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| January 12, 2017

‘All In the Family’ began its 12-year run on CBS on this day in 1971. Above, Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) is visiting a blood bank, where he runs into his neighbor, Lionel Jefferson (Michael Evans).

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Paul Weyrich“Now many of our Christians have what I call the “goo goo” syndrome. Good Government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”

–Paul Weyrich, co-Founder of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), in 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.

flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Dave Kolodzik of Southern Promotions and Events of Palm Coast will ask commissioners for feedback on the possibility of a pirates festival in Flagler Beach. The full agenda and background materials are here.

The Flagler County Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. at 120 Airport Rd., 3rd floor. The board welcomes a new member appointed Monday by the Flagler County Commission, Agnes Lightfoot, who replaces Brian Riehl.

Teacher and Employee of the Year Celebration, Flagler County schools, at the Flagler Auditorium, 7 p.m.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

Welfare: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive overviews of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. (9 a.m.)

florida supreme court justices term limitsJudicial term limits: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will hear a presentation about judicial term limits, a concept backed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes. (9 a.m.)

Education: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an overview of its base budget and a review of major programs. (9 a.m.)

Ethics: The House Public Integrity & Ethics Committee will hold a workshop on three draft bills (PCB PIEC 17-01, PCB PIEC 17-02 and PCB PIEC 17-03) that deal with prohibitions on lobbying by former state officials and local-government ethics changes. (Noon.)

The Drug Policy Advisory Council, which makes recommendations about state drug-control strategy, will meet. (9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

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:

Jan. 13: 27th Drug Court Graduation Ceremony, in Courtroom 101 at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Presiding over the graduation will be Senior Judge J. David Walsh, who had been the Drug Court judge in Flagler County before his retirement. The guest speaker will be recently retired Judge Joe Will, who served for many years as the Drug Court judge in Volusia County.
Jan. 13-15: The 4th Annual Flagler Film Festival features 60 films (shorts and features) from several local Flagler County filmmakers and films from around the world. Films from first time filmmakers, students and multi-award winning filmmakers will be screened. Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Tickets available at the door and on the festival’s website soon ( or by calling the box office 386-597-0260. Advance ticket prices are $5 in advance for one block of films, $10 for one day of films or $25 for the entire weekend of films.

Bill Ryan. (© FlaglerLive)

Jan. 17: Learn about historic and interesting Flagler County sites with local author Bill Ryan as your guide on this latest Historic Flagler County Bus Tour. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. from the Holden House, 204 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, and returns at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20, which does not include lunch at Bull Creek Fish Camp. To make reservations or for more information call 386-439-5003.
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.
Jan. 23: Doughnuts with Doughney: Similar to “Coffee with a Cop,” Doughnuts with provides the public an opportunity to meet and speak openly with Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney about issues or concerns in Flagler Beach. The location of the meeting provides citizens easy access to both the 7-ELEVEN and Chief Doughney, in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Flagler Beach 7-ELEVEN convenience store, 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard.
Jan. 26-27: Volunteers conduct the annual in-person census of the homeless population in Flagler County.
Jan. 27: The Florida Ethics Commission considers a final action in the ethics case against former County Commissioner Barbara Revels, who has agreed to a settlement and a fine of $4,500 over several issues brought forth by complainant John Ruffalo. The ethics commission board, however, must approve the settlement. 8:30 a.m. Third Floor Courtroom, First District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Drive, Tallahassee.
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.
March 22: The boy Scouts Council holds its Golden Eagle Dinner at 6 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort, honoring Bob Cuff, now a Palm coast City council member.

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. 22 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Keith Jarrett: Solo Concert, Tokyo, 1984

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