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Domestic violence arrests are up 48% since Fiona Ebrill became the FCSO’s dedicated domestic violence detective — best in the circuit. PAGE 3A

CHURCH WANTS TO BE A SHELTER

Church on the Rock pastor James Bellino wants the church to serve as a homeless shelter. PAGE 2A

STATE OF CRIME IN FLAGLER

Sheriff to form three new units. He also warned of gang members getting out of jail. PAGES 4A-5A

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Also: new procedures for sharing news with School Board. PAGE 7A

BRIEFS Election complaint ‘legally insufficient’

A complaint filed against the Ormond Beach Observer related to advertising before the 2018 election has been found “legally insufficient” by the Florida Elections Commission. The complainant, Lori Bennett, of Ormond Beach, claimed that the Observer had illegally given discounts to the Ormond Proud Political Action Committee. The FEC stated that discounts are illegal to candidates only, not PACs. Bennett also accused the newspaper of failing to collect payment from candidates before ads were published. The FEC stated that the newspaper is not obligated to collect payment before publication. Previous coverage: shorturl.at/jKNX6. APRIL 25,

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Second shooting in Flagler A week after Gray’s death, another young man is shot — on video. PAGE 9A

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Her third-grade friend has cancer and was teased for having short hair. So this sixth-grader cut her hair, too. PAGE 18A

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Flagler County officials are collaborating with Church on the Rock in Bunnell to help the community’s homeless population. The Palm Coast Observer reported on March 6 that county officials contemplated working with the church as a place to relocate the homeless living in the woods behind the Flagler County Public Library while brush and debris were being cleared. However, that discussion stalled because it would have violated Bunnell’s city codes. Members of the Public Safety Coordinating Council discussed the progress that has been made at Church on the Rock at the council’s latest meeting on the morning of Wednesday, April 17. County Commissioner Joe Mullins, who initially told the Observer that he believed churches were “enabling” the homeless situation, further clarified his position on the matter. “I’d like to solve our problem — not move it around,” he said. “Without everybody at the table working on a true solution, the cycle is going to continue.” Mullins, County Administrator Jerry Cameron and Palm Coast City Councilman Jack Howell all said they have been in contact with

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Detective, dog help catch domestic violence offenders Domestic violence arrests are top 48% since Fiona Ebrill became the FCSO’s dedicated domestic violence detective. JONATHAN SIMMONS NEWS EDITOR

Fiona Ebrill didn’t go into law enforcement hoping to handle domestic violence cases, in particular. But she’d always liked solving problems, even when she was a little girl entranced by lateral thinking puzzles. “One of the big things besides helping people was solving problems, solving puzzles,” she said. Resolving domestic violence cases that would otherwise remain open was one way to do that. So when the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office created a dedicated position for a domestic violence detective, Ebrill, a road patrol deputy at the time, applied.  With domestic violence,  she said, “One of the things is that it just doesn’t discriminate; whether you feel you’re lucky to have a dollar in your pocket, or a mansion, it affects everyone. Men and women, all races. ... I’ve had one case with a male victim; I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so scared of their perpetrator. Eventually we got audio recording of the incident, and it was just pretty disturbing.” Last year, she handled about 200 cases, and the statistics stemming from her work (see sidebar) led the FCSO to nominate her for the 7th Judicial Circuit Victim’s Service Coalition’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award, which she received. Since she became a detective, the agency has seen more of its domestic violence cases prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office. It’s had more domestic violence arrests, and more domestic violence suspects arrested for violating injunctions. There have also been fewer stalking cases. THERAPY DOG

Ebrill acknowledged that her work affects how she sees the relationships around her. She finds herself keeping an eye out for controlling behavior. There’s also one lighter aspect of her work she takes home with her: Khaleesi, her pet Chihuahua

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Khaleesi, the therapy dog, sits with owner Detective Fiona Ebrill.

who is also a therapy dog. The Sheriff’s Office had been considering getting therapy dogs around the time Ebrill got Khaleesi from a rescue group. “After I rescued her, I realized she wasn’t your typical high strung Chihuahua,” Ebrill said. “She loves everybody.” Khaleesi is quiet and friendly, and can help people calm down enough to talk. The Sheriff’s Office also has one other therapy dog, a border collie. “Any victim interview, when the dogs come in the room, the mood changes,” Ebrill said. “Anyone in the room comes right to the dog.” That, she said, can help victims with stress as they try to describe what happened to them.

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Detective Fiona Ebrill and her dog, Khaleesi, who was recently certified as a therapy dog.

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Ebrill has now been in the position for more than a year, and at the Sheriff’s Office for five. At any given time, she might be working on more than 30 cases. When she starts  work each day, she’ll go through all the new domestic violence cases. Along with  a civilian analyst, she’ll check to see if suspects have a criminal history. Sometimes she intervenes later in the process. “There’s been several cases where road patrol couldn’t find the person (the domestic violence suspect),  or they needed to be looked over again and see what we can do in terms of charges, and then I help with getting an arrest warrant.” She goes over cases to see if they meet certain  criteria for what’s known as the “Invest Team,” for “intimate violence enhanced services.” For example, she examines felony cases, or cases where there’s been a known history of disturbances, or where there’s a risk to the life of the victim. She writes a supplemental report that’s  sent to the  State Attorney’s Office along with the suspect’s arrest report. The extra detail, she said, is part of the reason prosecutors are more likely to take domestic violence cases since the program began.         “Every domestic violence case that I do follow up on will get an extra supplement which describes everything from previous history, previous disturbances, whether there was violence or not.” Working domestic violence cases isn’t that different from working other cases, she said. “A domestic violence rape case, it’s still treated the same as any other rape case,” she said. “It’s treated no differently from any other crime, it just has a domestic violence enhancement.”

FCSO DETECTIVE NAMED ‘LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR’ Story courtesy of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, by Public Affairs Manager Brittany Kershaw. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Detective Fiona Ebrill was named the “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for 2019 by the Victim’s Service Coalition of the Seventh Judicial Circuit and Halifax Health Hospice on Friday, April 12. Ebrill, who has worked for the FCSO for five years, was nominated for the award by Sheriff Rick Staly and Commander Jennifer Taylor. She was selected to be the FCSO domestic violence detective in January 2018. That year, she carried an extensive caseload of almost 200 cases. Not only has she followed up with

these victims to make sure they are receiving the services needed to empower them, but she makes sure the victims know she is there for them throughout the process. Since her assignment as a dedicated detective to investigate domestic violence cases, FCSO has seen a 33% reduction in stalking cases, a 98% increase in arrests for violation of injunction and a 48% increase in domestic violence arrests. In addition, the State Attorney’s Office is filing charges in 17% more cases. “Detective Ebrill consistently demonstrates integrity, dependability and professionalism,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Her compassion for others, dedication to her position and her work ethic has earned her respect from co-workers, supervisors and the community that she proudly serves. She is deserving of this honor, and I’m proud to have her on our team.”


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Arrests are increasing. Crime is decreasing. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has implemented programs to help inmates at the county jail learn job skills and earn GEDs, and has installed automatic license plate readers that have nabbed vehicle thieves and helped locate missing persons. Addressing a crowd of about 50 people, including numerous local officials, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast the afternoon of April 18 for his annual Addressing Crime Together  meeting, Sheriff Rick Staly highlighted such accomplishments over the past year, pointing to figures and charts tracking crime, arrest and prosecution trends.  “If they’re in the Green Roof Inn, they are not preying on you; it’s pretty simple,” Staly said. “So with a motivated team and focusing on the people that are doing the crime, that’s why the arrests are up,” even as crime decreases. But Staly also pointed out areas of concern: There’s enough cyber crime that the agency is planning

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a new unit dedicated to tackling it. A group of drug dealers is trying to control the market centered around  Palatka, Bunnell, Palm Coast and Daytona Beach, selling drugs that are coming out of Orlando. Locals who’d been imprisoned over crimes involving the Bloods gang have been getting out of prison and returning to the community. Deputies, dealing with overdoses, are seeing stronger opioid cocktails on the street, and increasingly have to use more than one dose of Narcan to revive an overdose victim. Staly said his agency is creating several new units — an Intelligence Unit, a Cold Case Unit and a Cyber Crimes Unit — to deal with those issues. Residents who attended the meeting said they were generally satisfied with Staly’s approach. Edmond Rover, a W-Section resident who recently moved to Palm Coast from Sebring, said he’d attended in part because of general concern about  youth crime and gangs. And, he said, “I wanted to know what kind of units they have. ... I hope that

In a community meeting April 18, Sheriff Rick Staly announced plans to form a Cyber Crimes Unit, an Intelligence Unit and a Cold Case Unit. have enough units to do all this stuff.” Marilyn Deynes, a Palm Coast resident, said she had concerns about how crime and policing will be affected as the county’s population grows.  But, she said, “Sheriff Staly is basically on it when it comes to crime.”

BY THE NUMBERS Total volunteer hours donated to the FCSO by Citizens on Patrol 38,790 volunteers in 2018 Number of arrests per year 3,200 Increase in calls for service in 18,440 2018 versus 2013 Number of accreditations held by 4 the FCSO Daily operating cost charged to people who’ve been fitted with an $5.25 ankle monitor

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CHANGE FROM 2017-2018 Crime Violent crime Property crime Arrests Traffic crash fatalities

22% 16.3% 24.7% 15% 42%

ON THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC:

“As this trend for opioid addiction increased, I issued Narcan to every deputy sheriff. … I’ve seen some of the Facebook posts that we do, when we’ve saved someone, they (commenters) say, ‘Let them die,’ because they’re an addict. Well, I don’t believe in that. I think our job in law enforcement is to save lives. ... We don’t put those posts out anymore when we save someone, just because it becomes too much negativity.” ON CAR BURGLARIES:

“Up to 80% of our car breaks could be prevented if the victims would simply lock their cars. ... And keep your garage doors down when you’re not around.”

ON THE RECENT HOMICIDE ON BELLE TERRE PARKWAY:

where they’re coming. And thats another reason why I’m starting the Intelligence Unit.”

ON ADDING A PROGRAM TO HELP INMATES EARN THEIR GED:

“In the detention facility, when we first started this ... mathematics and English and reading was at the second- and third-grade level. ... For the inmates that want to turn their lives around … we will help them and try to give them the tools to be productive citizens.”

ON THE COUNTY’S DECISION TO APPROVE A NEW BRANCH LOCATION FOR THE FCSO, NEAR THE COUNTY LIBRARY ON PALM COAST PARKWAY:

“I think the (County) Commission made a hard, but right decision. And I can tell you that my employees are very happy that they no longer have to worry about going back into ‘Mold Ops.’ What the outcome of that building (the former Ops Center) will be, I don’t know the answer to that. That’s an answer that the County Commission will have to address.”

GANG ACTIVITY:

“A number of years ago the backbone of what was considered the Bloods here went away to state prison. Unfortunately, they’re all getting out now, and guess

“As far as the recent homicide that occurred — that kid (suspect Marion Leo Gavins Jr.), if you look at his criminal history since 2012, this could have been predicted. And the juvenile system basically patted him on the wrist and said, ‘Don’t do it again.’ And that’s the problem with our juvenile justice system. ... You have to find a balance for the kids that ... made a simple mistake to turn their life around, but then you also have to handle strictly kids that are clearly going down the wrong path.”

FCSO PLANS FOR 2019 Planned initiatives at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 include:  Creating a Real Time Crime Center, “So that we use the intelligence data that we have, the technology that we have, to get information even quicker out to the field as we see trends developing,” Sheriff Rick Staly said.   Creating an Intelligence Unit within the Homeland Security Section  Creating a Cold Case Unit, with a dedicated detective, focusing on missing persons, unsolved homicides, and sex crimes that are still within the statute of limitations  Creating a Cyber Crimes Unit.

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If you enforce codes, do it equally for all Dear Editor: This is in response to the article “3 ways to fix code enforcement.” There are many issues with code enforcement in Palm Coast, but I think one of the major problems is with the actual enforcement of them. For example, my husband works for a roofing company and brought his work truck home for the weekend about a year ago. The truck had no advertising that was against the rules but had a ladder rack. A nosy neighbor called on us and when code enforcement came to leave a citation on our garage, he drove past no fewer that four other commercial vehicles in driveways coming down our street, one of which was a bigger truck than my husband’s and had a ladder rack as well. He didn’t cite a single one of those. Another neighbor gets cited for leaving trash cans in front of their garage door, yet the code enforcer drives right past a property only a few houses down that not only leaves trash cans out front but boxes and other refuse as well and has a broken garage door that trash is spilling out from under into the driveway. Guess what? They don’t get cited. I think the codes are excessive and unfair in most situations, but if they are going to be in place, then at least enforce them fairly for everyone. An enforcement officer should not be allowed to ignore other violations they witness in the area while singling out one house for a citation just because someone called on one and not the other. KERI CRIDER Palm Coast

Enforce codes more, not less in Palm Coast Dear Editor: Regarding your “Solutions” editorial in the April 18 Palm Coast Observer, I disagree strongly with your first two points but do concur with your third point that the city should do more to publicize Palm Code codes. I did move to Palm Coast precisely because it is a planned community and that there are codes to protect my substantial investment in my home here. I am appalled at the painted colors of several houses here that apparently are allowed by code (battleship gray, for example). My bigger problem with the city of Palm Coast right now is lack of enforcement by the Code Enforcement department. I did a personal survey one night of cars parked in the swales and estimate that perhaps has many as 2,000 cars and trucks are parked in our swales citywide every night between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., and nothing seems to be being done about it. Sheds are built beside houses instead of in back of house and without the shrubbery required by code. Garbage cans are left in plain sight of the road rather than concealed as required by code. We need more emphasis on code enforcement to keep our city beautiful, not less. WILLIAM LYON Palm Coast

FACEBOOK FEEDBACK The following are comments posted in response to “3 ways to fix code enforcement,” which included a suggestion to allow work vehicles to be parked in driveways. “As far as vehicles, there are other emergencies besides emergency services. What about AC companies, plumbing companies, landscaping and irrigation companies? I am not discounting the work of EMS services, but those same calls come in for other services as well.” – Mark Smith “How about people just look the other way if something ‘offends’ their eyes so much? If my biggest problem in life is my neighbor has a purple house or brings their work vehicle home and parks In their driveway, I can consider myself lucky. Those residents that choose to call and make complaints need to get a life or a hobby. Go visit / volunteer somewhere and see what real problems look like. I moved to Pensacola last summer, and it’s such a refreshing change.” – CL Mcdaniels

Do your part and report code violations Dear Editor: I love all the restrictions we have! If the real estate agents were permitted to either tell or give a booklet of the restrictions of the city to home buyers and renters, then if the people didn’t like them, they could move or rent in some other city. Problem solved! After meeting with the code enforcement supervisor, two managers and a code enforcer himself, I now understand much better than I did how they work. The code enforcers are doing their job but as stated in the Code Enforcement Code Violations booklet, besides having the neighborhoods proactively patrolled they rely on the vigilance the citizens to report complaints when the restrictions in Palm Coast are being violated. I urge everyone to either get a booklet from the city office or go on line to read all the restrictions. If you see someone not following code — for instance, garbage pails and recycling bins not being kept out of sight, swale parking, cluttered front yards, etc. — just call and they will send someone to check it out. Please look at all the restrictions we have, which makes Palm Coast so pretty. They will not give your name if you call. Please, let’s keep Palm Coast great the way it use to be. PAT STASIO Palm Coast

Let’s value freedom over property values Dear Editor: Kudos to Mr. Bryan Denker, who while minding his own business was recently accosted by a government bureaucrat

with the title of Land Use Administrator and commanded to repaint his newly painted house to comply with the Land Development Code. When he appealed to the City Council, its response was, in essence, that the council had no control over the Code, which apparently came down from Mount Sinai, engraved on tablets of stone. Likewise, they supposedly have no control over the exalted administrator, in whose presence they presumably tremble like Dorothy before Oz, the Great and Powerful. Thus did the council seek to weasel out of its responsibility for such bizarre government overreach. Mr. Denker then cogently pointed out that land use codes were meant to protect the safety of the community, not to empower government to override the aesthetic preferences of the owner of a home and impose its own preferences. (I employ the word “owner” with irony.) All to no avail. For those Palm Coast residents who actually did (as suggested by Mayor Milissa Holland) move here seeking the soothing security of rules and regimentation, I recommend they consider one of the many “gated communities” hereabouts. There they can hunker down to their heart’s content under the numerous rules of a homeowner’s association. Those of us who actually value our freedom, perhaps above all else (even “property values”) might prefer a city government that does not think or act like a homeowner’s association, but rather treats its citizens like responsible adults.  Please allow us our idealistic notions, and we will leave others to their xenophobic fears. That is called, “live and let live.” ANTHONY TEAGUE Palm Coast

City needs a business plan on technology Dear Editor: While it seems proper to proceed with technology infrastructure enabling Palm Coast to be a “smart city,” key questions remain unanswered. Ideally, this platform will support a strategic business plan established by city leadership. But, what is the strategic business plan for Palm Coast? A defined business plan would outline thresholds of growth, economic targets with correlating expenses or enablers (technology, housing, et al) to achieve desired results. What is the return on taxpayer investment? St. Johns and Volusia counties have been the Mecca of expansion over the past decade with plentiful, new, highpaying jobs driving population growth. Palm Coast has achieved some minor organic growth, but expansion is primarily from retiree migration, service industry and shortterm construction. Mr. John Walsh, of this publication, cited the economic benefit of imported jobs over retiree growth in May 2018, though both are welcomed. Palm Coast must proceed carefully; what separates us from the competition while bidding for jobs? How can we win economic battles that will put us on the path to prosperity? Where do we have a

competitive advantage? I assume this is why Mr. Matt Morton was hired, yet important decisions are being made in his absence. The mayor openly stated the need for new ideas in the city manager selection process, yet this technology investment seems premature at best. JOHN BETTENCOURT Palm Coast

Help deputies, then make amends on HQ   Dear Editor: It seems like all I hear about the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office headquarters debacle is “How much is this going to cost us, the taxpayers, to replace this building?” What we have not seen discussed is what the legal costs will be for the Flagler taxpayers. The sheriff’s workers’ comp carrier, contrary to the desires of the sheriff, has already spent big dollars dodging responsibility for these sick deputies. The Flagler taxpayers will ultimately foot that bill with guaranteed higher premiums next year. To make matters worse, the carrier intends to continue to run up litigation costs. This whole mess, and the expense related to same, could have been avoided by simply agreeing to continue a real investigation of the site, and giving our deputies and staff a medical evaluation and care. In layman’s terms, did they forget that 35 of our relatives, friends and neighbors were poisoned? Similarly, all workers’ compensation litigation, and the expense related to same, can be halted now, saving taxpayers a great deal of money, by simply accepting the compromise proposal to pause litigation and get medical treatment for those affected. It is very important for all Flagler County taxpayers to understand this, and to demand accountability from the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners, and the sheriff’s carrier. On April 15, the BOCC finally turned the corner and admitted after 11 months of abandonment that the old hospital will never be the sheriff’s HQ. With that in motion, this community needs now to make whole the lives of the caring professionals that protect us when we are in need. Once done, we can turn all of our attention to personally and criminally “squaring up” with the senior staff, former BOCC members and owners of this property. Yes, they made history by personally force-feeding us the largest man-made disaster in Flagler history! There is still time to land this beast, with everybody coming together, but the time grows short. This is a case of national interest. Do we really want to be shown as a county that has zero regard for those excellent caring professionals who keep us safe? We might as well save all those promotional tax dollars and cancel the tourism efforts because they will not mask the fact that we have failed the human element in our community. And now the whole world will know it! DENNIS MCDONALD Flagler County

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according to jail records. But since then, according to the FCSO’s news release, an FDLE crime lab determined that a drug found in her possession was LSD. Deputies got a warrant April 18, with a charge of possession of LSD, and arrested Salgado in the afternoon, according to the news release. The news release does not state how or where deputies found Salgado, beyond the fact that she was in Flagler Beach and located with Flagler Beach Police Department assistance. “We want to thank the community for the tips to help locate Salgado,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in the news release. “I’ve said before that you can run and hide from us but you will only go to jail tired as we will find you. Salgado is proof that we do not give up!” For more on Curtis Gray, see Page 13A.

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The suspect walks out of the store and immediately becomes involved in a physical fight that appears to begin between several other people. A man jumps at the suspect’s back and gets an arm around his head. The suspect is pushed or falls to the ground, and several people pile on. Suddenly, the people who’d been on top of the suspect jump away as the suspect, his hat gone and a gun in his hand, rises. He points the firearm to-

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Man survives shooting at Bunnell Circle K A man shot and injured another man outside the BP Circle K gas station on State Road 100 in Bunnell on April 21, Easter Sunday, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. The FCSO is seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect, who is described as a thin black male, between 5-foot-6-inches and 5-foot-10-inches tall, and in his late teens or early twen-

FCSO SHARES FOOTAGE, SEEKS INFORMATION The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance footage of the April 21 shooting at the BP Circle K convenience store on State Road 100 in Bunnell and is seeking the public’s help to identify the shooter. The video shows people piling on the suspect in a fist fight before he

given to deputies at the scene of the crime was not the name of the shooter, Kershaw said. After the deputies started collecting evidence at the Circle K, people flagged the deputies down, reporting more gunshots from East Court Street and South Moore Street, about a block south. When the deputies arrived at East Court and South Moore and spoke to bystanders, people said they’d heard gunshots but hadn’t seen anything. The deputies searched the area, but didn’t find the shooter. The Sheriff’s Office does not believe anyone was injured at this second shooting scene, Kershaw said. The agency is not releasing details about the victim’s condition or identity. The FCSO has asked anyone with information about the shooting or the shooter’s identity to contact the FCSO at 386-313-4911 or e-mail TIPS@FlaglerSheriff.com, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277TIPS (8477).

ward someone who is fleeing, largely out of the frame. People scatter. The shooter advances with the gun until he’s out of the frame. A man holding a child darts into the store as the shooter comes back into view briefly, before disappearing again. The Sheriff’s Office has asked anyone with information to call the FCSO at 386-3134911 or email TIPS@flaglersheriff.com.

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to the news release. Deputies do not believe at this point that the shooting is in any way related to the recent shooting of 18-year-old Flagler Palm Coast High School student Curtis Gray, who was shot and killed on April 13. (A suspect is in custody in connection with that case.) They also do not believe that the shooting was gangrelated. The shooting occurred at 8:14 p.m., when Sheriff’s Office deputies who were helping Bunnell Police Department officers provide security for a large gathering heard five to eight gunshots near the Circle K at 500 East Moody Boulevard, according to a deputy’s report on the shooting. “I observed a large crowd of people in front of the store yelling,” the deputy wrote in the report. “Everyone outside was advising a male by the name ‘(redacted)’ shot somebody but the victim left the scene.” The Sheriff’s Office now believes that the name initially

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School Board approves agreements with FCSO, UNF Students will be able to take dual enrollment classes at UNF. JONATHAN SIMMONS NEWS EDITOR

The Flagler County School Board in a meeting April 16 unanimously approved an interlocal agreement with the Sheriff’s Office for school resource deputies. “It’s only a nominal change, basically cost of living increases,” School Board member Andy Dance said. “And I think the message is that we have a community in support of this, and it’s important to the community.” The agreement places school resource deputies in each school, and two in the high schools. The new agreement also includes a commitment to place a school resource deputy in charter schools within the district — at this point, Imagine School at Town Center is the only one — in compliance with a state school safety law updated this year. It also specifies that parents of children who are Baker Acted or arrested must be notified quickly in accordance with school procedures, and adds that school resource deputies will provide children with instruction about bullying and cyber bullying.

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BOARD APPROVES AGREEMENT WITH UNF

Flagler Schools students will be able to take classes at the University of North Florida at no cost through a new dualenrollment option, and the university will also support the district’s new Teaching Academy flagship at Flagler Palm Coast High School by offering four free online classes to academy students. “I’m excited about this partnership; I think this going to be an awesome opportunity for our students,” School Board member Colleen Conklin said. “I love the

building out of the flagship in this way, and I think its going to be really beneficial to students.” The agreement, Flagler Schools Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Diane Dyer said, is intended to support the creation of a pipeline of teachers for rural school districts. REPUBLICANS PUSH SCHOOL DISTRICT ON POLL WORKER ACCESS

Flagler County Republican Executive Committee Vice Chairman Bob Updegrave addressed the School Board April 16, pushing the board to loosen its restrictions

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on poll workers. Poll workers’ engagement with voters on Election Day, he said, “is an essential political Election Day activity, and is a long standing tradition as close to a right as may be held.” He said the Republican Party understands and respects the state legal requirements for poll workers, such as the 100 foot buffer around polling places. But, he said, “roped off, restricted, worker areas beyond the 100 foot arc is simply not acceptable.” “If it continues to prevent the discharge of the duties of outside poll workers, this honorable board would be… denying a last look at partisan and nonpartisan ballot slates and various ballot initiatives,” he said. “Peaceful, respectful outside poll work stands as one of this nation’s democratic institutions.” Two other people spoke in agreement with Updegrave. “I can assure you that all the poll workers could be vetted by the sheriff,” resident Ed Fuller said. “All poll workers would have credentials vetting them as such. … When you engage to have polling places, don’t shut out the other piece of it, and that is allowing people to engage with the public.” Email Jonathan Simmons at jonathan@palmcoastobserver. com.

With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health (DOH-Flagler) in Flagler County is encouraging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated, according to a DOHFlagler news release. Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared in recent months. The Centers for Disease Control and Health Protection defines a measles outbreak as three or more cases. As of April 17, 2019, one measles case has been reported to the Florida Department of Health. Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease, spread through the air by breathing, coughing or sneezing. The best way to protect yourself and your family against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases is by immunization. In Florida, children should be immunized against measles with the combination measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) and should receive two doses, with the first at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second at four to six years of age. Children 18 and under can get the MMR vaccine and required childhood immunizations for free at the Health Department in Bunnell. Walk-in hours are 8 to 11AM, Monday through Friday. DOH-Flagler provides adult MMR vaccine/boosters for $98. For more information on measles, visit floridahealth.gov/measles.

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Our Mother’s Day Brunch buffet menu will include a cold tapas station, chicken & waffles station, a carving station of prime rib & pork loin, plus crab-stuffed mahi-mahi, extensive desserts and chocolate fountain.

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Palm Coast Songwriters Festival: Local spotlight on Michael Scerbo BRIAN MCMILLAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Michael Scerbo, who will be performing in the local showcase at the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, got his first guitar at age 13. Mostly, the guitar sat there, silent. His friends chipped in and got him a new guitar years later, and that one didn’t get much use either. He graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School in 2011, and then, one summer day when he was home for a break from classes at Florida Atlantic University, he saw his guitar and picked it up. “I started playing it, and I started getting it,” he recalls in an interview outside Moonrise Brewing Co., on a rainy day in April. “Chords started coming naturally to me. It felt like something I wanted to do. It was something I was looking for.” Guitar quickly became a passion for Scerbo, who had been looking for that one thing he was really good at.

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Michael Scerbo will perform at the Local Showcase at 2 p.m. May 4, at the Daytona State College Amphitheater, in Palm Coast.

“It’s how I knew I wanted to do it for my life,” he says. “Basically, make it a career.” Scerbo has played sets of cover songs at Finn’s, Break-Awayz,

Palm Coast) on May 5. Rain or shine: At both venues there is a covered area. n Details: Coolers, firearms and pets are not permitted. Refreshments, beer and wine will be available to purchase. n Performers: 14 award-winning singers/songwriters share their

Hammock Wine and Cheese, The Brown Dog — even at an assisted living facility, Sabal Palms. Every now and then, he also includes an original, some of which he wrote

stories and perform some of their most popular songs. A unique, intimate experience between the artist and the listener, as the songwriters will often share the meaning behind their lyrics. n Tickets: Prices vary, with discounts if purchased before April

with his brother, Vincent. “I met a beauty from South Alabama,” Scerbo sings outside Moonrise, in European Village. “I’m always gonna go her way.” He uses his voice as another instrument, harmonizing with his guitar in a way that has impressed some audience members recently. Scerbo says it’s been difficult to find collaborators locally, which is one reason he’s excited to participate May 4 in the local showcase, at the second-annual Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, at the Daytona State College Amphitheater. He said he’s never performed in a venue like that before. Scerbo likes to make people happy by playing, but he also uses music to respond to his own life. “Just recently, my grandpa passed, and sometimes I turn to music when I have a lot of emotions and I don’t know how to deal with them,” he says. “Playing music calms me down and makes me think about things in a better point of view.” So far, he says, he thinks he has written three or four songs that could be hits. “Not to be overconfident,” he says with a smile, “but I think they could be.”

27. Single-day options, as well as a three-day VIP Gold package that includes dinner Friday, May 3, and an after-show meet-andgreet with the writers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the DSC Foundation and PCAF. n Online: www.PalmCoastSongwritersFestival.com

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A Songwriters Workshop from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater, will give aspiring songwriters a chance to hear successful pros talk about the process in a panel format. Admission to the workshop is included with a ticket to the Songwriters Festival on Saturday. Following the Songwriters Workshop, three local songwriters will take the stage for an hour before the pros perform. Local songwriters performing Saturday include: n Taylor Phillips, a senior at Mantanzas High School who is dual enrolled at Daytona State College (Check the Palm Coast Observer’s May 2 edition for a story on Phillips.) n Michael Scerbo, from Palm Coast n Damon Pullias, from Satellite Beach Following their performance, festival attendees will be treated to 11 award-winning songwriters performing for a music-filled day. Visit www.PalmCoastSongwritersFestival.com.

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On day of trial, molestation defendant pleads guilty Jerald Medders has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and 15 years of sex offender probation. JONATHAN SIMMONS NEWS EDITOR

The morning his trial was due to start April 23, Jerald Medders, a 53-year-old Palm Coast man charged with statutory rape and child molestation, agreed to a plea deal: He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with credit for time served, to be followed by 15 years of sex offender probation and designation as a sex offender. The alternative was a trial that would have exposed him to a minimum of 30 years in prison if he lost. The prosecution’s evidence included audio recordings in which Medders —  speaking with the victim while law enforcement recorded their conversations —  discussed having engaged in sexual activity with her. Medders’ attorney, Michael Lambert, said after court was adjourned that Medders had decided the night before not to proceed, and instead to accept the plea deal offered by Assistant State Attorney Melissa Clark. The victim, who is 18 and was 16 when she reported the crimes, delivered a statement after Medders’ sentencing by Judge Terrence Perkins. “To befriend my family to victimize me is probably one of the most sinister things a human being can do to another,” the victim said. “You stole my innocence as a child. ... I would like to say that I’m no longer a victim. I’m a survi-

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Suspect crashes stolen Mercedes into FCSO cruiser A man wanted in connection with a carjacking and multiple weapon complaints in Volusia County fled into Flagler County with law enforcement in pursuit, then crashed a stolen Mercedes head-on into a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s unmarked patrol car. No one was hurt in the crash, and the suspect, 23-year-old Daytona Beach resident Treshawn Deandre Smith, was arrested, according to an FCSO news release. The car crossed into Flagler County on U.S. 1 at about 2:53 p.m. Monday, April 22. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified that the driver was a suspect in an armed carjacking, and that the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and Daytona Beach Police Department were tracking the car using Volusia’s Air One emergency helicopter. Deputies found the car in Bunnell, driving recklessly. It spun onto South Bacher Street at about 50 mph, according to an FCSO charging affidavit, and at one point made a U-turn through several yards, with bystanders nearby. Deputies were trying to stop the car using a tactical roadblock on South Bacher Street when Smith crashed into the unmarked patrol car, which then struck a marked FCSO Mustang patrol car, according to the news release. The airbags in the car Smith was driving deployed, leaving the car

vor. ... I’m still working on healing, and believe in God first and foremost. He is our maker and decides our fate. I want you to know that I forgive you for what you’ve done to me, and will let God be the judge of your fate. ... Despite what I’ve been through, I believe that there are good people in this world. If I was used  by God as a vessel to liberate other victimized and troubled souls, then I have served my purpose on this earth. To all victims who have been through what I’ve been though, I would like to say: Speak your truth, let your voices me heard, and remember, you are no longer a victim once you have broken your silence.” Medders was arrested in 2017 and  charged with having raped a the victim  on three occasions, starting when she was 15 years old, according to Flagler County Sheriff’s Office reports. He was charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery, one charge of lewd or lascivious molestation, and one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, all seconddegree felonies punishable by up to 15 years each in prison. He pleaded guilty to all four counts April 23. In a letter to a Sheriff’s Office deputy, the victim’s mother had written that her daughter had asked Medders, “How do you look my parents in their face and talk to them after knowing what we’ve done?” She said he’d replied, “I feel bad, but I do it anyway,” according to an FCSO charging affidavit. inoperable.  Smith flung the Mercedes’ door open as if to run, but deputies ordered him to the ground.  Smith was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, grand theft and driving without a license, according to the news release. He also had two outstanding bond revocation warrants for armed trafficking in heroin and possession of a firearm by an in-state felon, according to the news release.  “He picked the wrong exit,” Sheriff Rick Staly said, according to the news release. “Fortunately, we got him off the streets so he cannot be a danger to the public any longer. Unfortunately, he damaged two of our patrol cars in the process. Luckily no one was injured.”  Smith will face local charges in Flagler County, and will then be extradited to Volusia County to face his warrant charges, according to the news release.

City workshop to tackle major issues The upcoming Palm Coast City Council workshop — scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at City Hall — is expected to include discussion of a number of major city concerns, including: temporary improvements at the city’s public works facility; discussion of the city’s fiber network; a year-to-date budget review; and the potential annexation of the Grand Landings community. The workshop agenda will be finalized late this week and posted at https:// www.palmcoastgov.com.


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Three Flagler Palm Coast football players signed national letters of intent to play football at the next level. Defensive back Anthony Buchanan and defensive lineman Tyler Irigoyen signed with Ohio North University, and receiver Jordan Belle signed with Webber International University.

A silhouette of Curtis Gray jumping with angel wings and a halo is imprinted on T-shirts. The shirt costs $20, and the profits will go to a scholarship in Gray’s honor.

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After a six-game losing streak, Matanzas’ baseball team got back in the win column with consecutive wins over Mainland (8-2 and 3-2) on April 16 and April 18.

FPC’s Curtis Gray competing in the triple jump at the district meet on April 9.

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FPC’s baseball team won its fifth straight game after the Bulldogs topped Oviedo 3-1 on April 18 on the road. The Bulldogs have beaten Seabreeze, Taylor, Bartram Trail and DeLand in that stretch and have improved to a 9-10 overall record.

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Matanzas’ lacrosse team’s season came to an end on April 15 in the first round of the playoffs. The Pirates finished the 2019 season with a 9-7 record.

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FPC girls lacrosse’s season came to an end on April 16 with an 8-7 loss to Menendez in the district playoffs. The Bulldogs concluded the season with an 8-5 record.

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armen Gray didn’t know what to think when her 18-year-old son suddenly announced that he wanted to transfer to Flagler Palm Coast High School. It seemed odd, out of place. Curtis Gray, who was midway through his senior year, had been at rival Matanzas High School for 3 1/2 years, where he played football and ran track for the Pirates. But she decided to trust her son. She knew he didn’t come to this conclusion easily. Curtis wanted to improve his grades and rededicate himself to running track, and after much personal reflection, he transferred to FPC before the start of the 2019 spring semester in January in what was ultimately “the best decision for him,” his mother said. ***

Curtis was already familiar with some of the Bulldogs’ track team members. He and sprinter Jacob Miley, who transferred from Matanzas before the start of the fall semester this school year, had been friends since seventh grade. They had the same friend group. They played pickup football and basketball together. They hung out at each other’s houses and spent

summers together. And they grew closer when the two enrolled at Matanzas their freshman year. But still, Curtis was the new kid. Most of the team barely knew him, only catching glimpses of his wide, bright smile and smooth dance moves over Snapchat or at previous football games or track meets. Shawn Gordon, a distance runner and one of the Bulldogs’ senior leaders, didn’t know what to expect of the 6-foot, 160-pound, lanky athlete who stood before him. He was shocked by Curtis’ friendliness, his outgoing personality. By the end of the practice, Curtis was friends with most everyone on the team — and his new head coach was just as impressed. “He seemed eager to work hard and get better,” Bulldogs coach David Halliday said. “Whatever I

asked him to do he did, and he was always pushing his teammates to do better.” Curtis competed in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes for the Bulldogs this season — until February. Curtis got into a car crash. He wasn’t seriously injured, but it was enough to keep him from competing. Unable to work out, he fell behind and out of shape. But the coaching staff found out that Curtis had triple jumped as a sophomore at Matanzas. It was a weak spot for an otherwise talented squad. Eager to help his team in any way he could, he decided to try it. Curtis worked tirelessly with Bulldogs jumps coach Alex Giorgianni over coming weeks, rediscovering his technique and raw athletic ability. SEE FALLEN PAGE 14A

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And on March 9, Curtis leapt a season-best 42 feet and 5.25 inches to earn a silver medal at the Five Star Conference Championship. “I wish I had 100 kids like him,” Giorgianni said. “He sparked something in me that I hadn’t had in a while. It’s inspiring to work with an athlete who had that kind of desire.” Curtis, like his teammates, had his sights set on reaching the state track meet on May 3 and 4 at the University of North Florida. But after finishing fifth at the 4A District 1 meet April 9, he just missed out on qualifying for regionals. Despite the sting of defeat, despite falling short of his goal, he showed up at the Bulldogs’ next practice, ready to encourage his teammates, to remind them of all their sacrifices and work, to remind them that although his season was over, theirs wasn’t. “He’s the ultimate team guy,” Giorgianni said. “Whatever he had to do to help the team, he did it. You don’t really find a lot of kids like that.” ***

Carmen Gray couldn’t help but feel a twinge of excitement. She had just arrived in Columbia, South Carolina, on the morning of Friday, April 12, and couldn’t wait to see her family. She was visiting her mother and father, who had been having health problems. Near the end of a long day, Carmen FaceTimed her son Curtis. His pearly white smile burst in front of the camera. “Hi Mom!” he said. “Hi Ma Car-

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men!” a boy shouted in the background. Curtis was at a friend’s house. She looked at the time. It was 11:09 p.m. “Curtis, it’s time for you to go home,” she said. “OK, mom,” he replied. At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, Carmen’s phone flashed and buzzed beside her. It was her daughter, Destiny Gray. As a parent, she knew something was wrong. She could feel it in her bones. But she hoped for the best. Curtis had gotten into an altercation with 17-year-old Marion Lee Gavins Jr. outside Coin Laundry at 4845 Belle Terre Parkway at 12:30 a.m. in Palm Coast. Curtis had been shot. Emergency medical technicians rushed Curtis, who was bleeding profusely from a wound in his abdomen, to Halifax Health in Daytona Beach. At 3 a.m., Carmen received a call from the doctor. He said those three dreaded words that no mother ever wants to hear: “I’m so sorry.” Curtis died not long after undergoing emergency surgery at the hospital. Carmen hopped into a car and drove nearly 100 miles to an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was back home in Palm Coast later that Saturday morning. “Your mind is going 1,000 miles a minute at that moment,” she said. “Just not being there. Just missing those last moments. I was helpless.” ***

Halliday remembers waking up at 5 a.m. that fateful Saturday. He can’t recall why he awoke. But he struggled to fall back asleep. He

tossed and turned for the next couple of hours before finally dozing off. But a call from assistant track coach Alex Giorgianni woke again him. Giorgianni had seen posts on social media. He’d received text messages from concerned kids. A phone call from Flagler Schools’ Dr. Earl Johnson 15 minutes later confirmed his worst fear: Curtis was dead. “I couldn’t believe it,” Halliday said. “I didn’t want it to be true.” Halliday had originally had a practice planned for 8 o’clock that evening — a rare opportunity presented because there was a free weekend separating the district and regional meets. He contemplated canceling it, but concluded that they needed to see each other face to face. He gathered his team together at 7:30 p.m. Parents and school counselors also attended. There were a lot of tears, a lot of hugs, a lot of reassuring “I love yous.” The athletes were given the option to go home, but they all stayed. Every single one of them. And then, they practiced. Under the lights at FPC High School, the Bulldogs ran for their fallen friend. “They were on fire,” Halliday said. In his 25 years of coaching, Halliday has never experienced the loss of one of his kids. It’s new territory for the Bulldogs’ longtime coach, and it’s one he’ll struggle to navigate as he leads his team with a heavy heart. “I had always felt fortunate that I never had to help my team get through something like that,” he said. “That all changed on Saturday.”

“I was already proud of him when he was alive. I’m extremely proud of him now.” CARMEN GRAY

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The Bulldogs are memorializing this season in honor of Curtis. The athletes who qualify for the state meet will wear a special jersey with Curtis’ initials on the back. The Florida High School Athletic Association recently approved it for competition. The track program is also selling a T-shirt that has a silhouette of Curtis jumping with angel wings and a halo along with the hashtag #LongLiveCurt on the back. The shirt, designed by Emily Ung, costs $20, and the profits will go to the creation of the Curtis Gray Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to a senior on the track team at the program’s banquet after the season ends. “The kids and I wanted to be able to do something,” Halliday said. “We thought this would be more long lasting.” Now more than ever, the Bulldogs will be hunting for a state title. “I can see the goal better,” Jacob Miley said. “Before, I was doing it for me. Now, I’m doing it for him, and I can’t let him down. This season has to be for him. He wouldn’t want us to be grieving. He’d want us to keep going.” ***

Carmen Gray feels like she’s in a bad movie. Like she’s waiting for

the director to yell “Cut!” and for the scene to be over. She should have been helping her son pick out colleges. Instead, she was looking for a place to bury him. She’ll see him for the last time on Saturday, April 27. Curtis’ viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Parkview Baptist Church in Palm Coast. A community memorial service will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Central Park in Town Center. “Nothing can prepare you for this at all,” Carmen said. “There’s no words in the human language that can describe the pain associated with the loss of a child. It’s something you feel with every fiber of your being. There’s an immense sadness knowing that I’m not going to see him again.” ***

The past few weeks have been the worst of Carmen Gray’s life. The thought of never seeing her only son again — his laugh, his white smile, his singing gospel and old 1950s tunes throughout the house, his spontaneous dancing — is almost too much to bear. But what has helped her through the pain has been the outpouring of love and support from the community. She was amazed at the number of lives Curtis touched during his 18 years on earth. “Every parent hopes that they’re doing a good job in raising their children,” she said. “But every now and again, a parent will be so blessed to have a child who leaves a legacy behind. “I was already proud of him when he was alive. I’m extremely proud of him now.”

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of the 2018-19 school year. “I wanted to win this game so bad,” said Kong, who came down with an interception in the end zone to halt the Pirates’ opening drive. “We’re all friends, but at the end of the day, we’re all competitive.” The Bulldogs had the final say, beating the Pirates 18-0 at Matanzas High School. However, the Bulldogs struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the first half. Because of a multitude of penalties, FPC ran just two offensive plays in the first quarter. Tierney Williamson caught a short touchdown pass shortly before the conclusion of

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the Hawks a 3-1 lead. The Pirates’ Ellie Hansen managed to get on base with a single, but Matanzas’ rally came up short with a ground out by Nikolena Perrine. “We’ve been one step behind them all season,” Matanzas coach Sabrina Manhart said of Spruce Creek. “I think tonight, even though we didn’t win, showed that we can compete.” For someone who is fueled by competition, it’s tough to believe in moral victories. But as I watched the Pirates, whom many doubted entering Monday night’s game, come so very close to knocking off the area’s top squad, I couldn’t help but feel like they proved their worth. Even in defeat.

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t was an egg-cellent Saturday for Easter egg hunts April 20 at Central Park in Town Center. With the sun shining and a refreshing breeze, an estimated 5,500 to 6,000 people attended the city of Palm Coast’s Parks and Recreation’s annual Egg’stravaganza, said the department. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., over 10,000 candy or toyfilled eggs were scattered in an egg patch at the park for different age groups to hunt for. Other festivities included balloon art, carnival games, hay maze bunny trail, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny. — PAIGE WILSON

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gesture the kids already were, that they were going to be hard on her too,” Bulus said. “But she said, ‘You know mom? I’m doing it for the right reason,’ and she’s absolutely right.” The family’s concern faded once they saw how determined Alyssa was to make this gesture for Grace, despite only knowing her since the beginning of the school year. “I wanted to do something to not only show support to her, but to kids like her who also have cancer and probably are being bullied too,” Alyssa said. “So, I decided. Donating money is one thing, but showing more support for my friend, I could donate my hair.” On April 5, the deed was done. Alyssa said the whole hair salon applauded. The hair dresser let her cut the first piece and gave her a bow to jazz up her new style. When Alyssa walked back onto the Bobcat campus Monday, April 8, some students stared, she said. But it didn’t matter because Grace was grateful. “She was so happy,” Alyssa said. “She was like, ‘You really did it. Thank you so much.’” Now Alyssa picks out a different bow or headband each day to wear and looks forward to playing Barbies with Grace in the afterschool program. “[Grace] seems really confident now,” Alyssa said. “She’s been wearing bows in her hair lately.” Visit https://www.wigsforkids. org.

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fter the school day ended at Belle Terre Elementary School, one classroom became even more lively as about 15 sixth-graders buzzed around sewing fabric and stuffing pillows. A pile of colorfully-printed pillows on a table grew one by one as the students finished their projects — just in time for Flagler Humane Society Community Outreach coordinator Gary Perkins to stop by with Sperry, a pitbull-terrior mix from the shelter. The students make up the BTES sewing club, a new club started in February. Over the last few months, they’ve learned sewing safety, skills and techniques. On

Belle Terre students sew pillows for Flagler Humane Society animals

Tuesday, April 23, their hard work paid off when they donated about 30 pillows for the cats and dogs at the Humane Society. Perkins thanked the students for their generosity and assured them their effort will comfort the society’s animals while they wait to be adopted into forever homes. “I feel good in my soul,” sixthgrader Edward Gomes-Rebelo said about helping create pillows for the animals. “I feel like I did something good for once.” BTES teachers and club leaders Cassie Meyers and Ana Fajardo couldn’t be more happy with their students. The club hit the ground running in February, thanks to a donation of 20 brand-new sewing machines from Palm Coast busi-

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The Flagler Education Support Professionals Association hosted “walk-ins” on Wednesday, April 17, at every school in Flagler County, said Katie Hansen, Flagler County Educators Association president. More than 300 teachers, staff members, administrators, School Board members, parents and community members participated in the statewide event. “We stood together and ‘walked in’ to work to send a message to Florida’s legislators — that funding for public schools in Florida has been eroded for years and legislators need to step up and fund education as a priority,” Hansen said.

Wadsworth Elementary School held its first STREAM Night for families on Thursday, April 11. Each grade level presented an activity representing a letter of STREAM for families and students to actively participate in together. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math. Sixth-grade represented the letter E with supplies like cardboard, straws and rubber bands for students and families to build cars. Fourth-grade represented the letter T for technology providing families with information on iPad Apps to encourage learning that families could try out onsite. The STEM Academy and STREAM special area teachers were also there for parents to experience what their children do in the classes they attend while at school. Science coach Tara Ossler created “passports” for the stu-

she will focus on visual storytelling and study digital drawing at the Academy’s summer workshop. Since 2016, AAUW Flagler has recognized the need to promote opportunities for young women to study the creative arts by awarding arts grants to highly qualified local middle and high school girls in grades seven to eleven. Nine separate grants have been awarded since the program’s inception.

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Hannah Lopez is one of American Association of University Women’s 2019 Arts Grant recipients.

American Association of University Women announced its 2019 Arts Grant recipients, according to a press release. This year, two grants will be awarded: one to Hannah Lopez and one to Naomi Knight. Hannah has been a violin student with the Flagler Youth Orchestra for six years and is a member of the Harmony Chamber Orchestra — the most advanced orchestral group within FYO. She will use her grant for private lessons during the summer when there are not any FYO classes. Naomi is planning to attend Elite Animation Academy where

As part of National Volunteer Service Week, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office held a ceremony inside the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center to honor 32 volunteers for their service in different volunteer organizations within FCSO, on Thursday, April 11, according to a press release. During the ceremony, Sheriff Rick Staly presented volunteers from the FCSO Citizen on Patrol, Flagler County Seniors vs. Crime, Homeland Security and STRIDE with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards. Each award included a certificate, commemorative pin and a congratulatory letter from President Donald Trump. COP Pamela Muller was awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for completing over 4,000 volunteer service hours. The award recognizes U.S. citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. “The Flagler County Sheriff’s

Office simply could not be as effective in serving our community and keeping our residents safe without the tremendous amount of support we receive from our volunteers,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in the press release. Last year, volunteers from the FCSO completed 38,790 volunteer hours, equivalent to $870,692.85 savings for FCSO, the release states. Visit http:// www.flaglersheriff.com/joinfcso/volunteers.

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AAUW AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS American Association of University Women Flagler announced its 2019 Scholarship recipients, according to a press release. Julia Hok and Hannah Frassrand, students of Flagler Palm Coast High School, will each receive a $2,000 scholarship. Each has taken and mastered courses through the school’s International Baccalaureate program. The awardees were honored during the annual Class of 2019 Senior Scholarship Ceremony presented by the Flagler County Education Foundation and Flagler Schools. Hok has excelled with Future

Sheriff’s Office’s bloodhound aided in tracking Wheeler and reuniting him with his family. Previously when a bloodhound was needed, FCSO would ask for assistance from either Putnam or St. Johns County Sheriff’s offices or the Tomoka State Prison, which all have bloodhounds. Bloodhounds were part of the FCSO formerly, but that was many decades ago. While FCSO’s shepherd K-9s are dual trained for narcotics and tracking, nothing beats a bloodhound’s noise and ability for tracking humans. When fully trained, FCSO’s bloodhound will be used for finding missing Problem Solvers and has been recognized at the state and national levels for her achievements with Community Problems Solvers competitions. She has been honored through QuestBridge for excellence in STEM and as a National College Match Finalist. Frassrand is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. From Algebra II to Statistics, she has received awards from numerous competitions. She is also a member of the Air Force JROTC program and has received the Veteran of Foreign War JROTC Medal, the Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Academic Ace Award and the Top Performer Recognition.

persons with dementia, suicidal persons, and others that may need to be found quickly. “We cannot thank Dr. De Paço enough,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in the press release. “This little guy will be a phenomenal addition to our team. He is in training now and will soon be ready to go to work, but he needs a name first. I think the people he will be serving should help us name him. I look forward to seeing what names are submitted.” Name suggestions for the new FCSO bloodhound can be submitted on the FCSO Facebook page at www.facebook. com/flaglercounty.sheriffsoffice. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 25, and the Sheriff will announce the new FCSO bloodhound’s name on Friday, April 26.

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as respectful, caring and hardworking. Her positive attitude and perseverance makes her a stand-out student. Indian Trails Middle School student Karl Knighton is a highperforming academic student and has consistently represented what it is to be a student athlete. Peers look up to him on and off the court because of his natural athletic and leadership skills. Matanzas High School student Skyelar Williams-Michaud is also a scholar athlete. He thrives scholastically and exemplifies an excellent moral character — always willing to give a helping hand.

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly visited three local schools to present three exceptional students with awards for being “Great Kids” for the month of April, on Thursday, April 18, according to a press release from the FCSO. Each month, based on recommendations from school resource deputies, students who exemplify leadership, hard work ethic and compassion are recognized. Belle Terre Elementary student Kimmy Nashmy was described

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YOUR CA LE NDA R MULTI-GENERATIONAL ART SHOWCASE When: 5-7 p.m. Where: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE Cost: Free Details: From wood carvings to paper creations, there will be about 100 pieces of locally-created art on display at the spring Art Exhibition and Show. The art was created by local children, adults and seniors who have participated in ART programs at the Palm Coast Community Center or by students within the Flagler County School District. A recital from the Beginning Ballet toddler program will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m. on the patio. There will also be an improv performance from a local comedian. And, the Flagler Schools Elementary Honor Choir will perform several songs on the patio at about 6:45 p.m. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 986-2323.

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WORLD TAI CHI AND QIGONG DAY When: 9 a.m. Where: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE Cost: Free        Details: Certified Tai Chi instructor Alice Losasso will give a free 30-minute workshop for beginners in low impact Tai Chi. At 10 a.m., pariticpants will join together with people all over the world for a global health and healing event, for World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. All ages welcome. MISSING OUR MOTHERS When: 9 a.m. to noon Where: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE Cost: Free Details: During the season of Mother’s Day, this event offers emotional support and resources to women who have lost their mother. Hosted by VITAS Healthcare, the event is open to women 18 and older. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Call 366-6167 or email yanique.tomlinson@VITAS.com.

WATERSAFE EVENT When: 9 a.m. to noon Where: Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club, 73 Patricia Drive Cost: Free Details: The event aims to save young livers and mitigate preventable injury through water and sun safety education. There will be free and paid swim class registration, water survival skills taught, safety demonstrations and more. Visit www.flaglercountywatersafe.weebly.com. TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Wadsworth Elementary School, 4550 Belle Terre Parkway Cost: Free Details: The Palm Coast Fire Department will host Touch-a-Truck in the school parking lot immediately following the Wadsworth Elementary Panther 5K. The theme of the event is “See, Touch, Explore and Honk.” There will be a static display of emergency vehicles, construction trucks and more. For more information, call the Palm Coast Fire Department at 986-2300. ‘SENIORS VS. CRIME’ When: 2-4 p.m. Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 2323 N. U.S. 1, Unit 112, Bunnell Cost: Free Details: This seminar will help the church to be aware of various types of crimes committed against senior citizens. Local volunteers from the Attorney General’s Office will present the program. Refreshments will be follow.

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V-E DAY WITH BILL DUDLEY When: 6 p.m. Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd. Cost: Free Details: Flagler County Republican Club will welcome, Bill Dudley, chairman of the Veteran’s Council of St. Johns County at the meeting, as part one of the club’s 2019 speaker series leading up to the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food and beverage service available.

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HEAR FROM USS LIBERTY SURVIVOR When: 7 p.m. Where: African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. U.S. 1 Cost: Free Details: Ernest Gallo, a survivor of the attack on the USS Lib-

erty on June 8, 1967, will be the guest speaker at the Palm Coast Democrat Club meeting. The public is welcome. Gallo will also have books about his experience for sale. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. for socializing. DAY AT THE DAYTONA TORTUGAS When: 7:05 p.m. game time Where: Daytona Tortugas’s, 105 East Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach Cost: $21 Details: The New Jersey Social Club of Palm Coast is sponsoring its annual Day at the Daytona Tortuga’s. Ticket price includes a delicious barbecue dinner and reserved seats. Visit https://www. facebook.com/groups/jerseyclub/.

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PLANT, BOOK AND ART SALE When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Temple Beth Shalom, 40 Wellington Drive Cost: Price of goods Details: The annual show will be a fundraising to support the Temple and its community outreach to food pantries, shelters and schools through the Jewish Federation of Flagler and Volusia Counties. Visit www.tbspalmcoast.org or call 954-401-1144. Vendors welcome with reservation by May 3. Send events that benefit or are hosted by nonprofits to paige@ palmcoastobserver.com.

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FPC student awarded photography club’s inaugural award The first Hal Epstein Merit Memorial Award was presented to Stephen DiMaria. PAIGE WILSON COMMUNITY EDITOR

To honor the Photography Club of Flagler County’s founder, Hal Epstein, the first Hal Epstein Merit Memorial Award was presented to Flagler Palm Coast High School senior Stephen DiMaria. “We established this award in memory of [Epstein], as well as give back to the community and encourage a student of photography to continue studies and hopefully maybe become a professional photographer,” said Joseph Zaia, a founding member of the club. The award was presented to DiMaria on Wednesday, April 17, at the Flagler County Art League, with members of the club present, as well as DiMaria’s family and FPC graphic design teacher Ed Beckett. DiMaria said he was thankful to earn the framed certificate of recognition and $300, courtesy of the club. Having recently won First of Show at the Flagler County Art League’s spring show, DiMaria has impressed many local photographers, including Zaia, who said DiMaria’s work really stands out. DiMaria’s work mostly consists

of portraits. He uses a Canon Rebel T5, lighting equipment he borrows from his uncle and a black bed sheet to transform his home into a studio. He said he wants to evoke emotions from viewers with powerful images. “I just work very hard on every single picture that I do,” DiMaria said. “Even if I don’t have the best equipment or the best camera, I made do with what I have, and I’m proud of what I’ve put out so far.” He said he wants to challenge himself to do more outdoor portraits and landscape photos — to step out of his comfort zone of controlled-lighting photo shoots. DiMaria plans to earn an associate’s degree in photographic technology from Daytona State College. He submitted a portfolio of work and letter of intentions to the club to be chosen as the award recipient. “To inspire young people to continue with their joy of photography is very rewarding,” Zaia said.

ABOUT HAL EPSTEIN In 1996, when Hal Epstein and his wife, Henrietta, moved to Palm Coast, he founded the Photography Club of Flagler County where he served as president for eight years and provided continued support to its members. He was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and acquired his first camera when he was about 10. With his camera in hand, his first subjects became New York City and its people. Epstein won numerous awards from the NY State Photographers’ Association. He served as a chapter president of the association until his retirement as a professional in 1988. “It was his dream to share photography and promote photography,” Joseph Zaia said. Bio courtesy of the Photography Club of Flagler County

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Flagler man saves drowning fawn The rescue happened in Island Estates, at a home real estate agent Mike Andrews was showing.

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While showing clients a home in Island Estates in Palm Coast last week, local real estate agent Mike Andrews saw something small moving in the pool in the backyard. As he approached, he realized it was a baby deer struggling to keep her head above the water. The mother deer was waiting on the other side of the fence, but took off when Andrews got close to the fawn, he said. “She came close enough so I could get her out, then she basically just collapsed on the floor, on the concrete there,” Andrews said. “I was petting her, and she regained her strength after a little while.” Andrews picked up the fawn once she was able to stand on her own and walked her over to the lot next door where he saw the mother run to. Within a couple of minutes, the mother returned, and the fawn was reunited. Andrews felt a sigh of relief. He said he had showed up to this listing appointment in a somewhat of a bad mood because the client

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house in Ocean Hammock was the top real estate transaction for the week of March 14-20 in Flagler County. Suntrust Bank, of Atlanta, sold 21 Ocean Ridge Blvd. S. to Eileen Tucker, as trustee, for Courtesy photo The top-selling house has six bedrooms and 7,497 square feet. $1,359,000. Built in 2000, the house has six PA L M COA ST Robert and Marcia Dumesnil, bedrooms, 5.5 baths, Condos of Plattsburgh, New York, sold Richard and Kari Beckman, 61 Rivers Edge Lane, Unit 61, to fireplace, swimming of Canton, Georgia, sold Timothy Lance, of Palm Coast, pool, shared dune walk 200 Cinnamon Beach Way, for $209,900. Built in 1990, the Unit 144, to Terry and Teresa condo has two bedrooms, two and 7,497 square feet. Tincher, of Palm Coast, for baths and 1,020 square feet. It Following is a partial list $370,000. Built in 2005, the sold in 2001 for $107,500. condo has three bedrooms, two of other sales for the baths and 1,682 square feet. It Belle Terre sold in 2005 for $646,100. Jong Moll, of Jacksonville, sold week.

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Robert Eberspacher, of Libertyville, Illinois, sold 35 Ocean Crest Way, Unit 1143, to Connie Davis, as trustee, for $285,000. Built in 2003, the condo has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,160 square feet. It sold in 2003 for $341,300.

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Lehigh Woods John Kindig Jr., individually and as trustee, sold 29 Robinson Drive to Cecil and Jennifer Yeadon, of Greeley, Colorado, for $280,000. Built in 2005, the house has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,268 square feet. It sold in 2005 for $334,000.

Adams Homes of Northwest Florida Inc., of Gulf Breeze, sold 7 Rainmill Place to Geovani and Fior Ramirez, of Palm Coast, for $247,450. Built in 2018, the house has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,265 square feet.

Edward and Lori Lamb, of Summerville, South Carolina, sold 76 Rollins Lane to Kevin and Jeri Payne, of Palm Coast, for $223,000. Built in 2008, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,233 square feet. It sold in 2008 for $194,000. Matanzas Woods Oleh Karpov, of Fairlawn, New Jersey, sold 31 Lamour Lane to Eddie Platel, of Palm Coast, for $190,000. Built in 2006, the house has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,485 square feet. It sold in 2006 for $253,600. Not in Subdivision Edwin and Maria Prevatte sold 1660 Lambert Ave. to John and Carolyn Clark, of Flagler Beach, for $1.1 million. Built in 1997, the house has four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a boat dock, boat house, swimming pool, fireplace and 3,647 square feet.

Court S. to Brian and Jana Amerson, of Palm Coast, for $390,000. Built in 1981, the house has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a fireplace, swimming pool, boat dock and 2,505 square feet. It sold in 2002 for $295,000. Geri Wolff, of North Palm Beach, sold 6 Fairhill Lane to Michael Sukenik, of Palm Coast, for $323,000. Built in 2002, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a swimming pool and 2,049 square feet. It sold in 2006 for $247,000. Sharon O’Steen sold 10 Claridge Court S. to Theodore Counter and David and Annette Ackert, of Michelle, Nebraska, for $260,000. Built in 1977, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a swimming pool, boat dock and 1,620 square feet. It sold in 1999 for $132,500. Rudolph and Maria Fonseca, of Port Orange, sold 46 Fariston Place to Richard and Staci Rentz, of Palm Coast, for $243,000. Built in 2002, the house has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,255 square feet. It sold in 2005 for $209,900. Kirsten Alvarez, of Elk Grove, California, sold 23 Flaxton Lane to Shawn and Leann Mack, of Palm Coast, for

Palm Harbor Joseph DeCicco and Linda DeCicco, individually and as trustees, sold 16 Clearview

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$222,000. Built in 1991, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a swimming pool and 1,658 square feet. It sold in 2017 for $207,000. Jeannette Kupec, individually and as trustee, sold 1 Fifer Lane to John and Isabel Goncalves, of Medford, New York, for $205,000. Built in 2003, the house has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,720 square feet. John and Isabel Goncalves sold 144 Frankford Lane to Richard and Janette Cooper, of Palm Coast, for $180,000. Built in 1981, the house has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,491 square feet. It sold in 2004 for $129,900.

R.C. and Judy Sanders, individually and as trustee, sold 142 Wellstone Drive to Richard and Evelyn Wynne, of Boynton Beach, for $203,000. Built in 1991. The house has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,880 square feet. It sold in 2002 for $136,500. Venice Park Thomas and Janis Perley, of Orlando, sold 128 Palmetto Ave. N. to Patricia Tilton and Shane Tully, of Flagler Beach, for $333,000. Built in 1970, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,055 square feet. It sold in 2003 for $270,000.

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Helen Thompson, individually and as trustee, sold 10 Foxhall Lane to Mario and Rita Pereira, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, for $167,500. Built in 1986, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,266 square feet. It sold in 1992 for $72,000. Pine Lakes Linda Hughes and Loren Hartman, of Ormond Beach, sold 111 Westrobin Lane to Mechelle and Ghyslain Roy, of Palm Coast, for $227,000. Built in 1996, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,168 square feet. It sold in 2006 for $285,000.

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Johnson Beach David and Christine Lacinak, of Newberry, sold 7 Cherokee Ave. to John and Holly Costello, of Homosassa, for $88,000. Built in 1987, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,469 square feet. It sold in 2005 for $185,000.

Dennis Meyers and Mirella Curtis, of Palm Coast, sold 20 Red Birch Lane to Raymond Powell, of Palm Coast, for $237,500. Built in 2003, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a swimming pool and 1,536 square feet. It sold in 2006 for $248,000.

Puzzle One Clue: C equals B

Grand Haven Stephen and Dina Darling, of Furlong, Pennsylvania, sold 158 Willow Oak Way to Richard and Susan Mayor, of Palm Coast, for $505,000. Built in 2009, the house has five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a fireplace, swimming pool and 3,829 square feet.

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