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Weekend Briefing: Art League’s Exhibits, Dinosaurs, Henry Flagler, Chamber President, Kascel Therapy

| August 11, 2017

The Youth in Focus Series--part of the Flagler County Art League's new shows this Saturday--The Youth in Focus series provides the unique opportunity for a young artist to be personally involved in producing their very own solo exhibition. The fifth installment features the work of Summer Pesiri, a 16-year-old student who attends Mainland High School. She came to the museum's attention through her continued involvement with our educational programs over the past three years and has quickly established herself as a nature photographer with a bright future.

The Youth in Focus series–part of the Flagler County Art League’s new shows this Saturday–provides the unique opportunity for a young artist to be personally involved in producing their very own solo exhibition. The league’s fifth installment features the work of Summer Pesiri, a 16-year-old student who attends Mainland High School. She came to the museum’s attention through her continued involvement with our educational programs over the past three years and has quickly established herself as a nature photographer with a bright future. The exhibit opens at the Flagler County Art League Saturday evening with a free reception. See below.

Today: Partly cloudy all weekend with a 50 percent chance of rain Friday and Saturday, 70 percent Sunday, highs in the lower 90s, lows in the 70s throughout. Details here.
Drought Index is at 76.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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Today’s jail bookings.

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“In the context of history, Watergate will be a very minor item as compared with the other achievements of this administration, particularly in the area of foreign affairs.”

–John McCain, 1973.



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 Friday on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Marilyn Crotty, the facilitator hired by Palm Coast government to shepherd through the city’s first comprehensive charter review in 18 years, City Manager Jim Landon, Superintendent Jim Tager, who will talk about the first days of school, Chamber Board Chairman Jimmy Millhollin, who’ll talk about the three short-listed candidates to be chamber president, all starting with a commentery by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on nuking or not nuking North Korea.

Friday In Schools: Grade orientation for 7th graders at Buddy Taylor Middle School, 8:30 a.m., cafeteria.

Friday: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a meet-and-greet with the three candidates short-listed to be the next president of the chamber, following Rebecca DeLorenzo’s departure in January. The gathering, for Chamber members, is to be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Chamber’s board room, 20 Airport Road, Suite C, in Palm Coast.

Friday: The Flagler County Library continues the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Flagler County with a viewing of “The Life of Henry Flagler,” written by Muriel Levy and originally performed in the library in 2007. Based on the Les Standiford book, “The Last Train to Paradise,” the cast includes Ron Pokigo as Henry Flagler, the late Ed Moore as John D. Rockefeller, Phil and Audrey Marcus (he as Flagler’s half brother Dan Harkness and she as his first wife Mary). Flagler’s other wives are played by Anne Nardi and Susie Baird and Dr. Anderson is portrayed by Ken Jones. 2 p.m. 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W., Palm Coast.

Friday: 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.

Friday: Opening Celebration for Kascel Therapy, 4:30 p.m. at 3 Cypress Branch Way, Suite 108 C, Palm Coast. Kascel Therapy is a Pediatric Occupational Therapy company providing outpatient clinic and early intervention services. Specialties Include: Feeding Intervention, Handwriting, Sensory, Tai Chi for Health, Music & Movement, and Social Opportunities geared toward client and family interests. The practice is owned by Jennifer Baker.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Jurassic Quest dinosaur exhibit returns to the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach ( Jurassic Quest is the largest exhibit of life-size, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America. The main dinosaur exhibit features realistic, life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of activities for kids of all ages. Activities include huge T-rex and triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover dinosaur bones, along with face painting, dinosaur crafts, and the Dino Bounce area with several dinosaur-themed inflatable mazes and even dinosaur rides. Admission starts at $18 for children, $29 for children’s VIP admission, $16 for adults and $14 for seniors. Children under 2 are free. Law enforcement and military members and their families save $2 per ticket with identification. Exhibit hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13. For more information, visit

mother earthSaturday: Two new exhibits open at the Flagler County Art League with an opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the League’s galleries, 160 Cypress Point Parkway Suite 207C, Palm Coast, all free and open to the public, with wine, food and fine art: The “Just Photography” exhibit is an open themed show featuring some of the best photographers in the region and their emerging tools and techniques. It will be judged by Anthony Neste. (Awards at 7 p.m.) The Studio Gallery will feature a student exhibit from the Southeast Museum of Photography, including the Youth In Focus Series, featuring the work of Summer Pesiri, a 16-year-old student at Mainland High School. She came to the museum’s attention through her continued involvement with the league’s educational programs over the past three years and has quickly established herself as a nature photographer with a bright future.

Saturday: Mixed martial arts showcase at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach ( Breakthrough MMA. This high-energy, mixed martial arts event starts at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $30. Lightweight title fights to welterweight, bantamweight and middleweight fights. For more information, visit

The 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships is held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach. The public is invited to watch the competitions from the beach. Spectators should plan to arrive early. Parking is available at the Ocean Center parking garage for $1 per hour or $5 per day. The Junior Lifeguard Championship will be Aug. 9, while the adult competitions will take place Aug. 10-12. Events, which will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., include board races, surf swims, surf boat races, beach flag and rescue races, running relays, iron man and iron woman competitions and a 2K beach run. The much-anticipated beach flags final competition is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:

  • Saturday at Winn Dixie off Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday at Winn-Dixie at Flagler Plaza off State Road 100, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday at Epic Theater in Town Center in Palm Coast, from noon to 6 p.m.

For a full list of dates and locations for the bus, go here.


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You are Invited to a Senior Focus Group Wednesday, August 30: On behalf of the City of Palm Coast, ElderSource has been asked to facilitate a senior focus group to discuss the development of additional programs for seniors in Flagler County and the function of an expanded community center. As the City looks to its future and plans for a new facility, the City Council thought it would be in the best interest of the project to seek feedback, questions and commentary from the community before the project progressed any further. Any interested persons or parties are invited to attend and participate in this discussion. ElderSource is a non-profit agency designated by the state as the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida. ElderSource serves as the focal point to which older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, and the general public can receive information, referral, assistance and answers on aging issues. The focus group is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the community wing of Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, in Town Center. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit comments, please email and these will be shared at the meeting.

Why not Vietnam vet Stephen Lunsford? He's our nominee. (© FlaglerLive)Flagler County Seeking Veteran of the Year Nominations: The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served the United States with honor, but has used the leadership skills and abilities learned in the military to improve the Flagler County community through selfless volunteer service. If you have a nominee in mind, details are here.

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.

Fiscally constrained counties: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss fiscally constrained counties, which are typically rural counties. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

gop logoThe Republican Party of Florida will start a two-day quarterly meeting. (Friday, 9 a.m., Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.)

School construction: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, program. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

Trust funds: The Revenue Estimating Conference will take up issues such as “outlooks” for the Education Enhancement Trust Fund, the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund and the State School Trust Fund. (Friday, 9:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

The Florida Historical Commission is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 10 a.m., R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough St., Tallahassee.)

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

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May 25: Last day of school in the Flagler County district, and an early-release day.
May 25: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road. Committee chairman Dennis Clark will discuss targeting commercial growth in the Hammock, and the committee will review membership goals, local projects and committee reports. The public is welcome. For information call 386-225-8812 or email
May 25-27: 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 For more information, call Frieda Zamba Pool at 386-986-4741.
May 26: Luncheon at the Holden House, hosted by the Flagler County Historical Society, starting at noon, 204 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with a history tralk at 1 p.m. and museum and annex tours at 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sisco Deen, the historian and genealogist, with speak on the history of Bunnell, and historian Bill Ryan will speak on the Flagler area's plantation system in the 17th through the 19th centuries. RSVP to Randy Jaye so the organizers can know how much food and drinks to buy: Call or Text: 407-497-5755, or Email:
May 26: Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our freedom. Hear your favorite patriotic songs from the Star-Spangled Banner to themes of great branches of our military. It promises to be one of the most inspiring events of the season. Nathan Aspinall, Associate Conductor. 8 p.m., at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
May 28: Memorial Day: government offices, schools and banks are closed.
May 28: Memorial Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast, a tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. Rain location: Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 29: Graduation ceremonies for Matanzas and Flagler Palm Coast High Schools at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Matanzas is at 3 p.m., FPC at 7 p.m.
May 31:
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Jim Tager. (Flagler Chamber)

Common Ground Breakfast hosted by the Flagler Chamber of Commerce focuses on education in Flagler, with panelists Jim Tager, the school superintendent, Tom LoBasso, President of Daytona State College, and Renee Stauffacher, Director of Flagler Technical Institute, starting with registration at 7:30 and breakfast at 8 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd
Palm Coast. Members can preregister for $25, Guests & future members can attend for $35. The chamber is no longer accepting walkups. To pre-register, send an email to Heather Edwards at the chamber, at
May 31: Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin and School Board member Andy Dance, both of whom are running for re-election, hold a town hall meeting at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd. in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, at 6 p.m.
June 1: william-schwarzWilliam G. Schwarz, the 54-year-old man facing two DUI manslaughter charges in the death of Kathleen J. Boos, 66, and her brother-in-law Carl Boos, 67, in march 2016, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Schwarz agreed to a plea at the 11th hour on April 16, just before his trial was set to begin.
June 1: Flagler Volunteer Services hosts a Hurricane Preparedness Breakfast and Information Fair at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, with speakers from a variety of different State and Local Agencies sharing information on being prepared as well as a panel discussion. Tickets are $20 including breakfast and disaster preparedness bag. Call the office to get your tickets: 386-597-2950 or email Email at
June 1: 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.
June 4: The Flagler County Commission holds a budget workshops in preparation for the 2018-19 budget, 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell.
June 5: Chess on the Porch (and backgammon, if you insist): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Last month a 14 year old went undefeated. Come teach him a lesson. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast.
June 6: Emergency responders and PTSD: Nearly two years since the Pulse tragedy, 90.7 WMFE, ProPublica and the Orlando Public Library are hosting an event examining the impact of PTSD in the community. The event, held at the library’s Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center, will dive into the way PTSD affects first responders and their families, as well as how the city’s police and fire departments handle the disorder in their ranks and whether Florida’s new bill providing disability benefits for impacted first responders goes far enough to remedy the immense needs. 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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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 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

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