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Wednesday Briefing: It’s Back to School, Assistance Center Opens, Give Us Mica Back, If Only Women Voted

| October 12, 2016

A Congressman who knows his stuff, and knew Flagler County inside and out: U.S. Rep. John Mica had once represented Flagler, but no longer, after redistricting resulted in Ron DeSantis representing the county. Mica was back in Flagler Beach this week, evaluating the damage and talking about federal appropriations. He chairs the House Transportation Committee. DeSantis in comparison has been more interested in burnishing his national image, and has far less familiarity with local issues, though he toured the damage as well this week. (© FlaglerLive)

A Congressman who knows his stuff, and knew Flagler County inside and out: U.S. Rep. John Mica had once represented Flagler, but no longer, after redistricting resulted in Ron DeSantis representing the county. Mica was back in Flagler Beach this week, evaluating the damage and talking about federal appropriations. He chairs the House Transportation Committee. DeSantis in comparison has been more interested in burnishing his national image, and has far less familiarity with local issues, though he toured the damage as well this week. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Breezy. Partly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning…then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 37.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Great Scott, int..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


 

 

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.

Note: Flagler County Schools are open and on their regular schedules today, including after-school activities, among them Flagler Youth Orchestra rehearsals at Indian Trails Middle School. Flagler County school buses will be taking alternate paths around closed roads to get to their assigned bus stops. NO BUS STOPS ARE BEING ALTERED. Some buses may arrive a few minutes late using detours. Students are reminded to be out at their assigned stops at least 5-10 minutes early.

Hurricane Recovery Assistance Center Opens: Flagler County is opening an Assistance Center today to help residents get information and some resources for their needs in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Center is ahead of a potential FEMA Disaster Center. The center will be housed at the Palm Coast Branch Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, and it will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday. Multiple agencies will be located at the Assistance Center including the following: United Way, Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Flagler County Health Department, Flagler County Human Services, Flagler County Homebuilder’s Association, Department of Children and Families, FEMA (once they arrive) and Verizon with two charging stations. Small satellite facilities will be set up at the Adult Education Center, 5633 N. State Road A1A, Hammock, and at the Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd., Daytona North. Residents will be pre-screened for necessary services and provide counseling.

The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 W. Moody Blvd.

Ribbon-cutting: Grand Opening of Aesthetic Studio, 399 Palm Coast Pkwy SW, Unit 5, Palm Coast, 4 p.m.

Local Media Recap:

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida newsUpdated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here.

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsFlagler Damages to Homes and Businesses Estimated at $73 Million; 11 Homes Destroyed, 500 Damaged; Utilities Grinding to Normal

news-journalStorm’s toll in Volusia, Flagler: 4 lives, $483M in damages

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsGov. Scott Surveys Flagler Beach’s Cratered A1A as Congressman Cites $35 Million Repair Bill; 8,700 Customers Still Without Power; “The Disaster Is Not Over”

observerHelping hands: 300 Latter-day Saint volunteers descend on Palm Coast

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsLife, and Death, Go On: A Suicide in Flagler Beach, a 14 Year Old Stabs a Man, 21, in The Mondex

st augustine recordLine of beachside houses face an uncertain future

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsOverruling Scott, Judge Orders Voter Registration Deadline Extended at Least Through Wednesday

In Florida and in State Government:

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

Parole: The Florida Commission on Offender Review is scheduled to meet in Miami-Dade County and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (9 a.m., Everglades Correctional Institution, 1599 S.W. 187th Ave., Miami.)

Child abuse deaths: The Florida Child Abuse Death Review Committee, which tries to find ways to reduce child-abuse deaths, will hold a conference call. (10 a.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 702-170-0355.)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign in Ocala and Lakeland. (Noon, Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Also, 3 p.m., Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Sheltair hangar, 3440 Airfield Dr. West, Lakeland.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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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)

Postponed to a later date: “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 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, tiffany@flaglerchamber.org.
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 info@floridaagmuseum.org. The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
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:

Alexis Weissenberg Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E flat, K 271, Second Mvt.

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