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Monday Briefing: Huge SuperMoon, Flagler Wants Florida Forever Back, Marcia Fine’s Blind Eye, O Canada

| November 14, 2016

We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034. (NASA)

We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034. (NASA)

Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 304.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: roboreous, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

bertrand russell is anybody normal“We saw that fear, rage, and all kinds of violent collective excitement tend to make men blindly follow the leader, who, in most cases, takes advantage of their trust to establish himself as a tyrant. It is therefore important, if democracy is to be preserved, both to avoid the circumstances that produce general excitement, and to educate in such a way that the population shall be little prone to moods of this sort. Where a spirit of ferocious dogmatism prevails, any opinion with which men disagree is liable to provoke a breach of the peace. School-boys are apt to ill treat a boy whose opinions are in anyway odd, and may grow and many grown men have not got beyond the mental age of school boys.”

–From Bertrand Russell’s “Power” (1938).

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.

The Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board meets at 9:30 at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell, behind the Government Services Building.

The Flagler County Land Acquisition Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell, to discuss recommending commission approval of a resolution urging the Legislature to earmark $300 million a year to the Florida Forever land acquisition program in line with voter approval of a constitutional amendment.

The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Doug Cisney room at the library on Palm Coast Parkway.

The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The commission is expected to adopt on second reading an indefinite extension of the moratorium on police, parks, fire, recreation and transportation impact fees.

Moon Rise at the Beach:, 5:30 p.m. Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area (3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach). As NASA describes it, “A full moon will occur that appears slightly larger and brighter than usual. The reason is that the Moon’s fully illuminated phase occurs within a short time from perigee – when the Moon is its closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. Although the precise conditions that define a supermoon vary, [tonight’s] supermoon will undoubtedly qualify because it will be the closest, largest, and brightest full moon in over 65 years.” So join rangers for a moon rise at the beach. You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Bring binoculars for a spectacular view and camera for beautiful photo opportunities! Due to the recent storm, our beach access ramp is closed and there is no beach access at this time. However, you can view the moon from the overlook. RSVP at Park entrance fee is $5.00 per carload of 2-8 people; one person is $4.00; bicyclist or pedestrian is $2.00.

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.

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Tax revenue: The Revenue Estimating Conference will take up a series of issues including revised “outlooks” for general revenue, the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund and the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund. (8:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

Supreme Court applicants: The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a conference call to select applicants to be interviewed for a seat on the Supreme Court. Justice James E.C. Perry will retire at the end of the year. (9 a.m. Call-in number: 855-797-9480. 660 317 150.)

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will hold a workshop. (3 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.)

The 2016 election: University of South Florida political-science professor Susan MacManus and University of Florida political-science professor Daniel Smith will discuss the 2016 elections during a Bob Graham Center event. (6 p.m., University of Florida, Pugh Hall, Gainesville.)

LOBBYIST REPORTS DUE: Lobbying firms face a Monday deadline for filing reports about their compensation from July 1 to Sept. 30.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Nov. 15: Food Truck Tuesday in Palm Coast’s Central Park starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds this month will be donated to the Palm Coast Volunteer Fire Rescue.
Nov. 16: Department of Juvenile Justice Council meeting, 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building. The Flagler council will discuss results of the 2016 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, accessible here.
Nov. 16: Showcasing five orchestras featuring some 375 musicians–its youngest beginners to its most advanced performers–the Flagler Youth Orchestra presents its first concert of 2016-17 at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast. Tickets are available at the Flagler Auditorium box office or by calling (386) 437-7547. Adult tickets are $6 with $1 from each ticket going to the Auditorium’s Arts in Education Fund. Tickets for children 17 and under are $1. Details here.
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. 19: “This & That,” a new show celebrating art and culture, opening at Calypso Fine Art Gallery, 6 p.m. at 6601 East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, in Marvin’s Garden Business Center. Call 386/313-5123.
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. 22: All Flagler Democratic Club holds its first general meeting. The organization has just been chartered. 7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE.
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 Nov. 10 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Medieval Music: Les Compagnons du Gras Jambon

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1 Response for “Monday Briefing: Huge SuperMoon, Flagler Wants Florida Forever Back, Marcia Fine’s Blind Eye, O Canada”

  1. Instigator says:

    Love the headline over Politifacts….

    a dishonest or unscrupulous man.

    Who fact checks the fact checkers??

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