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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..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


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.”

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.

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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June 21: World’s Largest Swim Lesson, 10 a.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the City of Palm Coast’s Frieda Zamba Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Join thousands of swimmers across the world for a swimming lesson aimed at preventing childhood drowning. Free admission. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 21: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Join professionals during lunch for informational discussions at the monthly Lunch N’ Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler. This month: “Senior Self Defense” with Sgt. Michael Lutz of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. This Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. June 20: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 22: The qualifying window for federal, statewide, multi-county, county, city and district offices for the 2018 election closes at noon.
June 22: Dive-In Movies 8 p.m. (movie starts at 8:30 p.m.) at the City of Palm Coast’s Frieda Zamba Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Enjoy “Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man Tells No Tale,” on the big screen while floating around in the pool. $1 for seniors/youth and $2 for adults. More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
June 23: Flagler Democrats "Grand Ole Flag" & Salute Our Veterans Dinner Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 at 47 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast. Purchase your tickets by June 13th. Plan for Food, Fun and Live Music. Italian Buffet & Cash Bar. Tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a Table of 8 People. Show your Patriotism by wearing Red, White & Blue Attire (No jeans or shorts). Tickets available on line at link below or at The Democratic Party Office located at 2 Office Park Drive Ste D in Palm Coast 386-283-4883. Remember to please bring a Veteran. If you cannot attend please click the ticket link and make a donation. Thank You and we look forward to seeing you at this wonderful night of fun and celebration. www.http://secure.actblue.com/donate/afd-dance
June 23: FIFA World Cup Watch Party starting at 11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast. The FIFA World Cup is here again! Reserve your spot as we see which of the 32 teams will be crowned world champion for the next four years. Fun, family activities will be provided. Korea vs. Mexico at 11 a.m. and Germany vs. Sweden at 2 p.m. Free but please register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 23:salvo art house logo Let loose with a night of live music featuring Luis Mario and His Latin Jazz and explore our
open studios at Salvo Art House, 802 FL-100, Bunnell. Staring at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes, a raffle, and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit our performers and Salvo Art House.Light beverages & hors d'oeuvres provided. Advanced ticket purchase $15, Door tickets $20.
June 23: Saturday Night Films at Marineland Dolphin Adventure: As part of our "80 Years of Animal Love and Care" celebration every Saturday night in June, we'll be showing outdoor movies filmed at Marineland. Tonight at 8 p.m.: "Zaat." Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 Oceanshore Blvd. St. Augustine. Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children.
June 23-24: Members of the Flagler Palm Coast Amateur Radio Club, Daytona Beach Amateur Radio Association, St. Augustine Amateur Radio Society, Flagler Emergency Communications Association, American Legion Amateur Radio Club 5th District and Flagler County Assist REACT Team 4800 will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23-24 for 24 hours beginning at 2 p.m. at Hammock Community Center, 69 MalaCompra Road., Palm Coast. All are welcome to visit the station site during the 24 hour event and, under the supervision of a licensed radio amateur, operate one of several stations, learn more about ham radio and observe communications under simulated emergency conditions. There is no charge and no advance arrangements are necessary. Visitors are invited to stop by for a few minutes or a few hours! For further information contact Public Information Officer Lisa Santore at 518-365-0607.
bethune cookman social justice conference

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June 24-26: Education and Social Justice Conference: a three-day multi-disciplinary conference hosted by Bethune-Cookman University focusing on judicial sentencing disparities, wealth disparities, school safety, ethics, media representation and other topics. Florida Times Union reporters Benjamin Conarck and Topher Sanders, whose award-winning investigative series “Walking While Black” found pedestrian enforcement in Jacksonville and throughout Florida to be racially disproportionate, are among those slated to present. The reporters found those ticketed, and chronicled the impact on their driver’s licenses, credit rating, and their day-to-day ability to work and raise families notorious for its lack of adequate pedestrian infrastructure. A judges and lawyers track will critique a recent sentencing disparities study brought to the forefront by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The conference will also feature panel discussions and dialogue focused on restorative justice, pre-arrest diversion and treatment for Florida juveniles and adults, ways to increase family engagement through parental involvement, educational access for students with disabilities, human trafficking and more. Individual registration is $100, including meals. More details here.
June 25: Indivisible Flagler hosts a potluck from noon to 4 p.m. at the home of Pat Ferraro, 208 John Anderson Highway, Flagler Beach. Pulled pork will be provided as the main dish. Please bring your favorite salad, casserole or dessert to share. Lemonade and Iced Tea, paper products and utensils will also be provided. You can bring an alcoholic beverage if you’d like something a bit stronger. Please RSVP with your dish by June 25 to Pat Ferraro pferraro33@gmail.com or Eva Marie Chavis evamariechavis@gmail.com.
June 26: The NAACP hosts a candidate forum featuring political candidates for the 6th District House of Representatives, Flagler County Commission, Flagler School Board and Palm Coast City Council, from 6 until 8 P.M., at the African American Cultural Center, 4422 North U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask candidates specific questions. Please email Barbara Goss, barbara9289@bellsouth.net, or telephone 386-446-4644 for additional information.
June 26: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37 with pre-registration required at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 27: stewart marchmann act logo smaThe Stewart Marchman-Act Foundation hosts its 20th Annual Dinner Celebration and Auction, honoring Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, and features guest speaker David A. Siegel, Founder, President and CEO of Westgate Resorts. At the Daytona 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway starting at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “All About the 20’s: Celebrating the SMA Foundation’s 20th Anniversary”. Live 20s-era jazz music will be performed from 6-7pm by local musicians, Daniel “Saxman” Fuqua and J. Muzic Carson. David Siegel will address the Opioid Crisis in our communities and nation. Sponsorship opportunities are available, starting at $1,500. Individual seats $200. For more information about the event, please contact Cyndi Hines at 386-254-1136, or email chines@smabehavioral.org.
June 28: The Future of Water, a Common Ground breakfast hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, with special guest Dr. Jennifer Mitchell with the St Johns Water Management District, 8 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Members can preregister for $25 Guests & future members can attend for $35.
June 28: A meeting of the 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. 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.
June 29: At 7 p.m., the 2018 Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series plays in Daytona Beach with the ZZ Top tribute band “Trezz Hombres” and will continue every Friday night through September 28! And, opening for Trezz Hombres is Matt McKeown. The Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series, in its 10th year, takes place on Friday nights at the World’s Most Famous Beach’s historic amphitheater located in Oceanfront Park on the North end of the Boardwalk amusement area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at 250 N. Atlantic Avenue. Tickets for each Friday night are just $3 for General Admission and $10 for VIP tickets, (which include a chair), plus applicable fees. Children under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance for the season at Ticketmaster.com, onsite at the Peabody Box Office or at the Bandshell on show nights.
June 29-July 1: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class to achieve certification as a lifeguard or to become a swim instructor at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The Lifeguard Certification Class on Friday is from 4-8 p.m., and the Saturday and Sunday classes from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The purpose is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Participants must be age 15 or older. The $300 fee includes books, CPR mask and certification fee. Class size is limited, so register early at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. For more information, call Frieda Zamba Pool at 386-986-4741.
June 30: Saturday Night Films at Marineland Dolphin Adventure: As part of our "80 Years of Animal Love and Care" celebration every Saturday night in June, we'll be showing outdoor movies filmed at Marineland. Tonight at 8 p.m.: "Creature from the Black Lagoon." Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 Oceanshore Blvd. St. Augustine. Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children.
July 3: Fireworks in the Park, 9 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Kick off your Independence Day celebration at the Palm Coast “Fireworks in the Park.” Pack your picnic basket, bring your blanket and chairs to watch the colorful display beginning at 9 p.m. Pre-fireworks activities will begin at 5 p.m. More info: 386-986-2323 or www.palmcoastgov.com.
July 4: By the Dawn’s Early Light Independence Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast. Join your fellow community members in paying tribute to the nation.
July 4: The Choral Arts Society marks July 4 with a concert at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. For more information contact Betty Christian at betty@inthecreek.com or call 407/474-1437. See the website at http://www.casfl.org.
July 6: First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Garden State Park at 10 a.m. Join a Ranger on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the Garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. Call 386-446-6783 for more information.
July 7: Summer Softball Classic, 9 a.m.-noon at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Put your batting skills to the test. This is a slow-pitch, one-day tournament where each team is guaranteed four games. Sign up with your team to win the Classic. Compete for the title of champions and a $50 voucher for next year’s season. The fee to play is $180/team. Pre-registration required by July 5 at 10 p.m. at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 7: tour de franceThe 105th Tour de France, the year's most prestigious and grueling cycling race, begins its 2,000-mile, 21 stages with a 201-km stage from rustic Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le-Comte, a coastal stage with superb views. Details here.
July 10-11: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety CommissionThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the third of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.
July 11: “Healing with Foods” with Susan Cohen, natural foods cooking instructor, is this month's presenter at the Coffee Series 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. Lecture and coffee are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. July 9: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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