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Weekend Briefing: Child Safety, Scenic A1A Land Use Concerns, National Parks Birthday, FYO Tour, Birch Bayh

| August 25, 2017

The Flagler Youth Orchestra Quartet was in performance at Old Kings Elementary before third and fourth graders, part of its annual recruiting tour through district schools. The quartet also performed today at Bunnell and Rymfire elementaries, and did so on Tuesday at Belle Terre Elementary and Wadsworth Elementary. Students are introduced to the free, district-supported after-school program and introduced to the various instruments they could play. Some 320 students have registered so far, with two weeks left in the enrollment period, which ends with an open house at Indian Trails Elementary on Sept. 6. (© FlaglerLive)

The Flagler Youth Orchestra Quartet was in performance at Old Kings Elementary before third and fourth graders, part of its annual recruiting tour through district schools. The quartet also performed today at Bunnell and Rymfire elementaries, and did so on Tuesday at Belle Terre Elementary and Wadsworth Elementary. Students are introduced to the free, district-supported after-school program and introduced to the various instruments they could play. Some 320 students have registered so far, with two weeks left in the enrollment period, which ends with an open house at Indian Trails Elementary on Sept. 6. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Saturday, Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Northeast winds up to 10 mph. Saturday: Partly sunny. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds up to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Nights: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the priod. 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 108.
The OED’s Word of the Day: parrhesia, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.

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“To listen to the other candidates, none of them are politicians. Even the ones who’ve held public office say they’re not politicians. Well, I’m Birch Bayh—and I’m a politician. It took a good politician to stop Nixon’s plan to pack the Supreme Court. And it’s going to take a good politician to break up the big oil companies and get jobs for unemployed workers and hold food prices in line. The question isn’t whether you’re a politician, but what kind of politician makes a good president.”

Birch Bayh, Democratic candidate for president, 1976.

Previously:

Uncomfortable books | Are there Nazis? | Bigotry in Niceville, Fla. | 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

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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.

wnzfFree For All Fridays on WNZF, host David Ayres welcomes County Administrator Craig Coffey, County Commissioner Greg Hansen, new Chamber President Jorge Gutierrez, and Palm Coast City Council member Steve Nobile, starting a little after 9 a.m. With a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the Afghan body bags series, renewed for a 17th season.

Friday: Scenic A1A Pride committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd., with a discussion on mixed-use low-intensity land use in the Hammock.

Friday: The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children and Families have teamed up to host a demonstration on the dangers of leaving a child inside a vehicle. Last month, more infants died in hot car deaths than any other July in nearly a decade, according to research completed by San Jose State University. So far this year 29 children have died that way. The demonstration will be accompanied by handouts of life-saving tips and tricks to prevent such tragedy from occurring. The demonstration is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Target Shopping Plaza, 5100 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast.

Friday: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: The Columbian Club of Palm Coast, a distant cousin of the Knights of Columbus, hosts a Roaring Twenties dinner and dance party, with music by Debbie Owen and Tony T, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., $25 a person. Tickets available by calling Maria Laurent at 904/430-3381.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: Kick International hosts a Florida State Championship at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The event is devoted to youth and features a complete circuit of tournaments, camps and seminars designed to provide young martial artists with a safe, fair and motivating environment in which to test their skills. For event details, visit www.kickusa.com.

Announcements:

Seniors with diabetes invited to participate in free class at Wickline: Seniors with diabetes are invited to participate in a free six-week class to be held at the George Wickline Senior Center in Flagler Beach. The class runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 12 through October 17. ElderSource and the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center are sponsoring the series of workshops. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. It is open to those who are 60 years or older, and who have diabetes. Those interested should call the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center at 877-784-8486. Class dates are September 12, 19 and 26, and October 3, 10 and 17. The George Wickline Senior Center is at 800 S. Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach. For more information about the Flagler County Senior Services Department go to www.flaglercounty.org/senior_services.

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.

Medical pot: A joint committee of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine is scheduled to meet to discuss issues related to medical marijuana. (Friday, 8 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport, 5555 Hazeltine National Dr., Orlando.)

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.
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