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Weekend Briefing: Cracker Day, Renner Town Hall, Waltz of Toreadors, Ten Tenors Return, Surf Series, Motown Madness

| March 24, 2017

Flagler Surf Series is this weekend in Flagler Beach. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

Flagler Surf Series is this weekend in Flagler Beach. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Partly cloudy, highs in the mid-to-upper 70s, lows in the upper 50s or around 60 throughout. Details here.
Drought Index is at 356.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: gobby, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“But, outside the realm of business, these men are stupid. They know only business. They do not know mankind nor society, and yet they set themselves up as arbiters of the fates of the hungry millions and all the other millions thrown in. History, some day, will have an excruciating laugh at their expense.”

–Jack London, from The Iron Heel


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.

wnzfFree For All Friday, 9 a.m. on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Mike Boyd who’ll talk about Cracker Day at the Fairgrounds (see below), Carl Laundrie who’ll talk about the county’s centennial, Rep. Paul Renner with an update on the legislative session, Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, who have reportedly kissed and made up following their clash in January.

Friday: Flood Friday flood awareness: Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 20-26. Come to Palm Coast City Hall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24, for information on flood prevention, to view flood maps and talk to City staff about any flood questions/concerns.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Waltz of the Toreadors,” a new stage production of the 1951 farce by French playwright Jean Anouilh, at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre: the play tells the story of General Léon Saint-Pé (played by Pope). The general is despondent at the thought of retirement with his hypochondriac wife. And so the general sets out to rekindle an unconsummated flirtation with Ghislaine (Evelyn Lynam), a woman he danced with 17 years ago – only to find he must compete for her with a much younger suitor. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. at City Market Place in Palm Coast, 160 Cypress Point Parkway #b207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20, $15 for students. Get your tickets here.

Saturday-Sunday: Flagler Surf Series in Flagler Beach, each day, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: The 62nd Annual Flagler County Cattlemen’s Cracker Day, starting at 8 a.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, includes a BBQ lunch, rodeo, barrels, and games for the children. Admission is $10 per person, children 3 and under get in free.

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Saturday: Hammock Town Hall on Vacation Rentals, with Rep. Paul Renner and County Commissioner Greg Hansen. The officials are hoping for a large turnout from Hammock residents opposed to a proposed state law that would erode or end county authority to regulate vacation rentals. 5:30 p.m. at Hammock Community Center, 79 MalaCompra Road, off of State Road A1A, in the Hammock.


Saturday: G.W. Carver Foundation Presents: “Motown Madness”, a fund-raiser for the Carver Gym and the Carver Foundation, at the Carver Gym, 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 and include dinner and Music.

Saturday: The Ten Tenors are in concert for two shows at the Flagler Auditorium, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: Putting On The Ritz, A Variety Show with Johnny Petillo who sang for The Duprees and Danny and The Juniors, 5 p.m. at the Italian-American Club, 45 Old Kings Rd N, Palm Coast.


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 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.

Unemployment: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is expected to release February unemployment figures Friday at 10 a.m.

Gov. Rick Scott is expected to be the keynote speaker at a Sumter County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. (Saturday, 6 p.m., Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


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

March 28: The superintendent search’s Community Advisory Committee meets in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building in Bunnell, at 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 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:

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Leonard Bernstein

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