The Voice of the Gem City

June 13, 2019

SEAN OF THE SOUTH WAS JUST FEATURED IN SOUTHERN LIVING. YOU CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE BELOW. AND DON’T FORGET TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO AN EVENING WITH SEAN OF THE SOUTH ON JUNE 28 AT 7PM. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LEE CONLEE HOUSE THRIFT STORE

 

 

THANKS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, FLAGLER COUNTY FIRE RESCUE HAS AN ADDITIONAL 300 DOSES OF NARCAN TO ADMINISTER, IF NEEDED, TO RAPIDLY REVERSE OPIOID OVERDOSES. “THIS IS THE SECOND ROUND OF 300 DOSES OF NARCAN THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED TO US BY THE STATE,” SAID CHIEF DON PETITO. “THIS LIFESAVING DRUG IS BEING DISTRIBUTED STATEWIDE TO EMERGENCY RESPONDER AGENCIES LIKE FLAGLER COUNTY FIRE RESCUE THROUGH THE HELPING EMERGENCY RESPONDERS OBTAIN SUPPORT (HEROS) PROGRAM.” OPIOID OVERDOSES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IN 2017 EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TREATED MORE THAN 45,000 PATIENTS FOR DRUG OVERDOSES IN FLORIDA ALONE, ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. THE VALUE OF THE 300 DOSES OF NARCAN IS $8,565. “REALLY, ITS VALUE IS PRICELESS BECAUSE IT SAVES LIVES,” PETITO SAID. “WE HAVE ADMINISTERED 166 DOSES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, AND THAT’S JUST FIRE RESCUE. THAT NUMBER DOESN’T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT OTHERS, LIKE THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, HAS ADMINISTERED.” (FLAGLER COUNTY)

IT WAS A 38-MINUTE CONTINUATION OF PROS AND CONS ON SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS BEFORE THE CITY COMMISSION MONDAY AS PROPERTY OWNERS AND RENTAL MANAGERS MADE THEIR CASES.

A LINCOLNVILLE PROPERTY OWNER WITH A RENTAL COTTAGE DETERMINED, “WE COULD MAKE 2-3 TIMES MORE WITH SHORT TERM RENTALS, BUT DIDN’T A PARADE OF PEOPLE IN AND OUT AND HARM TO THE CHARACTER OF NEIGHBORHOOD.”

 

 

 

 

THE GALIMORE COMMUNITY POOL IS OPEN FOR ITS SIXTH SEASON.

OPERATED BY THE ST. AUGUSTINE FAMILY YMCA, THE POOL IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK WITH TIMES SET ASIDE FOR FAMILY AND LAP SWIMMING AND SPECIAL HOURS ON MEMORIAL DAY AND JULY 4TH.

 

THE CITY WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE AT 91 COQUINA AVENUE MONDAY, JUNE 17, FROM 11 AM TO 1 PM TO VIEW A COTTAGE BEING OFFERED FREE AS IS FOR RELOCATION AND PRESERVATION.

THE CITY WILL EVEN KICK IN $5,000 TOWARD A MOVE – THE ESTIMATED COST OF DEMOLITION.

THE 960 SQUARE FOOT WOOD FRAME COTTAGE HAS A PARLOR ROOM, KITCHEN, OFFICE, BATHROOM, AND THREE BEDROOMS. A FRONT PORCH ADDS 146 SQUARE FEET AND A REAR PORCH 128.

SIGNIFICANT ARE SHIP LAP SIDING, WOOD WINDOWS, DECORATIVE EXTERIOR WOODWORK, PECKY CYPRESS AND PINE TONGUE AND GROOVE INTERIOR PANELING, AND WOOD FLOORING.

 

 

BOLSTERED BY THE MATANZAS RIVERKEEPER JEN LOMBERK AND FRIENDS OF FISH ISLAND MEMBERS DURING PUBLIC COMMENT AS WELL AS EMAILS, COMMISSIONERS MONDAY UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED TAKING MANAGEMENT OF FISH ISLAND, TO BE PURCHASED BY THE NORTH FLORIDA LAND TRUST.

 

LOOKING FOR SOME INTERESTING THEATRE?  TONIGHT THE FLORIDA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS OPENS THE PLAY TYH MAN WHO KILLED TIME A LIGHTHEATED FANTASY ABOUT A MAN WHO WREAK HAVOC IN HIS VILLIAGE WHEN HE TRIES TO LIBERATE THE TOWN ROM THE TYRANNY OF THE CLOCK.   SHOWTIME IS 7:30 AND WILL CONTINUE NIGHTLY THRU SUNDAY WITH A MATINEE THAT ENDS THE RUN SUNDAY AT 2:30.

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