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Changing economic opportunity County disbands Department of Economic Opportunity, which had a $500,000 budget. PAGE 3

No more dollar stores

Imagine generosity Rare diagnosis inspires outpouring of love for Palm Coast family JOEY PELLEGRINO

City Council votes for a moratorium.

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Rylee Lawson, 14, always had what she and her mother, Lezlie, used to call a “sensitive stomach.” In fourth grade, Rylee missed a week of school when her stomach acted up. It got worse. In November 2019, she was cheering her first basketball game when she had to leave at halftime after nearly fainting, her vomiting spells had drained her so much. She could not keep anything down. Rylee was admitted to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and remained there for three weeks. The week before Thanksgiving, she was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome. “Who’s ever heard of that?” Lezlie said. After the doctors performed an upper gastrointestinal series on Rylee, they found an intestinal

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No texting while driving or use of phones in school or construction zones. PAGE 2

GROWTH PAYING FOR GROWTH Palm Coast plans $20 million investment in wastewater plant PAGE 5

$1.5 PLANNED FOR MEDNEX

Mayor Milissa Holland explains why the city made a budget transfer. PAGE 5

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Rylee and Lezlie Lawson (with Charlotte the cat).

At your service, again.

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From Tuscan Grille to Romero’s Tuscany by the Sea PAGE 11

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13-year-old “extinguishes” the competition. PAGE 17

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Briefs..................... PAGE 8 Business............... PAGE 11 Calendar............... PAGE 17 Cops Corner........ PAGE 10 High 5...................PAGE 12 Letters................... PAGE 6 McMillan.................PAGE 7 Real Estate..........PAGE 20 Your Town.............PAGE 18

Marine life Old Kings Elementary School hosts tour of its marine flagship program. Dawn and Miguel Romero

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BRIEFS Flagler Schools graduation rate hits record high Flagler Schools’ graduation rate is up 11 points from five years ago, according to a news release from the school district. Newly released Florida Department of Education data on the 2018-2019 graduation rate shows that the state rate increased to 86.9%, while Flagler Schools’ rate rose to 89%, which is an all-time high. The new rate tops the 20172018 graduation rate of 88%, which was also a record high for the district at the time. The 2018-2019 rate is also more than 11 points higher than the graduation rate from five years ago. “It’s important to look at the trends,” Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said, according to the news release. “That five-year growth trend has us encouraged. Our entire team is doing the right things for all our students in preparing them academically for life after they leave our school campuses.” At the individual high schools, Matanzas High School’s graduation rate was 94%, two points higher than a year ago. Flagler Palm Coast High School’s was 86%, which matched last year’s number. Additional graduation rate information can be found at the Florida Department of Education website.

New laws on distracted driving go into effect; deputies writing citations New state law bans drivers from texting while driving or from using their phone by hand in a school zone or work zone. JONATHAN SIMMONS NEWS EDITOR

The grace period ended Jan. 1 for new state laws banning people from texting while driving and from using their phones by hand in a work zone or school zone, and Flagler County deputies are pulling people over. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies had issued seven warnings and two citations between Jan. 1 and Jan. 7, said Cmdr. Gerald Ditolla, of the FCSO’s Traffic Unit.  The Florida H i g hway Patrol issued 1,087 warnings for texting while driving during the grace period, from July 1 through Dec. 30. Of the two crimes — texting while driving, or manually using a device in a school zone or work zone — it’s easier for law enforcement officers to catch people violating the latter crime. “That one’s cut and dry,” Ditolla  said. He explained  that just seeing someone holding their phone is enough to justify a citation under Florida Statutes Section  316.306, the  law banning drivers from using  a wireless

device by hand in a school crossing, school zone  or active work zone. But with  the law that bans texting while driving, Section 316.305,  enforcement is a bit trickier. According to the text of the law, law enforcement officers may not search a driver’s phone without a warrant, and they must notify drivers that drivers have the right to refuse to consent to a search. So when  a deputy sees a person on their phone but doesn’t actually see them texting, and the person insists that they were using their phone for a use that

“If you have to text somebody, you have to pull over in a safe location. ... It’s dangerous to text and drive, and we’re going be out there actively looking for violations.”   SCOTT VEDDER, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit corporal

WHAT’S THE FINE? Violating the new legal prohibition on texting while driving, Section 316.305, is considered a nonmoving traffic violation, with a base fine of $30 (and no points assessed) for the first offense, or $60 (and three points assessed) for a second offense within five years of the first. Violating the prohibition on using a wireless device by hand in a school crossing, school zone or active work zone, Section 316.306, is considered a moving traffic violation, with a base fine of $60 (and three points assessed) for any offense. 

was not texting and is not illegal — for instance, using a music app or navigation app —  the deputy has limited options. “If you see somebody that’s on their phone  ... you have to ask them if they were texting, and also ask them to look at their phone, and also advise them that they do not have to allow you,” said Traffic Unit  Cpl. Scott Vedder. “... Nine times out of 10, they’re not going admit that.” That’s the case unless  the deputy actually sees  the person entering text into a  phone — as can sometimes happen when the deputy is driving right next to the texter, particularly if the deputy is riding a motorcycle and has a clear view down into the car. In those cases, deputies can write a citation based on their observation of the crime. Deputies have given out a lot of verbal warnings on Palm Coast Parkway, Ditolla said. “We think that a lot of  times,

distracted driving is the cause of our crashes,” Ditolla said. For the 2019 calendar year, Ditolla  said, the FCSO and the Florida Highway Patrol worked about 2,200 crashes in Flagler County, and 776 of those were coded as distracted driving — a category that included instances in which  drivers’ attention was diverted by their phone or by other distractions, such as adjusting a radio station or speaking to children in the backseat. Even when deputies can’t actually issue a citation, there’s value in letting drivers know deputies are looking for distracted drivers, Vedder said. “If you have to text somebody, you have to pull over in a safe location,” Vedder said. “We want to get it out to people that it’s important, and it’s dangerous to text and drive, and we’re going be out there actively looking for violations.”

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County expects millage rate decrease, tax increase

ECONOMIC RECKONING

The rate is expected to go down slightly, but county staff expect actual bills to increase.

County Commission disbands Department of Economic Opportunity.

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County commissioners voted 3-1 on Jan. 13 to disband the county’s Department of Economic Opportunity and Economic Opportunity Advisory Council, and to replace the department with a single employee who will coordinate economic development. Commissioner Greg Hansen was the sole vote against the proposal, calling it rushed. Commissioner Charlie Ericksen — the only member of the commission who was on the board in 2011, when the Department of Economic Opportunity and Economic Opportunity Advisory Council were formed — was absent. The decision came after County Commissioner Donald O’Brien, reading a prepared statement at the end of the meeting, said he believed it was time to restructure the county’s Department of Economic Opportunity, which he said costs more than neighboring counties’ while having a “continuing lack of any significant result.” “I’m convinced we need to simplify our economic development process,” he said. “We should just have one person on staff that is responsible for economic activities.” The department’s budget is over $500,000, he noted, while St. Johns County — which has a population of over 243,000 people, much more than Flagler’s approximately 110,000 — is spending about $443,000, and Clay County, with a population of about 212,000, spends about $220,000. “I think we have a problem of a lack of accountability,” O’Brien said, noting that the position of the department’s director, Helga van Eckert, was specifically created by the County Commission in 2011 with a provision that the director work with autonomy from the county administrator. “We have no other situation like that within county government,” O’Brien said. As for the advisory council, it struggles to get enough members to function, he said. O’Brien is the commission’s representative on that council. O’Brien added he wasn’t saying there had not been effort, or that the county didn’t have good staff members. But, he said, “We can be a h--- of a lot more efficient than we’ve been in the past.” His comments followed a presentation by van Eckert in which she’d touted her department’s ability to bring jobs into the area and stated that the department was responsible for creating 500 jobs. But O’Brien said that such reports were “replete with questionable and fluffy numbers,” and that the department often took credit for projects which it had little involvement with. Of the claim

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The county has not been able to fill this spec building on U.S. 1.

of 500 jobs, he said, “Where’s the backup and the documentation?” He made a motion to defund the economic development department and reduce the budget down to one full-time person; discontinue the advisory council; direct the county administrator to assign economic development staff — aside from van Eckert, there are two other full-time employees, plus a part-time employee — to other departments in the county, where appropriate; assign one staff member to an economic development support position; and reduce the budget to support that one position while continuing to honor economic development incentives that the county had already granted. “I don’t take any glee whatsoever in my motion, and I understand careers and people’s lives are affected,” O’Brien said. “But I will not shirk my responsibility as a commissioner with respect to efficient use of taxpayer dollars and us getting the best results.” Of several issues that O’Brien listed as missteps on the part of the department — for instance, the last-minute collapse of a deal to bring a furniture company into the county, the county’s inability to fill a spec building that had been constructed on U.S.1, and the fact that the department had not created economic opportunity zones — Commissioner Joe Mullins said he’d had similar concerns. “I don’t think that it’s one person’s fault; I can’t put that on our director,” Mullins said. But, he added, “I think it is crucial that we change the image and reputation of this community. ... I am so concerned that if we see a dip ... Flagler County’s going to go back to the highest unemployment rate in the state of Florida.” Hansen said he would be willing to look into the issues O’Brien raised. But he wasn’t ready to vote

“I don’t take any glee whatsoever in my motion, and I understand careers and people’s lives are affected. But I will not shirk my responsibility as a commissioner with respect to efficient use of taxpayer dollars and us getting the best results.” DONALD O’BRIEN, Flagler County Commissioner

to shut down the department and the council without more investigation. “We shouldn’t rush into things, and this is rushing into things,” Hansen said. Speaking after the meeting, Commissioner David Sullivan said that he’d voted in favor of O’Brien’s motion based on the information presented. And in business — which the county, with its staff, essentially is, he said — once it appears that a person with a position as high as director isn’t going to be continued, it’s best to make the move quickly to avoid recrimination or other complications in the interim. County Administrator Jerry Cameron said he will reassign the department’s other employees to other positions, without impacting their pay. “We’re running short-staffed anyway, on purpose, with other budget constraints,” he said. The economic development activities currently being handled by the department, he said, will be handed off to the person he selects to become the county’s economic development point person. “Although I hate it — I love the individuals here, and I love the employees — it’s exciting to know we’re starting a new day,” Mullins said.

BUDGET TO POPULATION RATIO FLAGLER COUNTY Budget: $500,000 Population: 110,000 ST. JOHNS COUNTY Budget: $443,000 Population: 243,000 CLAY COUNTY Budget: $220,000 Population: 212,000

Don’t expect a break in your county taxes next year: Although the rate may go down a bit, property value rise is expected to push bills higher, meaning that residents will see an increase in their bills even as the rate decreases. That is, the rate will be higher than the rollback rate — the rate that would bring in the same overall amount of tax revenue as the current year. County staff are expecting to decrease the millage rate by 0.1 mill next year, Flagler County Financial Services Director John Brower said a County Commission workshop Jan. 13. The current, fiscal year 2020 operating millage rate, 8.2547 mills ($8.2547 per $1,000 of taxable value), was also a rate decrease but tax increase, over the rollback rate, from the previous year. “Realistically, I think another 10th of a mill is about all we can anticipate doing and still meeting some of the essential requirements of government,” Brower told commissioners during the workshop. “We are behind the curve on a lot of things. But it was very apparent to me from the beginning that this board is very interested in tax conservation and minimizing the impact on our citizens.” The county’s financial services department is expecting a property value increase of about 5%, which would bring in about $2.6 million in additional tax revenue, he said. Major funding considerations for the coming year, he said, include a salary study which will be conduced by consulting firm Evergreen Solutions; creating a master plan for constitutional officers’ space needs; longterm sustainable funding for the fire service; and a sustainability and funding plan for the coastline. Constitutional officers — the sheriff, clerk of court, supervisor of elections, tax collector and property appraiser — are expected to submit their budgets May 1. County administrator Jerry Cameron said that he does not expect that the county, given recent impacts by hurricanes, will likely be back at the rollback rate in the next few years. “But we do want to continue in the right direction, and that's what the 10th of a mill represents,” Cameron said.

“We are behind the curve on a lot of things. But it was very apparent to me from the beginning that this board is very interested in tax conservation.” JOHN BROWER, Flagler County financial services director


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Apartment units being added at the Palm Coast Town Center Innovation District. “We get constant phone calls about rental rates and who should they contact about those units,” Chief Development Officer Jason DeLorenzo said.

City puts hold on dollar stores

New impact fees proposed

Does Palm Coast have too many dollar stores? Palm Coast’s mayor is concerned that it might, and the City Council voted 5-0 on Jan. 14 to place a 120-day moratorium on discount “small box stores.” The moratorium is a stopgap measure designed to prevent more dollar stores from being approved while the city considers more longterm options for regulating them. Dollar stores that are already in the city would not be affected. “We need a tool to maintain the status quo …. so if damage is being done, there isn’t any additional damage,” City Attorney Bill Reischmann told council members at the meeting. Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland first raised the matter during a Jan. 7 City Council meeting, asking City Attorney Bill Reischmann if the city would be able to create a policy to ban the stores. “We have a lot of Dollar Generals popping up in our city, and frankly I find it a little disconcerting,” she said. Resichmann replied he’d

Palm Coast is considering establishing new impact fees — fees that developers pay to local government when adding new construction —to support the city’s Parks and Recreation department. The city now charges $849 per residential dwelling unit, and will consider raising that fee to $1,549. Projects that could be funded by an increase in impact fees include neighborhood parks in Quail Hollow, Pine Lakes, Matanzas Woods and elsewhere, a new kayak launch in the L-section, a new aquatic center, additional community centers, and others.

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look into it, and said he was aware of two communities in other states that don’t allow dollar stores, on the basis that they pose a danger to small mom-and-pop supermarkets. He warned at the Jan. 14 meeting that the city will need to be able to justify its decision in the event of a legal challenge. Councilman Eddie Branquinho asked him about the case law on bans on dollar stores, and Reischmann said he’d seen the courts go both ways, upholding some bans but striking down others. The moratorium bars the issuance of business tax

receipts, building permits or development orders for dollar stores while the city drafts potential legislation on them.  The resolution’s language cites the possibility of dollar stores contributing to food deserts as a reason for the moratorium. Resident Phyllis RobbinsScheffler warned the council that some residents rely on dollar stores. “It is not an affluent community, except for sections,” she said. “... So take into consideration all the population here in Palm Coast, not just the few or the smaller percentage that can afford to pay more.”

City to look at vaping restrictions Palm Coast city staff have drafted an ordinance that would enact restrictions on vaping. Palm Coast City Councilman Jack Howell worked with city attorney Bill Reischmann to craft the ordinance. At a Dec. 10 council workshop, he’d proposed that the city ban the sale of e-cigarette equipment to minors and ban vaping in places where cigarette smoking is banned, and also ban the sale of ecigarette materials through vending machines. The council will consider the ordinance at a future meeting.

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“We need a tool to maintain the status quo ... so if damage is being done, there isn’t any additional damage.” BILL REISCHMANN, Palm Coast city attorney

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City plans $1.5 million Planned wastewater plant: $20 million in support of MedNex Pledging the money will likely ease the process of winning legislative approval, according to Mayor Milissa Holland. JONATHAN SIMMONS NEWS EDITOR

Palm Coast is pledging to put $1.5 million toward the proposed UNF MedNex health care education hub in Palm Coast if the proposal gains legislative approval this year. The City Council approved a transfer of the money from from the city’s general fund reserve to its non-departmental general fund for that purpose during a council meeting Jan. 7. The move, Mayor Milissa Holland said in an interview after the meeting, is a placeholder: The council needs to earmark the dollars so that they’ll be available, even if it doesn’t end up spending them. If the MedNex proposal does win legislative approval, the money will come before the council again for a vote. But pledging the money, she said, should make it easier to win lawmakers’ favor.  “We’re getting ready and prepared to meet with the  leadership in Tallahassee to enter into conversions on why we feel this is important, not only for the city of Palm Coast ... but really the whole Florida university system,” she said. 

“This program elevates job opportunities here in our city ... and will allow us to hopefully keep our students who are educated here in high-paying jobs, and hopefully in our community.”   MILISSA HOLLAND, mayor

The money is coming out of the city’s fund balance reserve, she said, and will not require a tax increase: The fund balance reserve is a separate fund that the city must set aside as part of its auditing recommendations. The balance in that fund, after the city was reimbursed by FEMA for hurricane-related expenses, had grown higher than the recommended amount, she said. “This program elevates job opportunities here in our city,” she said, “and will allow us to hopefully keep our students who are educated here in high-paying  jobs, and hopefully in our community.” Dennis McDonald, who has run for political office several times in the past, copied the Palm Coast Observer on an email to City Council members, questioning why the fund transfer was not discussed publicly.

The city expects to put $20 million into the new wastewater plant to add capacity for a growing population. JONATHAN SIMMONS NEWS EDITOR

With more people comes more wastewater, and Palm Coast wants to make sure it has the capacity to deal with its rising population. The city is planning a $20 million expansion at its Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2, off U.S. 1.  The city would pay for the expansion with a low-interest Florida Department of Environmental Protection state revolving loan. The anticipated interest rate is 0.117%.

“The idea is growth paying for growth: You go out and borrow  money for the facility, and then you have these new residents come in and pay for that facility,” Public Works Director Richard Adams told the City Council at a council workshop Jan. 14. Mayor Milissa Holland suggested that the city have the plant reviewed for energy efficiency as it plans for the expansion. Palm Coast has had rising residential construction annually for more than  five years, and the  expansion has been in the planning process for about three years; the plant is expected to take about three years to build. It would double the plant’s current permitted capacity, taking it from 2 million gallons a day to 4 million. Currently, the total capacity of the city’s two existing wastewater treatment plants is 8.43 million gallons a day

average annual daily flow, and the Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2 is treating a monthly average flow  of between 0.7 and 1.2 million gallons a day. The plant was designed that it could be expanded to handle as many as 6 million gallons a day, with the expansions occurring at 2-million-gallons-a-day increments. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection requires municipalities to begin planning for expansion as they near capacity levels. A related project would take some existing wastewater flow from Wastewater Plant No. 1 and redirect it to  Wastewater Plant No. 2. The city expects to adopt a finance plan later this month, and, in March, approve the loan agreement itself. Paola Rodriguez contributed.

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City needs transportation, not apartments Dear Editor: All you see in Palm Coast is construction everywhere. If you drive through Town Center, you’ll see those low income apartments that the city says are needed. First of all, it is so ugly, looking like “pigeon’s houses!” We have a lot of seniors driving here, including me, and honestly some should not be on the roads especially when it is dark. Let’s face it, we will all be there one day! Some seniors need “transportation,” which this town does not have — I mean transportation with bus stops, like Daytona Beach or St. Augustine have. And not a small bus that you have to call to pick you up or bring you back. Three or four buses would cover this town. But not here. Our seniors, whether they want to or not, are forced to drive in traffic, at night time, with no street lights. It is time that our mayor sees that there is too much construction and that we need some regular transportation. Think twice next time you vote. MARIEROSE DUNAYER Palm Coast

Golf courses may contain contaminants Dear Editor: I read Brad West’s letter, and totally agree with every-

thing he wrote, but there was one topic that Brad did not mention: the possibility of badly contaminated soil on the Mantanzas Woods golf course and other golf courses in Palm Cost. Golf courses have to be attractive and well-maintained. This requires pesticide, herbicides and fertilizers. Some may contain arsenic — enough arsenic, used in industrial quantities, to badly contaminate the soil. Google “golf course arsenic.” Developing unbuilt sites requires dirt to be excavated. It gets carried on shoes, on tools, on tires, and the wind scatters it. The point is, the dirt gets carried into our homes. If there is arsenic or other poisons, we need to know BEFORE that land is approved for rezoning. Collier County placed an 18-month moratorium on development on golf courses. Yet, Palm Coast seemingly has no plan in place to deal with this potential disaster. Palm Coast does not even require soil to be tested until rezoning has been approved. This is totally backwards. Everyone who lives near a golf course could be facing the same potential contamination problem! The government of our city needs to make sure we identify potential health hazards well in advance, and have proper plans in place to protect us. Contact the mayor and council and demand they protect you, not developers! MIKE MARTIN Palm Coast

FlaglerLive editor’s comments disrespect law enforcement Dear Editor: On WNZF’s Free For All Friday radio show, Flagler Live editor Pierre Tristam made a very disturbing statement about law enforcement: that law enforcement officers “love to shoot and kill people.” We will not tolerate anyone attacking any law enforcement. First responders deserve an apology. Flagler County deserves a better reputation than this guy is creating. We don’t support stereotyping area law enforcement this way. Many Flagler residents work at these agencies. We as a community value our safety. We want the best watching out for us, and they will be treated like the best! Thank you to all law enforcement officers and staff for what you do. This is not what Flagler county supports! We stand with all law enforcement across the nation! JOE MULLINS Bunnell

Editor’s note: Mullins, a Flagler County commissioner, is referring to a comment Tristam made during WNZF’s “Free For All Friday” with host David Ayres and Palm Coast Observer Executive Editor Brian McMillan on Dec. 27. Tristam sent this reply to Mullins’ letter: “Joe Mullins’s intellectual dishonesty strikes again.

Though he is Flagler County’s supreme leader of idiotic and clumsy statements, this hypocrite takes a clumsy statement I made and fabricates an entirely false narrative from it. He never notes that I corrected myself within seconds of making it on the air. He never notes that it was in the context of praising our local law enforcement’s remarkable and exemplary record of restraint. He never notes that I devoted an entire column to that praise (see https://flaglerlive. com /148518/conflict-resolution-policing-pt/), or that FlaglerLive can sometimes read too much like the sheriff’s PR annex. And of course blinded by his blowhard sloganeering, he ignores the fact that yes, with nearly a thousand civilian deaths a year at cops’ hands in this country, the problem bears debating, not veiling behind brown-shirted statements like “We will not tolerate anyone attacking any law enforcement.” It’s not that this guy has nothing better to do than attack facts and truth on his infomercial (or here). Of course he does. He could start by being a county commissioner. But he doesn’t know how. Short on substance and ideas of his own, he lustily erects straw men and takes on targets who do have better things to do than take his crassness seriously. I trust most of your readers, like most of ours at FlaglerLive, know not to fall for this scalper of deceit. He knows not what he does.”

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What looks like the brightest star in the evening sky at this time of year is actually a planet, Venus. What’s even more amazing is that Venus doesn’t actually produce any light. Although this number varies widely because of Venus’ orbit, light travels an average of about 67 million miles from the sun to Venus, and it’s so bright that the light bounces off Venus and travels another 25 million miles to my eyes, as I stand in my driveway after work. By the time the light hits me, it’s been traveling for about eight minutes. I tried to explain the wonder of the solar system to my 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy, on a recent evening, but she had just gotten home from her dance class, and she was focused on her ballet costume. “It’s not a costume, it’s a leotard,” she said. “Don’t you know that?” It seems that my children aren’t interested in everything I

want to teach them when I want to teach them. And sometimes they want to learn me something instead. At the library, I always let Kennedy pick out whatever books she wants in the children’s section, and I usually pick out something that I think she might like, to try to expose her to something new. On our most recent trip, I found a book with paintings that illustrated a Robert Frost poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” I was debating how deep to get into the various interpretations, but I shouldn’t have bothered. She was intently turning pages in a book she had picked, which, from what I could tell, was a catalog of Beanie Babies. Painful. Kennedy does seem to be influenced by her teenage siblings. I recently found her spinning slowly in an office chair, singing “Old Town Road” in a bored voice: “Ain’t nobody tell me nothing,” she droned. Then she turned to me and said, “That song is stuck in my head.” Well, there’s always the next child. I pulled my 1-year-old son, Luke, onto my lap before bedtime the other night and started reading: “Whose woods these are I think I know.” He giggled. He wiggled. He listened to the whole thing twice. And, of course, Kennedy eventually joined us.

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Deputies seize evidence in homicide case The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit, Domestic Homeland Security Unit, Tactical Unit, and crime scene investigators executed a search warrant at 49 Berkshire Lane on Jan. 10 and seized evidence related to the murder of Deon O’Neal Jenkins, according to an FCSO news release. Jenkins was killed Oct. 12, 2019, at the Circle K at 1500 Palm Coast Parkway. Another person was hurt in the shooting. During the investigation, the Major Case Unit identified multiple co-conspirators, and a connection between the occupants of the house and the murder. “Our detectives have been on top of this case from day one,” Sheriff Rick Staly said, according to the news release. “I’ll say this, the walls are closing in. If you have any information about this case, now is the time to come forward. Multiple persons of interest have been identified, and it’s time for them to decide whether they want to be a witness or a defendant.” FCSO has partnered with

the Florida Sheriff’s Association and CrimeStoppers of NE Florida to provide a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the killer and any accomplices. Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477), and will remain anonymous.

FCSO K-9 sniffs out car burglary suspects The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office found a car with a stolen tag in the Target parking lot at around 6:40 p.m. Jan. 7. The car was occupied by two people. A deputy approached the vehicle and identified the driver as 26-year-old She’Maliz. When the driver stepped out of the car, the back seat passenger, later identified as 23-yearold Rickain Johnson, ran off through the parking lot. More FCSO units, including Cpl. Fred Gimbel and K-9 Holmes, arrived to search for him. Using the passenger’s seat as a scent article, K-9 Holmes followed Johnson west through the Target parking lot. As the

team approached Walgreens, the suspect ran again. Gimbel, K-9 Holmes, and other deputies caught the suspect at the corner of Belle Terre Parkway and State Road 100. A third person who left the car before law enforcement arrived, 27-yearold Laquada Davis, was also arrested. Investigation revealed that the three were involved in multiple local vehicle burglaries. By 7:30 pm, Davis, Johnson and May were placed under arrest and transported to the Flagler County jail.

Buddy Taylor teacher arrested after alleged battery of student Buddy Taylor Middle School teacher Jeffrey Paffumi, 47, was arrested Jan. 8 on a battery charge after physically removing a student from his classroom. It was reported that Paffumi physically removed the 14-yearold from his chair, carried him out into the hallway and pushed him on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The student reported the

incident to his parents, who alerted school administrators. The incident was captured on video by another student. “As a teacher, you have to control your temper even when students test you,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “This is an unfortunate incident involving a teacher and a student. My daughter is a school teacher, and I know from her how misbehaved some students can be, but as a teacher you must deal with it appropriately. Corporal punishment like the old days is not allowed today.” Upon learning of the allegations,Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said: “The actions of this teacher are not consistent with how we expect our educators to act and behave and it will not be tolerated. We immediately removed Mr. Paffumi from the classroom following the incident and placed him on leave pending an investigation. I have stressed to my executive team the importance of handling this investigation with the utmost seriousness it deserves. I also understand a video shows only a portion of a particular incident, so this investigation will encompass the incident in

totality and not just what was captured on a camera.” The FCSO has investigated previous incidents involving Paffumi. He was arrested in 2012 for criminal mischief. Also in 2012, he was charged with battery for a physical disturbance.

FPC student arrested for battery on staff A school resource deputy at Flagler Palm Coast High School responded to the report of a fight between two students Jan. 9. As Deputy Williams approached, he saw Mr. Rhoads, a teacher, attempting to break up the fight before being struck in the back by a 15-year-old student. Rhoads then restrained the 15-year-old against the wall with the assistance of Dean Erin Davis. While the 15-year-old was being restrained against the wall, he began resisting and shoved Davis before being successfully restrained. Surveillance footage showed that the 15-year-old student had been trying to get another student to fight him.

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The 15-year-old student has previous felony charges from August 2019 for battery on school personnel. Those charges came after school personnel attempted to break up a fight between the teen and another student on the FPC campus. The 15-year-old was arrested.

Year-old car burglary solved Detectives investigating car burglaries that occurred on Jan. 8 were able to link two of the suspects to a year-old case in Flagler Beach, according to an FCSO news release. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office charged 26-year-old She’Maliz May and 23-year-old Rickain Johnson with additional burglary charges dating back to Jan. 18, 2019, for an incident that occurred at the Fitness One on Old Kings Road in Flagler Beach. “This case dates back almost one year to the day, but our detectives quickly recognized these two and immediately looked back at the previous case to verify the connection,� Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Hopefully this is the last time they try to prey on Flagler County residents since

they should know by now that we don’t play around and crime stops in Flagler County.�

Woman found dead in marina identified as Alexandra Lawson The District 23 Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy Jan. 9 on the body of a woman who was found in the water at Yacht Harbor Marina in Palm Coast on Jan. 8, according to an FCSO news release. She has since been identified as 22-year-old Alexandra Lawson, of Palm Coast. The cause of death has been ruled a drowning. “While we have confirmation on the identity and cause of death, this is still the early stages of the investigation,� Sheriff Rick Staly said. “This is a tragic situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.� Investigators have been unable to determine the exact circumstances that caused Lawson to drown. They are asking for anyone with any information related to this case, or video surveillance in the area, to email tips@flaglersheriff.com. The specific timeframe inves-

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Five felony arrests made in Palm Coast’s C-Section Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies saw a stolen car in the area of Palm Harbor Parkway and Palm Coast Parkway at 2:20 a.m. Jan. 1. It turned into the Harborside Apartments parking lot at 100 Palm Harbor Parkway, but as deputies approached the vehicle, it sped off, according to an FCSO news release, and dfeputies pursued it. A resident on Coral Reef Court North called dispatch and said that a male with a red hoodie had just run across his yard and was possibly hiding underneath his pickup truck. Deputies arrived at the house and did not locate the male but were shown Ring Video footage that shows the suspect wearing a red hooded sweatshirt running across the front yard and ducking down near a pick-up truck.

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the 16-year-old received a “shared location� message on his iPhone from Parker and they were on their way to pick him up when they were stopped by the FCSO. The driver consented to a search of her vehicle and FCSO seized the 16-year-old’s cell phone for evidentiary purposes. Parker and the juvenile were located by FCSO deputies hiding on a boat located at Crystal Bay Court. Both were secured. The boat owner wished to pursue charges for burglary. “These guys thought they could steal a car and get away with it but what they now know is that crime stops in Flagler County,� Sheriff Rick Staly said. “I want to thank the resident who saw something suspicious and reported it which allowed our deputies to quickly locate the suspect. These guys thought they could steal a car in another part of the state and come to Flagler County and then run from us. But they learned that when you run from the FCSO you just go to jail tired.� The suspects were arrested and taken to the county jail.

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BRIEFS Arrest made after high speed chase After a high speed chase through Flagler County, Eliott Watkins, 27, was arrested and taken to jail on Jan. 13. Sheriff Rick Staly issued the following statement: “This guy has made a slew of bad decisions. One was stealing the car in the first place, another thinking he could hide out in Flagler County and lastly trying to hide from our deputies, who did an outstanding job apprehending this guy with no injuries to deputies or citizens. Crime stops in Flagler County and if you test us and run from FCSO you will only go to the Green Roof Inn tired and in this case wet and muddy.”

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THE WINDSOR TO INTRODUCE THERAPEUTIC GARDEN The Windsor of Palm Coast has introduced an innovative therapy garden to aid seniors with memory-related impairments. The new garden program will be unveiled in a special event at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The event is open to the public. Developed by Eldergrow, the therapeutic garden has shown significant results in other Legend Memory Care residences. The garden is mobile and is designed to provide a tactile, sensory experience to promote cognitive and memory function. Educators trained in the use of the sensory garden as a therapy tool will teach classes, lead activities and measure progress.

DR. CURTIS SCHALIT OFFERS NEW BODY CONTOURING TREATMENT CoolTone, a new toning treatment that purports to stimulate the muscles for a more defined appearance, is being offered in Volusia and Flagler Counties by Dr. Curtis J. Schalit, FACS. “CoolSculpting removes fat cells from stubborn areas, while CoolTone builds new muscle,” Schalit said. “By combining the two, patients gain the optimal body contouring results.” Call 252-6438 or visit drschalit.com/ cooltone.

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FAMILIAR FLAVOR The former co-owners of the Tuscan Grille now ply their trade across from the Flagler Pier. JOEY PELLEGRINO STAFF WRITER

Dawn and Miguel Romero want everyone to know they are back. The former co-owners of the Tuscan Grille and Sweet Waters Smokehouse Bar & Grill (at the address currently inhabited by Hidden Treasure Raw Bar & Grill) opened Romero’s Tuscany by the Sea at 308 S. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach, in July 2019, after a four-and-a-half-year absence from the restaurant business. “It’s unpredictable, at best,” Dawn Romero said of the restaurant business, “and you need to be in it for the long haul.” Those last two places, coowned with partners, merged in 2014 and closed in 2015 due to financial difficulties, many resulting from a car accident that badly injured Miguel. But neither of them now believes the long gap was a great detriment. “For us, it’s a good thing,” Miguel Romero said. “With all the time that passed, we gained more experience. It got better.” “It gave us, as a family, time to grow,” Dawn Romero said. And time to grow as restaurateurs, too. “We came up with some new

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Dawn and Miguel Romero

things,” she said, “but all the old traditional dishes are still here — the pasta rustica, chicken panzanella, the veal valdastano. And we’ve done a lot of renovations.” The building they now inhabit — a 68-seat venue, versus around 76 at their last location — was formerly home to Rocky’s Original Pizza Place, Joseph’s Bistro, Pasta Pasta and Southside Grill. What used to be the storage room has been converted into a more intimate dining area. “It’s manageable,” Dawn Romero said of the slightly smaller space. And, being so close to the Flagler Pier, “It’s easy to describe to people where it is.” Dawn and Miguel Romero both described the local business environment as familial and inviting. “It’s a very close-knit community,” Dawn Romero said. “We patronize all the other local businesses — Tortuga’s, Flagler Fish Company, Funky Pelican, Johnny D’s. ... We swap gift cards, too.” While the new location has brought fresh clientele to discov-

er their cooking, is has not taken long for the Romeros’ old customers to find them all over again. “Word of mouth has been spreading,” Dawn Romero said. “More and more people are coming in and saying ‘We just heard the Tuscan Grille reopened!’” The opening of Tuscany by the Sea has also been a reunion of old employees. Once again, Miguel Romero has been working alongside his brother Jose, just as he did at the Tuscan Grille and Sweet Waters. Adult daughters Victoria and Elizabeth and teenaged Aryanna work there taking orders, waiting tables, and staff came back from out of state to help renovate the new location and return to their old roles. The Romeros believe it’s this feeling of family, as much as sauces made to order and veal freshly pounded, that has kept people coming back to them. “We were always there, hands on,” Dawn Romero said. “We are working as a family,” Miguel Romero said.

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The Pirates have exceeded expectations so far this season. But they’re not done yet. RAY BOONE SPORTS EDITOR

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fter a season in which Matanzas' girls soccer team went 9-12 and graduated some of their top players, the Pirates' Pawel Slusarz, and the rest of his team, believed the Pirates were in for a rebuilding year entering his second season as Matanzas' head coach. But with the postseason on the horizon, the Pirates have defied those expectations, winning 10 of their first 12 games. The Pirates had sky high expectations last season but suffered a 6-0 loss to Ponte Vedra in the district semifinal on Jan. 28. In addition, the Pirates graduated one of the school's best goal scorers in team captain Alyssia Paiz, who topped 100 goals for her career last season. "Yes, it's a surprise," senior goalkeeper Anessa Harrison said of the team's success. "But I think that we've always had it in us. We just finally pushed through." Before the season started, the Pirates set a goal of growing closer together as a team as the season went on. Every member of the team cited this as the main reason for the Pirates' stellar play in 2019-20.

"I think the biggest thing is that we do things together as a team," Slusarz said. "That might sound obvious, but it's not always the case. These girls fight for each other." Harrison said previous teams were more "cliquey." That's not the case with this current squad. "We weren't as together the past few years," she said. "But we came together. We're a family now." Because the Pirates have exceeded expectations, the mindset has changed. Instead of scraping by on a .500 overall record, the Pirates want championships: conference, districts and beyond. "We want to go as far as we can in both of those," sophomore defender Fatima Barham said. "I think we've exceeded our goal of what we wanted to be. But we've still got more to do. We've got a lot more to prove." And to do that, they have to take it one game at a time. "I'm trying to keep the girls calm and to not think about our record," Slusarz said. "We're trying to play every game like it's the first game of the season."

"I don't really want to mention one or two girls. It's the whole team. I could go throughout the whole roster. Everyone has given us more than we expected."

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PAWEL SLUSARZ, Matanzas head coach

Pirates defeated the Barracudas 64-15 to return to the Region 1 round for the third time.

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Matanzas’ boys soccer team defeated Pedro Menendez 5-2 on Monday, Jan. 13, in the first round of the St. Johns River Athletic Conference tournament.

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Flagler Palm Coast’s boys wrestling team captured first place in the 3A-District 2 Duals championship on Thursday, Jan. 9, at University High School. The Bulldogs won two matches after getting a first-round bye, defeating DeLand 77-6 in the semi-finals and Gainesville Buchholz 39-36 in the championship round.

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After losing to Seabreeze in the final, Matanzas’ boys wrestling team ‚Äî which defeated Pine Ridge in the quarters and Belleview in the semis ‚Äî faced off against New Smyrna Beach in a dual for second place at the 2A-District 4 Duals championship on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Matanzas High School. The

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FPC’s girls basketball team has won three of their last four games, including a 5047 win over Sandalwood, a 48-45 win over Nease and a 46-35 win over Colonial.

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FPC’s cheerleading team had a clean sweep for qualifiers this season. The Bulldogs had four consist first-place titles as they head into regionals at Hudson High School on Saturday, Jan. 18.


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Q +A PETE HALD, FPC GIRLS SOCCER COACH

One of the area’s best coaches, ‘through thick and thin’ keeper-wise, we don’t give up many goals. But we’re not scoring. We’re not finishing well enough. We get lots of chances, but we don’t put the ball in the back of the net. We’re either winning 1-0 or losing 1-0, it seems like.

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ete Hald is the head coach of Flagler Palm Coast’s girls soccer team and is one of the most heralded coaches in the Flagler-Volusia area. Hald, who is currently in his 29th season leading the Bulldogs, was recently inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Hald, who eclipsed the 450-win mark las season, recently spoke with the Palm Coast Observer about his recent success and the growth of his team. With your move from District 2 into District 1, your schedule has gotten much tougher than in previous seasons. How do you think it’s affected your team?

Just because you’re a district runner-up doesn’t mean you’re into the tournament now. It’s the district champs and the top four wild cards in your region.

I don’t know if we can win the district — it’s going to be tough with Bartram Trails. They beat us 1-0 earlier in the season, and we were on our heals for most of the game. But who knows? The hard teams are hopefully preparing us to play those hard games when they really count. Plus the ranking. Strength of schedule is huge right now, and it really

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You lost team captain Ashley Puentes mid-season after she enrolled early at Valdosta State. How has that affected your team?

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FPC girls soccer coach Pete Hald.

helps with your ranking. Despite the difficult schedule, do you think your team is playing better now than in previous seasons?

No, we’re a little down. We’re playing well on defense and

She’s not a scorer so much, but she kind of helped run the middle of the field. Now I’m trying to figure out who is going to take her spot without having to take away from someplace else. It’s a very difficult challenge right now. It’s going to be tough. We’ve been to 17-straight district championships, and we’re going to have a tough time getting into this one.

You were recently inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame. What does that mean to you?

You have to be a member of the FACA for 20 years to even be considered for a nomination. Obviously, I was honored and proud of it. I don’t win state championships, and some people believe that Hall-ofFamers win all the time. But that’s not the case at all. There’s so much involved in it. I’m an active member of the FACA. I’m the women’s state chair for Florida, too, which I’ve been a part of for a long time. Of course, winning helps. The part that I’m proud of most, though, is that I started this program. A lot of people coach and then move to someplace else. Me, I’ve been here through thick and thin. And I don’t plan on retiring anytime soon.

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MATANZAS’ BEST GIRLS HOOPS TEAM EVER? The Pirates are set to make program history in Guerrero’s first season with the team. RAY BOONE SPORTS EDITOR

ERIC GUERRERO, Matanzas head coach

The Pirates’ Taina Velazquez drives to the hoop.

program history. With 10 wins (as of Jan. 14), the Pirates are already tied for most wins in a season in school history. “I’m very happy with where we are,” said Guerrero, who was previously an assistant coach at rival Flagler Palm Coast the past few seasons. “We’re competing with

Matanzas’ Diamond McGlocking drives to the hoop.

tough teams, and that’s the main thing I want to see.” The results weren’t much of a surprise, Guerrero added. “When I knew I had a full roster, when I saw the talent and the heart that these girls had, I knew we were going to get to this point,” he said. The Pirates have struggled mightily the past few seasons. Matanzas went 0-17 in 2018-19 and haven’t won more than four games since the 2011-2012 season. The adversity had been especially difficult on the players. “Every year has been tough for us to win,” senior guard Diamond McGlocking said. “But we’ve

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really stepped up our game a lot and learned how to come together as a team.” She, and other Pirates players, attributed Guerrero in helping the team come together. “We have a great coach,” FPC transfer Ja’Daiya Willis said. “He’s teaching us how to play as a team, and we’re evolving.” The Pirates have come a long way so far this season, and their goal of achieving a district championship has become even more attainable. “We want it,” McGlocking said. “And we’re going to win it.”

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Turnaround squad Despite losing four of their first five games, Matanzas’ boys basketball team has rebounded in the latter portion of the season.

Matanzas’ Jeremy Kegley shoots a 3-pointer.

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The Pirates’ Damon Warrell didn’t play much his sophomore year last season, and he didn’t play much to start the 2019-20 season, either. He was resigned mostly to the bench. Things have since changed for Matanzas boys basketball’s shifty, 6-foot-1 junior guard. He and several other Pirates have elevated their games over the past month, vaulting Matanzas to an 8-7 overall record. “This year, I’m stepping up. I just need to be more consistent,” Warrell said. “We’re building toward our peak.” In addition to Warrell, Pirates coach Donald Lockhart named senior guard Kevin Priccaciente, senior guard and team captain David Harris, and senior forward Jeremy Kegley as players who have stepped up in recent games. “Jeremy has been playing lights out basketball,” Lockhart said. “Not only on offense, but on defense, as well.” As the Pirates rise toward their peak, they’re continuing to learn. One obstacle has been dealing with the team’s youth. Only three varsity players from last season’s team returned for this year. Much of the team is composed of junior varsity kids. As a result, Lockhart said, the team struggles with immaturity: turning the ball over, failing to box out, losing track on defense, succumbing to pressure.

“We’ve come a long way. I don’t think we’ve reached our peak yet, but we’re getting there.”

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Matanzas’ Damon Warrell dribbles the ball past a defender.

For example, in the Pirates’ game against University the night of Monday, Jan. 13, the Pirates led by as many as 20 points. University came back in the second half, cutting the lead to 2 with less than a minute remaining in regulation. The Pirates held on to win 51-47, however. The team continues to grow.

“They’re getting better,” Lockhart said. “They’re starting to believe in what we’re trying to teach. Overall, I’m proud of them, and I’m looking forward to the stretch of games we have coming up. They’re beginning to buy into the defensive concepts we’re trying to teach, and I see a lot of positive things.”

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The Flagler County Education Foundation continued its Classrooms to Careers tour on Thursday, Jan. 9, this time visiting the Old Kings Elementary School and its Marine Science and Conservation Flagship program. Active learning in the classroom helps Old Kings students take a part in restoring and protecting the local ecosystem.  The next tour is at 10 a.m. Jan. 22, at Matanzas High School. The tours are open to the public. 

Old Kings Elementary School shows off its Marine and Science Conservation Flagship.

SHARK TEETH HANDS ON ANATOMY CLASS

FISH HATCHERY The fish hatchery is an ecosystem designed to host and nurture fish eggs. These eggs are eventually relocated to their natural environment. There is a camera above the nest so that progress can be tracked. “It is really cool to see the fish grow and watch their behavior,” said Ava Mello, flagship embassador.

The marine conservation teacher, Ellen Ashner.

CONSERVATION SCIENCE CLASSROOM In the conservation science classroom, Ellen Ashner teaches students about sharks and their impact on the marine ecosystem. The school has collected over 300 pounds of plastics bottle caps, bringing them close to their goal of 400, to allow them to build two benches one, for school and one for Flagler Beach. 

At the Marine Science lab, students had hands-on learning by dissecting a shark.

REPLACING PLASTIC Old Kings Elementary started the biodegradable tray project that replaced the plastic trays in Flagler Schools. Preposterous Plastic Pollution Patrol is the group

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OUTSIDE CLASSROOM responsible for the utensil dispensing project that replaced the pre-packed utensil kits for disposers in the cafeteria. Seven students worked on this project for two years. 

The outside classroom and garden provide space where students can relax, connect with nature, and even take tests. “It helps you concentrate and release stress,” said Lillian Ames.  

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To bee champion Eighth-grader Caleb Rimpel wins the 2020 Flagler Spelling Bee JOEY PELLEGRINO STAFF WRITER

Sixteen elementary and middle school students, two per school, were onstage the evening of Jan. 9 at Wadsworth Elementary, in a cafeteria thick with suspense at the 2020 Flagler County Spelling Bee. An admonition to the contestants that there was to be no talking between them onstage seemed unnecessary. Words were in short supply: The spoken introductions came out in quick murmurs, and pronouncer Diane Dyer’s queries of “Are you ready?” were answered mostly with nods, as if all sound had to be saved for spelling. If there was something ironic about the competing spellers being referred to by numbers rather than letters for the duration of the bee, no one said so. Caleb Rimpel, 13, of Christ the King Lutheran School, was No. 8. Some spellers had to angle the mic down toward them, whereas Caleb had to stoop to it. He was not the kind of speller who asked for every word’s origin, definition and sample sentence, or who took so long to finish a word that you thought he was trying to stall before one of two inevitable responses: “That is correct,” or Ding! CAN YOU REPEAT THE WORD?

“That’s the worst job of the night,” one of the four judges was heard saying after the bee. “Ringing that bell.” Small comfort to those who heard it. At times you had to resist nodding your head with each metro-

nomic utterance of a letter and bite your tongue to keep yourself from mouthing the spellings. Some parents could not help applauding a spelling as correct before the judges could pronounce it so. It was the most they could do to release tension as, round by round, they saw the contestants vexed by “vacancy,” lost in the “Antarctic,” tossed by “turbulent,” crushed by “cowlick,” baffled by “bristle” and “bestow” and left jaded by “jubilant.” The further into the bee, the more requests for repeated words, for word origins, for definitions and sentences. By the time the fifth and deadliest round was over, the bell had dinged for “corgi,” “riviera,” “firmament” and “deodorant” in quick succession. All that remained was for “duopoly” and “marsupial” to bring Caleb to a round of a single word, the misspelling of which would have brought all the previous round’s contestants back into competition.

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Josh and Rachel Rimpel with son and 2020 Flagler County spelling champion Caleb.

been to the Flagler County Spelling Bee,” Brown said, “so it’s cool for one of our students to get this far.” Caleb, he said, “is a bright young man.” A bright young man who held a two-tiered tower of a trophy and a plaque from Channel Four, and who confessed he had not studied as much as you might expect; no index cards, just practice words from an email. “I’m just naturally good at spelling,” Caleb said (though he admitted getting nervous on “marooned”), “and I’m competitive.” Parents Josh and Rachel Rimpel, both teachers at Christ the King, were ready to celebrate with him. “It’s pretty awesome,” Josh said Rimpel. “I quizzed him very little, for like five minutes.” “We’re going to go get some ice cream,” Rachel Rimpel announced, and to Caleb it seemed a better award than a trophy. Come February, Caleb will go to Jacksonville University to represent Flagler Schools at the 76th-annual First Coast Regional Spelling Bee. In the meantime, hopefully no one said what he was getting the ice cream for — the champion had done enough for one night without some wise guy asking him to spell “Neapolitan.”

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Extinguish [ik-sting-gwish] verb (used with object) 1. to put out (a fire, light, etc.); put out the flame of (something burning or lighted) 2. to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence; annihilate 3. to obscure or eclipse, as by superior brilliance. Originating in the 16th century, from the Latin “stinguere,” meaning “to quench.” No definition or origin was requested, however, as Caleb extinguished the competition and was crowned the 2020 Flagler County spelling champion. Christ the King Principal Eric Brown was “very proud.” “It’s only the second time we’ve

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

PALM COAST ARTS FOUNDATION TO HOST CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Nancy Lopez and Chi Chi Rodriguez will be the guest celebrity golfers for the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s first charity golf tournament. Events kick off with the guest celebrities at a private reception for sponsors and PCAF members registered for the tournament on Sunday, May 10 at the Grand Haven Golf Club. Registered tournament players will be able to mingle with them at the club on Monday, May 11, whem play begins. A limited number of registrants will be able to participate in a ladies’ clinic with Nancy Lopez CHAMBER PLAYERS and her associates Tuesday,

May 12, at the Palm Harbor Golf Course. “The response from businesses near and far has been overwhelming” said PCAF Trustee Mark Leo. “Palm Coast was my first affiliation with a course and club during my young years of professional golf,” said Nancy Lopez, winner of 48 LPGA tournaments and World Golf Hall of Fame inductee. “I owned a home there, and Palm Coast was pretty much brand new. It was just a great new place and I enjoyed being a part of the community. So I am excited to come back to where many firsts started for me. I look forward to seeing the growth at Palm Coast and playing in this upofcoming Palm golf Coast IN CONCERT tournament.”

Sunday, April 7 at 3:30pm Paige Dashner Long, Director

“It’s truly an honor to join my good friend Nancy at this great event,” said Juan Antonio “Chi Chi” Rodriguez, winner of eight PGA Tour events and the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Call 225-4394 or visit www. palmcoastartsfoundation.com

PETA AWARDS FLAGLER SERGEANT FOR SERVICE TO ANIMALS Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Greg Tietje was awarded the PETA Top Animal Rescuers of the Year Award in recognition of his help in aiding animals in distress in Flagler County.

SHERIFF PRESENTS ‘GREAT KIDS’ Sheriff Rick Staly visited three local schools to present three exceptional students with awards for being “Great Kids” in December 2019. “In 2020, it’s time to put the spotlight on the students who are making good choices and setting a good example for their peers,” Staly said. “That’s what the ‘Great Kid award’ is all about.” Yessenia Rodriguez is a student at Wadsworth Elementary. During the Flagler County ALERT Training, Yessenia attended and asked intelligent, engaging questions that impressed SRD Lima. She was respectful, caring and courteous.

Myles Antonio is a student at Indian Trails Middle School and a member of the school’s Junior Police Academy led by SRD Cooper. Myles is a committed, dedicated student who is a great role model to his peers and is always willing to help and offer his guidance. He hopes to become a deputy sheriff in the future. Gabe Gonzalez is a student at Matanzas High School. Gabe is a teacher’s assistant for his schools Criminal Justice Flagship Program. Gabe is also an ambassador for Matanzas and actively assists community members around campus. He displays many leadership qualities and encourages everyone around him to strive for excellence.

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malrotation and had to operate urgently. With all the time Lezlie and Rylee had to spend in Orlando, away from Flagler Palm Coast High School where Rylee was in school and away from Imagine School at Town Center where Lezlie works, it seemed both of them would suffer for their absences from the Flagler school system. But, Lezlie said, “They’re like a family there at Imagine.” Her superiors put her under no pressure to return to work while Rylee was still being treated. “They told me, ‘If you ever have to take off, go; take care of your daughter,’” she said. LOVED DEEPLY

The support for the Lawsons did not stop with permission to take time off. Lezlie ran out of sick days to use, so most of her time off was unpaid. Nobody told her directly, but a human resources employee implied that other teachers had

contributed some of their sick days to her after she ran out. “I didn’t even know how people knew,” Lezlie said, “I’m a pretty private person.” But someone must have told the students that Miss Lawson’s absence was to do with her sick daughter, because they decided to help in a major fashion. Every year, Imagine has a program called “4th Grade Gives Back,” in which the students fundraise through some avenue and decide what to do with those funds. In 2019, led by teachers Colleen Fonte, Joshua Hoppock and Darla Beck, they sold cocoa throughout September and voted to donate $500 to Lezlie before winter break. They surprised her with the money in a presentation ceremony Dec. 18. When Lezlie first returned in early December, Principal Lisa O’Grady took her into her office and presented her with get-well cards from fellow staff and from the different grades. “Thank you for helping us a lot,” read the card signed by the entire fourth grade. “You are a big help

HOSPITAL HOMEBOUND

From the Florida Department of Education website: A homebound or hospitalized student is a student who has a medically diagnosed physical or psychiatric condition which is acute or catastrophic in nature, or a chronic illness, or a repeated intermittent illness due to a persisting medical problem and that confines the student to home or hospital, and restricts activities for an extended period of time.” Teachers who visit such students to help them make up for lost school time receive supplementary pay.

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CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME

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Rylee Lawson with the cards, balloons and stuffed animals she got in the hospital.

to everyone, Ms. Lawson. You always have a positive attitude. You’re wonderful!!!!” “In this trying time, cling to the fact that you are loved deeply by your Imagine family,” read O’Grady’s card. ROAD TOWARD RECOVERY

The rest of Lezlie’s intervention team — eight or nine teachers who work with individual students with learning disabilities — gave her a $200 gift card. “I just thought it was really sweet,” said Rylee of the generosity from Imagine. “They don’t really know me, they just know my mom, so it was really nice.” “But she’s definitely on the right road toward recovery,” Lezlie said, “and I couldn’t have done it

without their support.” Rylee’s friends came through for her, too, being driven to visit her in the hospital by Melissa Castañeda, who became her Hospital Homebound teacher. “It’s just kind of hard getting back into school after being gone for so long,” Rylee said. She said she is feeling better, is no longer vomiting multiple times every day, but still has some way to go. Her recovery has no exact timeframe, but she will probably have some level of cyclic vomiting into her 20s. “I’d been on so many different medicines,” she said, “and none of them had worked. I’m definitely not eating as much anymore. It’s hard to explain to people who don’t know me personally, ‘Yes, I look fine, but on the inside I’m

According to the Mayo Clinic website: “Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by episodes of severe vomiting that have no apparent cause. Episodes can last for hours or days and alternate with symptom-free periods. Episodes are similar, meaning that they tend to start at the same time of day, last the same length of time, and occur with the same symptoms and intensity. Cyclic vomiting syndrome occurs in all age groups, though it often begins in children around 3 to 7 years old. Although it’s more common in children, the number of cases diagnosed in adults is increasing. The syndrome is difficult to diagnose because vomiting is a symptom of many disorders.”

not fine, and if I drank one sip of water I’d throw it up right now.’” While Rylee was left too drained of energy to return to her basketball cheerleading squad, her fellow cheerleaders made her an eight-foot-long banner full of pleasant doodles and get-well messages (“Hope you’re up and cheering again soon!”). She still has it, along with most of the balloons and stuffed animals she was brought during her stay in the hospital. “People wondered where I went,” Rylee said. “High schoolers,” Lezlie laughed, “they do care! I’ve never experienced anything so positive, for such a negative scenario.”

TRIBUTES Mary Ann Lane Byrd 1960-2020

Anthony John Cappadona

Mary Ann Lane Byrd, 59, passed away January 5, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital Mt. Sterling. She was born January 8, 1960 to George Paul Lane and the late Shirley Ann Everett Lane. She was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church in Palm Coast Florida, Civitan International and an active member of the Humane Society in Daytona Beach Florida.

Anthony John Cappadona, age 96 of Brentwood, TN passed away January 7, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph & Christina Cappadona. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII.

been actively supporting. Belles Medical USAA-Acct# 54075823 or Paypal to bellesmedical@yahoo.com EIN#84-4193599. A celebration of life followed the memorial service from 5-7 PM at Ramada Limited, 115 Stone Trace Dr. Mt. Sterling, KY 40353.

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to support the imminent kidney transplant needs of a young girl dear to Mary, suffering from Chronic Kidney disease, whom Mary had been actively supporting. Belles Medical USAA-Acct# 54075823 or Paypal to bellesmedical@yahoo. com EIN#84-4193599.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII.

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She is survived by her husband, Augustus Byrd of Mt. Sterling, KY; two sons, Christian Paul Byrd of Mt. Sterling, KY and Jackson Byrd of Mt. Sterling, KY; two daughters, Rebekah Byrd of Mt. Sterling, KY and Kenzie Byrd of Mt. Sterling, KY; two brothers, Robert Lane (Kathy) of Frankfort, IN and William Reel of Punta Gorda, FL; three sisters, Trina Page (Don) of Lafayette, IN, Carla Reel of Lafayette, IN and Barbara Reel (Kenny) of Lafayette, IN; and a brother-in-law, Austin Byrd (Gina) of Colorado Springs, CO. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by one sister, Cathy Reel. A memorial service was held 4:30 PM, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Taul Funeral Home Chapel with Daniel Rotermund officiating. Visitation was from 3-4:30 PM, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Taul Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to support the imminent kidney transplant needs of a young girl dear to Mary, suffering from Chronic Kidney disease, whom Mary had

Preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Fusco. Survived by his wife of 73 years, Anita Gallo Cappadona; son, Anthony “Tony” (Elizabeth) Cappadona; sisters, Dorothy Fletcher and Caroline Chirico; four grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 25, 2020 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Holy Family Catholic Church. Father Joe McMann celebrant. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289. www. williamsonmemorial.com


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

House on river: $1.42 million WAYNE GRANT REAL ESTATE EDITOR

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house in Hammock Dunes was the top real estate transaction for the week of Dec. 5-11 in Flagler County in the Multiple Listing Service. Jay and Catherine Buch, of Palm Coast, sold 80 Island Estates Parkway to John and Sheron Drew, of Plano, Texas, for $1.42 million. Built in 2005, the house has six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a swimming pool, boat dock, boat house and 6,231 square feet. It sold in 2011 for $1.45 million. Following is a partial list of other transactions for the week.

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DEC. 5-11

Condos Diane Skelly, individually and as trustee, sold 800 Cinnamon Beach Way, Unit 731, to Hall Investment Group LLC, of Glen Allen, Virginia, for $515,000. Built in 2003, the condo has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,003 square feet. It sold in 2004 for $549,900.

2006, the house has three bedrooms, three baths, a fireplace, swimming pool and 3,586 square feet. It sold in 2004 for $250,000. Plantation Bay Intervest at Plantation Bay, of Daytona Beach, sold 207 Edgewood Court to Rolf and Kelly Palmer, of Ormond Beach, for $674,581. Built in 2019, the house has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,937 square feet.

Natalya and Pavel Syrov, of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, sold 4600 Moody Blvd., Unit 3H, to Joseph Gervasi and Laurie Damstra-Gervasi, of Ormond Beach, for $118,000. Built in 2005, the condo has two bedrooms, two baths and 951 square feet. It sold in 2005 for $153,400. Armand Beach Joseph and Julia Cosentino, of Palm Coast, sold 30 Ocean Dune Circle to Karla and Adam Klayman, of Palm Coast, for $680,000. Built in 2014, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a swimming pool and 2,389 square feet. Beach Haven Angela Conner, of St. Johns, sold 12 Laughing Gull Lane to Patricia Barton, of Canton, Georgia, for $550,000. Built in 2017, the house has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,561 square feet. It sold in 2017 for $463,500. Country Club Harbor Debra Meeker, of Palm Coast, sold 41 Cochise Court to John DePasquale, of Palm Coast,

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The top transaction has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a half-bath.

for $280,000. Built in 1987, the house has four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,293 square feet.

Hammock Dunes Brian and Yvonne Bunting, of Palm Coast, sold 108 Island Estates Parkway to Charles and Terri Herb, of Palm Coast, for $1.2 million. Built in 1997, the house has four bedrooms, four baths, a fireplace, swimming pool, boat dock, boat house and 4,226 square feet. It sold in 2014 for $955,000.

Grand Haven Christine Roberts, individually and as trustee, sold 76 Osprey Circle to Marc and Rose Dwyer, of Palm Coast, for $440,000. Built in 2005, the house has five bedrooms, 5.5 baths and 3,928 square feet. It sold in 2005 for $473,500. Grand Landings D.R. Horton Inc. Jacksonville, of St. Johns, sold 103 N. Coopers Hawk Way to James and Denise Morton, of Palm Coast, for $282,500. Built in 2016, the

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Intervest at Plantation Bay, of Daytona Beach, sold 226 Heatherwood Court to Robert and Karen Kane, of Ormond Beach, for $522,172. Built in 2019, the house has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,588 square feet. Jadranko Ostojie, of Calabasas, California, sold 1023 Stone Lake Drive to Julia MacMahon, of Ormond Beach, for $400,000. Built in 2005, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a swimming pool and 2,431 square feet. It sold in 2012 for $300,000. Seminole Woods WJH LLC, of Greensboro, North Carolina, sold 13 Seven Wonders Trail to Jessica Hood, of Palm Coast, for $196,990. Built in 2019, the house has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2,045 square feet.

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2019

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2019

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CABINETS Install, Replace, Repair, Paint.

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SCREEN REPLACEMENT Pool & Porch Enclosers Only.

2019

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CARPENTRY Interior, Exterior, All Speciality Interior Molding, Crown Molding, Chair Moulding, Shadow Boxes, & More.

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SIDING Wood, Vinyl, T1 11, Hardi Board Planking, Repair, Replace, Install.

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STUCCO Repairs.

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2012

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TAX PROFESSIONAL

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Pool Service

327434

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Consolidated Aluminum 386-315-6017

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Fast, Reliable Service

ROOFING

325678

PLUMBING

LV9731

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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326009

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