The Voice of the Gem City

June 14, 2019

THE DEADLINE FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING BECOMING A CANDIDATE IN THE 2020 ELECTION TO MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR PARTY AFFILIATION IS FAST APPROACHING. THE DEADLINE FOR CANDIDATES TO CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION IS THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 16,. PARTY AFFILIATION CHANGES MAY BE MADE IN THE OFFICE M-F 8:30 TO 5:00 OR ONLINE AT PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 16, THIS DEADLINE ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WISHING TO BECOME CANDIDATES IN A PARTISAN RACE. IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS THEY ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL THE ELECTIONS OFFICE

OVER 20 YEARS AGO CLINTON R. “DUTCH” SNYDER AND ELIZABETH W. SNYDER DEVELOPED THE IDEA OF MAKING PALATKA ANOTHER MURAL COMMUNITY IN FLORIDA AND GIVING VISITORS ANOTHER REASON TO VISIT OUR CITY.  THEIR VISION WAS SHARED BY CITY COMMISSIONER LEON CONLEE WHO ALONG WITH THE SNYDERS AND MANY OTHER INTERESTED VOLUNTEERS ESTABLISHED THE LEON CONLEE MURAL COMMITTEE.  THE COMMITTEE’S GOAL WAS TO UTILIZE MURALS TO HELP REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN PALATKA AND SHARE ART THAT DEPICTED OUR LOCAL HISTORY IN PUBLIC PLACES.

NOW KNOWN AS THE CONLEE-SNYDER MURAL COMMITTEE, THE ORGANIZATION HAS DEPICTED PALATKA’S CULTURE AND HISTORY IN 25 MURALS THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN.  THE LATEST ADDITION IS THE VETERANS’ MEMORIAL MURAL WHICH IS AWAITING FUNDING FOR ITS COMPLETION.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THEM TOMORROW SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH, AT 11:00 AM WHEN JOHN ALEXANDER AND ROBBI CORREA WILL SHARE THE STORY OF THE MURALS OF PALATKA.  THE PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BRONSON-MULHOLLAND HOUSE, 100 MADISON STREET, PALATKA.  THE PRESENTATION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

HURRICANE IRMA ASSISTANCE STILL AVAILABLE: FLAGLER COUNTY RESIDENTS WITH UNREPAIRED DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE IRMA MAY STILL QUALIFY FOR ASSISTANCE. “ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TWO YEARS SINCE HURRICANE IRMA CAUSED DAMAGE TO MANY LOCAL HOMES, RESIDENTS ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF THE STORM,” EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR JONATHAN LORD SAID. “WE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THESE RESIDENTS AWARE THAT ASSISTANCE IS STILL AVAILABLE.” THE FLAGLER COUNTY COMMUNITIES ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTERS (COAD) GROUP HAS RECEIVED AN AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE IRMA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT TO ASSIST WITH HOME REPAIR PROJECTS RELATED TO HURRICANE IRMA. TO KNOW IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY AT 386-416-7925.

MOVIES IN THE PARK,IS  8:45 P.M .TONIGHT  AT CENTRAL PARK IN TOWN CENTER, 975 CENTRAL AVE., PALM COAST. FAMILIES WILL ENJOY A FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIE ON THE PARK’S GIANT OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREEN. BRING YOUR BLANKET, LAWN CHAIRS AND SNACKS AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO JOIN YOU AT THIS FREE, MONTHLY FAMILY ACTIVITY OFFERED BY PALM COAST PARKS & RECREATION AND FLAGLER SCHOOLS. THIS MONTH FEATURES “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

AND SEAN OF THE SOUTH WILL BE AT THE FLORIDA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AUDITORIUM FOR A SHOW ON JUNE 28TH. GET TICKET SAAT THE LEE CONLEE THRIFT STORE

 

MONDAY THE SHELTERING TREE BOARD MEETS WITH SUPPORTERS TO FIND A SOLUTION AND PLAN AN APPEAL OF THE BUNNEL ZONING BOARD’S DECISION TO SHUT DOWN THE SHELTERING TREE’S COLD-WEATHER SHELTER IN BUNNELL. THE MEETING IS AT 4 P.M. AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S FELLOWSHIP HALL, 205 N PINE STREET, BUNNELL.

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