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| October 14, 2016

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Weekend: Partly cloudy throughout, highs in the low to mid-80s, minor chances of thunderstorms. Nights in the upper 60s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 59.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: minimifidian, adj. and n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

–Bob Dylan (1964).

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.

Sunday Clean-Up Efforts: In Palm Coast and Flagler Beach: The Flagler-Palm Coast High School Cross Country team and the Flagler County Runners, along with our new Mayor Milissa Holland, will be cleaning up the Graham Swamp mountain bike trailhead on Colbert Lane tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. In Flagler Beach at the same time, firefighters and many others will be cleaning up the beaches between North 4th Street to South 9th Street, along the boardwalk, to prepare for reopening the beaches, starting at 8 a.m. Bring gloves.

Schools: Friday was originally scheduled to be a teacher workday, because of Hurricane Matthew, classes will be held Friday as a normal school day.

Emergency Call In Center Open All Weekend: Flagler County’s call-in center will remain open on Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers will answer phone lines from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number to the call-in center is 386-586-5111.

Voter registration deadline extended to Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.: Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart had already 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.

Hurricane Recovery Assistance Center: Flagler County is operating an Assistance Center 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 is 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.

Friday: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who represents Flagler County in Congress, will be at Flagler Beach’s City Hall for a brief meeting with city officials in board chambers at 12:30 p.m.

Friday: Movie in the Park: “Hotel Transylvania 2,” in Palm Coast’s Central Park. The movie begins at dusk and admission is free. A different family feature is shown on the big screen in the stage area at the main entrance to the park. We remind all movie goers to bring blankets, chairs, picnic baskets, bug spray and make plans to come early with your family, friends and neighbors.

Saturday: The Art of Jazz One Night Only! Performance by famous jazz musician Longineu Parsons, the great protege of the great cornetist Nat Adderly, performed in over 30 countries and recorded with such greats as Cab Calloway, Cecil Taylor, Herbie Mann, Billy Harper, and many others. Featuring a special exhibit of Ev Niewoehner with his musical themed oil paintings. Sponsored by the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, PCAF members $50; general public $60, includes buffet dinner. Halifax Plantation, 3400 Clubhouse Drive, Ormond Beach, 6 p.m.

Sunday: The Pink Army 5K run and walk through Town center, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed because of Hurricane Matthew.

Local Media Recap:

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

The Florida Child Abuse Death Review Committee, which tries to find ways to reduce child-abuse deaths, is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 9 a.m., Homewood Suites Tallahassee, 2987 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee.)

The Republican Party of Florida will begin its quarterly meeting in Tampa Friday. vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio speak Saturday. (Friday, 1 p.m., Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 North Tampa St., Tampa.)

Former President George W. Bush is expected to appear at a fundraising event for the re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Friday, 5:30 p.m., home of Darlene and Gerald Jordan, Palm Beach.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State candidates and political committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing updated finance information through Oct. 7 (Friday).

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Oct. 17: Farm Share, the non-profit Florida food bank that distributes fresh food, vegetables and fruit to the neediest, is at the Flagler County airport to provide meals and other goods to residents trying to restore order to their lives in the wake of Hurricane Matthew Monday starting at 9 a.m. Details here.
Oct. 17: Sheriff’s candidates debate between the GOP’s Rick Staly, Democrat Larry Jones, and Independent Thomas Dougherty, sponsored by the News-Journal, at at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Coquina City Hall in downtown Bunnell. Open to the public.
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, 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. 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. 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:

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