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Thursday Briefing: Flagler Restaurant Week Kick-Off, Flagler Beach’s Taxi Update, Journalism’s Lost Generation

| September 8, 2016

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On Wednesday former Obama adviser David Axelrod tweeted the above picture and wrote: “Is it just me, or did this scene between @POTUS & Putin remind you of the pre-fight staredown from Rocky 4?”

Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 90 inland in the mid 80s coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 149.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Mephistopheles, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“The blackness, the bareness, the clearness of September.”

–From Edmund Wilson’s “The Twenties“(1975).

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.

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. The commission will discuss repealing a long-time ordinance regulating “vehicles for hire,” now that taxi cabs are regulated through the city’s local business tax receipt process. Commissioners are also expected to approve agreements concerning the city’s police and firefighters’ pension plans.

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.

Kick-off the 3rd Annual Flagler Restaurant Week at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Event entry will include one complimentary drink, taste samples from participating restaurants, live DJ, raffles and a dolphin presentation. Foodies who attend the event will vote for their favorite “taste” at the event. Flagler Restaurant Week provides local food aficionados and regional visitors an opportunity to experience special dishes and discover new favorite restaurants throughout our county. Starting at 5:30 p.m. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine.

Schools: Rymfire Elementary has an open house, Buddy Taylor Middle School hosts a curriculum night, both at 6:30 p.m.

Sports: in JV football, FPC meets Mainland High at FPC’s stadium, Matanzas meets Pine Ridge High at Pirate Stadium, both games at 6 p.m.

Local Media Recap:

Updated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here. palm coast flagler florida  newsA Rape in Palm Coast, a Shooting in Flagler Beach, Yet Sheriff’s Office Suppresses All But Trickle of Information palm coast flagler florida  newsAt Rymfire Elementary, Response to a Child’s Scar Comes Unglued and Leads to a Lawsuit

news-journalRecognizing risky behavior: Flagler students use games to teach about substance abuse

observerLots of money for HVAC, sports: Here’s where the School District plans to spend its dollars palm coast flagler florida  newsHeralding Brief Majority of Beards, Robert Cuff Is Sworn In as Palm Coast’s Newest Councilman

In Florida and in State Government:

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

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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 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
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:

Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 104, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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