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Weekend Briefing: Heat Index at 103 to 107, First Friday in Flagler Beach, Getting to “Work” at FCAL, Hemingway

| July 7, 2017

JJ Graham’s 'Sunshine' is part of the 'Work' exhibit, opening Saturday and running through Aug. 8 at the Flagler County Art League in Palm Coast See below. (© FlaglerLive)

JJ Graham’s ‘Sunshine’ is part of the ‘Work’ exhibit, opening Saturday and running through Aug. 8 at the Flagler County Art League in Palm Coast. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Friday, Mostly sunny with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent. Heat index readings 103 to 107. Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 50 percent. Nights throughout the weekend will see temperatures in the mid 70s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 115.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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edward luce retreat western liberalism“Whatever it’s short term fortunes, China will continue to make big strides on the west in the coming decades. In terms of purchasing power parity – measured by what you can buy in the local currency – China’s economy surpassed the US in 2014. Within a decade, give or take a few years, china will overtake America on more conventional dollar measures. By 2050 – a century after its communist revolution – China’s economy is likely to be twice the size of America’s and larger than all the western economies combined. A century of restoration will have followed the century of humiliation. And by then, India’s economy will be roughly the same size as Americas. Whether the western way of life, and our liberal democratic systems, can survive this dramatic shift of global power is the question of this book. The answer is not entirely in our hands. But our response so far has been to accelerate the shift. Donald Trump’s victory crystallises the West’s failure to come to terms with the reality it faces.”

–Edward Luce, from “The Retreat of Western Liberalism” (2017). See a talk by Luce below.

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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, 9 a.m.: Host David Ayres welcomes Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, who will talk about shopping local and her new job at Coastal Cloud, the Hammock cloud-based tech company with a very broad reach across the nation, Trish Giaccone of the Family Life Center, and Mark Strobridge of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, who will talk about how first responders handle the initial contact when responding to incidents of domestic abuse, all starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on SunRail.

In Court: Twyla S. Irving, a 50-year-old Palm Coast resident, is sentenced in Flagler County Circuit Court on a third-degree felony charge of public assistance fraud after pleading guilty to food stamps fraud. Irving illegally received $8,522 in food stamps in 2011 and again between 2012 and 2015 by not reporting or under-reporting earnings at Home Helpers, Cracker Barrel and CVS. 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.

First Friday at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach starting at 6 p.m., with live music by Sgt. Rock, vendors, games for children and food.

Saturday: “Work,” a new show sponsored by the Gargiulo Art Foundation, opens with a free reception at the Flagler County Art League at 6 p.m. at City Walk 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207C, Palm Coast. For more information call the Gargiulo Art Foundation at 386/446-0617 or visit flaglercountyartleague.org. Seven professional artists are featured in the show: Photographer Charlie Badalati, Fabric Artist Carol Baker and painters, Tom Gargiulo, Diana Gilson, Betty Jo Sansbury, JJ Graham and Petra Iston. All works were created on 12 inch square stretched canvas. The opening reception affords visitors a chance to meet the artists. On August 8, there will be an artists’ panel at 6 p.m. and a closing ceremony from 7 to 8 p.m. with audience participation. All events are open to the public and are free of charge. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturdays. All proceeds benefit the Flagler County Art League and the Guargiulo Art Foundation’s Art in Public Places program.

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.

No events of note.

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

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July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. 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. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
July 22: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 23: Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building. Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement. The 50-year, $100 million project is largely unfunded but will depend on Flagler County to secure half the money. The federal government would assume the other half. It applies to only 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. See: "Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money."
July 23: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
July 24: A meeting of Facing Grief Together, formerly known as Compassionate Friends, is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Facing Grief Together, 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 Facing Grief Together, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
July 25: common ground breakfastCarolyn Gosselin, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker at the Flagler Chamber's Common Ground breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Town Court. Registration is required by July 19. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups.
July 27: Tour de Palm Coast: Ride along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway on this free tour. The tour will begin leaving promptly at 8 a.m. from the Palm Coast Community Center. Riders are encouraged to bring water, and all riders must wear a helmet.
July 27: First Aid and CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a seven-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with registration required by 9 a.m. June 27. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
July 27: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Palm Coast Area Council invites you to a small business development workshop. With Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Director of the SBA North Florida District, a leading expert in developing small businesses as guest speaker. 5 to 7 p.m., The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Ct, Palm Coast. Chamber Member: $15 per person, Guest and Future Chamber Member: $25 per person. Contact Melinda Rivera at 386-437-0106 or send her an email at melinda@flaglerchamber.org.
July 29-Aug. 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Love art? Come enjoy a week where you can let your creative side take flight. Campers will spend their days creating, drawing, sketching, painting and more! Of course, we’ll go to the pool and play some games, too. Lunch is provided at no extra charge by the Flagler County School District. For grades 6-8 (grade just completed). $80/entire week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 29: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 31: james mcdevittAn evidentiary hearing twice postponed is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the case of James McDevitt, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence in the 2015 rape of a woman in Flagler Beach, has been postponed to July 31. McDevitt pleaded guilty to the rape charge, but is now claiming ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers and is seeking to have the conviction and sentence vacated. The hearing is before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Perkins has reserved one hour for the hearing. The hearing had originally been scheduled for early April. McDevitt's lawyer asked for it to be rescheduled because of an emergency family issue (regarding the lawyer's family). It was again postponed to May 17. McDevitt has been at the Flagler County jail since April 4, awaiting the proceeding. He is normally incarcerated at Taylor prison in Perry, in Florida's Big Bend area. See details here.

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