Flagler Beach Webcam update and so much more…

Well it finally happened; the webcam was taken down and dissected by a professional.  The prognosis: the camera is in unbelievable condition considering the elements it has been exposed to (you know what I’m talking about if you have ever lived beachside…salt–rust!)  It even still boasts a green light in the right amount of shade or under the cover of darkness.  However, that steady stream of power has been lost amongst the many minuscule circuits and one or maybe several just couldn’t go on another day.  So that means we are getting a new camera!

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The tricky part is One…getting a camera that is amazing in quality (meaning- it can withstand brutal Florida elements) Two…getting a camera that is amazing in quality (with technology these days who wants to see grainy, blur when we could in fact notice the food left in your teeth.)  I jest- actually I want to be able to see who leaves garbage on the beach so I can send them a nice note about the Golden Rule and then post their picture on the web or maybe just seeing the waves would be sufficient 🙂   But really, compatibility is the main issue.  Programming, code and all things that make my eyes glaze over in bewilderment.  The camera needs to be able to play nicely with the website and all of our techie devices we are so addicted too…no sense in having a webcam if you need a secret password, a browser found in the canyons of Saskatchewan or just end up  finding yourself staring at a blinky question mark  in search of beach Zen.

So the journey continues…who knows maybe Santa will bring us a camera.  He could use it as part of his “knows when you are sleeping, knows when you’re awake- bad or good for goodness sake” strategy.  The good news is that there is something on the horizon and I for one can’t wait to see it.

Tto keep with the merriment of this post, I just want to mention the many other wonderful things going on in Flagler Beach.  Like most places everywhere, there is no shortage of folks who are in need, especially during the holidays.  The waves of charity that flow through our streets can be somewhat overwhelming at times, but honestly giving makes you feel good.  And when you give even a little, it really does mean a lot! The majority of restaurants have aligned themselves a good cause, I will attempt to name the ones I know.  If I miss one please throw me a note and I’ll add them to the list.

Flagler Fish Company: years ago the owner’s son started Cole’s Fund…raising money with their church to help children of a very broken family.  This year the manager of Starbucks (palm coast) asked to work with Cole in raising supplies for the Ronald McDonald House.  They agreed whole heartedly and have a collection box for supplies at their restaurant.

Golden Lion Cafe: Santa is at the beach and posing for photos!  Bring an unwrapped toy to help benefit Flagler County families and get to tell Santa your biggest Christmas wish.  This event is being hosted by Christmas Come True and will take place 12-12, 12-13, 12-14  between the hours of 1-4pm at Golden Lion.

Watch the PiPeMasters  @ BREAK-AWAYZ  Benefiting Surfers for Autism on Dec. 20th @ 6:30pm.  $5 entry, any money raised during the event and 20% of ALL Break-Awayz sales for the night will be donated to Surfers for Autism!
$5 per person includes:
-1 draft beer
-Live music
-Raffle prize
-Corn hole tournament — The time and day of event may change due to weather so keep tuned in.  For tickets & information please contact Fred Ferrara III by Facebook, call, text, or email
(386)931-5312 / fredsellsflagler@gmail

Down to Earth Pottery is having their annual DOGO-
Come to Down to Earth and make 2 bowls.  Keep one (use as a gift 🙂 and the other one will be donated for the SOUPERBOWL Yappy Hour at Snack Jack’s on January 10th to benefit the Flagler Humane Society.
Call to book your appointment soon. Make it a party and bring your friends to donate to a great cause.

BeachHouse Beanery is hosting National Children’s Memorial Day this Sunday 12/14 at 6:30 pm to honor all the children who have passed by lighting a candle in their honor.  It will be truly beautiful~

And to end this post with a bit of local news that keeps with the Christmas rhythm– sort of… Most everyone in the defined US borders has seen the movie  A Christmas Story.  Widely known for the famous leg lamp,  eating mashed potatoes like a piggy, freezing your tongue to a light post and best yet the Red Rider BB gun quote “you’ll shoot your eye out kid.”  Well, the aforementioned BB gun danger has reared it’s ugly head.  The owner of our well loved (and In My Belly feature) Kahuna Surf Subs recently was feeling terrible pain behind one of his knees.  After a visit to several doctors it was discovered that the cause of pain was sustained from an old pellet gun injury.  He is on bed rest for 8 weeks, may need physical therapy due to the large chunk of muscle that was damaged and removed and now has to worry about the effects on his long term health from having lead in his body and blood stream for so long.  Pretty terrible news for something barely remembered… So if you love soup and subs- grab a bite at Kahuna and show the family your support by licking your lips and rubbing your belly…

So here’s to Friday, good cheer, Milo (the jet ski fixer and web cam whisperer–yeah!) and Sean (the Flagler Surf originator.)  May you all have a wonderful day and keep checking  for the webcam…it will be back 🙂