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| July 14, 2017

Jeff Dawsey, the Palm Coast Observer columnista nd reporter, is the featured speaker at 28th Drug Court Graduation Friday at 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Courthouse. See below. (Facebook)

Jeff Dawsey, the former Palm Coast Observer columnist and reporter, is the featured speaker at 28th Drug Court Graduation Friday at 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Courthouse. See below. (Facebook)

Weekend: Partly cloudy throughout, highs in the lower 90s, lows in the mid-70s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 78.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: pensivehead, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.

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twilight of the bombs richard rhodes“Everyone has his own marker of when the Cold War ended. For Tom Graham it was the signing of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty in 1990, reducing the forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact so that neither side could sustain an offensive war. For some of the Los Alamos and Livermore scientists who traveled to Russia to meet their long-hidden counterparts it was entering the gates of secret cities that had been black boxes for forty years. For millions around the world who watched the events on television it was the opening of the Berlin Wall, East Germans crowding through narrow checkpoints into West Berlin like prisoners released from their cells by a siege. The breakdown of the Soviet Union and its re-formation into a swarm of new states ended the long, ill-considered, profoundly dangerous nuclear-arms race between two nations that shared no common borders and ought to have found less hazardous ways to compete. Fortunately or unfortunately, the end of the Cold War also cast loose a crowd of client nations from the security of their alliances with the superpowers. Some would relinquish their nuclear ambitions across the next decade; some would renew them. And even as moderates moved to restrain nuclear arsenals further, the ideologues and warhorses of the Cold War cast about for new enemies to justify continuing the politics of threat inflation into the new age.”

–Richard Rhodes, from “The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons.”

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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.

jeff dawseyFriday: The Flagler County court system holds its 28th Drug Court Graduation, with featured speaker Jeff Dawsey, the Palm Coast Observer sports writer and columnist ending his career in journalism on July 18 to be an English teacher at First Baptist Christian Academy. He is the youth pastor at First Baptist Church. Dawsey has previously spoken about his previous life of dependence on drugs dealing. At 3 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 101.

Friday: Movie in the Park, 8:45 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Closed captioning is provided. This month’s feature: Secret Life of Pets (PG). Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools.

flagler sports fishing club logoSaturday: 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.

Saturday-Sunday: Second Annual North Florida Open Chess Tournament, with three sections for the two-day tournament: Open, Under-1500, Under-900. Prizes: $2,000 (60% guaranteed) b/o 60 (paid entries). Trophies to all section winners. Scholastic section: trophies to top 3. Unrated player payout limited to section winner prizes in top 2 sections and $50 in U900 section. At the Jacksonville Ramada Inn, 9150 Baymeadows Road. Online registration for the chess tournament here.

Saturday: Santa Hogs The Road Again Annual Poker Run, a fund-raiser for Christmas Come True: Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast with five stops ending at the Beach Front Grille, 2444 S. Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach, starting at 9 a.m., ending at 3 p.m. Christmas Come True has put a twist on the usual Poker Run to include a “Who Dun It” Kidnapping of Santa. Best five out of six cards with a clue at each stop. Travel the back roads of Flagler Conty and beyond while enjoying the games of the day. Complimentary breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. $20.00 per person, 4 wheel vehicles welcomed. Call Nadine King (386) 302-1290 or Christopher Hall (386) 931-2650.

Announcements:

Blood Donations

Flagler County Fire Station 92 – located at the Flagler Executive Airport, 130 Airport Road – will host the first of five blood drives within the county from noon to 5 p.m. July 17. Additional blood drives will be held at the following locations: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19 at the City of Bunnell, 201 W. Moody Boulevard; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 20 at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Boulevard; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at Palm Coast Fire Department Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway; and, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3. “We are pleased to be part of this event,” said Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito. “Our firefighter-paramedics know what a crucial part of saving lives these blood drives are.” Blood is the only non-manufactured life-sustaining product. It cannot be reproduced. “A few of you may be familiar with our ‘Guns and Hoses’ competitive blood drive,” said Danielle Summa, the Volusia/Flagler OneBlood account representative. “We decided to change it up and make it a community event, now being called ‘Be a Hero.’” Those who donate blood will receive a T-shirt and a wellness check-up that includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org.

Colorado Bridge in Palm Coast Closed for reconstruction through mid- to late-September

The Colorado Bridge, on Colorado Drive between Crandell Court and Crampton Court in Palm Coast, will be remain closed through mid- to late-September as reconstruction of the bridge continues. This project is part of the City of Palm Coast’s bridge rehabilitation program. Detours are being provided. Those east of the bridge are using Colechester Lane, and those west of the bridge are using Colorado Drive to access Palm Harbor Parkway. The City of Palm Coast appreciates the continued patience of residents and motorists during this important bridge reconstruction project. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.

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.

Physicians on medical pot: A joint committee of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine will hold a conference call related to a new medical-marijuana law. The law will carry out a November constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical cannabis. (Friday, 10 a.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 1255287056).

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


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July 26: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast. 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 27: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Its agenda includes a second reading of an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries anywhere in town. Commissioners voted 3-2 on first reading to adopt the ban, triggering much opposition. The commission will also consider several budget-related items, including setting a proposed property tax rate ceiling.
July 27: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it monthly meeting. Doors open at 4:30 pm. The first 90 minutes are set aside for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. 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 meetings. FCS&CC is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club, Inc., in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com or email the president at stampandcoin@hotmail.com.
July 27: St. Augustine's Summer Concert Series, in the Plaza de la Constitución, 7 p.m., Park downtown, and come on down rain or shine - the only way you know if it's cancelled, is to be at the Plaza (or wait for the post on social media). This evening's concert: The Dunehoppers, Blusegrass, folk, old-time.
paul renner an d travis hutsonJuly 27: Senator Travis Hutson and Representative Paul Renner are the guest speakers for the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s Common Ground Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:45AM and the presentation starts at 8AM. Cost for Chamber members is $25 with advance registration and payment or $35 the day of the event. Guests may attend for $35 with advance registration and payment or $45 the day of the event. Reservations are due July 24 by 5PM. Call to reserve your seat, or with questions 437.0106.
disney's aladdin jrJuly 28: "Disney's Aladdin Jr." opens at the Flagler Playhouse for a four-show engagement over the weekend: Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show is the culmination of the Playhouse's Summer Theater Camp. Tickets are $20. To purchase your tickets or for more information, please visit www.flaglerplayhouse.com or call our box office at 386-586-0773.
July 29: The annual Flagler Schools “Back to School Jam” returns to Flagler-Palm Coast High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the EW Anderson Athletic Center. There is no cost for admission.It’s designed to bring school information as well as community resources and services to one spot for our families. The Flagler Education Foundation will provide polo-style shirts and backpacks for just $5 while supplies last. The school district’s transportation department will help families identify their buses and bus stops. A handful of hair stylists will provide free haircuts to students on site, and social service organizations will also have information tables. The 2017-18 school year begins August 10th for Flagler County students.
July 29: Skate Safety Clinic, 9-11 a.m. at Ralph Carter Park, 1385 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast. Come learn how to skate from the guys at Maui Nix Surf Shop. This fun event will be for all levels of experience. All which is needed is a skateboard and a helmet. Free, but please register in advance: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
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.
Aug. 3: The Palm Coast City Council holds a special workshop to decide the fate of City Manager Jim Landon, whose tenure appears to be drawing to an end after 10 years. A majority of council members say they are prepared to fire him. The workshop, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Aug. 3: St. Augustine's Summer Concert Series, in the Plaza de la Constitución, 7 p.m., Park downtown, and come on down rain or shine - the only way you know if it's cancelled, is to be at the Plaza (or wait for the post on social media). This evening's concert: The Session, Great American songbook jazz.
Aug. 3: New Smyrna Beach Shrimp and Seafood Festival, 5 to 9 p.m. Local restaurants setup stations along the street to offer tastes of their best seafood dishes, priced between $3 and $5. More than 30 restaurants will compete for the “Best on the Beach” awards. There is also live entertainment, merchant booths and more. This block party is a family friendly event.
Aug. 5: Canal Street Historic District Craft Beer Walk and Gallery Walk, New Smyrna Beach. Sample craft beers along historic canal street. Tickets are $20 and include a six-ounce Canal Street souvenir glass and 12 sampling tickets that can be redeemed at 10 locations in the district. The walk is held on the first Saturday of each month. Artistic vendors set up along the historic Canal Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Musical artists play from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Christmas Park, 101 Live Oak Street. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district and at the Hub from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
August 7: Levi Overnshire, the 19-year-old resident of Palm Coast's F Section, has a felony arraignment before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Ovenshire faces an attempted murder charge in the alleged shooting of Marco Salazar, 19, in Ovenshire's house on June 24. Ovenshire also faces a fleeing and eluding charge. Both charges are second-degree felonies.
August 8: Bobby Earl Gore, the 74-year-old Flagler Beach man accused of shooting his son at point blank range during an argument on April 30, and Dorothy Singer, the 52-year-old accused of shooting her husband, Charles Singer, and burying him in the couple's west-Flagler backyard, are scheduled for pre-trial hearings before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, at 9 a.m. Gore and Singer both were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Gore is represented by a public defender. Singer is represented by Junior Barrett.
August 8: Artist's panel at 6 p.m. ahead of the closing reception for "Work," the art show sponsored by the Gargiulo Art Foundation, at the Flagler County Art League, at City Walk 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207C, Palm Coast. Seven professional artists are featured in the show, and you'll get to meet and hear them at the panel discussion: Photographer Charlie Badalati, Fabric Artist Carol Baker and painters, Tom Gargiulo, Diana Gilson, Betty Jo Sansbury, JJ Graham and Petra Iston. There will be 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. For more information call the Gargiulo Art Foundation at 386/446-0617 or visit flaglercountyartleague.org.
Aug. 1: A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Courtroom 403 before Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith in the divorce case between Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and former Sheriff's Chief Deputy David O'Brien. The scheduled two-hour hearing is to determine whether there are grounds for temporary alimony. Holland's attorney claims there are based on exigent circumstances that go back to his and Holland's claim that O'Brien raped her. See the background: "A Rape Allegation at Heart of Divorce Between Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland And Sheriff’s Ex-Chief Deputy."
August 11: Movies in the Park, 8:30 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Closed captioning is provided. This month’s feature: Kubo (PG). Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323.
August 14: American Red Cross Whale Tales Water Safety Class, 11:15 a.m.-noon at Frieda Zamba Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. This program is taught to raise awareness of safe behavior in, on and around the water. The program is for young children ages 3-5, and is free. More info: 386-986-4741.
August 15: Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park, and enjoy free entertainment. This month’s beneficiary is Flagler Education Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
August 17: The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast's most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water). The Inspired Mic is a production of Jim Farrell. The monthly event is scheduled for every third Thursday of the month.
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 and a half hours or so, end to end. The next such eclipse will be in 2024 and 2044. Details of the eclipse here.
August 25: Happy 101St Birthday National Park Service! Celebrate the anniversary of the National Park Service with free admission to the Castillo de San Marcos. Location: 1 S Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 32084. For more information, call (904) 829-6506 or visit www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm.
August 26: First Aid and CPR/AED class all day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a 7-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. $5/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m. Aug. 24. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.
August 26: Wine Walk and Art Walk, 10 to 5 p.m., New Smyrna Beach: Starting at 1 p.m., explore over 100 interesting wines inside local pubs, galleries and restaurants during this monthly progressive wine tasting event. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at Exit Realty (Flagler & Peninsula), at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of Peninsula Drive and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. Flagler Avenue will NOT be closed for this event, which takes place inside sponsor locations. Starting at 10 a.m.,
nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along Flagler Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts. Sponsored by for more information, please call (386) 428-1770.
Sept. 9-14: The Annual Palm Coast Senior Games: Adults ages 50+ can now sign up for this year’s Senior Games, offering competition in 11 sports. Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt and participation in one sports event; participation in each additional sports event is $15. Competition is offered in nine different age categories. To see the schedule and learn more, visit www.palmcoastgov.com/seniorgames. Registration can be accessed from the Senior Games website or directly at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. Athletes may also register in person at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy., or at Parks & Recreation Department offices at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast.
central florida free thought communitySeptember 26: David Williamson, founder and President of the Central Florida Freethought Community and a plaintiff suing the Brevard County Commission for its overtly religious invocation policy, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Atlantic Coast Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Flagler County Public Library Main Branch, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. The meeting is open to the public, all are welcome. There is no charge and no advance arrangements need be made. For further information call 804-914-4460. (See the full complaint in the case, 6:15-cv-01098, and exhibits. The commission's answer is here. See the Brevard prayer policy here. See the transcript of the motion for summary judgment from March 17, 2017. See briefs by the plaintiff here and here, and by Brevard here.
Sept. 29: The Young Professional Group of Flagler County, an organization under the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, hosts a Farm-to-Table Dinner, presented by the Florida Farm Bureau of Flagler County. Produce and proteins from our local farms will be artfully prepared by local chefs. The event will take place at WP Rawl & Jankowski Farms in Bunnell starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for youth programs in Flagler County, divvied up between the YPG’s own Youth Leadership Flagler program, the local Future Farmers of America and 4-H Youth Development programs and the high school culinary programs. All are invited. Tickets are $100 per person. Price includes five-course meal, open bar and live entertainment. There are a limited number of seats being sold. Please register online at www.flaglerchamber.org.
Oct. 11: Elizabeth Kolbert, author of "The Sixth Extinction," is the featured speaker at the Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series, and will deliver a lecture, "On The Fate Of The Earth," commemorating the 25-year anniversary of the publication of Schell's book by that name, on the consequences of nuclear war. Presented by The New School, at the 12th Street Auditorium, New York City. Watch the previous lecture in the series, by Bill McKibben, here.
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