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Tuesday Briefing: Last Day for Voter Registration, Food Truck Tuesday, Palm Coast Trees, Trump’s Smearing Playbook

| October 18, 2016

An unsung hero of the last two weeks: Suzy Gamblain of Flagler County Volunteer Services, who mobilized an army of volunteers during the Hurricane Matthew emergency. (© FlaglerLive)

An unsung hero of the last two weeks: Suzy Gamblain of Flagler County Volunteer Services, who mobilized an army of volunteers during the Hurricane Matthew emergency. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s inland… Around 70 coast. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 101.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: keytar, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“My experience has been that, therefore, an independent and courageous reporter can almost always get whatever information he or she needs on adequate ethical terms, without paying too high a price in advantage to the source or in restraint on himself or herself. If sources do not want to ‘deal’ on that basis, the reporter can do surprisingly well without them. Sometimes–usually I’d say–instinct, experience, a good memory, a sharp eye, careful attention to surrounding detail, the skeptical sense of the way things work, a wary regard for human nature yield far more useful information and insights than any number of self-serving news sources an official spokesmen.”

–Tom Wicker, “On Press” (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.

Voter registration deadline extended to Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.: Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart has extended the Supervisor of Elections’ office hours by an hour each day, with the office opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m. (instead of 8:30 to 4:30). She said that will continue through next Tuesday’s extension. Get your voter registration application here.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members are expected to consider an ordinance amending the land development code regarding tree protection, landscaping, buffers and irrigation. They’re also expected to approve nine cultural arts grants.

The Flagler County School Board meets at 5 p.m. in a workshop and at 6 p.m. in a regular meeting, at the Government Services Building’s board chambers. The workshop agenda includes a discussion on school safety. Superintendent Jacob Oliva will update the board at 6 p.m. on Hurricane Matthew’s effects on the district.

Food Truck Tuesday in Palm Coast’s Central Park: This month’s proceeds will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides free books each month to preschoolers in Flagler County. The food trucks signed up for October include: Café Rouge, Ritter’s Frozen Custard, My Cousin Vinny, The Garbage Can, Caketeer, Personal Chef, Woodson’s Wrap Shack, Arrested Appetite, Big Kahuna Kettle Corn, Kona Ice of Flagler County, The Good Food Truck, Bruster’s/Nathan’s, Magic4urPlate, Monsta Lobsta, London Fish & Chippy, It’s All Greek to Me, El Cubanito Subs, Flaming Pizza, El Cubanito Subs, Snowie Bus, and Barnwood Bar-B-Que. From 5 to 8 p.m.

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Mary King was among the 40-odd volunteers who gave out Farm Fresh's packaged food this morning at the Flagler County Airport. (© FlaglerLive)

Mary King, right, was among the 40-odd volunteers who gave out Farm Fresh’s packaged food this morning at the Flagler County Airport. (© FlaglerLive) palm coast flagler florida  newsFarm Share Distributes Food to 300 Families at Flagler Airport as Post-Storm Needs Persist palm coast flagler florida  newsJason DeLorenzo, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

University projects: The Facilities Committee of the state university system’s Board of Governors will hear presentations about “high priority” building projects at universities. (8:30 a.m., University of South Florida, Marshall Student Union, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa.)

Pollution notices: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will continue a series of meetings on a proposal that would create new requirements for notifying the public when pollution occurs. The proposal comes after high-profile pollution incidents. (9 a.m., Southeast District Office, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Oct. 19: Bloom Where You Are Planted: More than 20 Florida authors are on hand to share tips on how to become a published writer during a free conference at Daytona State College from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. The free conference is being sponsored by Daytona State’s College of Humanities and Communication and Volusia County Libraries. Details here.
Oct. 21: Florida’s and Flagler’s September unemployment numbers are released at 10 a.m.
Oct. 25: Entrepreneur Night at Channel Side in Palm Coast, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 1 Yacht Club Dr. At the event, you will enjoy free appetizers along with a cash bar. As always, you can expect to make many new connections and have meaningful conversations with Entrepreneurs, Investors, and folks who provide support and services to entrepreneurs. Free. RSVP here.
Oct. 27: 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,
stetson school of musicNov. 1: Stetson Sounds New XII: First Glimpse, World premieres by Stetson composers, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 2: Stetson Guitar Ensemble, Stephen Robinson, director, Featuring students of the studio of Stephen Robinson performing in various ensembles with guitar, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 3: Stetson Guest Recital, Denise Gainey, clarinet and Yakov Kasman, piano. Yakov Kasman is a Van Cliburn silver medalist, and Denise Gainey is a Backun Artist and student of Kalman Opperman. Both are faculty members at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekNov. 4-5: 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.
Nov. 4-5: Stetson Homecoming Concert, Featuring Stetson’s Concert Choir, University Symphonic Band, and Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 386-822-8950, Complimentary Admission.
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. 6: Reflections Salon, Inc, a local family owned business, will be offering $10 haircuts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and donating all proceeds to stage 4 cancer survivor and Hurricane Matthew victim Kevin Kosinski. The salon, which opened in 2014, is at 25 Pine Cone Dr, Ste 3, Palm Coast. Call (386) 225-4503 for information.
Nov. 6: Stetson Faculty Chamber Ensemble, Featuring Brahms’ Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello, Lynn Musco, clarinet, David Bjella, cello, Michael Rickman, piano, 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
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.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Oct. 14 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

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