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Weekend Briefing: First Friday in Flagler Beach, Access Flagler, Maze Dayz, NAACP Freedom Fund Awards, Turtle Palooza

| October 6, 2017

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From NASA: “Why is there a large ice ring around Fomalhaut? This interesting star — easily visible in the night sky — lies only about 25 light-years away and is known to be orbited by at least one planet, Dagon, as well as several inner dust disks. More intriguing, perhaps, is an outer ring, first discovered about 20 years ago, that has an unusually sharp inner boundary. The featured recent image by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) shows this outer ring with complete and unprecedented detail — in pink — superposed on a Hubble image of the Fomalhaut system in blue. A leading theory holds that this ring resulted from numerous violent collisions involving icy comets andplanetesimals, the component objects of planets, while the ring boundaries are caused by the gravity of yet unseen planets. If correct, any interior planets in the Fomalhaut system are likely being continually pelted by large meteors and comets — an onslaught last seen in our own planetary system four billion years ago in an episode called the Late Heavy Bombardment.”

Weekend: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms, hot again in the upper 80s. Nights in the mid-70s. 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 40.
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–Gore Vidal, from “1876.”

Previously:

Conan on Vegas | Einstein’s Socialism | Trump’s Puerto Rico | Substitute | Hemingway’s coward | Costas on flag-worship | Superstition | 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

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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: Brian McMillan sits in for David Ayres and welcomes Carl Laundrie, the former county government spokesman, who’ll speak about flooding at Princess Place (which caused the postponement of the Creekside Festival, which had been scheduled for this weekend), John Subers, executive director of the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation, will speak about this year’s launch of the Pink Army for breast-cancer awareness and fund-raising, and Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon will talk drainage and tax increase, all starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, a little after 9 a.m.

Friday: Access Flagler First, noon to 3 p.m., the county’s monthly, free open house of social services for those in need, Flagler County Fairground, Cattlemen’s Hall, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell. Contact Pastor Charles Silano (386) 586-2653 or Janet Nickels (386) 586-2324.

First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday: Turtle Palooza Art Gala Reception at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd. (SR 100), Flagler Beach, 5 to 8 p.m. Sea turtle nesting season ends October 31 and Ocean Art Gallery is celebrating sea turtles the entire month of October with an art gala, art raffles, and an update about nest hatching results. All of this will take place during what gallery owner Frank Gromling calls a “Turtle Palooza!” All events will take place at the gallery’s 206 Moody Blvd. (SR 100) location in downtown Flagler Beach. The gallery will start the activities on October 6 with a gala art gathering from 5 – 8 pm with the showing of sea turtle art by nine artists, accompanied by live music, light refreshments and fun. This gala coincides with Flagler Beach’s “First Friday” music event at Veterans Park across from the gallery.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Florida Pokemon Regional Championship. New to the Ocean Center. Tickets are available in $5 increments, and the public is invited to come and watch the trading card and video game action. Players will compete for prizes and to earn championship points for the 2018 world event, which will bring together players from more than 40 counties. For more information, visit www.poke.regionals.com.

Saturday: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: A fun event where men don high heels and literally walk a mile in her shoes to stand against domestic violence and sexual assault, 8 to 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, Flagler Beach.

Saturday: Flagler Wagler Deputy Dog 2K Beach Run, Flagler Beach, on the beach across from the Beach Front Grille, 244 S. Ocean Shore Boulevard. This run is for all the furry human loving dogs that want to come run on the beach! Yup, they get to run on the same beautiful hard-packed sand as their human counterpart for a short and fun 2K. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday: Corvettes at the Beach Car Show: The Flagler County Corvette Club presents our 16th annual “Corvettes at the Beach” car show on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The show is located at the intersection of Route 100 and A1A, Flagler Beach. Day of Show Registration is $35 and is Display Class Only. Show registration is from 7:30am until 10:00am. Show hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event is free to spectators and will take place rain or shine. Door prizes, gift baskets, food, music, and 50/50 raffle! Visit the website below for more details. http://www.flaglercountycorvetteclub.com/

Saturday: Founding of the Castillo Celebration and Re-enactment: Join National Park Service rangers and 17th-century Spanish re-enactors as St. Augustine celebrates the history of the Castillo de San Marcos. Established on Oct. 2, 1672, the fort was the guardian of colonial San Agustín. Today, this National Park Monument is the oldest masonry fortress in the continental United States. On its anniversary, families can participate in activities and watch a historical re-enactment from Florida Living History of the fort’s groundbreaking on the Castillo lawn for free. Admission inside the Castillo is $10 for adults and free for children under 15. Location: 1 S Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. For more information, email info@floridalivinghistory.org or visit www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm.

Saturday: Maze Dayz, the fall festival featuring corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patch and much more, Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100, Bunnell, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

naacpSaturday: NAACP Freedom Fund Awards, Italian American Social Club (45 Old Kings Road North), noon to 4 p.m. The National Office of the NAACP is committed to moving the organization forward. And, since the Flagler branch is equally committed to upholding the mission and purpose of the oldest civil rights organization, the branch has selected three individuals for awards in celebrating their achievements. They are: For “Outstanding Service to the Community,” Shelley Ragsdale, President of the African American Mentoring Program; For “Outstanding Service to the Branch,” Orlando Johnson, Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the branch; For “The President’s Award,” Eric Josey, Chair of the Legal Redress Committee for the branch. Music will be provided for everyone’s listening pleasure. Tickets are $50 per person and available through members of the Executive Committee, or by calling the branch at 386-446-7822.

Announcements:

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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.

HUKILL SPEAKS TO PROPERTY APPRAISERS: Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, is slated to speak about legislative issues during an annual conference of the Property Appraisers’ Association of Florida. (Friday, 10 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral, 3435 North Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.)

FINANCE REPORTS DUE IN HD 44, HD 58: Campaign-finance reports are due for candidates in special elections in state House District 44 and House District 58. Former Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, left the District 44 seat this spring after being appointed a judge on the 5th District Court of Appeal. The candidates in an Oct. 10 special general election are Republican Bobby Olszewski and Democrat Eddy Dominguez. Former Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City, resigned from the District 58 seat because of health issues. Republicans Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure are battling in an Oct. 10 GOP primary, with the winner advancing to a Dec. 19 general election.

MCAULIFFE SPEAKS TO PALM BEACH DEMS: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to be the keynote speaker during the Palm Beach County Democratic Party’s Truman-Kennedy-Johnson Dinner. (Saturday, 6:30 p.m., West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)

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

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July 17: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The committee hears a land use amendment for The Gardens, the planned development straddling John Anderson Highway that would bring 3,966 homes and apartment units to the area over a generation. The proposal is generating controversy. See the developer's perspective here, and the account of a town meeting on the development here.
July 17: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 17: The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 17: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 18: 2019 Beach Bash on the Pier, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. Join the Flagler County Chamber and the Flagler Beach Area Council for the 6th Annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier)! This awesome summertime event will offer food, fun, door prize drawings, an amazing view, beach vibe music provided by Surf 97.3FM and great company on the historic Flagler Beach pier. Guests will be given passports to visit all vendors on the pier and are encouraged to learn more about the local businesses that set up shop to showcase the services they offer. Guests turn in their completed passports for prize drawings that will occur.
July 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. 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. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
July 22: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 23: Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building. Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement. The 50-year, $100 million project is largely unfunded but will depend on Flagler County to secure half the money. The federal government would assume the other half. It applies to only 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. See: "Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money."
July 23: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
July 24: A meeting of Facing Grief Together, formerly known as 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. Facing Grief Together, 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 Facing Grief Together, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
July 25: common ground breakfastCarolyn Gosselin, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker at the Flagler Chamber's Common Ground breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Town Court. Registration is required by July 19. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups.
July 27: Tour de Palm Coast: Ride along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway on this free tour. The tour will begin leaving promptly at 8 a.m. from the Palm Coast Community Center. Riders are encouraged to bring water, and all riders must wear a helmet.
July 27: First Aid and CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a seven-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. $50/person with registration required by 9 a.m. June 27. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
July 27: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Palm Coast Area Council invites you to a small business development workshop. With Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Director of the SBA North Florida District, a leading expert in developing small businesses as guest speaker. 5 to 7 p.m., The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Ct, Palm Coast. Chamber Member: $15 per person, Guest and Future Chamber Member: $25 per person. Contact Melinda Rivera at 386-437-0106 or send her an email at melinda@flaglerchamber.org.
July 29-Aug. 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Love art? Come enjoy a week where you can let your creative side take flight. Campers will spend their days creating, drawing, sketching, painting and more! Of course, we’ll go to the pool and play some games, too. Lunch is provided at no extra charge by the Flagler County School District. For grades 6-8 (grade just completed). $80/entire week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 29: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 31: james mcdevittAn evidentiary hearing twice postponed is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the case of James McDevitt, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence in the 2015 rape of a woman in Flagler Beach, has been postponed to July 31. McDevitt pleaded guilty to the rape charge, but is now claiming ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers and is seeking to have the conviction and sentence vacated. The hearing is before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Perkins has reserved one hour for the hearing. The hearing had originally been scheduled for early April. McDevitt's lawyer asked for it to be rescheduled because of an emergency family issue (regarding the lawyer's family). It was again postponed to May 17. McDevitt has been at the Flagler County jail since April 4, awaiting the proceeding. He is normally incarcerated at Taylor prison in Perry, in Florida's Big Bend area. See details here.

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