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Tuesday Briefing: Eric Floyd Trial, iPad Distribution at Rymfire, Orchids, Chamber Orientation, Self-Playing Violins

| August 22, 2017

Work is progressing on the $22 million, 76,708 square foot Army Readiness Center at the south end of the Flagler County airport. (© FlaglerLive)

Work is progressing on the $22 million, 76,708 square foot Army Readiness Center at the south end of the Flagler County airport. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s inland…around 90 coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 100 to 104. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index is at 60.
The OED’s Word of the Day: murk, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Some of the South Vietnamese who made it to the United States were preliminarily resettled at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle—in defiance of a hastily assembled petition got up by residents of the base’s host city, which was called Niceville. A radio poll that found 80 percent of Niceville’s residents didn’t want them. The Associated press reported, “Children in one school joked about shooting a few.” High school kids spoke in class of plans to organize a “Gook Klux Klan.” Students in a twelfth-grade psychology class told their teacher they were worried the refugees would try to convert them to Communism.”

–From Rick Perlstein’s “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan” (2014).

Previously:

Steinbeck on Florida | Bellow | Reagan’s government fallacies | Wedding bells | Right-wing terrorism | McCain’s Watergate | Point of no return | Unseemly soccer | Make America White Again | Nixon’s weak men | Calvin Coolidge | Secession of the successful | Gaming video | Stephen King in disbelief | Renner’s Politics | McCain’s No | Kinsley’s old age | Weird Carlin | McCarthy’s Blivet | Frost on the Novel Justice’s Double-standards | Conklin’s Gab | Nuance | No Americans in America | Cold War’s end | Heresies | Mass and mob | Thoreau’s prose | Thoreau on fear | Liberal Democracy’s Retreat Doomsday planning | Cormac McCarthy | Thoreau’s Falsehoods | Caligula | Doctors speak out | Martin Eden | Mass murder | Cyril Connolly | Power | American War | Exit West | Vidal v. Buckley | Rabi’s A-Bomb | Freud’s Discontented

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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.

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Eric Floyd.

In Court: Eric Floyd, a 36-year-old Palm Coast resident of the F-Section, goes on trial over four counts of rape of a teen girl who was under his custody. The trial is before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, at the Flagler County courthouse, starting at 1 p.m. See the background story here.

The Flagler Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Task Force meets at 10 a.m. at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Operations, 901 E Moody Blvd. Bunnell, Fl. 32110. The task force, chaired by Undersheriff Jack Bisland, is hoping to complete a draft report by October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The task force is working on a definition of domestic violence, which currently reads as follows: “Domestic Violence: Physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, verbal, digital and economic violence and the threat of same to include: stalking, false imprisonment, assault, battery, intimidation, power, control, estrangement and abuse involving families and encompassing persons relationally involved, dating and living in the same household.” The definition is a work in progress.

The Flagler Youth Orchestra is conducting its annual recruiting tour through Flagler schools, putting on brief performances, explaining the instruments and giving an overview of the after-school program for students interested in playing strings. Today, the tour’s performers are at Wadsworth Elementary starting at 10 a.m., and Belle Terre Elementary starting at 2 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce orientation, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Chamber, 20 Airport Road, Palm Coast. Whether you just joined the Chamber or want to learn more about it, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce encourages all new members to attend a New Member Orientation. This event, hosted monthly, is the perfect opportunity for new members to meet individuals from the Chamber’s board and Area Councils, as well as committee chairs, diplomats and staff. You’ll also have an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to new colleagues, while learning about Chamber programs, benefits and services. Refreshments will be available.

Rymfire Elementary School iPad distribution to students in grades 4 and 6, media center, 3 p.m.

The Flagler County Orchid Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Flagler County Art League at City Market Place.

Town hall meeting featuring Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, School Board member Janet McDonald, and County Commissioner Greg Hansen, at the Portuguese American Cultural Center, 1200 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:

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

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.

Nukes in court: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that has led to Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy Florida collecting money from customers for nuclear-power projects. The case stems from a controversial 2006 law designed to help encourage the development of nuclear power in Florida. A federal district judge last year dismissed the case, prompting plaintiffs to go to the appeals court. (9 a.m., Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building, 56 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta.)

The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors will meet after holding a series of committee meetings Monday. (9:30 a.m., The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.)

Citizens open house: Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will hold “office hours” in the Port Orange and Cocoa offices of Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange to address policyholders’ questions. (10 a.m., Hukill office, 209 Dunlawton Ave., Unit 17, Port Orange. Also, 1:30 p.m., Hukill office, 434 Delannoy Ave., Suite 204, Cocoa.)

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is slated to speak at the Seminole County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. (7 p.m., Hilton Orlando Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs.)

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

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