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| November 2, 2016

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Today: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
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” “But she saw these Scandinavian women zealously exchanging their spiced puddings and red jackets for fried pork chops and congealed white blouses, trading the ancient Christmas hymns of the fjords for She’s My Jazzland Cutie,’ being Americanized into uniformity, and in less than a generation losing in the grayness whatever pleasant new customs they might have added to the life of the town. Their sons finished the process. In ready-made clothes and ready-made high-school phrases they sank into propriety, and the sound American customs had absorbed without one trace of pollution another alien invasion.”

–From Sinclair Lewis’s “Main Street” (1920)

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.

Early voting in Flagler County is ongoing and runs through Nov. 5, with polls open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at three locations, including through the weekend: The Flagler County Supervisor of Elections office in Bunnell (in the Government Services Building), at the Flagler County Public Library on Palm Coast Parkway, and at the Palm Coast Community Center on Palm Coast Parkway, off of Clubhouse Drive. Voting by mail has been under way since mid-October. Keep up with the number of ballots cast in Flagler here.

Live bombing: Navy training schedules indicate live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex in the Ocala National Forest from 8 a.m. to noon. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.

Jennifer Stagg firing hearing: The firing hearing Flagler County Management employee Jennifer Stagg asked for before her termination resumes at 8 a.m. at the Government Services Building’s county offices on the third floor, after it was continued on Monday afternoon. Stagg is facing charges of absenteeism, tardiness and insubordination. Her firing, after more than six years at the division, caused an uproar in the broader community and from her previous supervisor, who organized an effort to save her job. The background here.

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. 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.

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

The Florida College System Council of Presidents is scheduled to meet. (8:30 a.m., Buena Vista Palace, 1900 East Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista.)

Gambling: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in four cases, including a dispute about a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voter approval before casino gambling could be authorized in the state. The proposed amendment could go on the 2018 ballot. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)

Parole: The Florida Commission on Offender Review is scheduled to meet and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (9 a.m., 4070 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on power-plant fuel costs and a series of other types of expenses that are passed on to customers of electric utilities. Fuel costs make up a large portion of customers’ monthly electric bills. (9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

The Everglades Foundation will continue a 12-day bus tour to urge national and state leaders to support construction of a water-storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. (10 a.m., Florida Gulf Coast University, 9101 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Bonita Springs. Also, 1 p.m., Sanibel/Captiva Chamber of Commerce, 1159 Causeway Road, Sanibel. Also, 4 p.m., the Village of Estero, 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Estero. Also, 4:30 p.m., Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers, Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers.)

Gov. Rick Scott is expected to address the state university system’s Board of Governors after meetings of the board’s Select Committee on 2+2 Articulation and the Innovation and Online Committee. (Committee meetings start at 3:45 p.m., Scott expected to address board at 5:15 p.m., Florida Atlantic University, Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Nov. 3: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 10 a.m. to canvass absentee, or mailed-in, ballots.
Nov. 3: Sen. Marco Rubio, who hasn’t been to Flagler County for the duration of his senate term, is showing up at a campaign rally at Houligan’s from 4 to 5 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. 50 Plaza Drive in Palm Coast. Rubio faces Patrick Murphy in the ongoing election to the senate seat.
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: Stetson’s 27th Undergraduate Annual Juried Arts Exhibition, with Reception and awards ceremony 6-8 p.m. at the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand, 32723 (call 386/822-7270).
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: The 12th Annual Creekside Festival: join residents of and visitors to Flagler County under the majestic oaks at Princess Place Preserve for the Annual Creekside Festival, a tradition that celebrates the natural beauty of Northeast Florida. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per carload per day. See the video promotion here.
Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach. (Cancelled.)
Nov. 5: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 6 as rain date, In Flagler Beach. (Cancelled.)
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. 8: Election Day.
Nov. 8: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets for three successive meetings at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell, as follows: at noon and again at 6 p.m. to canvass absentee ballots, and at 7 p.m. to issue unofficial results of the election.
Nov. 8: Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor: A rare opportunity to hear Roberto Molinelli’s Twin Legends, featuring David Bjella, cello. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 386-822-8950. Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at
Nov. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5:15 p.m. to canvass provisional ballots and discuss unofficial results.
Nov. 14: The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society presents Marcia Fine, award-winning author of seven novels, who will speak about a “Sephardic Journey” at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of the Old Ponce de Leon Hotel, 74 King Street at Cordova Street on the Flagler College Campus in St. Augustine. Fine’s historical fiction, “The Blind Eye,” has been chosen by the State Library of Arizona ONEBOOKAZ, a celebration of quality literature. The program is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Please call (904) 829-6481 for best directions.
Nov. 18: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5 p.m. to canvass overseas ballots and discuss official results.
Nov. 22: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 10 a.m. to conduct a post-election, manual audit.
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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