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Labor Day Weekend Briefing: Schools Close For Hermine, Political Correctness on Campus, Pentatonic Scale

| September 2, 2016

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Monday is Labor Day: Remember those who matter most: workers. (© FlaglerLive)

Friday: Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Friday night: Cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the evening. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Saturday through Monday: unsettled days of showers and thunderstorms, with activity lessening by Monday, highs in the upper 80s, lows in the mid-70s. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 380.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: props, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“The only truly original creations of America — and of course I do not exclude the United States — were pre-Columbian.”

–Octavio Paz, from “The Labyrinth of Solitude” (1950)

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.

School’s closed: Tropical Storm Hermine has closed all schools in Flagler County Friday, and schools will remain closed through Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Government offices, public library, banks all closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

wnzf-logo-120x90Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Tuesday’s big election winners, including Palm Coast Mayor-Elect Milissa Holland, who’ll be joined in studio by current Mayor Jon Netts, Republican Primary winner of the sheriff’s race, Rick Staly, and Don O’Brien, who won the Republican primary for one of three county commission seats up this year. He will face George Hanns. The show begins with a commentary on the election by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.

Saturday: Plein air artist William Lurcott, a Flagler Beach resident, is featured at Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach from 6 to 8 pm during the opening reception of his month-long show “A Landscape Perspective.” The public is invited to this free event. During the reception, the artist will meet with guests and explain his artistic techniques. Light refreshments and live music will be available. The gallery is at 206 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach.

Local Media Recap:

Updated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here.

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Friday: The University of Florida Board of Trustees will continue holding a retreat. (8:30 a.m., Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 N.E. Waldo Road, Gainesville.)

Friday, Saturday: Americans for Prosperity will start its two-day “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Orlando. (Orange County Convention Center, Orlando.)

FRIDAY: COMMITTEE REPORTS DUE: State political committees face a Friday deadline for filing updated reports showing finance activity through Aug. 26.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

fyo-open-house-fliveSept. 7: The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its open house for all new or prospective students who’d like to join the county’s largest (and free) music program. The open house is at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Any Flagler student, including homes chooled students, in grades 3-12, are eligible to enroll (must be 8 years old by Sept. 1, 2016.) Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello or doublebass. One-hour classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m., with students enrolled in the hour block appropriate to their skill level and schedule. The first class for first-time students is Sept. 19. (Auditions for returning students start on Aug. 22, the first class for returning students is Aug. 31.)
Sept. 8: Meeting of the Flagler school district’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Third Floor main conference or training room 3, Government Services Building, Bunnell. Open to the public.
Sept. 10: African Art: Ancient Egypt to the Contemporary World, a pair of presentations by Bertrand Green, former chairman of African American studies at Lehman College, City University of New York. The first session is from 10 a.m. to noon, the second session from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast. $20 for PCAF members, $25 for general admission. Call 386/225-4394 or email pcaf@cfl.rr.com to reserve your seat.
Sept. 17-18: Staged Reading of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two,” at the Flagler Auditorium’s Black Box Theatre, directed by Bruce Heighley, a volunteer production to benefit the auditorium’s the Arts in Education Scholarship Fund and Temple Beth Shalom. Performance times are 7 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2 p.m. on Sept. 18. Tickets: $29 for adults, $18 for students. Call the Flagler Auditorium, 437-7547, for tickets, or go to flaglerauditorium.org.
stamp-coin-clubSept. 26: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696, 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. The public is welcome.
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 August 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

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