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Weekend Briefing: PCAF Art Collection, Holland Park’s Belated Re-Opening, Fitness Challenges, A-Bomb

| June 16, 2017

It gets its name back today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

It gets its name back today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Unsettled, chances of thunderstorm each day around 50 percent, highs in the upper 80s, lows in the 70s. Details here.Drought Index is at 103.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: middenerd, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Naturally, we were very jubilant over the outcome of the experiment. While this tremendous ball of flame was there before us, and we watched it, and it rolled along, it became in time diffused with the clouds. . . . Then it was washed out with the wind. We turned to one another and offered congratulations, for the first few minutes. Then, there was a chill, which was not the morning cold; it was a chill that came to one when one thought, as for instance when I thought of my wooden house in Cambridge, and my laboratory in New York, and of the millions of people living around there, and this power of nature which we had first understood it to be-well, there it was.”

–Isidor Rabi, one of the physicists of the Manhattan Project, after the explosion of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, July 1945, cited in Richard Rhodes’s The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

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.

wnzfFree For All Fridays on WNZF, host David Ayres welcomes Sheriff Rick Staly and Family Life Center Executive Director Trish Giaccone, who will talk about a domestic violence prevention initiative, and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland will talk about the re-opening of the park named after her father, all starting shortly after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.

Friday: A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for the re-opening of Holland Park, more than a year behind schedule, at 5:30 p.m. at the park on Florida Park Drive, 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.

Friday: “Cop and a Half,” the featured film at Movie Nights by the Surf: The movie will be shown at dusk, outdoors at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, located at the corner of Moody Blvd. and Highway A1A right across the street from the beach! Admission is free! Be sure to bring your family & friends as well as a blanket. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well as bounce house activities and more. From 5 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Saturday Fitness Challenges: Palm Coast officials are playing host to a series of fitness events throughout the weekend, including golf with Fire Chief Mike Beadle at the Palm Harbor Golf Club on Friday starting at noon, and bike riding with Council member Steve Nobile starting at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the Belle Terre Parkway Leheigh Trail head (bring your own bike and wear your helmet).

Saturday, 6 p.m.: Palm Coast Arts Foundation Art Collection: For the first time, donated works of art comprising the PCAF Art Collection and curated by artists Paul Beaulieu and Tom Anastasio will be on display at Berkshire Hathaway HS Fortune Group Properties in European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway. Opening reception oat 6 p.m. artists in collection include works by Peter Cerreta, JJ Graham, Onicas Gaddis, Jan Jackson, Bruce Hecksel, Ray Brilli, Judi Wormeck, Sheila Crawford, Barry Barnett, Art Lamay, Paul Beaulieu, Shlomi Haziza, Nick Thabit, Tom Anastasio, and Marcel Duchamp.

Announcements:

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 will release May unemployment figures at 10 a.m. Friday.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham and Chris King are expected to take part in the Florida Democratic Party’s annual “Leadership Blue Gala.” The gubernatorial candidates are expected to participate in a forum hosted by the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. (Saturday, gubernatorial forum at 3 p.m., dinner with Biden keynote starts at 7 p.m., The Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 South Ocean Dr., Hollywood.)

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


June 24: Golf Croquet At the Palm Harbor Golf Club, 9 a.m.: Free golf croquet is a fun way to get outdoors with your family. It's an activity offered as part of the Mayor's Find Your Fitness Community Challenge. Recreation Leaders from our Parks Department will lead the games. Free, but please register at 386-986-GOLF (4653).
June 27: Join local author Bill Ryan to learn about historic and interesting county sites on a bus trip sponsored by the Flagler County Historical Society. The adventure begins at the Holden House, 204 East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell at 10 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 person which does not include lunch at the Bull Creek Fish Camp. To make reservations please call 386-439-5003. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas.
June 27: The Flagler County NAACP holds its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast. County Commission Chair Nate McLaughlin will be the guest speaker. McLaughlin will speak on Flagler County’s 100th anniversary and the commission’s proclamation recognizing equality for all citizens, and reconciliation for offenses large and small.
June 27: The last Entrepreneur Night event before the Summer break heads to West Volusia for the first time, and is expecting nearly 200 in attendance. The event will be held at Artisan Grill, starting at 5:30 p.m. As always, there is no admission fee. Event is open to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs alike, so click through for complete location details and to RSVP. And yes, you may bring a friend.
June 28: A domestic violence summit is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. The summit is being convened by Sheriff Rick Staly to drive a community-wide effort to combat domestic violence. The June 28 summit is designed as as starting point for a task force to come up with a set of recommendations in a few months that may be implemented community-wide. Details of the initiative 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 Commission 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.
July 12: The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell at 8:45 a.m.
flagler sports fishing club logoJuly 15: The Flagler Sportfishing Club is sponsoring the 8th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. At Bings Landing, 5862 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is open to kids ages 5-15. There is a larger turnout each year. Children and teens will go through different "stations" and learn things such as: knot tying, cast net throwing, casting, proper fish handling, and so on. After completing all stations, fishing rods and reels will be given out to the first 200 kids. There is no cost, but each participant is asked to bring one non-perishable food item to go to the Food Pantry in Bunnell. Contact: Capt. Mike Vickers at (386) 569-9674 OR captainmikesfishing@yahoo.com.
Aug. 1: The Flagler Beach City Commission 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.
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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 June 8 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25

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1 Response for “Weekend Briefing: PCAF Art Collection, Holland Park’s Belated Re-Opening, Fitness Challenges, A-Bomb”

  1. july 7 says:

    Adding to the list of events, on July 7th there is the flo.wav Music and Arts Festival up the street in St. Augustine at Planet Sarbez!

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