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Weekend Briefing: International Festival, Animal Adop-A-Thon, Lady Bulldogs Fundraiser, Charlie Brown

| September 30, 2016

Palm Coast's International festival is a celebration of cultures--and wine and beer, Saturday starting at noon. (© FlaglerLive)

Palm Coast’s International festival is a celebration of cultures–and wine and beer, Saturday starting at noon. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Partly cloudy, chance of rain around 50 percent throughout, highs in the mid to upper 80s, nights with lower chances of thunderstorms, lows in the 70s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 226.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: junkball, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

sarah palin“So, no, I think that if there are allegations based on questions or comments that I made in debate prep about Nafta, and about the continent versus the country when we talk about Africa there, then those were taken out of context. And that’s cruel and it’s mean-spirited, it’s immature, it’s unprofessional, and those guys are jerks, if they came away with it taking things out of context and then tried to spread something on national news. It is not fair and not right.”

–Sarah Palin, quoted in a Nov. 8, 2008 story in The New York Times.

In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

Last day Friday for traffic-ticket and other court collection-fee amnesty: Residents can pay their court debts with a 40 percent discount on what fees they may owe to collection agencies. Click on the link for details.

It’s Banned Books Week. To mark the occasion, the Flagler County Public Library features a documentary about the broadcaster Edward R. Murrow at 1:30 p.m. at the library’s main meeting room, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW.

Free For All Fridays: Host David Ayres welcomes Roy Sieger, director of the Flagler County Airport, and Helga van Eckert, director of county government’s economic development department, and will talk about the Pink Army, Florida Hospital Flagler’s annual fund-raising for breast-cancer awareness month in October, starting at 9 a.m on WNZF radio.

Friday Night Football: FPC vs. Sandlewood High Sal Campanella Stadium, 7 p.m.

charlie brownFriday, Saturday, Sunday: City Repertory Theatre extends a welcoming hand to all veterans and active duty personnel in the area: The theater at City Marketplace invites you to see the Broadway musical, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, with your family, for the reduced fee of $15, or $10 off the regular price for an adult ticket; bring one child (age 8 or older please) for only $5. One child per adult ticket. There are three performances left Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 pm. Call 386-585-9415 to reserve your tickets. Its a fabulous family show. See the preview here.

Saturday: Fund-raising golf tournament at Palm Harbor Golf Club to benefit the Flagler Palm Coast High School Lady Bulldogs Basketball team. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., requested donation is $75 per player, the fee includes green and cart fees, range balls, goodie bag, awards, door prizes, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call Ralph Lightfoot at 386-864-1510 or Vicki DiMaria at 386-597-3219.

Saturday and Sunday: Cradle for the Cure girls lacrosse tournament, at Indian Trails Sports Complex, starting at 9 a.m. each day.

Saturday: Palm Coast Elks Lodge Animal Adopt-A-Thon, 10 to 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 53 Old Kings Road N, Palm Coast. For more info email or call 386-446-2709 x101

Saturday: International Festival at Palm Coast’s Central Park in Town Center. The International Festival brings the community together to showcase the people of the many cultural heritage organizations and ethnic groups that give Palm Coast its cultural richness. Attendees will enjoy a variety of ethnic cuisines, international wines and imported beers, music, cultural displays, dancers and performers throughout the day. Admission is free, and hands-on activities will be provided for children during the afternoon. Noon to 9 p.m.

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In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

COMMITTEES REPORT FINANCE ACTIVITY: State political committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Sept. 23.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

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Oct. 3: Florida Hospital Flagler and the Flagler County Commission raise the Pink Army Flag in a morning ceremony in front of the Government Services Building at 8:15 a.m. The annual ceremony kicks off the fund-raising and awareness month focused on breast cancer.
Oct. 3: Flagler Beach Police Captain and 7-ELEVEN host “Doughnuts with Doughney,” Episode IV, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard. “Doughnuts with Doughney” is similar to “Coffee with a Cop” in that it provides the public an opportunity to meet and speak openly with Captain Doughney about issues and/or concerns in Flagler Beach. The location of the meeting provides citizens easy access to both the 7-ELEVEN and Captain Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere.
Oct. 4The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office hosts National Night Out at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free drug and crime-prevention awareness event features demonstrations, safety information, games, face painting, food and beverages, and entertainment.
Oct. 5: The Flagler County Republican Club will host National Committeeman Peter Feaman, who represents Florida, along with Republican candidates who made it through the August 2016 primary. Feaman will discuss the role of committee members in relation to the local, state and national effort and provide updates on 2016 Presidential election. The final meeting before the November 8th general election will provide an opportunity to meet and greet local candidates in attendance. Open to registered Republicans, club members and their guests. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. Palm Coast Community Center.
Oct. 6: the Flagler County Chamber will host “Meet the City Managers” with Dan Davis of Bunnell, Jim Landon of Palm Coast and Larry Newsom of Flagler Beach. Each manager will provide a short update of what’s happening in their city and be available to answer questions. 8 to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast, Registration at 7:45 a.m., $20.00 for members in advance with payment. Contact Tiffany Edwards for more information,
Oct. 8: Join the Friends of the Library for The People’s Choice, a musical celebration of U.S. Presidential Elections since 1788, presented by the Island Duet. This musical journey will leave you with a smile on your face and proud to be American. Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Light refreshments will be served. Starting at 2 p.m. For questions, call 386/446-6763.
florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekOct. 8-9: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
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Jon Netts and his wife Priscilla five years ago, the day he won re-election to his last term as mayor. (© FlaglerLive)

Oct. 13: “We Honor Your Honor,” a public reception, celebrates Mayor Jon Netts’ 16 years of service to Palm Coast–as a Code Board member from 2000 to 2001, a City Council member from 2001 to 2007, and as Mayor since 2007. He is term-limited. He will be replaced by Milissa Holland, his long-time protegee, come November. Fire Chief Mike Beadle will emcee the event, and Council Member Jason DeLorenzo, who is running for a county commission seat, will be the main speaker. The reception starts at 4:30 p.m., with formalities beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Oct. 21: Florida’s and Flagler’s September unemployment num,bers are released at 10 a.m.
Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach.
Nov. 5: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 6 as rain date, In Flagler Beach.
Nov. 29: A hearing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Scott DuPont in the case of Dunn v. Flagler County Schools, the case involving an allegation that two children were bullied and one of them was sexually assaulted by other children at a voluntary pre-kindergarten at Old Kings Elementary school in 2015. See the background story here. 1:45 p.m., Courtroom 402, Flagler County Courthouse.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

The Day’s Best Reads:


Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Sept. 9 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Bach and Vivaldi: Concertos for flute and strings, Anna Fusek & Capella Anna

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