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Monday Briefing: Food Donations at Airport, 2 More Days for Voter Registration, Staly-Jones Debate, Rubio-Murphy Debate

| October 17, 2016

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Erich Maria Remarque“Too much has escaped us already–and for not a few it was nothing less than life itself.”

–Erich Maria Remarque, “The Road Back” (1931).

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.

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

Farm Share's big truck is on its way. (Facebook)

Farm Share’s big truck is on its way. (Facebook)

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.

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.

The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building in Bunnell. The commission will recognize Nadine King as the 2016 businesswoman of the year. It is expected to approve a series of grant agreements for social services in the county (with the Early Learning Coalition, the Children’s Home Society, which runs Sally’s Safe Haven, the Boys and Girls Club, the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club, and the Free Clinic, among others).

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Pollution notices: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will begin a series of meetings on a proposal that would create new requirements for notifying the public when pollution occurs. The proposal comes after high-profile pollution incidents. (9 a.m., Southwest District Office, 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace.)

Felon voting rights: The Financial Impact Estimating Conference will hold a workshop on a proposed constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights for non-violent felons. The proposal, known as the “Voter Restoration Amendment,” could go on the 2018 ballot. (9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

Health care campaign: Groups such as Florida CHAIN and the League of Women Voters of Florida will hold a conference call with reporters to announce the #VoteHealthCare campaign. (10 a.m. Call-in number: 1-571-297-3003. PIN: 69939024.)

guillotineDeath penalty: Religious leaders will hold a news conference to discuss a report that describers Hillsborough and Pinellas counties as “outliers” because of their heavy use of the death penalty. (10 a.m., Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419 Pierce St., Tampa.)

Water rates: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a customer meeting about a proposed water-rate increase by Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor Utility in St. Johns County. 6 p.m., Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor Utility, 252 Yacht Harbor Utility, St. Augustine.)

Rubio-Murphy Debate: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, will take part in a televised debate. (Monday, 7 p.m., University of Central Florida, Orlando.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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,
stetson school of musicNov. 1: Stetson Sounds New XII: First Glimpse, World premieres by Stetson composers, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 2: Stetson Guitar Ensemble, Stephen Robinson, director, Featuring students of the studio of Stephen Robinson performing in various ensembles with guitar, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
Nov. 3: Stetson Guest Recital, Denise Gainey, clarinet and Yakov Kasman, piano. Yakov Kasman is a Van Cliburn silver medalist, and Denise Gainey is a Backun Artist and student of Kalman Opperman. Both are faculty members at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
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 The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
Nov. 4-5: Stetson Homecoming Concert, Featuring Stetson’s Concert Choir, University Symphonic Band, and Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 386-822-8950, Complimentary Admission.
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. 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. 6: Stetson Faculty Chamber Ensemble, Featuring Brahms’ Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello, Lynn Musco, clarinet, David Bjella, cello, Michael Rickman, piano, 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Complimentary Admission.
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.

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1 Response for “Monday Briefing: Food Donations at Airport, 2 More Days for Voter Registration, Staly-Jones Debate, Rubio-Murphy Debate”

  1. theevoice says:

    i like law and order, so its staly or nobody!!

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