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| October 4, 2016

The Flagler County Airport, renamed Flagler Executive Airport, finally gets its road at the sough end, making possible the groundbreaking of the future National Guard building. The county's Mosquito Control District's new building is also under construction by the road. Flagler County commissioners held a ribbon-cutting Monday morning. (© FlaglerLive)

The Flagler County Airport, renamed Flagler Executive Airport, finally gets its road at the sough end, making possible the groundbreaking of the future National Guard building. The county’s Mosquito Control District’s new building is also under construction by the road. Flagler County commissioners held a ribbon-cutting Monday morning. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Showers likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 254.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: nix, int. and n.1.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


ruth bader ginsburg advice for the living“Work-life balance was a term not yet coined in the years my children were young; it is aptly descriptive of the time distribution I experienced. My success in law school, I have no doubt, was in large measure because of baby Jane. I attended classes and studied diligently until 4 in the afternoon; the next hours were Jane’s time, spent at the park, playing silly games or singing funny songs, reading picture books and A. A. Milne poems, and bathing and feeding her. After Jane’s bedtime, I returned to the law books with renewed will. Each part of my life provided respite from the other and gave me a sense of proportion that classmates trained only on law studies lacked.”

–Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a New York Times column, “Advice for Living,” Oct. 2, 2016.


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.

Palm Coast Animal Control holds a hearing at 1 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

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The state of Education. (© FlaglerLive)

The Flagler County School Board holds a trio of meetings: The first is a closed session at 3 p.m., enabling board members to discuss strategy in their negotiations with the teachers’ and service workers’ unions. At 4 p.m., the board meets in board chambers at the Government Services Building for a workshop, and a continuation of the discussion about the district’s use-f-facilities policy, prompted by the use of Flagler Palm Coast High School’s campus for a giant car sale last month. At 6 p.m., the board meets in regular session. And at 6:15 p.m., Superintendent Jacob Oliva will present the State of Education address.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will give final approval to new bathrooms to be built at Indian Trails Sports Complex, and the purchase of a new pumper truck for the Palm Coast Fire Department.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office was to host National Night Out at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event was cancelled as the sheriff’s office is focusing on preparing for Hurricane Matthew.

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Land buy: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will take up a series of issues, including a proposed $16.1 million deal to buy about 11,000 acres of conservation land in Leon and Jefferson counties. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and representatives of the National Organization for Women and the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans will hold a news conference at U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s Tampa office to discuss his positions on Social Security. (11 a.m., Rubio Tampa office, 5201 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.)

Debate: Candidates in the Orlando area’s Senate District 13 and House District 47 are expected to debate at the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida. Republican Dean Asher and Democrat Linda Stewart are running in Senate District 13, while Republican incumbent Mike Miller and Democrat Beth Tuura are running in House District 47. (11:30 a.m., Country Club of Orlando, 1601 Country Club Dr., Orlando.)

The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a customer meeting about a proposed rate increase by East Marion Utilities LLC, which provides water and wastewater service in part of Marion County. (6 p.m., Forest Public Library, 905 South Highway 314A, Ocklawaha.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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.
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.
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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