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Monday Briefing: Donuts With Doughney, Pink Army Flag-Raising, Transgender Soldiers, Biden in Orlando

| October 3, 2016

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Tim for another edition of Doughnuts with Doughney, Flagler Beach’s police chief, this morning at the Flagler Beach 7-Eleven. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 243.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: ˈfall-back, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.

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“After absorbing the news of today, one expects to face a world consisting entirely of strikes, crimes, power failures, broken water mains, stalled trains, school shutdowns, muggers, drug addicts, neo-Nazis, and rapists. The fact is that one can come home in the evening–on a lucky day–without having encountered more than one or two of these phenomena.”

–Barbara Tuchman, from “A Distant Mirror” (1978).


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.

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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.

Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney 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.

The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building. Commissioners are expected to approve a new policy controlling the use of tourist development council equipment.

Ribbon Cutting at the Flagler County Airport, Airport Executive Drive, 11 a.m. Guests are asked to approach from Belle Terre Parkway and turn onto Airport Executive Drive, 1.7 miles south of Hwy 100.

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

The state Public Service Commission will take up a proposal by Florida Power & Light to spend $451 million to buy a coal-fired power plant in Martin County. FPL currently has a long-term agreement to purchase electricity from the plant and says the proposed deal would lead to long-term savings for customers. (9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to make campaign appearances in Orlando and Sarasota on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. (Full details had not been released Friday morning.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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:

Christoph Graupner’s Entrata, GWV 453

From Wikipedia: “Graupner inadvertently played a key role in the history of music. Precarious finances in Darmstadt during the 1710s forced a reduction of musical life. The opera house was closed, and many court musicians’ salaries were in arrears (including Graupner’s). After many attempts to have his salary paid, and having several children and a wife to support, in 1723 Graupner applied for the Cantorate in Leipzig. Telemann had been the first choice for this position, but withdrew after securing a salary increase in Hamburg. Graupner’s “audition” Magnificat, set in the style of his teacher and mentor Kuhnau, secured him the position. However, Graupner’s patron (the Landgrave Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt) would not release him from his contract. Graupner’s past due salary was paid in full, his salary was increased; and he would be kept on staff even if his Kapelle was dismissed. With such favorable terms, Graupner remained in Darmstadt, thus clearing the way for Bach to become the kantor in Leipzig.”

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