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Wednesday Briefing: Flagler Youth Orchestra In Concert, Tattooing Pine Cone Drive, Deputies’ Fitness

| November 16, 2016

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Norway’s Magnus Carlsen battling Russia’s Sergey Karjakin in Tuesday’s epic fourth match of the World Chess Championship in new York. Go here to follow the games live.

Today: Sunny with highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Clear with lows in the lower 50s inland…in the mid 50s coast. North winds 5 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 315.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: pensiero, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”

–From Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” (1988).

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 Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Regulation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. On the agenda: approving a 70-bed nursing home for dementia patients on 4 acres at 2 Corporate Drive, and considering a special exception for a tattooing and body piercing shop at 25 Pine Cone Drive in Palm Coast.

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.

Relay for Life Flagler Kickoff Party: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Flagler, scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Town Center Palm Coast, holds a kick-off party at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus (51 Old Kings Rd N, Palm Coast).

Flagler Youth Orchestra Concert at Flagler Auditorium: 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.

Ribbon Cutting: The Right Fit Shoe Store, Town Center Medical Bldg, adjacent to Atlantic Podiatry, ​21 Hospital Drive, Suite 170B, 4 p.m.

Local Media Recap:

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news-journalHistoric: Women take charge of Volusia council

news-journalCause of fatal Flagler plane crash in 2014 remains uncertain

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsFarewell Reception Set for Commissioner George Hanns as Quarter-Century Service Ends

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

The Florida Elections Commission is scheduled to meet. (8:30 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

Panthers and manatees: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will take up a series of issues, including receiving an update on Florida panther research and management efforts and revising manatee-protection zones in Collier County. (8:30 a.m., University of South Florida Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. South, St. Petersburg.)

The State Board of Education will meet in Central Florida. (9 a.m., Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, 1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

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.
Dec. 4: Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens and Crematory is hosting the annual Candlelight Service of Remembrance at 6 p.m. at the Garden of Memory Mausoleum located at 511 Old Kings Road, South in Flagler Beach. The event, now in its 13th year, usually draws between 300 and 400 people. Details here.
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:

Boris Berezovsky plays Medtner’s Piano Sonata No.1

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