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Tuesday Briefing: Funnels Over Flagler, Bova Back in Court, Superintendent Search, Underground Railroad

| April 11, 2017

Photographer and storm chaser Ed Siarkowicz caught two funnel clouds with his camera Monday mornin g, and wrote on his Facebook page: ' Three separate funnel clouds were spotted this morning at sunrise from the S5 walkover. Two came ashore immediately north of the FB water tower. The third came ashore immediately south. They were confirmed by the Flagler EOC and the NWS-JAX and Flagler County Skywarn was elevated to a Level 1. What an awesome Monday.' (© Ed Siarkowicz)

Photographer and storm chaser Ed Siarkowicz caught two funnel clouds with his camera Monday mornin g, and wrote on his Facebook page: ‘ Three separate funnel clouds were spotted this morning at sunrise from the S5 walkover. Two came ashore immediately north of the FB water tower. The third came ashore immediately south. They were confirmed by the Flagler EOC and the NWS-JAX and Flagler County Skywarn was elevated to a Level 1. What an awesome Monday.’ (© Ed Siarkowicz)

Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 207.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: brumation, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.

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“If this isn’t the end for the Republican Party, it’ll be a shame. They dominated American political life for 50 years and were never anything but monsters. They bred in their voters the incredible attitude that Republicans were the only people within our borders who raised children, loved their country, died in battle or paid taxes. They even sullied the word “American” by insisting they were the only real ones. They preferred Lubbock to Paris, and their idea of an intellectual was Newt Gingrich. Their leaders, from Ralph Reed to Bill Frist to Tom DeLay to Rick Santorum to Romney and Ryan, were an interminable assembly line of shrieking, witch-hunting celibates, all with the same haircut—the kind of people who thought Iran-Contra was nothing, but would grind the affairs of state to a halt over a blow job or Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube. A century ago, the small-town American was Gary Cooper: tough, silent, upright and confident. The modern Republican Party changed that person into a haranguing neurotic who couldn’t make it through a dinner without quizzing you about your politics. They destroyed the American character. No hell is hot enough for them. And when Trump came along, they rolled over like the weaklings they’ve always been, bowing more or less instantly to his parodic show of strength.”

–Matt Taibbi, from Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus.

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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.

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members will hear a presentation on the budget so far this year and the 10-year capital improvement plan, among other presentations. As is the city administration’s custom, those presentations have not been posted online with the agenda for public perusal before the meeting.

Superintendent Search: The Flagler County School Board holds a special 4:30 p.m. meeting to select the finalists for interviews in the search for a new superintendent. The meeting will be held in training room 3, third floor, at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

In Court: The case of Joseph P. Bova, accused in the execution-style murder of Zuheily Roman Rosado at the Mobil convenience store-gas station on Palm Coast’s State Road 100 in February 2013, is re-opened for a pre-trial appearance before Judge Dennis Craig at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401. Bova’s trial was to have taken place last summer. But his competence to stand trial has remained in question. He is defended by Public Defender Ray Warren.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet in Lake County after holding committee meetings. (Committees start at 9 a.m., with full board at 11 a.m., Eustis City Commission chamber, 10 North Grove St., Eustis.)

Over 25 employers will participate in a Daytona State College job fair slated from 9 a.m. to noon on DSC’s New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus, 940 Tenth St. in New Smyrna Beach. Among them are Synergy Billing, Custom Tube Products Inc., the city of New Smyrna Beach, Harshaw & Associates (Allstate), Dougherty Manufacturing, Visiting Angels, US Foods, Best Western New Smyrna Beach Hotel & Suites, and Seaside Health and Rehabilitation Center. Current DSC students and alumni are welcome to visit the college’s Career Services Department prior to the job fairs for assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and other free services. Career Services is located in the Wetherell Building (#100), Rm. 205, on the Daytona Beach Campus. For additional information regarding the job fairs or DSC’s Career Services Department, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379, Dean.Howe@DaytonaState.edu.

Little Picassos, 10-11 a.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Little Picassos is designed to help your little artists, ages 2-5, discover their inner Picasso as they discover own unique style. Children will learn fundamental art concepts by creating a fun and unique work of art. $8; must pre-register by 10 a.m. April 9: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.

The Flagler County Centennial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, Executive Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell.

The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in board chambers, Government Services Building, Bunnell.

Announcements:

AARP Tax Assistance through April 15: The AARP Tax-Aide program has nearly 32,000 volunteers staffing 8,500 sites across the United States. These IRS certified volunteers provide free tax counseling and preparation service to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. By appointment only, call 386-313-4048. This program will continue through April 15.

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.

Firefighters honored: Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who serves as the state’s fire marshal, will host a “Ringing of the Bell” ceremony to honor firefighters who have died in the line of duty. (8:35 a.m., Capitol courtyard.)

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet meet at 9 a.m.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

April 14: Many government offices are closed today for Good Friday.

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James Taylor.

April 17: The trial of James Albert Taylor, who faces a first-degree felony charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of an 11-year-old girl, is scheduled for 9 a.m., starting with jury selection, before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, Flagler County courthouse. A mistrial was declared earlier this month in the case (2014 CF 000043).
April 17: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Civic Case Law: Foreclosure, Law suit litigation, Evictions and Small claims. See the flyer here.
April 18: Season Opening of Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool 2-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (days and hours expand May 27), Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Daily rates and season passes available. More info: 386-986-4741.
April 18: Numerous businesses are participating in a Daytona State College job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lemerand Center on DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Participating employers include Volusia County, Boston Whaler, SMA Behavioral Health, Heartland Dental, Silversphere, Thompson Pump and Manufacturing, Florida Health Care Plans, Halifax Health, Walgreens, Wells Fargo and others representing health services, education, banking, insurance, IT, hospitality, manufacturing and public service industries. Current DSC students and alumni are welcome to visit the college’s Career Services Department prior to the job fairs for assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and other free services. Career Services is located in the Wetherell Building (#100), Rm. 205, on the Daytona Beach Campus. For additional information regarding the job fairs or DSC’s Career Services Department, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379, Dean.Howe@DaytonaState.edu.
April 23: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, are in concert at 3:30 p.m. at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Pkwy, performing works by Gluck, Abel, Bach, and Handel. This concert will also include a special appearance by the Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the advanced orchestra from the Flagler Youth Orchestra Program, directed by Sue Cryan. They will play one piece at the beginning of the concert and join together at the end of the concert to perform Handel’s Water Music Overture and the Lady Gaga Fugue. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.
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 26: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. See the flyer here.
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 3: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Criminal Law and Traffic. See the flyer here.
May 15: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Family Law: Divorce, Name change, Adoption, Domestic Violence Injunctions etc. See the flyer here.
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 March 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Joseph Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 66 in F major, Herbert Blomstedt, cond.

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