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Flat Rock Park Foundation hires new fundraiser

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The Flat Rock Park & Recreation Foundation has hired Tracey Daniels as its new director of development, replacing Maurean Adams.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Community Foundation grant will help park build Tot Lot

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Henderson County News

Trail length doubles at 'no excuses park'

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FLAT ROCK — The Park at Flat Rock, said Mayor Bob Staton, is one more attraction that makes the village special.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Memorial service set for Lastein, Flat Rock park designer

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Henderson County News

$5,000 study concludes playground's not too noisy

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FLAT ROCK — Responding to complaints from residents of Highland Golf Villas, the Flat Rock Village Council spent $5,000 to find out if the town’s new playground is too noisy.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Ed Lastein, a 'guiding spirit' of Flat Rock's park, dies at 59

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FLAT ROCK — Edward Harold “Ed” Lastein Jr., a landscape architect who designed most of the public outdoor space, greenways and sidewalks of Flat Rock and served over the past four years as “the guiding spirit” of the new Park at Flat Rock, died suddenly Thursday of a brain aneurysm. He was 59 years old.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Flat Rock dedicates Bryan Playground

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Budget season exposes inequity of state law

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Life is not fair. Neither are local taxes.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Flat Rock to add nature center, trails to park

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FLAT ROCK — Park visitors will see a nature center, a quiet place for reflection, more trails and a couple of bridges at the Park at Flat Rock in the next year or so based on a budget the Flat Rock Village Council adopted this month.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Flat Rock to dedicate playground on July 16

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The Bryan Playground for children at The Park at Flat Rock will be dedicated Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m., The Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

No thanks, Village says to park purchase offer

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FLAT ROCK — If the Village Council ever gets fed up with the citizenry’s demands for improvements, complaints about loose dogs and jeremiads about park crime and traffic, it can always sell the town’s park.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Flat Rock retiree bequeaths $231,000 to park

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FLAT ROCK — The estate of a Flat Rock retiree who wanted to "share the happiness (he and his wife) had found in the Flat Rock community" has donated $230,886 to the Park at Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Maybank, Rhett families to fund nature center at park

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Two families have committed pledges and gifts itotaling $40,000 to help develop the nature center at the Park at Flat Rock, the Rock Park and Recreation Foundation Inc. announced on Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Naturalist to lead tours at Flat Rock Park

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FLAT ROCK — A naturalist will lead tours of the Park at Flat Rock at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month starting on April 4.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Like the outdoors? Flat Rock wants you

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Like being outdoors? Are you good with people? Do you like to talk about nature? If so, the Village of Flat Rock may have a job for you. You can even bring your dog to work. The pay? Sunshine, exercise and fresh air — and a maroon vest. Maybe not the peak of fashion but attention getting.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Village seeks $330,000 grant for park trails

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FLAT ROCK— The Flat Rock Village Council has authorized an expenditure of up to $66,000 as 20 percent match for a potential grant of $330,000 for trails, bridges, boardwalks and culverts at the park.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Volunteers to ID park's plants and critters

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock park developers are calling all bird watchers — and wildflower aficionados and keen-eyed observers of critters.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Village Council OKs park gate

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FLAT ROCK — The Park at Flat Rock will be getting a gate.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Welcome center bids top budget by $100K

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock park planners went back to the drawing board after construction bids for a welcome center and public restrooms came in $100,000 over budget.     Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Creek rehabilitation becomes park priority

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FLAT ROCK — Having just adopted a new $1.7 million budget that freezes new park spending for a year, the Flat Rock Village Council heard a presentation about plans to naturalize a creek that dissects the 67-acre park.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Village wise to slow park spending

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Politicians are not known for taking their promises seriously.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Flat Rock hires Adams to raise money for park

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FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation announced on Thursday the hiring of Maurean Adams as director of development.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Flat Rock celebrates park; foundation hires director

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock residents and others marked the completion of a 1.3-mile walking trail and heard about the next park improvements during an Earth Day celebration of the new park.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Flat Rock delays park driveway for a year

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FLAT ROCK — Facing mounting operating costs and higher than projected construction costs, the Flat Rock Village Council voted last week to delay a new entrance driveway and parking lot for a year.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Village to dedicate park trail on Tuesday

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The Village of Flat Rock will dedicate the perimeter trail at The Park at Flat Rock during a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: More work set for park

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  FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council last week authorized a $15,411 contract for stream and creek work and tentatively committed about $150,000 to renovate the clubhouse for restrooms at the village’s new park.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Village opens bids for park work

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FLAT ROCK — Pace Construction and Engineering submitted the low bid for removing two buildings at the Park at Flat Rock, the new park at the former Highland Lake golf course property.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Park at Flat Rock opens

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FLAT ROCK — So far use of the Park at Flat Rock has been light, with a few walkers and dogs sighted since the park opened on Friday, Dec. 13.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Free, come get: Flat Rock seeks bids for removing buildings

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FLAT ROCK — The Village of Flat Rock is seeking bids for someone to remove two buildings from its new park property at the former Highland Lake Golf Club.   Read Story »

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