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Weekend Briefing: Next to Normal at CRT, Career Day at Rymfire, Home Show, Black on Trump, The Inauguration

| January 20, 2017

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Less than two years ago Rymfire Elementary was celebrating its new medical lab. Today, it hosts career day with some 50 presenters for students. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Friday, partly cloudy, high around 80, low around 60, Saturday partly cloudy then becoming cloudy and unstable into the night, with dangerous thunderstorms possible, low in the low 60s. Sunday, breezy but unsettled, highs in the 70s. Sunday night, same, lows in the low 50s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 380.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Poeana, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


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.

Watch the Inauguration Ceremony:

Free For All Fridays on WNZF, 9 a.m.: Hoist David Ayres welcomes Superintendent Jacob Oliva, who just announced he’ll be leaving Flagler for a job at the state Department of Education in June, Cindi Lane, the spokesperson for Palm Coast government, and a few Russians visiting local Rotary clubs. The show begins with a commentary by FlaglerLive editor Pierre Tristam on the Obama years.

Friday: Career Day at Rymfire Elementary, starting at 9:45 a.m. Tanya Williams, a school counselor and organizer of the event reports: The day aims to make an impact on the students’ future and inspire them to find a passion that will help them become successful in life. A variety of community partners are spending the day talking to students about their career, a fantastic way to provide them with first-hand knowledge of potential career paths. Participants include Daytona State College, The Department of Family Services, Marineland, Palm Coast Fire Department, Fresh From Florida, Florida Hospital Flagler and many more. In all about 50 different people are expected to present information about their job, hoping to engage students and help them learn more about the path to get there.

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Your best bet this weekend.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: City Repertory Theatre’s award winning, ground breaking musical, “Next to Normal,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday, at CRT’s intimate 50 seat theater at City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207 in Palm Coast. Julia Davidson Truilo headlines a star studded cast featuring Chelsea Jo Conard, Everett Clark, Max Wolf, Sara Humbert and Beau Wade. John Sbordone directs with Musical Direction by Ben Beck. “Next to Normal” is a rock musical that won the Tony for Best Score in 2009 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the following year. It creates something phenomenal out of an unconventional subject. Tickets are available by calling CRT’s Box Office at 386/585-9415 or, even easier, by clicking here for immediate ticketing.

Saturday and Sunday: 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 all day both days.

Sunday concert at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Cancelled, due to bad weather expected. The concert, by Naming the Twins, had been scheduled for 1 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.

Unemployment numbers: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity releases December unemployment figures at 10 a.m.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


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

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. 25: Palm West Home Realty’s Hammock Office at 5048 North Ocean Shore Boulevard is celebrating its five-year anniversary with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m., with door prizes.
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.
Jan. 27: Man Up, with former NBA Player and current pastor Keith Tower, at Palm Coast Community Church, 1 Pine Lakes Pkwy North, Palm Coast, in partnership with Parkview Baptist Church, Epic Church, Lifecoast Church, First Baptist Church of Palm Coast, and Palm Coast Bible Church. 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Jan. 30: Suicide Prevention Training: Take part in a free community outreach training program to learn three steps to help save a life, in a three-hour workshop at the Emergency Operatiosn Center, behind the Government Services Building in Bunnell, from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Ashleigh Husbands, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist, 301/928.7448 or by email,
Jan. 31: Vienna Boys’ Choir at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, 7 p.m., one performance only. The Palm Coast Arts Foundation is organizing a bus trip, leaving from the Staples Parking Lot the evening of the concert, with some light food and drinks included on the bus ride, $80 for Arts Foundation members, $90 for others, call 386-225-4379.
Feb. 1: The Flagler County School Board holds its first workshop in its search for a new superintendent, at 6 p.m., in Room 3B, third floor of the Government Services Building–where the meeting is neither broadcast on television nor available by audio, though the board claims it is seeking public participation.
Feb. 6: Ground Breaking for the relocation and extension of Runway 11-29 at the Flagler County Airport, 1:30 p.m. at the airport.
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 Jan. 13 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Theodor Adorno

Theodor Adorno and the Critique of Capitalism: An Introduction

Previous Codas:

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3 Responses for “Weekend Briefing: Next to Normal at CRT, Career Day at Rymfire, Home Show, Black on Trump, The Inauguration”

  1. Makeitso1701 says:

    One of the saddest day in the history of presidential inaugurations. I wonder how long it will take before the chumpsters will to start to have buyers remorse.May God help us in this time of lunacy.

  2. YankeeExPat says:

    There’s a POTUS and then there is a PUTZ!

  3. Pogo says:

    America speaks. Landslide turns out to be mudslide.

    January 20, 2017 – a day that will live in infamy.

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