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Monday Briefing: Banned Book Week, Bunnell Budget, Stamp and Coin, a 14-Year-Old Violinist Phenom, Immigrant’s Necessity

| September 25, 2017

The Flagler Education Foundation's Stuff Bus, still busy after all these years: last week it traveled through West Flagler to bring basic necessities to residents flooded by Hurricane Irma. (Facebook)

The Flagler Education Foundation’s Stuff Bus, still busy after all these years: last week it traveled through West Flagler to bring basic necessities to residents flooded by Hurricane Irma. (Facebook)

Today: back to hot: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. 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 185.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Mona Lisa, n. and adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


will durant the renaissance“Religions are born and may die, but superstition is immortal. Only the fortunate can take life without mythology. Most of us suffer in body and soul, and Nature’s subtlest anodyne is a dose of the supernatural. Even Kepler and Newton mingled their science with mythology: Kepler believed in witchcraft, and Newton wrote less on science than on the Apocalypse.”

–Will Durant, From “The Age of Reason Begins.”

Previously:

Puerto Rico | Alt-right | King on Trump | Ground Zero | Parkman’s hurricane | Walter Lippmann on unions | Teflon Reagan | Millicent Fenwick | Rushdie on an immigrant | Gilgamesh | Birch Bayh on politicians | 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

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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.

Note: This is Banned Book Week. Read something daring. Defend freedom of expression.

The Bunnell City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. for the first of two budget hearings, where it sets next year’s property tax rate, and at 7 p.m. for a regularly scheduled meeting. 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

Banned Books Week at the Flagler County Public Library: to mark the occasion, the library is showing “Sophie’s Choice,” the movie starring Meryl Street, at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W., Palm Coast

Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club Meeting at VFW Post 8696, 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. Doors open at 4:30 pm. From 4:30 – 6 pm this time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. Meeting starts at 6 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings FCS&CC is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club, Inc., in Flagler County. Come join us for a fun filled evening. For more information please visit the club’s web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com

Announcements:

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.

STATE INVESTMENTS AT ISSUE: The Investment Advisory Council, which reviews and makes recommendations about state investments, will meet. (Monday, 1 p.m., The Hermitage Centre, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee.)

POWER PLANT PLAN WEIGHED: The state Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a proposal by Florida Power & Light to shut down a jointly owned coal-fired power plant in Jacksonville. The proposal involves FPL and the Jacksonville municipal utility JEA shuttering the St. Johns River Power Park. FPL in May sought approval from the Public Service Commission to pay $90.4 million to the municipal utility as part of the deal. FPL said the deal would ultimately save customers an estimated $183 million because of eliminating future costs related to the plant. The utility also said the proposal offers environmental benefits, including a reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

CONSTITUTION PANEL MEETS: The Rules and Administration Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission is scheduled to meet. (Monday, 2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

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

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June 18: dante mobleyIn court: Circuit Judge Terence Perkins holds a status hearing in the case of Dante Mobley, a sex offender found guilty of statutory rape and sentenced in 2014 to five years in prison followed by 10 years' sex-offender probation. served his sentence, with credit for time served and 15 percent early release for good behavior, but was re-arrested on April 12 on a probation violation. Mobley, 35, a resident of 611 South Bacher Street in Bunnell, generated a series of violations, including losing his $900 court-issued tracking bracelet, a failure to report, and living within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather. Mobley has been at the county jail since his re-arrest. The hearing is at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401.
June 18: The Flagler County Commission holds a budget workshops in preparation for the 2018-19 budget, 9 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell. The workshop will focus on the budgets of the clerk of court and the supervisor of elections, the general fund and special funds.
June 18: The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners will consider approval of the proposed Renaissance at Hammock Dunes subdivision, a planned unit development that would have a minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet for 29 lots on 8 acres. The applicant, Oare Associates, is represented by Bob Dickinson, a member of the county's planning board. The full agenda is here.
June 18: The Bunnell City Commission meets in special session starting at 6 p.m. to interview the last three of its six candidates for city manager, at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard. The candidates will be interviewed in one-hour increments starting with Brian Watkins at 6 p.m., followed by Lyndon Bonner and Martin Murphy. The other three candidates were interviewed on June 12. See: "Bunnell Short-Lists Six Men For City Manager, But May Have Violated Sunshine Law."
June 19: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell, in Training Room 3 on the third floor, then at 6 p.m. for a meeting in board chambers. At the workshop, board members will get an update on Palm Harbor charter school, whose charter the district has put in doubt pending corrective actions. The board will also discuss the impact of publicly funded private school vouchers on the district, and will discuss mental health issues. At the 6 p.m. meeting, school resource deputies will get special recignition as will the 2017-18 retirees from the district. The board will again discuss Palm Harbor.
June 19: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The agenda is mostly routine.
June 19: The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard. The board will hear a proposal to change zoning for 91 acres in Grand Reserve to a Planned Unit Development, and hold a public hearing for a requested Special Exception Request to allow a fencing company to operate, store materials, park company vehicles and company equipment at 103 Deen Rd. located in the R-1, Single Family Residential zoning District.
June 19: Flagler County Historic Bus Tour: Discover the many historic and interesting sites in Flagler County on this one hundred mile bus tour led by local historian Bill Ryan. Relax and cool off on a comfortable air conditioned bus while uncovering the hidden history of Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m., include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at Holden House Museum in Bunnell. There is ample parking here on West Side lot of Holden House Museum. West side is towards US1. Please park on the west side of Holden House. You should arrive in the parking lot between 9:30 for check-in. There is a briefing at the History Annex (Behind Holden House) The tour will depart promptly at 10:00 in an air conditioned Flagler Transport bus. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m. and include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours are normally scheduled once each month, and are subject to availability. There is a fee of $20 per person. Planned comfort stops are scheduled. These tours are becoming very popular and reservations are required. Please call 386-439-5003 to make reservations.
June 19: Food Truck Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park, and enjoy live entertainment. This week, the beneficiary is the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
June 20: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 20: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 20: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
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.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future.

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14-Year-Old María Dueñas Fernández Performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at the 2017 Zhuhai International Competition

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