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Meet the Authors of Saving Libbie the Lobster

Local Flagler Online Magazine
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Meet Marybeth Jeitner and Heather Chalmers, the authors of Saving Libbie the Lobster.  The authors will be at the events shown below and will be selling personally signed copies of their wonderful children's book.  If you don't know the story of Libbie the Lobster, stop by one of the events and meet Marybeth and Heather.  Saving Libbie the Lobster is a true story with an uplifting message and would make a wonderful gift. >>>Read the Whole Story




IS KARAOKE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

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  From a young age the seven children in our family have always been strongly encouraged (nudged and bribed) to sing karaoke.  We are fortunate that a local karaoke host (HARRYOKE!) has a “family friendly” show once a week.  The audience and singers at that weekly show range from very young to very old.  We believe that when a child sings, in a supportive and friendly environment, to an audience of strangers of varied ages, it can greatly improve their self-confidence, self-esteem and communication skills. >>>Read the Whole Story



How Volusia County Bones Link to Prehistoric Landmass

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How Volusia County Bones Link to Prehistoric Landmass
by Denise White

If we could imagine the real ice age instead of a cartoon version, we would see animals that died during that period.  They call it the Pleistocene epoch, or for an ice age word, glaciations.  It lasted from 2.1 million to 13,000 years ago.  The whole world wasn’t covered in ice as the movie shows, but about 30% of the earth was.  

How does that affect modern day Florida?  Ice sheets and glaciers hold huge amounts of water.  As the ice melted, water flowed south from the runoffs.  This created large lakes and basins that fed the grasses, trees and plants.  Food and water attracted the animals that came to drink and eat food on the banks.  Today, many of the lake beds are dry land.  The animals that died during the Pleistocene era are buried in the sediment of the lake beds. >>>Read the Whole Story






Daytona Beach Free Clinic

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                             DAYTONA BEACH FREE CLINIC

Volusia Volunteers in Medicine have opened a Free Medical Clinic for the working uninsured who live in Volusia County. The clinic is housed in the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity, at 113 Lockhart Street in Daytona Beach.

You can ask questions or make an appointment by calling the clinic at 386-316-2771. 
>>Read The Whole Story



University of North Florida Concert Inspired by Bach

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The University of North Florida Orchestra will be performing a concert, "Inspired by Bach" on November 10th at 7:30 p.m. 

 If you have never attended a UNF Orchestra concert, do yourself a favor. These young musicians are talented and work very hard to create a wonderful experience for the audience.

For a Map and more information, check out the Facebook Page at:





Sweet Bags, Not Trash Bags!

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Published by in Daytona Beach ·

Most Children who enter foster care have already experienced terrible trauma. Moving from home, regardless of how bad it is, into foster care, regardless of how nice it is, causes even more stress. The fear of the unkown can be detrimental. Many of these children suffer from self esteem issues and being forced to carry all their belongings in a trash bag is degrading and can reinforce the negative self image they already have.>>Read The Whole Story



What's Best for Your Skin

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Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Yes, skin is an organ and the average adult has over 8 pounds / 22 square feet of it. There are many things people do to cause premature aging and damage their skin.

Over exposure to the sun, spurred on by the idea that, "Tan is beautiful" or as a result of necessary or recreational outdoor activity can cause terrible damage >>Read The Whole Story



Neighborhood Center

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Published by in DeLand ·


The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, opened in DeLand in 1969. Its mission is to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and prevent homelessness in DeLand and West Volusia County. It operates a thrift shop and food pantry at 434 S. Woodland Blvd., assists families  >>Read The Whole
 



Micalini's Flying Circus Jam

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Micalini's Flying Circus Jam is setting stage at The Legendary Boot Hill Saloon every Sunday from 8-12. This is an open stage event to all who sing and/or play an instrument. The Flying Circus Jam can accommodate acts such as; solo, duo's, trio's, and big bands. You certainly should bring your own instruments if you are looking for that particular sound, but if you just want to plug and play, the PA, guitar rig, bass rig, drums, guitars and bass are provided.

What we have here is a large community of talented musicians that come together on this weekly event to make music instead of just playing music. >>Read The Whole Story



Beach Access for Disabled

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Disabled Access to Volusia Beaches

According to Volusia County's website, www.volusia.org:
"Physically challenged beach patrons displaying a handicap insignia in their vehicles will be permitted to park adjacent to the east side of the established traffic lanes. Vehicles with a handicapped ID are admitted to the beach free."

There are, "conditions", regarding the parking on the east side of traffic lanes.
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Who Invented The Pancake?

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Ancient Romans ate pancakes, and published recipes for them in the Apicius (a collection of early Roman recipes). Medieval pancakes lacked leavening and were much more dense and heavy then modern pancakes. In the 1600’s a Dutch cookery book included recipes for pancakes that added sugar, cinnamon and other spices. As time went on the pancake became ingrained in culture as a staple of some religious and cultural rituals, the world over.
Pancakes were the preferred breakfast of the “Father of Our Country”, George Washington who it is said, literally submerged the pancakes in maple syrup before eating them. >>Read The Whole Story






Ms. Deborah's Fountain of Youth Tattoo

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Being far from an expert regarding the Art of Tattoo, and realizing that like many art forms before it, the meaningful nature of the art is waning as it becomes more popular, I defer to the expertise of Ms. Deborah (aka Sofia Estrella). The following article is from her website at: http://fountainofyouthtattoo.com/history.php

The many years I have worked in the tattoo industry are just a part of my life long journey as a professional artist. On this journey I have had the privilege of meeting so many other artists with fascinating life stories of their own. I enjoy the company people from all corners of the universe. It is sort of a pyramid of little stories that intertwine my life with other people's lives as I travel. It is not just about the tattoo. It is about making a commitment to an art form and perseverance. I feel we old timers _ have definitely paved an easier 
>>Read The Whole Story



The Day I Stopped Trying

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THE DAY I STOPPED TRYING….
By Becky M. Pourchot

I woke up yesterday morning sure as hell I was leaving. I was going to go to Marrakesh. I was going to pack my bags, kiss my kids and my husband goodbye and head overseas. Oh, I’d be back, maybe in a month or two but in the meantime I’d be off wandering open air markets, riding camels for fun, and eating all the humus my heart desired. That’s what one does in Marrakesh, right??





Daytona Outreach Center

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I've always heard that, “It is better to give than to receive”, but when you give you have to wonder, what am I giving for? Is the money, time or other donation I am making really making a difference. There are so many good causes, organizations and programs that desperately need donations, that it would be difficult to list them all. One such organization is the Daytona Outreach Center in       
                                             >>Read The Whole Story



Do Gingers Have No Soul?

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Depending on who you ask you may receive countless answers regarding the origin of the rumor that people with red hair, also known as “Gingers”, have no soul. While there are those who would argue that no one has a soul, this article addresses whether or not Gingers, and Gingers alone are born without a soul.

Sources for the possible origins of this myth are as varied as Judas Iscariot being described and portrayed as a Ginger and a skit on the adult cartoon show Southpark proclaiming that Gingers have no soul.
>>Read The Whole Story



Water Safety

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Published by in Safety ·
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As the weather remains warm here in Florida, more and more people flock to the beaches, lakes, springs, and public and private swimming pools. Recently, in Volusia County alone, over one weekend, 2 people lost their lives and another 520 needed to be rescued from the surf. Let this be a reminder that the ocean can overpower even the best swimmers and should be respected.  >>Read The Whole Story



Chiropractors: Healing Without Drugs

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Chiropractic is form of alternative medicine defined by its founder, D.D. Palmer, as "a science of healing without drugs". Chiropractic treatment is based on the theory that the nervous system is dominant and that even slight misalignments of the spine can cause everything from acute pain to poor performance of vital organs and general poor health.
Chiropractic provides low risk procedure to restore proper function to the nervous system without drugs or surgery, thereby treating the pain or ailment. Many professional athletes are treated by chiropractors to >>Read The Whole Story



Flagler Film Festival

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The 3rd Annual Flagler Film Festival of Palm Coast Florida will be taking place January 15 – 17, 2016. The success of the Festival’s first year was surpassed by its second and the third is on track to exceed all expectations.

The Flagler Film Festival showcases emerging, new filmmakers of all genres, features and shorts. If you have an innovative, low budget, micro-budget or even a no budget film you are welcome here! Student films will be given special consideration.



Don't Text and Drive!

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Published by in Safety ·
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According to
The National Safety Council
texting and driving causes
1,600,000 accidents per year



Flagler County Free Clinic

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Published by in Health & Wellness ·
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Flagler County Free Clinic is a volunteer-based clinic that provides free medical care, including dental extractions, to people who are in need, uninsured, and meet the federal poverty guidelines. With the support of local health care facilities, hospitals, doctors, nurses and volunteers, the Clinic helps to care for the people of Flagler County.  >>Read The Whole Story





Why Give Blood?

Local Flagler Online Magazine
Published by in Worthy Cause ·
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Blood is the very essence of Life!
It distributes oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body.
Blood fights infections and helps to heal wounds.
Having an adequate supply of blood is crucial.
Accident victims, surgery patients and premature infants
often need life giving blood transfusions.
If not you, then someone you know
is likely to need such a transfusion.

GIVE BLOOD! - SAVE A LIFE!
It is nearly painless
Takes a short amount of time
and can Make such a Huge Difference!
>>Read The Whole Story



The Gallery of Local Art

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Founded in 2007, The Gallery of Local Art has been a starting point for many local artists. Now in its seventh year in the Flagler Beach, Florida area, this gallery boasts over sixty local artists and several different mediums of work. You will meet one of these local artists every time you visit, as the volunteer staff is made up of the artists from the gallery. >>Read the Whole Story



What is The Inspired Mic?

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For this article, I defer to the writing prowess of Michael Ray King, the creator, producer and emcee of the Inspired Mic events. On the Inspired Mic's website, Mr. King writes:

Just What IS The Inspired Mic?

In May of 2013, Michael Ray King and Jeff Swesky started up The Inspired Mic as a forum for writers to present their work to a live audience and overcome their fears of presenting their work. The setting was the lovely outdoors at The BeachHouse Beanery in Flagler Beach. With evening moons looking over the ocean and excellent food, the setting was outstanding! The premiss is simple: each writer gets six minutes behind the microphone to present their work. There are no restrictions on genre or content.  >>Read the Whole Story



Christmas Come True!

Local Flagler Online Magazine
Published by in Worthy Cause ·
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The Mission of Christmas Come True:
To provide a complete Christmas experience for area resident parents who are unable to financially afford a traditional Christmas for their families. We will provide a complete Christmas dinner for home preparation for the family. Each child will receive a Christmas stocking filled with necessities & goodies, new Clothing, and age appropriate toys or gifts.



Is Florida Bike Friendly?

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Published by in Florida ·
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While The League of American Bicyclists (The League) claims that all the states have great and beautiful places to ride, every year, The League ranks the “bike friendliness” of each of the States. The League admits that the ranking is not a measure of how nice a beautiful the places to ride in a given state are, and more to do with the bicycle friendliness of the government. It is more about politics then about pedaling or places to pedal your bicycle.

Washington, Minnesota and Delaware took the top 3 spots respectively, while Kansas, Kentucky and Alabama took the 48th, 49th and 50th spots respectively. This year Florida is ranked #24 in the nation, up from #28 in 2014.

The league measures the attributes that it considers crucial to bicycle friendliness. The attributes include, State Policies & Programs, Use of Federal funding, Legislation and Enforcement of bike friendly laws and ordinances, Infrastructure that provides access for cyclists and pedestrians, Strategic planning to create more access to cyclists in the future, and Education and Encouragement to cycle and to obey traffic laws relating to cyclists. >>Read The Whole Story


See Florida’s Report Card here:





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