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| June 14, 2017

Work has been progressing at the 34-acre site of the future home of the Army National Guard's Readiness Center, at the south end of the Flagler County Executive Airport. The $22 million, 76,708 square foot facility will employ 30 to 40 people at a time and should open by year's end. (© FlaglerLive)

Work has been progressing at the 34-acre site of the future home of the Army National Guard’s Readiness Center, at the south end of the Flagler County Executive Airport. The $22 million, 76,708 square foot facility will employ 30 to 40 people at a time and should open by year’s end. Details here. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Details here.Drought Index is at 127.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Cyberia, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“The fateful question for the human species seems to me to be whether and to what extent their cultural development will succeed in mastering the disturbance of their communal life by the human instinct of aggression and self-destruction. It may be that in this respect precisely the present time deserves a special interest. Men have gained control over the forces of nature to such an extent that with their help they would have no difficulty in exterminating one another to the last man. They know this, and thus comes a large part of their current unrest, their unhappiness and their mood of anxiety. And now it is to be expected that the other of the two ‘Heavwnly Powers,’ eternal Eros, will make an effort to assert himself in the struggle with his equally immortal adversary [death]. But who can foresee with what success and with what result?”

–Sigmund Freud, from Civilization and Its Discontents (1929).

Previously:

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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 Public Safety Coordinating Council‘s 8:45 a.m. meeting at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 12.

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.

Chamber education summit: State education, business and non-profit leaders are expected to attend a “Learners to Earners Education Summit” hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation. Wednesday’s speakers are expected to include Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; Education Commissioner Pam Stewart; and Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the Florida College System. (8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando.)

Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet will meet and take up numerous issues, including a proposed deal that could help conserve more than 6,000 acres of agricultural land in Polk and Hardee counties. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

Water standards: The 1st District Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear arguments in a dispute about controversial new state water-quality standards. Florida Pulp and Paper Association Environmental Affairs, Inc. challenged the standards, which were developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and approved last July by the state Environmental Regulation Commission. (9 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

The Central Florida Regional Planning Council will meet. (9:30 a.m., CareerSource Heartland, 5901 U.S. Highway 27 South, Sebring.)

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



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Oct. 23-29: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
OCTOBER 23 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Inert/Live
OCTOBER 24 - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Inert
2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Inert/Live
OCTOBER 25 - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Inert
2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Inert/Live
OCTOBER 26 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Inert/Live
OCTOBER 27 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Inert/Live
OCTOBER 28 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Inert/Live
OCTOBER 29 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Inert/Live
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.
Oct. 23: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it monthly meeting. Doors open at 4:30 pm. From 4:30 - 6 pm this time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. Meeting starts at 6 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings FCS&CC is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club, Inc., in Flagler County. Come join us for a fun filled evening. This is our last meeting for 2017. Next meeting will be January 22 2108. For more information please visit the club's web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
Oct. 26: The newly-formed Palm Coast Model Yacht Club meets at Palm Coast's Central Park pond in Town Center at 2 p.m. to race its sailing boats, which vary in length from 3 to 5 feet. The club meets every Thursday at 2 p,m. at the pond, welcomes new members--there are no dues--or spectators, who can have a go at piloting the sail boats as well. To join or for further inquiries, contact Otto Pope at 248/444-0115, or by email at opope32@yahoo.com.
david snelgroveOct. 27: A hearing is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig on two new issues relating to the scheduled re-sentencing of convicted double-murderer David Snelgrove, who killed Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, on Bannbury Lane in Palm Coast in late June 2000. The Supreme Court has ordered Snelgrove-re-sentenced because twice before, non-unanimous juries recommended that he be killed. That was deemed unconstitutional. Juries must now be unanimous. Before getting to that stage, a hearing must determine a) whether Craig has a conflict of interest as a sitting judge, since he was working in the State Attorney's office at the time Snelgrove was originally prosecuted (though not in the homicide division), and b) whether Snelgrove should have an evidentiary hearing about his mental capacities to be even eligible for the death penalty. The hearing will decide whether that evidentiary hearing is due. Snelgrove is expected to be present. At the Flagler County courthouse.
Oct. 27-Nov. 12: The Flagler Playhouse celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a comedy from our very first season in 1977, Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite. Three couples successively occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. A wry tale of a marriage in tatters, followed by the exploits of a Hollywood Producer looking for sexual diversion, and finally, a couple fighting to persuade their nervous daughter to leave the safety of the bathroom to go to the ballroom and get married! This zany, funny show has become a classic. See dates, times and ticket prices and purchasing options here.
Oct. 27: Scenic A1A Pride committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road.
Oct. 29: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, will present a beautiful concert "Back to Back Bach" at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, performing works by JS Bach, JC Bach, Boyce, Abel, and Sammartini. The concert will feature violinists Sue Cryan as concertmaster, Dorothy Barrett, Penny Crouch, El Gervasio, Martha Delaney-Hotz, and Chris Romaine; violists Karen Hacker, Jack Jeffe and Phil Pearson; cellos Alexei Romanenko, Brittany Maroney and Sandy Pearson; flutes Wendy Gill and Paige Long, also playing harpsichord. 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.
Oct. 29: Palm Coast Founders' Day: The Palm Coast Historical Society invites the public to its museum and research center and the adjacent pavilion at the park for a free program of historical presentations, live music by the Palm Coast Community Band and refreshments. Spend the afternoon celebrating Palm Coast’s unique history. City Historian Art Dycke will present a video highlighting the start of Palm Coast and its growth through 1985. Former Palm Coast Council Member Bill Venne, President of the Historical Society, will be the emcee for the event. Mayor Milissa Holland will offer the welcome. This year's theme is "The ITT Years: 1968 to 1985." 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast.
Oct. 30-31: Halloween Hall of Terror, Monday 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday, 7-10 p.m., at Palm Coast Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast. Hall of Terror takes those who dare through a haunted house and show, with volunteer characters, many of whom are firefighters and other City employees. Admission is free. Recommended for ages 10+. More info: www.palmcoastgov.com/events or 386-986-2300.
Nov. 2: The Florida Department of Transportation holds a public hearing to introduce a multi-million dollar repair project of State Road A1A in Flagler Beach to the public. The department begins construction of road and sea walls on a stretch of A1A from South 22nd to South 9th Street in the summer of 2018 (the sea walls would be buried under dunes). The hearing starts with an open house at 5:30 p.m. and a formal presentation at 6 p.m. at the Flagler Beach Methodist Church, 1520 South Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach. Questions or more information, contact Project Manager Ty Garner at ty.garner@dot.state.fl.us or call him at 386/943-5299.
Nov. 2: Town hall meeting featuring Flagler County School Board member Andy Dance, Superintendent James Tager and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, who will be joined by the Sheriff's Office's Sgt. Lutz, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd., Bunnell.
Nov. 2: The newly-formed Palm Coast Model Yacht Club meets at Palm Coast's Central Park pond in Town Center at 2 p.m. to race its sailing boats, which vary in length from 3 to 5 feet. The club meets every Thursday at 2 p,m. at the pond, welcomes new members--there are no dues--or spectators, who can have a go at piloting the sail boats as well. To join or for further inquiries, contact Otto Pope at 248/444-0115, or by email at opope32@yahoo.com.
Nov. 2: Neighborhood Watch Meeting for Palm Coast's C Section, at 10 a.m., Elks Club, 53 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
Nov. 2: Critic’s Choice Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m. This monthly club visits a new restaurant, chosen by the group, to spend time with friends enjoying a casual dinner while rating food and service. New members welcome. This month’s location is D.B. Pickles, 400 South Nova Road in Ormond Beach. Food and transportation are the participant’s responsibility. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Sept. 5: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Nov. 4: The 10th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup has been rescheduled for Nov. 4 – and the cleanup is needed more than ever as we recover from Hurricane Irma and other recent rainstorms. Everyone’s assistance is needed to help clean and protect our community's treasured waterways and adjacent trails! Citizens who had already registered for the cleanup before it was postponed can simply show up on cleanup day. Those who had previously registered but cannot attend the Nov. 4 makeup date are asked to notify Cleanup Coordinator Denise Bevan at dbevan@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2458. Those who had not already registered but would like to volunteer on Nov. 4 can sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/icwc. Registration is available online until Nov. 2. Volunteers can also sign up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave, and at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Registration is also welcome on event day at Holland Park, but supplies are limited.
Nov. 4: Southern Gothic, an exhibit featuring new work by JJ Graham of Salvo Arthouse, opens at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Berkshire Hathaway Gallery, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, #145, in Palm Coast. The exhibit is sponsored by Victoria Harper and curated by Paul Beaulieu and Thomas Anastasio.
Nov. 9: The newly-formed Palm Coast Model Yacht Club meets at Palm Coast's Central Park pond in Town Center at 2 p.m. to race its sailing boats, which vary in length from 3 to 5 feet. The club meets every Thursday at 2 p,m. at the pond, welcomes new members--there are no dues--or spectators, who can have a go at piloting the sail boats as well. To join or for further inquiries, contact Otto Pope at 248/444-0115, or by email at opope32@yahoo.com.
Nov. 9: Evenings at Whitney: The Ever Evolving Menace of Mosquitoes: Emerging Pathogens and New Technological Control Strategies. The guest speaker is Paul Linser, professor of anatomy and cell biology, neuroscience, microbiology and cell science, entomology, and biology at Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Nov. 10: Dine and Dance on the Deck: from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Oceanside Bar and Grill's upper deck in Flagler Beach, tickets are $40. It's a fund-raiser for the Flagler Beach Museum. Contact Denise at 386/283-0530 or see the museum's website.
Nov. 11-12: The annual Creekside Festival at Princess Place Preserve, sponsored by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce (the event is its annual fund-raiser), $7 per carload, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (Note: the festival was rescheduled from Oct. 7-8).
Nov. 15: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund.
Nov. 16: The newly-formed Palm Coast Model Yacht Club meets at Palm Coast's Central Park pond in Town Center at 2 p.m. to race its sailing boats, which vary in length from 3 to 5 feet. The club meets every Thursday at 2 p,m. at the pond, welcomes new members--there are no dues--or spectators, who can have a go at piloting the sail boats as well. To join or for further inquiries, contact Otto Pope at 248/444-0115, or by email at opope32@yahoo.com.
Kimberle Weeks: no deal so far. (© FlaglerLive)Nov. 17: A 1 p.m. hearing before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson is scheduled in the felony case against Kimberle Weeks, the former elections supervisor accused of illegally recording certain conversations. This hearing is to hear arguments from the defense to suppress the search warrant that led to the evidence in the case, likely the last maneuver by either side which, if not granted by the judge, will lead to a trial tentatively set for December. See a background story here.
Nov. 17: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation's first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.
Nov. 17: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. This month: “The Battle of Britain” with Dr. Leo Murphy The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Dec. 5: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation's first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.
Dec. 7: Critic’s Choice Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m. This monthly club visits a new restaurant, chosen by the group, to spend time with friends enjoying a casual dinner while rating food and service. New members welcome. This month’s location is Bayne's Barbeque, 301 Moody Blvd, Flagler Beach. Food and transportation are the participant’s responsibility. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Sept. 5: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Bobby Earl Gore arriving in court this morning. (© FlaglerLive)Dec. 11: Bobby Earl Gore, who pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to murdering his son at their Flagler Beach home on April 30, 2017, is sentenced by Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401, at 9 a.m. Gore, 74, in a plea deal, pleaded no contest to manslaughter, a first degree felony, and faces eight to 15 years in prison.
Jan. 6: Chart-topping comedian Ron White comes to The Peabody at 7:30 p.m., where guests can expect an all new standup comedy show intended for mature audiences. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. They call him “Tater Salad.” Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. Tickets ($65 and $45 plus applicable charges) will go on sale to the general public at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at PeabodyDaytona.com, 800-982-ARTS or The Peabody box office. For mature audiences.
Jan. 7: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Boccherini’s Quartet “Opus 58”, No. 4 G245 in B minor, Puccini’s “Crisantemi”, Nino Rota’s String Quartet and Wolf’s Italian Serenade.
Jan. 19: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the top ensemble, performs at Salvo Art House at 6 p.m., at 802 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Feb. 12: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund.
April 8: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Schubert’s String Trio in B flat, D. 471 and Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, D. 667 “The Trout” with guest artists Hyunsoon Whang, piano and Jason Lindsay, double bass.
May 2: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund.
May 6: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life.”
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