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Thursday Briefing: New First Friday Policy, AAUW’s Successful Women, The Pencil

| March 23, 2017

Flagler Beach's Montessori school is up for a rent increase and a lease extension at tonight's City Commission meeting. (c FlaglerLive)

Flagler Beach’s Montessori school is up for a rent increase and a lease extension at tonight’s City Commission meeting. (c FlaglerLive)

Today: Breezy, cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs around 70. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 350.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: fodgel, adj. (and n.).
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Ink is the cosmetic that ideas will wear when they go out in public. Graphite is their dirty truth.”

–Henry Petroski, from The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance

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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.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.

Keep in mind: March is Women’s History Month.

Rymfire Elementary School Advisory Council meeting at the school at 8 a.m.

The Palm Coast Beautification & Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Ken Jones, an Arts Commission representative, will speak about an art work proposal for the city.

The hard hat at the top of the bookshelf is not just for show: Flagler County Engineer and Public Works Director Faith Alkhatib maps out innumerable local infrastructure projects without which the county could not function. (© FlaglerLive)

Flagler County Engineer and Public Works Director Faith Alkhatib. (© FlaglerLive)

Successful Women Sharing Career Strategies: a panel discussion hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW)‘s Flagler branch, and featuring Flagler County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, Andrea Barr of TechTalk Studios, Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, social media manager and marketing analyst Carmenda Laymon, and Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart. The panel is moderated by Nancy Duke, at 2 p.m. at Daytona State College’s Palm Coast campus, Building 3, Room 105.

The Flagler Beach City Commission will sit as the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency board for a special 4:30 p.m. meeting, then for a regularly scheduled commission meeting at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. The CRA board will review a draft of a First Friday policy. You can read the proposed policy here. The city commission is expected to approve an extension of the lease between the city and the Montessori school in the city, for 12 months, with a 3 percent rent increase. Commissioners will also discuss how to evaluate their manager.

Announcements:

palm coast arts foundation picnics and popsPalm Coast Arts Foundation’s Annual Picnics and Pops Concert With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, at Town Center: Tickets for the 10th Anniversary event, on May 7 at 6:30 p.m., are $40 for members of the foundation, $45 for the general public, through March 15. After March 15, tickets are $45 and $50, and a table of 10 goes for $450 for members, $500 for the general public. For tickets go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com or call 386-225-4394. See a full flier for the event here.

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.

Legislature: The Senate holds a floor session at 1 p.m., the House at 1:30 p.m.

The Florida Supreme Court releases 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:

March 25: G.W. Carver Foundation Presents: “Motown Madness” (Tickets are $50.00 and include dinner and Music), a fund-raiser for the Carver Gym and the Carver Foundation, at the Carver Gym, 6 p.m.
March 28: The Flagler Forum, the discussion group organized by Ed Fuller, hosts a panel discussion featuring Flagler County’s local media, including Palm Coast Observer Editor Brian McMillan, Flagler Broadcasting-WNZF General Manager David Ayres, Daytona Beach news-Journal Editor Pat Rice, and FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast, at 6:30 p.m.
March 30: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s Common Ground Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Grand Haven Country Club features a panel including Palm Coast Observer Editor Brian McMillan, Flagler Broadcasting-WNZF General Manager David Ayres, Daytona Beach news-Journal Editor Pat Rice, and FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.
March 30: Flagler County schools’ summer camps and activities expo, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buddy Taylor Middle School-Wadsworth Elementary cafeteria.
March 30: 2016 Artist of the Year Judi Wormek presents a demonstration of her work at 6 p.m. at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Boulevard (State Road 100) in Flagler Beach.
April 1: Stetson University is hosting an open forum discussion with St. Petersburg immigration attorney Arturo R. Rios on recent changes in immigration actions and law including the expansion of enforcement capabilities. This forum is free and open to the public. The forum is scheduled for April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, 529 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Details here.
April 4: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Flagler branch has a wine and cheese social at the Hammock Cheese shop, 5368 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, starting at 4 p.m.
flagler county democratic executive committeeApril 6: Palm Coast Democratic Club meeting, 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center, US1 in Palm Coast.
April 6: Tom Gargiulo will present a Gallery Walk and a Q&A on the works of 2016 Artist of the Year Judi Wormeck, at 6 p.m. at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Boulevard (State Road 100) in Flagler Beach.
April 26: Anyone whose child has died is invited to an informal meeting to consider eventually establishing a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. There are some 650 such chapters across the country. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler in classrooms A&B. for more information, call John Brady at 610/428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age.
April 29: The People’s Climate Movement March, in conjunction with a march scheduled in Washington, D.C., will march locally, meeting at Wadsworth Park at 10 am and marching over the bridge to Veteran’s Park in Flagler Beach, where there we will a rally and speakers sharing a wide variety of issues and information on how to get involved.
May 16: The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission holds a hearing the the case of Circuit Judge Scott DuPont, who faces several charges of misconduct during his 2016 re-election election campaign. He has admitted wrongdoing. The 9 a.m. hearing is taking place in courtroom 406-7 at the Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, before a six-member panel: Eugene Pettis, Steven P. DeLuca, Robert Morris, Michele Cummings, Harry Duncanson (a lay member of the commission) and Jerome S. Osteryoung.

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 Feb. 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?

Previous Codas:

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