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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 2 weeks ago

Goodbye 2021, hello 2022

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2021 may have felt like an extension of 2020 at times, but it definitely went by quickly.
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

And just like that, another year has flown by.

I don't know about you, but 2021 oftentimes felt like an extension of 2020 for me. We're still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, still adjusting to what that looks like on a daily basis, and still, at times, pining for a "normalcy" of years past. But as they say, the show must go on. For us in the news business, that meant making sure you knew what was going on in your community, the decisions your local elected officials were making and the notable, and at times inspiring things your neighbors were doing, no matter what else was going on in the world.

And in that regard, 2021 delivered. 

In this year's timeline, you'll see highlights of what has occurred in Ormond Beach in the last 365 days. Here are some that stand out to me: The grassroots movement that led to the preservation of 36 acres of land in the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail; the battle to save the Ormond Beach Union Church building from demolition, which though unsuccessful, brought citizens together for a cause; and seeing The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler County keep their mission alive after the loss of their executive director Gloria Max.

I am looking forward to seeing what 2022 has in store for our city. Whatever next year brings, I can assure you readers of one thing: The Observer will continue ensure you stay informed. 

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