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Weekend Briefing: Heat Index Up to 109, Disney’s Aladdin at Playhouse, Back To School Jam, Future of Fake News

| July 28, 2017

'Disney's Aladdin Jr.' is staged at the Flagler Playhouse in a four-show engagement over the weekend. See below.

‘Disney’s Aladdin Jr.’ is staged at the Flagler Playhouse in a four-show engagement over the weekend. See below.

Weekend: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 105 to 109 in the afternoon. Saturday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Sunday: showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 90 percent. Nights will see temperatures in the mid-70s throughout. Details here.
Drought Index is at 100.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: rosiner, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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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.

Paul Dyckes and Erin Vickers.

Friday, In Court: Paul Kevin Dykes and Erin Vickers, who each face numerous charges, including seven counts of raping a child under 12 and numerous counts of possession and transmission of child porn, have a 9 a.m. hearing before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, the latest in a series of hearings dating back to the pair’s arrest in April 2015. They had been scheduled for docket sounding–the last step before trial–on May 31, but that hearing was continued. They were originally charged with about a dozen charges, but the State Attorney has since added many more, so that Dykes now faces 41 charges, Vickers 50. This hearing is on a motion to suppress.

disney's aladdin jrFriday, Saturday, Sunday: “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” 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.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle’s Journey, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area At Flagler Beach
3100 S Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, 10 a.m., join a park ranger for a glimpse into the intricate world of remarkable sea turtles. Participants will learn about the sea turtles’ life cycle as well as their habitat, behavior and the important role they play in “the Real Florida!” Here at the park, we have many nests and are very excited to have you visit and learn how important sea turtles are to our coastal waters. Learn how your actions can help preserve these majestic turtles for generations to come. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the cedar pavilion on the west side of the park. Program is free with park admission.

Saturday: 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.

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.

The Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to meet and take up issues including an advisory opinion about consulting work by Melinda Miguel, former chief inspector general for Gov. Rick Scott. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors is scheduled to meet in Miami-Dade County. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables.)

Unclaimed property: The Florida Department of Financial Services will hold an unclaimed property auction in Broward County. (Saturday, 10 a.m., Sheraton Suites-Fort Lauderdale, 555 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale.)

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

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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. 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. No registration required.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level 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. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., 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/person. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, please use this form.


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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 14 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)

From WQXR: “Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin’s most famous composition drives discussion about what makes classical classical and what makes jazz jazz. But in 2003, Seiji Ozawa led the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance that brought a new perspective to the concert hall favorite. They were joined by the Marcus Roberts Trio, which features Roberts on piano, Roland Guerin on bass and Jason Marsalis on drums. The trio punctuated the Gershwin classic with improvised flourishes and jazzy interludes, as if in the intimate setting of a club. The sounds, combined with the open air of Berlin’s Waldbühne, contribute to something magically summery. It’s pretty much perfect.”

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1 Response for “Weekend Briefing: Heat Index Up to 109, Disney’s Aladdin at Playhouse, Back To School Jam, Future of Fake News”

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