier who was told by a wise general that any meeting that went beyond an hour was a waste, not to mention the splendorous gym (excuse me: “wellness room”) going into the new City Hall. Anyone really think that our City Hall will come in on budget? Not this observer. My solution is simple. I will never vote for any current in-

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+ Unemployment rate is bad news Dear Editor: Palm Coast’s 9.3% unemployment rate is the most abysmal statistic in the state of Florida and casts a pall over the city’s ability to attain a preeminent position in Central Florida economic development, and growth. On March 19, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida has one of the lowest unemployment rates (6.3%) in the country. Yet a public official, when interviewed by the Palm Coat Observer, mentions that the second highest unemployment rate (9.3%) in Florida is symptomatic of de facto economic progress. That flies in the face of delusion and fantasy. What a great advertisement for this 50-squaremile city in one of the most beautiful parts of Florida! Where are these imaginary, high-tech, highly educated, future employees who are supposedly flocking to our city in such numbers, supposedly sending Palm Coast’s unemployment rate “necessarily skyrocketing”? Show us the jobs. Where are they located, and how many have been created in the past 18 months? The problem rests directly with Palm Coast’s city officials and their everincreasing regulations, tree hugging environmental whackos, and political correctness wierdos. Remove these bonds of economic slavery, and Palm Coast could be the model of business expansion. Arthur M. Alex Palm Coast cumbent city official. Not one of them has earned my trust or my vote. Gerald V. McKiernan Palm Coast editor@palmcoastobserver.com


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5:35 p.m. First block of Perotti Place. Criminal mischief. A woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report that someone has repeatedly shot out streetlights that she had installed, and pays for, in front of her home. She told a deputy it happened at least three times in the past two months, though she had never contacted law enforcement about it before. The deputy noted in an incident report that the lights did appear to be shot out, but wasn’t able to find shell casings, BBs or pellets. The woman had never seen the streetlight shooter, and couldn’t give a specific time frame for the crime. The deputy gave her a case card.

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9:01 p.m. First block of Memorial Medical Parkway. Escape attempt. The man arrested after trying to break into an apartment complex March 19 — in one case using a porcelain statue to try to knock down a door — tried to make a break for it the next day. Deputies had taken the man to the hospital for medical clearance, and he tried to escape.

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+ Car crashes into waterfilled ditched; woman killed Brianna Bellon, 23, of Palm Coast, was killed in a crash at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. A box on the report is checked to indicate that alcohol is related to the crash, but the driver was unidentified. Zackariah Holden and Corey DoyleCarlson are both listed as passengers on the report. Both are 23 and Palm Coast residents. Neither man sustained any injuries. The report states that a 1999 Toyota Solara was traveling north on County Road 2007 near County Road 110, about 13 miles southwest of Bunnell, “and for unknown reasons lost control and ran off the east side of the roadway. The Toyota collided with trees and overturned in the ditch filled with water. One occupant (Bellon) expired at the scene. Two other occupants left the scene, went to a residence, and contacted the police from there. At this time the investigation has not determined which occupant was the driver.”

Flagler County deputies arrested a North Carolina man wanted for an attempted murder in Dunn, N.C. after they saw his car driving slowly around the parking lot of Walmart at 174 Cypress Point Parkway last Thursday evening. It started when deputies ran the tag on a black Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Erwin, N.C., resident Glen Allen Stewart, 24. The tag came back as revoked for a lapse in insurance coverage, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Dispatchers alerted the deputy who ran the tag that the car was involved in a violent crime in Dunn, N.C., and that the driver may be Stewart, who was wanted for attempted murder and may be armed and dangerous. The deputies stopped the car, and Stewart showed them a social secu-

Improvement store near the intersection of State Road 19 and State Road 100 at 10:53 a.m., according to the report.

+ Palm Coast man killed in Palatka plane crash Malcolm P. Clevenstine, 71, was killed March 21, after a plane crash in Palatka.He was a passenger in a plane piloted by Richard Carrara, who sustained minor injuries. Carrara, 73, crashed the plane into a retention pond embankment in Palatka March 21. Carrara told investigators he was trying to gain altitude from a touch-andgo landing at nearby Kay Larkin Airport when the Cessna 400’s engine stalled. The plane crashed into a retetion pond behind a Lowe’s Home

+ A1A Center to lose some adult education programs Some adult education programs now offered at the Flagler School District’s A1A Adult Center won’t be available in the future. “We’re ending some of the programs at the A1A Center because they’re not paying for themselves,” School Board Vice Chairwoman Colleen Conklin said. The district is evaluating its adult education programs and cutting ones

rity card and North Carolina driver’s license in the name of Alphonso Bristow Jr., according to the news release. But deputies got a description of Stewart from North Carolina officials, and the description matched the man in front of them: Stewart had the words “Born to Die” tattooed across the knuckles of both hands. They determined that Stewart and Bristow were the same person. When deputies searched the car, they several rounds of 9 mm ammunition, a ski mask, gloves and $2,600 in cash, according to the news release. They took Stewart to the Flagler County jail, where he is being held without bond. He is charged with being a fugitive from justice on the North Carolina charges of first-degree attempted murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, and locally on charges of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and resisting arrest without violence.

that aren’t self-sufficient, including some fitness-oriented programs, in order to avoid pulling money from programs for children, she said. The A1A Center building at 5633 N. Oceanshore Blvd. will remain, Conklin said, although the district is ending its relationship with the postal service there because the location is costing the district money. Conklin said she has heard of rumors in the community that the district is selling the building, but that they are “unfounded.” “There has been no discussion like that at all,” she said. “It’s purely a programming issue.”

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Frank Gromling: life as a small-town commissioner The environmentalist and owner of Ocean Books & Art, has left the Beverly Beach City Commission after three terms.

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rank Gromling’s love of the ocean began young. “I think it was when I got thrown in the ocean at 4 years old by my brother, and he told me, ‘Swim! Swim, or die!’” he said. “I’ve always had a connection with the ocean. I’m a sailor; I’m a kayaker.” The move to South Florida after the Air Force, and then in 2000 to Beverly Beach, where Gromling had bought land in 1993, came naturally, as did a desire to preserve the coastal ecosystem. But the idea of running for commission didn’t. At least, not at first. One of Gromling’s first interactions with the local government didn’t go well. “When we were building the house, we had to pull a permit with the town, and because we were building east of the Coastal Construction Line, we had to get state approval,” he said. “We got town approval, got state approval, and then the town wouldn’t issue the permit.” Resolving the issue took about four months and the threat of a lawsuit, “and my wife said at that time, ‘If you ever think of running for office, I’ll divorce you,’” he said. “So I laughed and thought, ‘Well I’m not about to run for election here!’” But later, in 2008, Gromling said, “I really wanted to see some things accomplished that weren’t being accomplished. And that was along the lines of preservation of the dune system. Because without the dune, there isn’t much of a town.” He talked to his wife, Bibi

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Former commissioner Frank Gromling says he believes in term limits. Gromling. “My objective was to contribute as part of the solution rather than just someone who’s making suggestions,” he said. “And the way I saw to do that was to become part of the infrastructure.” She agreed, and he ran, uncontested and with her blessing. After Gromling was elected, he started working on conservation issues. The town, with only about 525 people “on a good day in the winter,” including snowbirds, didn’t have a large budget — a bit more than $200,000, he said. But it had spectacular ocean scenery, and Gromling wanted to help preserve it. “The town didn’t have really effective controls on construction,” he said. “It needed more town management of those ordinances, so I thought that perhaps I could lend that. One way was to make sure any construction in the town was done an organized manner and met town ordinances. And second was

protecting the dune.” One of the first results of Gromling’s work was tangible and still visible today: a sand fence that runs along the southern part of the dune system where there aren’t any houses, and helps trap sand to protect the dune. “It has proven to be a good decision by the town,” Gromling said. “The vegetation has grown on both sides,” as the fence has caused blowing seeds to drop so plants could take root. The fence also kept people from traipsing across the dune, a problem in previous years. There were other dune projects, too. The commission brought in kids from Pathways Academy to plant prickly pear cactus and other natural vegetation on the dune, and in 2012 the town planted 750 sea oats, provided by a University of Florida professor, with Matanzas High School teacher Wendy Vidor’s environmental science students.

“We found what I call ‘naked places’ to fill in” on the dune, he said. “Then there was the whole issue of how to get water. I arranged with the Flagler Beach Fire Department to come out with their brush truck, so two firemen and four truckloads of water provided the initial freshwater treatment of the plants.” About 75% of those plants survived, he said, and developed to maturity. “The importance of sea oats is that they have very long roots, so they’re stabilizers,” he said. “That was one of the most fun projects we did, because it integrated the kids from two schools, and it gave those kids an opportunity to see first hand what the problem was.” But one of the toughest issues Gromling worked on was water and fire. “I think the most difficult one to convince people of was the ban on bonfires on the beach, interestingly enough,” he said. Most coastal Florida communities ban bonfires on the beach during sea turtle nesting season, so the light doesn’t disorient hatchlings. But Beverly Beach didn’t. “That was an emotional issue that goes right along with beach driving, goes right along with the old way of doing things in Florida,” he said. “And I tried to take the emotion out of that issue, and tried to deal with the fact that practically every other community in Florida had banned bonfires, including Flagler Beach. And I felt that if we didn’t in our 1.1 miles of coastline, we’d face a potential legal issue” be-

cause the turtles are protected under the Endangered Species Act. “Beverly Beach doesn’t have the financial wherewithal to defend itself in a potential lawsuit that someone might bring because turtles or hatchlings were harmed by virtue of a bonfire,” he said. When Gromling first raised the issue, in 2012, his motion was denied for lack of a second. The next year, with a new commission, it was approved. “They were more conservation-minded,” he said. “It wasn’t me so much, as it was time — and a new commission saw that it was time.” Gromling decided not to run for commission again this year, he said, largely because he believes in term limits and feels he’s served long enough. And he feels good about the commission, which, he said, takes its job of serving the community seriously. “I feel good about not being on the commission now,” he said. “The people on it are really responsible, intelligent individuals.” Gromling feels his greatest accomplishment in his years on the commission is one less tangible than the sea oats or the bonfire ban. “I was able to create a greater appreciation and knowledge of the nature that we have here,” including right whales and sea turtles, he said. “This county is so blessed with incredible nature. There such a diversity of nature here, and it just demands to be protected.”

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Four residents busted for giving booze to minors Two undercover kids — one 15 years old, and one 17 — helped the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office catch adults buying booze for young people. A March 21 arrest was one of four that came from a special detail the Safe Neighborhood Unit conducted on juvenile alcohol buys. One of the two teens, working as a confidential informant for the Sheriff’s Office, walked up to 49-year-old Palm Coast resident Lorenzo McQueen at about 9:36 p.m. March 21 outside a Kangaroo Express on Cypress Point Parkway, and “explained that they were underage and asked the defendant to purchase alcohol for them,” according to an arrest report. McQueen

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INBRIEF + Deputy, motorcyclist hurt in Seminole Woods crash A Flagler County sheriff’s deputy driving his patrol car last Thursday evening was involved in a crash with a motorcyclist, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Deputy Jeremy Cole, 35, was southbound on Seminole Woods Boulevard at about 6:30 p.m. when he made a left turn on Sloganeer Trail in front of a Honda motorcycle heading northbound on Seminole Woods Boulevard, according to the report. The motorcyclist, 54-year-old Selbert Anthony Mills, was thrown from the motorcycle and seriously injured in the crash. Rescuers took him to Halifax Hospital. Cole had minor injuries.

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+ Deputies use DNA to identify suspected fraudster Flagler County Sheriff’s Office detectives used a new DNA program in an investigation that has led to fraud and grand theft charges against 71-year-old Palm Coast resident Alford Leon Jenkins. “Had it not been for the DNA evidence collected by our deputy at the time of the incident, this case most likely would have gone unsolved,” Sheriff James L. Manfre said in a news release. “I have no doubt that we will be making more arrests in the future because of this technology.” This case was the first time the Sheriff’s Office has received a DNA hit using the new touch DNA program.

The crime happened in October 2013. A 61-year-old Palm Coast woman told deputies a man approached her outside of a Wells Fargo Bank on Palm Coast Parkway and showed her a folder he said contained cash. He asked her if she was knew of an address written on the outside of a folder, according to the news release. The woman said she didn’t. Then a second man walked up, and said he knew where the address was but would need a ride to get there. He told the woman his boss had offered $15,000 reward for finding the folder containing the money. The second man said his boss wanted to see the folder with the money before he gave them the reward, and the two men conned the elderly woman into withdrawing $6,000 from her account and giving it to them to show to their “boss,” according to the news release.

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play ball By Gavin Ewbank | Contributing Writer JOSEPH BERNHARD: COMPLETE GAME

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Joseph Bernhard, the starting pitcher, slides in under the tag of Matanzas third baseman Anthony Marco. The game was later decided at the plate.

OUT AT THE PLATE! FPC beats Matanzas in a thriller.

Joseph Bernhard pitched a complete game for Flagler Palm Coast, topping Matanzas 5-4.

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lready through 6 2/3 innings, Flagler Palm Coast coach Jordan Butler let his starting pitcher, Joseph Bernhard, stay in the game on March 21 to get the final out with the bases loaded and his team up 5-2. He got the out, but not without some drama. Matanzas’ Robert Bell smoked a two-run double into the leftcenter field gap that plated two of the three runners on base, with the third, Tyler Stuart, being gunned down at the plate to end the game, preserving FPC’s 5-4 win over cross-town rival Matanzas Friday night at FPC. Butler said afterward that he had no worries about keeping his senior pitcher in the game to finish it off. “We talked about that before the inning,” he said, “that if it gets to the point, where he gets the first two outs, we were going to give him the ball and let him finish it — it was his game.” After running into some trouble earlier in the game, Bernhard was able to battle back and get the complete-game victory, giving up three earned runs on six hits, while striking out nine and walking two. “I think he started to loosen

up after the third inning,” Butler said. “And he started to get a little angrier and started to have a little more zip on his fastball at that point. He was throwing harder in the fifth and sixth innings than I have seen him throw all year.” The Pirates took an early 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI double by Matanzas starting pitcher Sam Colasanti, who struck out nine in 3 2/3 innings, while giving up two earned runs. But FPC struck back with four runs to put them up, 4-1. Mike Ehman lined a two-run double into left field; then, after Ehman came around to score on a throwing error, Austin Coffman singled home Bernhard for the fourth run of the inning. Colasanti drove in two runs in the game, his second RBI coming in the third on a single into left that plated Tyler Walls from second base. Walls collected two hits and scored a pair of runs. The Bulldogs scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in the fourth when Bernhard walked and then took off for second base with Matanzas’ pitcher unaware. With the throw going to second, Mike Ehman took off from third base to score.

Matanzas’ Tyler Walls, who had two hits and two runs, makes it safely to second behind FPC’s Mike Ehman.

FPC coach Jordan Butler considered senior pitcher Joseph Bernhard to be his Player of the Game. Bernhard was able to finish the game for FPC, striking out nine in seven innings, while giving up three earned runs on six hits with just two walks. Bernhard also contributed on offense, stealing a team-high four bases in the game. One of those stolen bases was the key play in the fourth inning that diverted the attention away from Mike Ehman at third base, letting him take off from for home plate to score the gamedeciding run. “He was a bulldog on the mound. He was able to make pitches when he needed to,” Butler said. “And four stolen bases tonight put a lot of pressure on their defense.” FPC has had a problem scoring runs this season — going 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position Friday shows that — but its pitching staff has been very good, entering the game with an ERA of 1.73. And according to MaxPreps.com, Bernhard’s ERA after four starts is 1.92.

MATANZAS SENIORS DO THEIR PART

After his team’s loss, Matanzas coach Rob Roe wasn’t able to pin a Player of the Game performance on just one player, because he preaches a team-first attitude. Most notably, he gave his nine seniors a lot of credit for what they do for him. “We had our catcher (Joe Russo) tonight taken out of the game with an ankle injury; as he gets up to throw the ball to third he twisted his ankle on the throw, and that shows just, and it shows heart,” Roe said. “We had a senior pitcher (David Clymer) come out in the second half, shut them down for a good four or five innings. We had Tyler Stuart in right field, he made a great sliding catch — he’s a senior. And we had a senior out in left field, Chris Colaluca. “We are stacked with seniors, but to pick just one person and put a favorite on, it’s kind of hard.”


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FPC track hosts Five Stars The Flagler Palm Coast High School track and field team took home first place in four events Wednesday, at the Five Star Conference Championship, held at the school’s newly finished track.

Alantra McFadden finished third in the shot put. She also finished fifth in the discus.

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Second places

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Third places

Gary Pierre-Louis, 100 hurdles Ladeijah Williams, 200 meters Ladeijah Williams, 400 meters Justin Pacifico, 400 meters Alantra McFadden, shot put Earnisha Whipple, triple jump

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Ladeijah Williams finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. She also finished third in the 400-meter dash and fifth in the long jump.

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Hits by the Flagler Palm Coast softball team on March 20, against Mandarin. Addison Eggert worked out the only walk against Mandarin, which also made zero errors in the game.

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Pitches hurled by Anna Hardy, of Flagler Palm Coast, in the 6-0 loss to Mandarin on March 20. Hardy threw 64% strikes in the loss.

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Batting average for Matanzas softball star Morgan Lambert. She also leads the team with 20 RBI, 10 doubles and hit the team’s first home run.

Stolen bases by Savannah Drummonds, the most on the Matanzas softball team. Morgan Lambert has eight, and Summer Haire and Brooklynn Jimeson have six.

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Doubles by Brooklynn Jimeson in Matanzas softball’s 7-3 loss to Palatka on March 20. Sarah Dillon had a two-run single, as well. Matanzas’ next home game is 6 p.m. April 3, against Pedro Menendez.

golf scores CYPRESS KNOLL Men March 15. Chicago points. White Flight: John Sbordone 86-34. 1st Orange: Gordon Patrick 89-39, Al Costello 97-33. 1st Gold: Bill Jackson 87-38, Alan Chirgwin 91-38. 2nd Gold: Joe Chiarello 92-40, Eugene Dunn 100-35. Closest to pin: Eugene Dunn No. 5, Gordon Patrick No. 9, Bill Jackson No. 11, Michael Mann No. 14.

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Niners March 13: 1-3-5, on Pine back. A Flight: Ophie Cordero 20.5, Pinky Wulf 20.5. B Flight: Naida Reyes 19.5, Mickey DeBello 20.5. Women March 13. Revert to Par 1. 1st Flight: Barbara Rapisarda 66. 2nd Flight: Alice Manthey 65.

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MATANZAS WOODS Men March 13. White: John Deleney 84-29. 1st Orange: Steve McLaughlin 86-30, John Sbordone 87-32. 2nd Orange: Walt Twyman 93-28, Harvey Lydecker 104-30. 1st Gold: John Maino 90-29, Stew Manthey 100-30. 2nd Gold: Joel Schwalb 94-24, Bill Cavanaugh 96-29.

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In addition to bringing awareness to the Flagler County community, the event also raised funds to put on a summer bike camp for children with disabilities. Using light-weight Strider balance bikes, the five-day camp will teach children how to ride and allow them to take the bike home with them. “The people at Strider came up the statistic that only 10% of people with Down syndrome ever learn to ride a bike because of the problems they have with balance,”

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Building community, at library’s Lego play time Once a month, the children’s department at the Flagler County Public Library gives children a chance to build and grow through Lego play. This month’s program was held March 22. Ian Johnson helps Marleigh Frechette, 3, build a castle.

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out and about By Jonathan Simmons | News Editor

Palm Coast, by kayak The little lagoon is right in the middle of town, but from a perch on a small kayak — when a breeze rustles the leaves and drowns out the purr of boat traffic in the nearby canals and the Intracoastal — it doesn’t feel like it. I had come to the area — and, later, out on a 12-foot kayak — to meet with Meg Goncalves, owner of Tropical Kayaks, a paddling shop and kayak rental near the Palm Coast JONATHAN marina. The shop serves as a SIMMONS jumping–off point for paddlers exploring the Intracoastal and Palm Coast’s canal system. On the water, a wild encounter doesn’t require leaving town, Goncalves said. Kayakers see, bobcats, dolphins and wading birds, and have even reported black bears. “Our entertainment because of the wildlife is incredible,” Goncalves said. She’s also assisted with some wildlife rescues, helping corral deer that have fallen in the canal, and, during one group trip, freeing a manatee that was trapped in shallow water behind a deadfall in the low tide. “One day, years ago before GoPros and iPhones, we had a little baby dolphin in the basin — the tiniest little dolphin I’d ever seen,” she said. The dolphin hung around, drawing a crown on nearby docks, so Goncalves drove out to Staples, bought a cheap video camera, and headed out into the basin to film. “The mom was in the basin, and she was teaching him to play with the mullet,” she said. “I’m in the kayak, and I can hear her breathing. And he’d pick up a mullet, throw it, zoom to catch it, and then release it unharmed,” she said. “And then when I got back to the dock, I realized I

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Tropical Kayaks owner Meg Goncalves hoists a 12-foot kayak at the shop’s launch on a canal intersecting the Intracoastal.

hadn’t turned the camera on properly.” She had no footage. But the incident is one of the highlights of Goncalves’ watery career — she spent time commercial fishing in Cape Cod, and lived on a 44-foot sailboat before opening Kayak Café — and an illustration in the unexpected ways of local wildlife. Even Goncalves, though, initially brushed off her clients when they started telling her a monkey was swinging around the trees lining Palm Coast’s canals. “I did not believe our kayakers,” she said. “They’d say, ‘We saw a monkey!’ And I’d say, ‘Oh, yeah, cool.’” Then it appeared in an acquaintance’s backyard, she said, and paddlers have reported sightings, and taken pictures, ever since. Goncalves said that despite the labor involved in the job, she has more fun than anyone she knows, and feels kayaking has helped her recuperate from a car accident last year. “If it wasn’t for the kayaking, I think I would have been much worse off,” she said. A lot of people paddle for health, she said. “People come back because it’s a need in their life to be healthy and be outside,” she said. For more information on Tropical Kayaks, call 445-0506 or visit kayakcafe.com.

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The Flagler Chamber has created a new, nine-day event to replace the oneday Taste of Flagler. Flagler Restaurant Week will showcase local restaurants April 25 to May 9, according to a chamber news release. There are no special passes or coupons for Restaurant Week. Diners visit participating restaurants over nine days to enjoy prix fixe lunches and dinners, and are given a complimentary frequent-eater punch card during their first restaurant visit that is stamped at every participating restaurant they visit, according to the release. More punches means a better shot at winning the chamber’s #flaglerfoodie award. Diners can also vote online for best entrée, best restaurant and best server at flaglerrestaurantweek.com. Awards will be given out in May, as part of Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches’ Tourism Week Celebration and annual HEROES Awards Ceremony. A VIP Kick-off party will take place April 24 starting at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Admission is $20 and includes hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket and live music, acording to the release. For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit flaglerrestaurantweek.com or like Flagler Restaurant Week on Facebook. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also available. To learn more, call 437-0106.

+ Light It Up Blue For Autism Houligan’s Restaurants, both Ormond Beach locations, Port Orange location and the Palm Coast location, will be hosting an event April 2 in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. They will be donating 10% of the sales on that day to Autism Speaks. Email teamjoseph3@gmail.com for the required voucher to present on April 2 and additional details.

shanna’s kitchen By Shanna Fortier | Community Editor

Knights, crowns,’90s music and other big birthday adventures Another year, another birthday. Every birthday since college, my friends and I have remarked that we are getting old. For the last couple years, I have been celebrating the anniversary of my 25th birthday. I’m saddened to think that my years of being a 20-something SHANNA are coming to a FORTIER close; but let’s not get ahead of ourselves, I’m still only 27. It’s not like I’m 30. While 30 is still an acceptably young age, young enough to be in YPG, I can’t help but remember my child-self having all these plans for my life by the age of 30. After all, to an 8-year-old, 30 is ancient. Lucky for me, one of my best friends, who is more like a sister to me — I grew up next door to her and since she didn’t have any sisters of her own, she adopted me and my younger sister — turned 30 this year. All three of us having March birthdays, the whole month is a celebration. I didn’t miss a beat calling Michelle old in every single social media post about her birthday. I wrote it in her card, on Facebook, on Instagram and now I’m writing it in the newspaper. She knows I’m joking, but totally serious at the same time, because no matter how old I get, she will always be older.

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In celebration of her big 3-0, she had the grand idea to go back in time, way back in time: Medieval Times. She hadn’t been to the dinner show since she was about 8 years old and I was the same. So we piled a group of six into her minivan and set out to Orlando, jamming out to ’90s music on the way to put us in a good nostalgic mood. The anticipation grew as we saw the castle from the road. I started to get giddy at the thought of hanging out with some knights. Maybe my 8-year-old self would get her wish, and a knight would fall madly in love with me. Upon getting our table number, we were all given a crown in honor of our knight. All the girls in our party agreed that any place that gives us a crown when we walk in the door is bound to be a great time. As the show started, so did our feast, which we ate with our hands because, after all, we were in Medieval Times. We waved our green flags

and cheered proudly whenever the green knight was competing. At intermissions throughout the tournament, knights trotted around on their horses searching the audience for fair ladies to give flowers to. I smiled my flirtiest smile and waved my flag honorably every time he was near in hopes of stealing a little bit of my knight’s heart. Then, a red carnation came flying up into the stands. I stood up, and reached out — blocking my friend Holly, who was sitting next to me — and caught the flower. The little kid in me was giddy all over again. During the joust, I explained to my party how the scoring system works, relying on my vast knowledge from repeatedly watching a “Knight’s Tale,” (which I own on VHS). A broken lance is good, but de-horsing your opponent is better. Unfortunately for the land of the green, our knight was a novice. After getting knocked off his horse, he displayed a very sad performance in the sword fight, ending in his death. But, we still had our crowns! We rocked our crowns the entire drive home along with more awesome ’90s hits, singing along with all the songs and dancing in our seats. I wanted to make sure that I could wear my crown for any special occasion, so the next day I set out for some crafting, transforming the green crown of our losing knight into a colorful, glitter-filled Shanna crown. This week I am calling it my birthday crown. I’m fairly certain that, given a cape to go with my crown, I could save the world.

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She received her child development associates as well as her directors credentials from Flagler Technical Institute. “I encourage our students in a fun and educational way, making them feel that whatever dream they have can come true,” Shields said. Palm Harbor Academy is located at Ameena Shields 95 Old Kings N. Call 447-9692, or visit palmharboracademy.net.

The Flagler Palm Coast High School Community Problem Solving project Project SELFConfidence, which stands for Students Evolving Lives Full of Confidence, is striving to enhance the experience of students who may be encountering anxiety during their progression into middle school. The group recently won its division at the State Problem Solvers competition and is preparing to go to internationals. The focus of their project this year, which is a continuing project from last year, is implementing a mentorship program in the middle schools as well as making their presentations more sustainable. This program would pair one eighthgrade student with one incoming seventhgrade student. The group recently held an event at the Buddy Taylor Middle School for mentors and mentees to get to know each other. “We hope to have a positive influence on middle school students in our county,” wrote team member Will DeAugustino. “Our group understands the challenges that come along with growing up and moving onto middle school, so our goal is to ease that transition for them as much as we can.” Email cmpsselfconfidence@gmail.com.

+ Andrew Butler named First Team Scholastic All American Indian Trails Middle School seventhgrade student Andrew Butler was selected last week as a First Team Scholastic All American by the Pop Warner Little Scholars organization. He is one of only 35 seventh-grade football players selected nationally for this award. The first team scholars are selected based grades, 85%, and activities and achievements outside of sports, 15%. Butler achieved a 100% GPA and his participation in National Jr. Beta, church youth at Trinity Presbyterian Church, a mission trip to Tampa last summer, and various other activities helped qualify him for this prestigious honor. Although Butler is the only participant from Flagler County PAL Pop Warner this year to be recognized as first team, the program also boast 22 second team selections and six honorable mentions between both the football and cheer divisions.

+ Palm Harbor Academy adds director of VPK Palm Harbor Academy announced that Ameena Shields is the new director of VPK. Shields moved to Palm Coast in 2007.

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Sit on the balcony enjoy a coffee and watch the dolphins play in the surf. This 3 bedroom 3 bath is loaded with upgraded features throughout such as; granite and corian counters, spacious rooms, stainless steel appliances, and a very large balcony. Hammock Dunes is a very prestigious area and provides excellent facilities and amenities. The purchase of the Hammock Dunes Club Membership is available but not required to the buyer of this home. Don't miss this opportunity to live affordably at the sea! MLS# 196238 Call Sam Perkovich 386-931-3145 $429,000.

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Free Financial Luncheon Seminar — 11 a.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler, Classroom D. For ages 55 to 65. RSVP: 586-4440. Palm Coast Woman’s Club Fashion Show — 11:30 a.m. at the Italian American Club on Old King’s Road. Tickets: $30. For tickets, call Virginia Esposito at 986-3965. YU-GI-OH! — 10 a.m. to noon at Flagler County Library. Card trading and competition. Ages 8 and up. Movie Matinee — 1:30 p.m. in the Garden Room at Flagler County Library. Julia Child. “Ballast” — 2 p.m. at African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 N. A double prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival. Free; 96 minutes. The Flagler Palm Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America — 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd. Reservations: Call 447-8889 prior to March 21. “Bronx Wanderers” — 7:30 p.m. at Flagler Auditorium. Adults, $29; youth, $18. Call 437-7547.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

Scenic A1A PRIDE Meeting —9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 MalaCompra Road in the Hammock. Contact Dennis Clark at ScenicA1A@ gmail.com or 904-425-8055. Visit ScenicA1A.org. Family Storytime — 10 a.m. at Flagler County Library. Ages: 6 and under. JFK Related Movie Presentation — 1:30 p.m. at Flagler County Library. Tim Rippey Dinner/Dance — 6 p.m. at Palm Coast VFW, 47 Old Kings Road. Tickets: $15. Call 446-8696. “I do! I do!” — 7:30 p.m. at City Repertory Theatre, Hollingsworth Gallery, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207. Tickets: $20 or $15 for students. Also March 29 and 30. Call 585-9415. “Sylvia” — 7:30 p.m. at Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd. Call 586-0773. Also March 15, 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

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CONTINUING EVENTS Every Thursday

Friendly T.O.P.S. Group Meeting — 10 a.m. at Flagler Beach United Methodist Church, 1520 S. Daytona Ave. T.O.P.S., or Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Walk-ins welcome. Call 4395950. People’s Social Club — 10:30 a.m. at Watson Realty, 410 Palm Coast Parkway N.W. “Never feel lonely again.” For the active senior 50 and up. Meets every Thursday. No dues. Call 586-2833.

First Thursday

SPOHNC Meeting — 4-5:30 p.m. at 2 N. Village Drive. Support for People Parkway. Purchases benefit Second Chance Rescue.

The Variety Show of 2014 — 6:30 p.m. at Seton Hall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway. Also April 5. Matinee at 2 p.m. on March 30 and April 6. Ticket donation: $25. Call 446-5450

JFK, Robert Frost and Jackie — 11 a.m. at Flagler County Library. The Inaugural Address and Caroline’s Recollections, presented by Muriel Levy and Friends.

The Variety Show of 2014 — 2 p.m. matinee at Seton Hall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway. Also matinee on April 6. Ticket donation: $25. Call 446-5450

“I do! I do!” — 2:00 p.m. at City Repertory Theatre. See March 28. “Sylvia” — 2 p.m. See March 28.

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Last Saturday of every month

Veterans Meeting — 2 p.m. at Amvets, 2525 N. US 1, Bunnell. Join VFW Post 5213. Call 437-6865.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group — 6-7 p.m. at the Flagler Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 300 Dr. Carter Blvd., Bunnell. 437-4168.

Exploring Environment Ocean to River — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from March 31 to April 4 at River to Sea Preserve, Marineland. The class is limited with a registration fee of $100. Bring a bag lunch. To register online, visit oceantoriver.eventbrite.org/. For more information, visit stjohns.ifas.ufl.edu/sea/education.html. Rubber-Band Bracelet-Making Workshop For Teens/Tweens — 10 a.m. at Flagler County Library. No School Movie Matinee — 1:30 p.m. at Flagler County Library. Rated G. Family Movie Night — 6 p.m. at Flagler County Library. All Ages.

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Poetry and Songs About Baseball — 2 p.m. in the Doug Cisney Room at Flagler County Library. All presenters as well as audience are requested to wear baseball garb. Call 446-9623. Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida Meeting — 7-8:30 p.m. at Pasta Pasta Authentic Italian Restaurant, 308 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. Open to public. Topic: priorities. Call

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Toddler Storytime — 10 a.m. at Flagler County Library for ages 14 months to three years. Bridge and Games — 1-4 p.m. at Flagler Woman’s Club, 1524 S. Central Ave, Flagler Beach. Reservations: Call 338-2898. Flagler County Fair — 5 p.m. at Fairgrounds. Runs through April 6. Visit flaglercountyfair.com. Bank Night — 6 p.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler. Turn in your money raised before Relay for Life. Call 9312291.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

Babytime with Ms. Brenda — 10 a.m. at Flagler County Library for ages birth to fourteen months. Flagler County Fair — 5 p.m. at Fairgrounds. Runs through April 6. Visit flaglercountyfair.com. Flagler Audubon Society Meeting — 6 p.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler in meeting rooms A and B. Call 445-8653 or visit flagleraudubonsociety.org. Pin With Us — 6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway N.E. Cost: $15, materials included. Pre-registration required; sign up at palmcoastgov.com/register. Call 986-2323.

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Flagler Beach Drum Circle Meeting — 7 p.m. on the beach at 10th N. Street. Bring a chair and any instruments. Call 437-9791.

GriefShare — 10 a.m. at the Shed at the First Baptist Church Palm Coast Library, 6050 Palm Coast Parkway, N.W. People grieving the death of

NEFDA Ticket Release —9 a.m. at Flagler Auditorium. Call 437-7547.

Palm Coast VFW Dinner Dance — 6 p.m. at VFW, 47 Old Kings Road. Tickets: $15. Call 446-8696.

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Movie Matinee — 1:30 p.m. at Flagler County Library. Rated PG. The kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter.

someone close get together with people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. Call 675-0147.

Bible Study — Noon at First Church, 91 Old Kings Road N. Deepen your faith and explore becoming a disciple through the in-depth Bible teachings by the Rev. Gillard S. Glover. RSVP to 446-5759.

1 Enterprise Drive, Unit 7, Bunnell. Contact: Rev. Charlene E. Cothran, Pastor. Call 585-5484 or 283-4905. Visit ZionBaptistPC.org.

Coquina Rocks Beach Walk — 1-2:30 p.m. at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Beachside.

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Craft Workshop — 2 p.m. every Thursday at Portuguese American Cultural Center of Palm Coast. call Elizabeth at 386-446-0356.

Women’s Day Prayer Breakfast — 9 a.m. at First Church, 91 Old Kings Road N. The Rev. Mattie Riley Hayes, pastor of New Zion AME Church in Williston, will be the speaker. Call 446-5759.

Shop for Cause Event – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Panache Shoes and Accessories, European Village, 101 Palm Harbor

The Flagler County Combat Vet’s Spouse Support Group — 6 p.m. at the Coastal Center Conference Room, 4750 Moody Blvd E. Bunnell. Primarily for the spouses of combat vets with PTSD. Call 313-1611.

Pinochle Card Playing — 1 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway N.E. Call 4371594.

“Sylvia” — 7:30 p.m. See March 28.

Young Republicans Meeting — 6:30 p.m. at Funky Pelican, the Flagler Pier on A1A. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. Guest speaker each meeting. Email FlaglerYR@gmail.com.

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People Who Need People Club Meeting — 10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway N.E. Formed so no one ever has to spend a day or holiday alone. Call 931-3006.

“I do! I do!” — 7:30 p.m. at City Repertory Theatre. See March 28.

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More For You Spring 2014 Open House

Twenty Palm Coast residents graduated March 4 from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their city government. The graduating class — the 30th in the program’s history — spent five weeks learning about city departments and visiting city offices, the Palm Coast Community Center, Fire Station 25 and

Water Treatment Plant No. 3. The Citizens Academy meets once a week, on Monday evenings, for five straight weeks. The course is free and registration is limited to approximately 30 Palm Coast citizens per session. The academy is held three times a year: fall, winter and spring. The next session will be late spring 2014, running from May 5 to June 2, with graduation on Tuesday evening, June 3. To register for the program, visit palmcoastgov.com.

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+ AAUW seeks scholarship applicants from women The Flagler Branch of The American Association of Women will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships for continuing college students for the 2014-15 academic year. These scholarships are available to female residents of Flagler County enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of study. Applications can be found at flaglercounty-fl.aauw.net/scholarships/. The deadline is March 31.

+ Artists at the Gardens raises $1,500 for the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House

Tessa Marie Alter, daughter of Dr. Dennis and Laurie Alter, of Flagler Beach, and Andrew Parker Earle, son of Colin and Wendy Earle, of Palm Coast, recently got engaged. Tessa and Andrew are high school and college sweethearts. Both are graduates of Flagler Palm Coast High School and the University of Florida. It was during a romantic evening in Prague, by the Prague Castle, when Andrew proposed and Tessa said, “Yes!” The wedding is scheduled for Oct. 25, with a ceremony at St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Palm Coast and reception at Hammock Beach Resort. The couple will honeymoon in Jamaica.

FLAGLER COUNTY DEATH NOTICE Lloyd Griffin Age: 76 Palm Coast, FL Date of death: March 20, 2014 Occupation: Retired

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+ Congrats! Flagler Palm Coast alumni get engaged

On Feb. 22, Hammock Gardens, raised more than $1,500 for the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House during the seventh-annual Artists at the Gardens event. Ten percent of the day’s sales was donated to the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. “Florida Hospital HospiceCare does so much for the community and I like to hold events to give back,” said Janine Regina, owner of Hammock Gardens. ­— shanna@palmcoastobserver.com

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four bedrooms, two baths and 2,088 square feet of living area. It sold in 2010 for $140,000.

Hammock Beach home tops sales list for the week, at $1.2 million A Hammock Beach home tops the sales list for Flagler County residential real estate transactions the week of Feb. 26 to March 4. Kent and Eva Karlsson, of Phoenix, Ariz., sold the home at 21 Hammock Beach Parkway to Cindy Andreotti, of Great Falls, Va. For $1,553,500. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a pool, a spa, a summer kitchen and 6,409 square feet of living area.

Michael and Carolyn Boyle, of Vero Beach, sold the home at 307 12th St. N. to David and Deborah Petkovsek, of Palm Coast, for $450,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool, a spa, a boat dock and house and 1,884 square feet of living area. It sold in 2011 for $230,000.

PALM COAST Cypress Knoll

Darlene Deak, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 67 Eastwood Drive to Charlotte Koechig, of Palm Coast, for $250,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, to baths, a pool and 2,043 square feet of living area. CitiMortgage Inc. sold the home at 13 Eisenhower Place to Casey Boase and Eleni Boase, of Cocoa, for $173,000. Built in

Joseph and Jennifer Hicks, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 36 Ludlow Lane E. to Larry Evanto II and Meagan Evanto, of Daytona Beach, for $135,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,789 square feet of living area. It sold in 2010 for $114,500.

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The top selling home has four bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a pool, a spa, a summer kitchen and 6,409 square feet of living area. 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool, a spa, a summer kitchen and 1,863 square feet of living area.

Hammock Dunes

David and Patricia Hood, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 9 Anastasia Court to Fred and Charlotte Hodges, of Memphis, for $700,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool, a spa and 3,945 square feet of living area. It sold in 2011 for $510,000.

Indian Trails

Bernard and Joanne Wray, of Rome, N.Y., sold the home at 35 Barrington Drive to Eugene and Carolini Dickersheid, of Ephrata, Pa., for $130,000. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a

spa and 2,582 square feet of living area. Jeanette Marie Butler, of Flagler Beach, sold the home at 100 Beachway Drive to Christian Gray, of Palm Coast, for $117,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,422 square feet of living area. It sold in 2013 for $126,000. Wilmington Trust National Association sold the home at 46 Burbank Drive to Steven Disbrow, of Palm Coast, for $117,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,953 square feet of living area. Daniel and Kristin Pontes, of Fort Myers, sold the home at 131 Burroughs Drive to Richard and Stacy Chun, of Palm Coast, for $153,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths and

1,604 square feet of living area. It sold in 2003 for $143,100. Linda Sicotakis, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 4 Buttermilk Lane to Daniel and Alexandra Maj, of Palm Coast, for $158,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,572 square feet of living area. Leonid Pozniak, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 18 Buttermill Drive to Igor Kourinnyi and Inna Kurinnaya, of Brampton, Canada. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a pool and 2,151 square feet of living area.

Lehigh Woods

Pep Financial LLC sold the home at 17 Reidsville Drive to Thomas and Tina Johnson, of Palm Coast, for $120,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,359 square feet of living area. It sold in 2013 for $79,000. Bette and Ross Wilson, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 169 Ryan Drive to Feliciano and Maria Ramirez, of Danville, Ill., for $140,000. Built in 2003, it has

Jerry Franklin Sr. and Diane Franklin, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 10 Cedar Hollow Court to Robert and Linda Humphrey, of Palm Coast, for $370,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool, a spa, a boat house and dock and 1,966 square feet of living area. Raymond and Kathy Moore, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 40 Clarendon Court N. to Christopher and Trenia Coleman, of Alexandria, Va., for $350,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a boat dock and house and 1,962 square feet of living area. It sold in 2012 for $178,400. Gregory and Kate Anderson, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 16 Colechester Court N. to George Whelan, of Palm Coast, for $169,000. Built in 2011, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,637 square feet of living area. Steve Edson and Stephen Osmeloski, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 17 Coral Reef Court S. to Gina Marie Linde, of Palm Coast, for $135,000. Built in 1985, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,620 square feet of living area. It sold in 2013 for $90,000. John Nichols, Linda Nich-

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ols Campbell and Jason Campbell sold the home at 48 Fairbank Lane to Claire Griffith, of Palm Coast, for $130,000. Built in 1988, it has four bedrooms, two bath, a pool and 2,005 square feet of living area. It sold in 2005 for $249,900. Ann Scalia, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 16 Farragut Drive to Thomas Jesse Bell and Keene Brockenbrough Bell, of Stephens City, Va., for $120,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,226 square feet of living area. It sold in 2013 for $58,000. Yacoub Shaban, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 77 Fort Caroline Lane to James and Shirley Webster, of Dalton, Pa., for $100,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,447 square feet of living area. Sandra Brown, of Brooksville, sold the home at 17 Sentry Oak Place to Joel Waldman, of Belmar, N.J., for $379,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,630 square feet of living area. It sold in 2006 for $421,300.

Pine Grove

Mohammed Alharbi, of Port Orange, sold the home at 16 Poinciana Lane to Dmitriy Zubrich and Yelena Ovrutskaya, Staten Island, N.Y., for $140,500. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,074 square feet of living area. It sold in 2013 for $96,000. JP Morgan Chase Bank sold the home at 7 Price Lane to Vassili Chtonda and Lialia Nouroucheva, of Palm Coast for $92,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2,028 square feet of living area.

Pine Lakes

Thomas and Catherine Courter, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 84 Westgrill Drive to Robert and Kathleen Meehan, of Douglas, Mass., for $121,000. Built in 1984, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,633 square feet of living area. It sold in 1988 for $63,000. James and Candace Newman, of Flagler Beach, sold the home at 64 Westover Lane to Eugene and Bette Parisen, of Palm Coast, for $203,000. Built in 1991, it

has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,014 square feet of living area. It sold in 2009 for $181,000. Jack Good and Jessica Ann Elder Good, of Hixson, Tenn., sold the home at 141 Whispering Pine Drive to Sylvio Thibodeau, of Palm Coast, for $135,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,572 square feet of living area. It sold in 2014 for $92,100. Pann Realty LLC sold the home at 24 Wood Ash Lane to Raymond Nicolo, of Palm Coast, for $175,000. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,349 square feet of living area. Sandra Beltran, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 46 Woodlawn Drive to Richard and Karen Skulina, of Palm Coast, for $240,000. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,487 square feet of living area. Jacqueline Blumenstock and Jill Buck, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 41 Woodworth Drive to Robert Polidore and Christine Burrows, of Palm Coast, for $175,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,088 square feet of living area.

Seminole Woods

Carl and Jessica Harper, of Palm Coast, sold the home at 12 Smoke Tree Place to John and Lisa Mock, of Ormond Beach, for $175,000. Built in 2009, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,249 square feet of living area. JP Morgan Chase Bank sold the home at 22 Upshire Path to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. for $60,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,404 square feet of living area.

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PALM COAST BUSINESS ACTIVITY

The following is an update for permit activity in the city March 13-19. Total number of all permits issued: 176.

• Encompass Aluminum, $20,000, addition, 66 Seven Wonders Trail. • Waterside Pools, $11,000, addition, 29 Colechester Lane. • Hammock Communities, $10,000, addition, 14 Chickasaw Court. • Screen Concepts, $10,000 addition, 34 Pinelynn Lane. • New Coastal Homes, $9,000, addition, 28 Felshire Lane. • Ted & Bobs Alum, $5,000, addition, 65 Bainbridge Lane. • Pavel Tagintsev, $1,500, addition, 26 Rymer Lane.

Residential permits issued:

Occupancy permits issued:

According to Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center, the following companies were issued tax receipts March 17-21: • Home-based businesses: Paul Haussmann’s Pressure Washing, a handyman service; Kevin Hampton Lawn Care, a landscaping service; Tropical Turf Team LLC, a landscaping service.

PALM COAST PERMITS

• Ideal Homes at Palm Coast was issued a $311,000 permit for a single-family residence at 14 Fairmont Lane. • Seagate Homes, $310,000, singlefamily residence, 37 Esperanto Drive. • Seagate Homes, $257,000, singlefamily residence, 6 Sand Pine Drive. • KB Homes Jacksonville, $245,000, single-family residence, 124 South Hummingbird Place. • Blue Crown Construction, $237,000, single-family residence, 4 Karren Place. • Seagate Homes, $217,000, singlefamily residence, 120 Persimmon Drive. • Adams Homes of NW Florida, $201,000 permit, single-family residence, 12 Slingshot Court. • Harkins Construction, $28,000, addition, 158 Bridgehaven Drive. • Fontana Construction, $24,000 addition, 26 Westgate Lane.

• Painting with Fin-S Inc. claimed occupancy at 5 Market Place Court, Unit 5. • National Cremation Society office, 1 Florida Park Drive S., Room 322. • Wild Blue Tattoo, 222 St. Joe Plaza Drive, Room 222.

Application submittals:

• Jim Cullis submitted a subdivision master plan for 9th Green at Grand Haven. • Gioia Properties, LLC submitted a site plan addition at for an addition at Gioia Sails Building. Source: city of Palm Coast

Tidelands

Fannie Mae sold the home at 54 Longview Way N. to Jeffrey and Martha Curran, of Boca Raton, for $277,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,534 square feet of living area. — Toby Tobin, who publishes real estate news at GoToby.com, contributed to this report.

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+ 13-year-old race car driver donates $1,000 for mental health care Race car driver Harrison Burton — just 13 years old — donated $1,000 of his winnings from the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway last month to local mental heath care organization Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, according to a Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare press release. Harrison is sponsored by DEX Imaging, which donates thirty percent of its profits to charity. Harrison decided to follow their example, according to the release. When he asked DEX Imaging’s account representative Cary Frisenda who he should donate the money to, Cary immediately said StewartMarchman-Act. “DEX Imaging is proud to align ourselves with such a great organization like SMA that helps so many people,” Frisenda said in the press release. “We are so pleased that Harrison has chosen to ‘pay it forward’ and donate thirty percent of his winnings from New Smyrna to one of our local charities,” he added. Competing in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pro Late Model division, Harrison won two of seven races – including the100-lap event – in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. The teen finished second in the division’s overall standings, according to the press release. For more information about Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, call 800-539-4228 or visit smabehavioral.org or facebook.com/ SMABehavioralHealthServices.

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+ 4 years of Marketing 2 Go Marketing 2 Go is celebrating its fourth year in business this March. Launched in March of 2010, the company now employs three “bees” to create a buzz about clients’ business, including Cindy Dalecki, owner and president/CEO; Brandi Fowler, chief operations officer; and Meredith Rodriguez, community and sales manager. They also employ interns Ally Perkins, a recent college graduate who will be attending grad school in the fall, and Ryan Ceballos, a local student. “It’s really true that time flies when you are having fun,” said Dalecki. “I am blessed to have such a great team supporting us internally, as well as loyal and amazing customers.” Marketing 2 Go is a social media strategy, public relations, and marketing firm based in Volusia and Flagler County. The first also offers social media management and training. For more information, call 5663466 or visit marketing2go.biz.

+ RE/MAX Flagstaff associates recognized for top 2013 production RE/MAX Flagstaff sales associates Gail Downs, Tracy Callahan-

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Hennessey and Bianca Lovett have qualified for RE/MAX Club Awards, which the highest performing RE/MAX agents in commissions for the past year, according to a RE/MAX Flagstaff press Gail Downs release. Downs and Hennessey are listing experts, and Lovett is a buyer’s agent. They have a combined 32 years of real estate expertise, and have all earned Tracy Callahantheir Certified Hennessey Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation. “Their sales volume and transactions in 2013 made them number one in the county in terms of the average per agent Bianca Lovett productivity,” RE/ MAX Flagstaff Broker/Owner Jimmy Millhollin said in the press release. For more information on RE/MAX Flagstaff, visit rmflagstaff.com/.

+ Flagler Pines receives five-star rating from U.S. News & World Report The Flagler Pines nursing home has received a five star rating — the highest overall rating available — in

+ Florida Hospital Flagler names laboratory supervisor Florida Hospital Flagler has selected Lisa Pennett to serve as blood bank/ point of care testing supervisor at the hospital and two outpatient facilities at Town Center Surgery and the Parkway Medical Plaza. Lisa Pennett Pennett, an Ormond Beach resident who has worked in medicine for over 25 years, will oversee the blood bank and testing performed at patients’ bedsides, like blood glucose level or urine pregnancy tests. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, call 586-2000 or visit FloridaHospitalFlagler.com. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2014 report, according to a Flagler Pines press release. The report rated almost 16,000 nursing homes across the country. The data used in the report comes from information assembled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses nursing homes through health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care. Flagler Pines was also a recipient of the 2010 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program’s BronzeCommitment to Quality award, according to the press release. Flagler Pines is located at 300 Dr. Carter Blvd., in Bunnell. Call 4374168.

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Furnishings KITCHEN TABLE 19” closed, 35” open, w/2padded chairs $50. Bar indoor/outdoor w/4 chairs, $195. Both in good condition 386-864-7959 SCAN DESIGN Contemporary leather couch corner sectional. Good quality leather. Light brownish/apricot color. New $2000, asking $750. Used a couple of times, Like New! Must see. Pictures available! 386-449-9339

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Announcements Antiques/Collectibles MOTHER SETON Dinner Theater presents COLLECTORS PLATES, many styles, best offer. “The Variety Show of 2014” Call to see 386-445-6973 Saturday: March 29th & April 5th-6:30pm Sunday Matinee: MarchFor 30th Sale & April 6th-2:00pm Autos Great Food and entertainment. Donation: $25 2005 CHRYSLER Sebring 4dr $4500 obo, 99K Held at: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Social Hall miles, accident free, auto, good condition, new For information or tickets call: front tires 386-627-3907 Cathy 386-446-5450 or Camille 386-445-9809 2012 CHEVY Camaro Convertible SS, 6.2 V8 Auto,17000 miles , RS Package, Like DAY New, Silver AWARENESS WORLD AUTISM with Black Strip. 386-246-6297 On April 2nd, all $31,000. Houligan's locations will donate

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Granite starts at $23 a square foot installed with free sink!

L&W Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping

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Lawn Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Landscape Design Weed Wacking â&#x20AC;˘ Edging â&#x20AC;˘ Blowing Yard Cleanup â&#x20AC;˘ Mulch â&#x20AC;˘ Rock OFF & MORE

Rick's Power Washing

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YOUR FIRST CUT

PRICES VARY TO SIZE OF YARD

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LANDSCAPING & LAWN

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Licensed Tree 3DTreeandlanscaping.com Surgeon (Arborist)

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Where quality comes first since 1981

PRESSURE WASHING POOL DECKS, DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, ETC.

386-445-5447

135257

COMPLETE LAWN MAINTENANCE

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CertiďŹ ed Master Painter

Lawn Maintenance Hedge Trimming Mulch â&#x20AC;˘ Stone Sean McDermott

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Commercial/Residential Licensed and Insured celticgreen@outlook.com

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Portable Oxygen Concentrators* Featuring: Inogen and Life Choice AeroNebGo Travel Nebulizers* Serving Flagler and Volusia since 1992

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136499

MEDICAL SERVICES, INC.

20% OFF ALL

4900

$

Every 3 Months

135255

Proudly Serving Flagler County for 29 Years!

Established in 1979

133578

386-445-4455

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135265

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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THE PALM COAST OBSERVER Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Over 30 years of experience

• TRIMMING/REMOVAL • STUMP GRINDING • FIRE MITIGATION • LANDSCAPING • PAVERS/RETAINING WALLS • MULCH/STONE/SOD

Edward A Geppner, CPA

20% off 386.283.4943

New Roof Installation and Repair

134040

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SSS Sensational Senior Socials

108343

Insured

Over 39 Years of Experience

SCREENING

-The Color Purple -Social Security -”Oliver” The Musical -Forbidden Broadway’s Favorite

Escorted Long Distance Trips

• Fall Foilage Trip to Nashville, TN & Helen, GA • Bermuda Cruise from Florida

Full Service Travel Agency

Coastal Screening Inc.

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Basic Home Handyman Services Specializing In

We Offer Shuttle Service Too!

135573

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) Free (386 Estimates Cell www.AnthonysTreeServiceInc.com

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• Panama Canal • Smoky Mountain Christmas

TOURS WASHINGTON D.C JUNE 6 - 11

Reliable • Affordable • Available

We Can Beat Any Estimate

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Escorted Day Trips

Over 31 Years in Flagler County www.renderoofing.com

Re-Screens & Repairs • Pool Enclosure Repairs Pan & Sun Room Repairs • Porches & Front Entry Way Repairs Screen Garage Doors • Gutter Repairs ESTIMATES Hurricane Shutters • Pressure Cleaning

Office

Daytrips, Overnight Travel, Cruising, Monthly Luncheons with Entertainment

Free Estimates

386-445-4789

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TRAVEL Regardless of the Destination ... Let Cruise Holidays Plan Your Perfect Get-Away

Est. 1981

• 10-Year “Workmanship” Warranty • Free Annual Roof Inspection • Preventative Maintenance Agreement

Lic. & Ins.

• LAND CLEARING • CLEAN-UP • FILL/GRADING • DUMP TRUCK SERVICE • AND MUCH MORE • NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

135903

In God We Trust

We do house calls for Seniors 10 Florida Park Drive North, Suite D-3

Insured and Licensed

Tax services for new clients

Offer expires 10/15/2014

135911

386-445-6073 www.rkroof.com

FREE

ANTHONY’S BOBCAT AND TREE SERVICE, INC.

Accounting, Tax and Consulting Service

FLORIDA, INC.

• New Roofs • Re-roofs • Repairs • Free Estimates

LIC CCC058058 Owner is the lic. holder.

TREES

GEPPNER & ASSOCIATES

R & K CERTIFIED ROOFING

CCC 1328712

PALM COAST OBSERVER

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

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YOUR 1ST 10,000 MILES OF FUEL ON US PLUS 0.9% APR FOR 60 MONTHS**

2014 VW

2014 VW

JETTA SE $ / Per Month* 36 - Month Lease

2014 VW

PASSAT $ / Per Month* 36 - Month Lease

149

189

BEETLE CONV. / Per Month* 36 - Month Lease

249

$

USED CARS

2012 VW EOS

2012 VW PASSAT SE

$26,981

$18,891

Stk: VPS8117 MILES: 19,229

Stk: VPS8123 MILES: 6,703

2010 VW TIGUAN

2011 VW JETTA SE

2007 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS

2012 VW CC DSG SPORT

$18,981

$16,481

$14,981

$19,981

Stk: VPS8111 MILES: 46,158

Stk: VPS8124 MILES: 9,621

Stk: VX58972C MILES: 110,950

Stk: VPS8119 MILES: 27,069

2011 DODGE NITRO

2009 VW BEETLE CONV. 2010 VW BEETLE

2011 VW GTI DSG

2008 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

$14,891

$13,891

$19,991

$10,981

Stk: VPSW8054A MILES: 30,496

Stk: VPS8141 MILES: 47,297

Stk: VM620769A MILES: 33,816

$13,751

Stk: vps8118 MILES: 24,028

Stk: VM250764A MILES: 54,536

Fields Volkswagen of Daytona 1270 N Tomoka Farms Rd | Daytona Beach Easy to find- Just off I-95 at exit # 265 in the Daytona Auto-Mall

*Based on a 36-month Lease. $2,349 due at signing for these three specials. (Excludes title, tax, options and dealer fees. Excludes TDI速 Clean Diesel models) **Requires purchase of eligible vehicles. Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. Expires two years from issue date. ***On select vehicles. See dealer for details. Example: At 0.9% APR, cost of financing for 60 months is $17.05 a month for every $1,000 financed. Available through Volkswagen Credit on approved credit. Down payment may be required. Expires 4/30/14

135127

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PALM COAST OBSERVER

PalmCoastObserver.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

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EXTRA

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$

*

Certified Pre - Owned

Certified Pre - Owned

Certified Pre - Owned

Certified Pre - Owned

Stk: C14233R

Stk: DT421951

Stk: T145851

Stk: DT421691

2012 FORD FOCUS SE

$12,977

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

$13,977

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

$13,977

Certified Pre - Owned

Certified Pre - Owned

Certified Pre - Owned

Stk: T145991

Stk: R8878

Stk: R8877

2014 FORD FOCUS SE

$15,977

$14,977

$

2014 $FUSION 15,977 Stk: R8880

Certified Pre - Owned

2013 FORD FOCUS SE Stk: C143801

$15,977

/MO.

36 Month Red Carpet Lease.Certified $0 PreCash due Certified Pre - Owned - Owned 2013 FORD ESCAPE SEL 2014 FORD MUSTANG at signing. Security Deposit Waived. Excludes Taxes, Title and Registration $22,977 $22,977 Fees.

2011 FORD FUSION SEL 2012 FORD FUSION SE

Certified Pre - Owned 2013 FORD TAURUS LIMITED

$16,977

$21,977

$17,777

Certified Pre - Owned 2012 FORD FOCUS TITANIUM

000

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

Stk: P8898

Stk: P8905

Stk: R8862

72 POINT INSPECTION BY FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS • FREE VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT

$

000 2014 ESCAPE

/MO.

36 Month Red Carpet Lease. $0 Cash due at signing. Security Deposit Waived. Excludes Taxes, Title and Registration Fees.

Palm Coast Ford

1150 Palm Coast Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL www.palmcoastford.com *60 MinuteEcoBoost Deliveryengine. or $500 Open is applicable if financial transaction rating time exceeds 60 minutes as determined byV6 an4x2; agreed Available Based on Bonus torque,Cash max. towing and payload, and EPA-estimated of 16 city/22 hwy/18 combined mpg, 3.5L 4x4 upon timing device aaer buyer vehicle. Purchase or lease vehicle mustNon-Hybrid be completed in order tocompetitive receive Bonus Cash. 60 Minute Guarantee showin. Actual mileage willselects vary. Class is Full-Size Pickups under of 8,500 lbs. GVWR, vs. comparable engines. EcoBoost vs. 2013 GM applies to all 2014 Escape andNissan 2014 Fusion and lease transactions. Excluded Fusionrating Energi Hybrid. Take new retailmpg. delivery dealer 5.3L, Ram and Toyota 5.7L and 5.6L V8 retail engines. When properly equipped. EPA-estimated ofand 16 city/22 hwy/18 combined 3.5L from EcoBoost V6 4x2. All certified pre-owned prices include $2000 cash or trade-in equity. Plus tax, tag, and $699.50 dealer fee. stock by 3/31/14. See dealer for qualifications and complete details.

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