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Thursday Briefing: Traveling Zoo on World Oceans Day, Comey’s Intellectual History, Heroin, Special Session

| June 8, 2017

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Rising or setting? (keepoceans.blue)

Today: Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s inland, around 80 coast. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 70. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.Drought Index is at 342.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Brummellism, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


henry III france“We are all friends and citizens of the same country.”

–King Henry III of France, in the April 1576 Ordinance of Agen calling for coexistence between Catholics and Protestants.

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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.

In Court: Circuit Judge Dennis Craig holds Drug Court at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.

Palm Coast Animal Control Hearing, 11 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners will hear a presentation from Robert Barron of Coastal Management and Consulting, and will consider an $85,000 bid for the re-roofing of City Hall.

Go Natural Nature Walk: Take a healthy, educational walk around Watefront Park and learn about the foliage that surrounds you. Led by Urban Forester, Carol Mini. Part of the Mayor’s Find Your Fitness Community Challenge. Free, 8:30 a.m.

World Oceans Day celebration: from 1 to 7 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County office (150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell, FL 32110). The Whitney Lab Traveling Zoo will be there from 1 to 3 p.m., and there will be a showing of “Sonic Sea,” an award-winning documentary about the impacts of sound in the ocean from 6-7 pm. There will be short talks/videos throughout the afternoon, and lots of hands-on activities for all ages. The event is free, but a donation of $5 per person is suggested.

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening, Florida Health Care Plans: Town Center, 145 City Place, Ste. 101, Palm Coast, 8 a.m.

Announcements:

None.

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.

A special three-day session of the Florida Legislature enters its second day. The House holds a floor session at 10:30 a.m.

The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release opinions at 11 a.m.

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

June 9: A Portugal Day flag-raising ceremony is held at Palm Coast City Hall at 6 p.m. in celebration of Portugal’s National Day on June 10, commemorating the death of poet Luis de Camoes on June 10, 1580. Mayor Milissa Holland and Honorary Consul Caesar DePaco of the Honorary Consulate of Portugal in Palm Coast will co-host the ceremony. Special guest of honor from Portugal will be Teresa Morais, who served as Secretary of State and Minister of Culture. Several presentations will be made, and the Portuguese dancer group will perform. The ceremony will be held outdoors at City Hall, but in case of rain will be moved indoors to the City Hall Community Wing. Palm Coast City Hall is located at 160 Lake Ave., next door to the office building that houses the Honorary Consulate.
June 10: The Flagler Sportsfighing Club hosts the Guys n Gals Inshore Tournament (Free to Junior Anglers 12 and under). Species included in this free for member’s tournament will be Flounder, Redfish, Trout, Bluefish, and Whiting. The weigh-in will be by team (2 anglers per team- guy and gal or kid). Food, music and cash prizes. Weigh-in will be held at Herschel King Park off Colbert Lane in Flagler-Palm Coast from 2 to 3 p.m. Food and water will be provided. You must sign up in advance in order to ensure enough food and water is available. There is a $20 fishing donation for each guest paid in advance and guest must fish with a member. A $10 food donation is required if only coming to the weigh-in. The sign-up deadline is June 8. Please contact Chuck Gleichmann at (386) 441-8411 with any questions.
June 16: A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for the re-opening of Holland Park, more than a year behind schedule, at 5:30 p.m., followed by an evening of games, music, refreshments and give-aways. Mayor Milissa Holland, daughter of the park’s namesake, will speak at the ceremony. For background, see the story here.
caucusJune 20: Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, who is considering running for U.S Representative for Florida’s 6th Congressional District, which includes all of Flagler (currently held by Republican Ron DeSantis, who may be running for governor) and Stephanie Mickle, a democratic strategist, are the speakers at a Coquina Coast Democratic Progressive Caucus event at African American Cultural Society, 4422 N US Highway 1, Palm Coast, starting at 6:30 p.m. Ambassador Soderberg has served in the White House as Deputy National Security Advisor, as an Ambassador at the United Nations, as an advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and on four presidential campaigns. She is President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions and the Director of the Public Service Leadership Program at the University of N. Florida in Jacksonville. Stephanie Mickle, Esq. is an attorney and political consultant providing strategic advice and representation to businesses, government entities, and national and international organizations in the areas of government relations, regulatory affairs, public policy analysis, messaging, media and strategic communications. Come meet these two political influencers and hear first-hand how to take constructive action and increase your impact. More details here.
June 28: Compassionate Friends meet at the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. 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.
July 11: The Flagler Beach City Coimmission and its Planning Board hold a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall on the city’s Comprehensive Plan–its blueprint for long-term development–to hear from the public. Today’s meeting focuses on housing and future land use. This meeting will allow the planning team to gather input from the community and stakeholders on Infrastructure and intergovernmental coordination. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflaglerbeach.com or 386-517-2000 x230.
Aug. 1: The Flagler Beach City Coimmission and its Planning Board hold a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall on the city’s Comprehensive Plan–its blueprint for long-term development–to hear from the public. Today’s meeting focuses on the environment, coastal conservation and recreation and open spaces. This meeting will allow the planning team to gather input from the community and stakeholders on Infrastructure and intergovernmental coordination. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflaglerbeach.com or 386-517-2000 x230.
August 21: For the first time since 1979, a total eclipse of the sun will cut a path across the center of the contiguous United States. In Florida, you can see the eclipse beginning a little after 5 p.m., and stretching for two a nd a half hours or so, end to end. The next such eclipse will be in 2024 and 2044. Details of the eclipse here.

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 May 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

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