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| November 15, 2016

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It’s Milissa Holland’s city now. (© FlaglerLive)

Today:Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds 5 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Details here.
Drought Index is at 313.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: philautia, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


isaac asimov“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

–From a column by Isaac Asimov, Newsweek, Jan. 21, 1980.

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.

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. After going through some routine business and four proclamations, the council will recess and its new council members will take the oath of office for their four-year terms: Mayor Milissa Holland, and council members Bob Cuff and Nick Klufas. The council will then select a vice mayor and agree to each member’s committee appointments.

Palm Coast Animal Control hearing, 1 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

The Flagler County Centennial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Financial Services Conference Room, Government Services Building, Bunnell.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding a series of committee meetings. (Committee meetings start at 9 a.m., followed by full board, district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.)

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.

Local Media Recap:

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

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observerRepublican revolution: Three takeaways from the Flagler County election results

st augustine recordNight of Lights to shake Hurricane Matthew’s image in St. Augustine

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsGov. Scott’s Pick from Judges Applying to Replace Perry Will Shift Supreme Court Right

news-journalTransportation official apologizes for belittling Facebook post

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsBringer of Joy: Flagler Youth Orchestra In Concert at Auditorium Wednesday With Holst, Handel and Synergy

In Florida and in State Government:

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

Orientation for new senators: The Senate is slated to hold an orientation meeting for new members. (9 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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. 21: The Flagler County Commission hosts a farewell reception for Commissioner George Hanns, whose 24 years of service–he had been the longest-serving elected official until his loss in the Nov. 8 election–are ending. The reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd.
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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