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Thursday Briefing: Losing Democrats Look Back, Ernest Guagliata Trial, Journalism in Age of Trump, Bud Powell

| December 22, 2016

December falls on Flagler Beach. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Warmer, sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s inland…around 70 coast. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 409.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: pervious, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“With the center-right Republicans on the defensive after Gerald Ford’s defeat, the new right would not have to slog through the party trenches to win national power; instead, it could engineer a corporate-funded takeover that, in time, would turn the Republican Party into a wholly owned subsidiary of the conservative movement. The major requirement for advancing the takeover was for the new right to unite in 1980 behind a national candidate–a relatively simple matter, given the ascendancy of Ronald Reagan.”

–Sean Wilentz, from The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008

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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.

In Court: Ernest P. Guagliata, a Flagler Beach resident accused of assaulting police after requesting to be taken to a treatment facility, is in a one-day, non-jury trial before Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman, at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Guagliata is represented by attorney Richard Price.

flagler county democratic executive committee The All Flagler Democratic Club meets at the Palm Coast Community Center, 7-8:30pm. The first hour is devoted to a presentation featuring three losing Democratic candidates for office in the last election, who will speak on the theme of “What I learned Running For Office.” The discussion is moderated by Merrill Shapiro, and features Bill McCullough, who ran for a congressional seat, Doug Courtney, who ran for Clerk of Court, and John Brady, who ran for mayor of Palm Coast. Barbara revels, who lost a county commission seat, declined to participate. The presentation will be followed by the business portion of the meeting. The public is invited regardless of party registration. Questions: call Sheila Zinkerman, interim president, at 904/451-0301. (See background on the previous meeting here.)

Rotary Club’s Annual Fantasy Lights Festival: It is open each night in December from 6:30 p.m. to 9. Entry into the park is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds from the event go back into community projects funded by Rotary.

In Florida and in State Government:

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

The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions at 11 a.m.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

Dec. 24: Musicians gather to play in remembrance of James Gamble Rogers IV, a renowned folk singer, entertainer and storyteller who gave his name to the Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, where this event takes place, from 2 to 5 p.m. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome but no power is available near the pavilion. Meet other musicians, practice or just have fun listening.
Jan. 1: Start the new year off with a guided nature walk on the beautiful Joe Kenner Nature Trail at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. Gather at 11 a.m. What better way to begin 2017 than hiking the 3/4 mile nature trail as it meanders through the park’s gorgeous maritime hammock and scrub plant communities? The hike will last an hour and a half. All ages welcome. You can register for this program on Eventbrite.com.
Jan. 7: Daytona State College Enrollment Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Students can take advantage of the one-stop events to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance to win a $350 scholarship (Dec. 10 only) for a free class from the Daytona State Foundation. Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule.
Jan. 21 and 22: Flagler County Home and Lifestyle Show, the annual event and fund-raiser for Flagler Technical Institute, the adult education division of the school district, takes place at Flagler Palm Coast High School.
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.
Feb. 8: Jonathan Canales, the man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck and leaving her to bleed in a bathtub for hours in their Mondex trailer in Nov. 2014, is scheduled for a pre-trial at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously.
March 7: Bunnell and Flagler Beach hold their municipal elections.

The Day’s Best Reads:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Dec. 2 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Thirty Minutes of Bud Powell

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