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Tuesday Briefing: Development Worries at Matanzas Shores, Palm Coast Data’s Pink Army, NRA’s Guns, FPC Chorus

| October 10, 2017

Palm Coast Data is co-sponsoring the Pink Army's 5K event with Florida Hospital Flagler this coming Sunday in Town Center. Above, Palm Coast Data's team. (Palm Coast Data)

Palm Coast Data is co-sponsoring the Pink Army’s 5K event with Florida Hospital Flagler this coming Sunday in Town Center. Above, Palm Coast Data’s team of 37. The company will also be hosting a hospitality tent during the event. (Palm Coast Data)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. East 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 Index16
The OED’s Word of the Day: rongorongo, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

nicholson baker“The feeling that you are stupider than you were is what finally interests you in the really complex subjects of life: in change, in experience, in the ways other people have adjusted to disappointment and narrowed ability. You realize that you are no prodigy, your shoulders relax, and you begin to look around you, seeing local color unrivaled by blue glows of algebra and abstraction.”

–Nicholson Baker, from “The Messazine” (1986).



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.

School Conference Week at all Flagler County elementary schools, all week.

The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is discussing an $888,000 contract for stormwater drainage improvements, and approving changes to its contract with one of the city’s labor unions.

Vacation rentals: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will hold a workshop about regulation of vacation rental properties, reopening the possibility of rolling back local regulation of the industry that Flagler County government spearheaded in 2014. (10 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell. The board hears a series of related, controversial development proposals for the Matanzas Shores area, that local residents largely oppose.

st johns river water management district logoThe St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board is scheduled to meet after holding committee meetings. (Committees start at 9:30 a.m., Winter Springs Commission chamber, 1126 East State Road 434, Winter Springs.)

A meeting of the Flagler Sheriff’s Domestic Violence task force is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office, 901 E. Moody Blvd. Bunnell. At the last meeting each committee spokesperson gave a presentation of the draft report from their respective committees. Finalized drafts are expected at this meeting.

gunsGuns and the NRA: If you think prayers are not enough, join your fellow Resistors to write postcards to Senators and members of Congress to demand better gun control legislation in the face of renewed NRA opposition to sane policies. The event is organized by Indivisible Flagler: “We have plenty of postcards and stamps so just bring yourself and lunch if you don’t want to purchase lunch there. Coffee, lattes and more. Come and resist with us. We are victims of inaction. This is a political choice we make.” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fair Trade Cafe, 160 Cypress Pt Pkwy, Bldg D, Unit 102, Palm Coast.

The Flagler Palm Coast High School Chorus Solo Ensemble holds its recital at the Flagler Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Buddy Taylor Middle School hosts its fall concert at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Dwight PitcaithleyStetson University hosts esteemed Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dwight Pitcaithley in a presentation of “The National Park Service after 100 Years: A Historian’s Reflections on Mission, Challenges, and Opportunities.” The free event is open to the public at 7 p.m. in the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, 529 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida, 32723. Pitcaithley’s presentation will highlight the challenges and changes in the National Park Service over more than a century, including the park’s role as an educational institution and federal policies that affect its work. Pitcaithley has published numerous articles and book chapters pertaining to public memory, the role of historic sites in public education and the public interpretation of the causes of the Civil War.



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.

TADDEO SWORN IN: Democrat Annette Taddeo, who won a Sept. 26 special election in a Miami-Dade County Senate district, will be sworn in. Taddeo defeated Republican Jose Felix Diaz in Senate District 40, which was vacated when former Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, resigned in April. (9 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

WORKERS’ COMP CONSIDERED: The House Commerce Committee will receive an update on the workers’ compensation insurance system. (9:30 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

U.S. CAPITOL STATUE DISCUSSED: The House Government Accountability Committee will consider a proposal (HB 139), filed by Rep. Patrick Henry, D-Daytona Beach, and Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach, that would replace a likeness of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith at the U.S. Capitol with a statue of civil-rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune. Each state is allowed two representatives at the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol, with Florida long represented by Smith and John Gorrie, widely considered the father of air conditioning. State lawmakers in 2016 voted to replace the statue of Smith but have not decided on who should represent Florida. (9:30 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PANEL PROBES BAEZ RESIDENCY: The House Select Subcommittee on Member Conduct will delve into allegations that Rep. Daisy Baez, D-Coral Gables, has lived outside her district. (9:30 a.m., 216 Capitol, the Capitol.)

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE DEBATED: The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will consider a bill (SB 80), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would clear the way for doctors and patients to enter into “direct primary care” agreements. Under direct primary-care agreements, patients would make regular payments to physicians to cover routine care, cutting out the role of insurers. The bill would make clear that the agreements are not insurance and are not subject to regulation under insurance laws. (10 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

STATE WORKER INSURANCE DISCUSSED: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will receive a presentation from Tami Fillyaw, director of state group insurance, about employee health insurance. (10 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

OPIOID ADDICTION AT ISSUE: The Senate Health Policy Committee will hold a workshop about opioid addiction. (10 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

DEMOCRATS RELEASE HURRICANE PLAN: House and Senate Democrats will hold a news conference to discuss a package of proposals dealing with hurricane preparation and recovery from Hurricane Irma. (Noon, fourth floor, the Capitol.)

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT ON AGENDA: The House Education Committee will receive an update from the Department of Education about implementation of rules and policies related to school improvement. (12:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE CONSIDERED: The House Health & Human Services Committee will receive an update from the Agency for Health Care Administration about contracting for health plans in the Medicaid managed-care program. (12:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PANEL HEARS ABOUT JUVENILE JUSTICE: The House Judiciary Committee will receive an update about juvenile-justice reform. (12:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

UTILITIES DISCUSS HURRICANE IRMA: The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee will hear a presentation from electric utilities about Hurricane Irma. (2 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

RESIGN TO RUN DEBATED: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will take up a bill (SB 186), filed by Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, that would require state and local officeholders to resign if they qualify to run for federal offices. (2 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

RED LIGHT CAMERA REPEAL WEIGHED: The House Appropriations Committee will take up a bill (HB 6001), filed by Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, and Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, that would repeal state laws allowing local governments to use red-light cameras in traffic enforcement. (3 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISCLOSURE TARGETED: The House Ways & Means Committee will take up a proposal (HB 7), filed by Rep. Colleen Burton, R-Lakeland, that would place more disclosure requirements on local governments about economic-development incentives and tax increases. (3 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

SPECIAL ELECTIONS IN HD 44, HD 58: A special general election will be held in Orange County’s House District 44 and a special Republican primary election will be held in Hillsborough County’s House District 58. Former Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, left the District 44 seat this spring after being appointed as a judge on the 5th District Court of Appeal. The candidates in the 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 the GOP primary, with the winner advancing to a Dec. 19 special general election.

TADDEO, PEREZ VICTORIES CERTIFIED: The state Elections Canvassing Commission will certify the results of Sept. 26 elections in which Democrat Annette Taddeo was elected in Miami-Dade County’s Senate District 40 and Republican Daniel Perez was elected in Miami-Dade’s House District 116. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

HISPANIC CHAMBER BACKS PUERTO RICAN EVACUEES: The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold a news conference to discuss the need for the state to welcome evacuees from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Participants in the news conference are expected to include Rep. Rene Plasencia, R-Orlando. (10 a.m., fourth floor, the Capitol.)

PUTNAM SERVES LUNCH: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will help serve lunch at a Broward County school to mark National School Lunch Week and to discuss support available to students who evacuated from Puerto Rico. (10:30 a.m., Discovery Elementary School, 8800 N.W. 54th Court, Sunrise.)

JACKSONVILLE COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The Florida State College at Jacksonville Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet. (1 p.m., Florida State College at Jacksonville, North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville.)

OUTPATIENT CARE AT ISSUE: The Agency for Health Care Administration is scheduled to hold a workshop about outpatient hospital services. (2 p.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State candidates, political committees and parties face a Tuesday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Sept. 30.

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

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March 19: Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher holds a town hall meeting at City Hall at 5:30 p.m., an open, informal forum to discuss concerns and questions you may have regarding Flagler Beach.
March 20: 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. Live entertainment from Luvu. Beer and wine sold by Cork and Pint. More info: or call 386-986-2323.
March 20: Johann sebastian bachGreat Organists at Stetson series, Boyd Jones, organ. Jones is University Organist and Price Professor of Organ at Stetson. On the eve of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 333rd birthday (on March 31), Jones presents a program of Bach organ works. In addition, Jones will be joined by Webb Wiggins, Stetson graduate and recently retired Oberlin Professor of Harpsichord, in a work for two harpsichords by Bach’s eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.
March 20: Identity Protection 101. Mr. Gilpin is executive director of the National Crime Stop Program, which focuses on identity theft, the fastest growing crime in America. With your credit affecting your ability to get insurance, interest rates and even potential employment, it’s vital that you understand how to protect yourself from the crime that happens every three seconds. Key topics will include financial, tax and credit-card fraud as well as wireless pick-pocketing and how to get your free credit report. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Daytona State College's Advanced Technology College's multi-purpose room, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) The free event is part of Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program.
March 21: Holden House Museum Open House. This year is the centennial of the end of World War I, and also the centennial anniversary of the Holden House Museum in Bunnell. Located at: 204 East Moody Blvd in Bunnell, Fl. (386-437-0600).Flagler County Historical representatives will be on hand to tell local history, stories and answer questions, in conjunction with Flagler Reads Together, the an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year's book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.
March 21: Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. Enjoy your morning coffee while listening to professionals discuss informational topics at the new Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler! This month: “Alzheimer Support Group” with Nicole Cella from Amedisys Home Health. Pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. March 19: More info: 386-986-2323.
March 22: Common Ground Breakfast hosted by the Flagler Chamber of Commerce, featuring a trio of county government directors talking about development: Matt Dunn on tourism, Helga van Eckert on economic development, Roy Sieger on the county airport, starting at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. $25 with pre-registration for chamber members, $30 at the door, $35 for everyone else.
March 22: Stetson Great Guitarists Extravaganza: Andrew Zohn, guitar, and the 220 Duo (Adam Larison and Andrew Stroud, guitars). Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer. Zohn’s program will include Manuel Ponce’s Quatro Piezas, Radames Gnattali’s Toccate em ritmo de samba and his arrangements of four classic rock songs. His be followed by Duo 220, hailed for their extraordinary technique and musicianship. They will perform a mixture of standards and lesser-known works in the guitar duo repertoire. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.
March 22: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, from 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff and local musicians.
March 23: Community Center Grand Re-Opening, 5-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Opening ceremony, tours and refreshments. More info: 386-986-2323.
March 23: Flagler Reads Together: Nancy Duke-Burkhead, professor at Daytona Beach College, will discuss “Roles of Women during WWI” in a 2 p.m. presentation at the Doug Cisney Reading Room at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. Flagler Reads Together is an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year's book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.
March 23: AARP Driver Safety Program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City of Palm Coast’s Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation's first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.
March 23-25: 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.
March 23-24: jacksonville symphony logoLegends: Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, Beyoncé and More at the Jacksonville Symphony, under the direction of Nathan Aspinall, with N’Kenge, Guest Vocalist: She’s sung for Presidents, at the EMMYs, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. N’Kenge returns to the Symphony to bring you the songs of African-American greats including Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Leontyne Price, Beyoncé and more. Don’t miss this celebrated singer who was recently nominated as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for Elton John’s Aida. Both nights at 8 p.m., tickets starting at $19, 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.
March 23-25: The News-Journal's 29th annual Spring Home Show at the Ocean Center. The event provides guests with a variety of exhibitors to help jump start home improvements. Enjoy trendy presentations on stage daily; browse cool art in the Arts and Crafts Zone; and bring the kids for face painting, bounce house and more. You are sure to find something to spark inspiration for your next project. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available for $5 in the parking garage and surrounding lots.
March 23: Great Guitarists at Stetson series: Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Vieaux will perform classical and contemporary guitar music that spans the globe, including selections from his 2015 Grammy Award-winning album, Play. His program includes Giuliani’s Grand Overture, Op. 61; Bach’s Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro, BWV 998; Albéniz’s Capricho Catalán, Rumores de la Caleta, and Torre Bermeja; Bellinati’s Jongo; Henze’s Drei Tentos from Kammermusik; Metheny’s Last Train Home; Jobim’s A Felicidade; Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood; and Merlín’s Suite del Recuerdo. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.
March 24: Master Gardner P.M. Reddy shares a visual account of his visit to the monrach butterfly sanctuary in Mexico and explains why the butterflies have been in perilous decline in a special presentation of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation's Garden Party and Luncheon, 11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, at 1500 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, in Town Center. $35 for foundation members, $40 for non-members, includes catered lunch and a glass of wine. Call 386/225-4394 or go here to book tickets.
March 24: First Aid and CPR/AED, 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. $50/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m. March 22. Sign up at More info: or 386-986-2300.
March 24: lewis blackLewis Black at the Peabody Auditorium, 8 p.m. Critically and popularly acclaimed as a stand-up comic, actor and author, Lewis Black is famous for his passionate comedy style complete with cathartic releases of anger, disillusionment, frustration, irritation, and ridicule of cultural phenomena. His compelling points about absurdity of our world cause audience members to laugh themselves into puddles of incontinence. Tickets are $35 to $45. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.
March 25: The Stetson Brass Ensembles, directed by David Schmidt, will be performing Early One Morning by Percy Grainger and the Centennial Fanfare by John Zdechlik. The Horn Ensemble will be guest conducted by Mike Vermillion and will perform the Fanfare from La Peri by Paul Dukas and Hanoverian Suite by Christopher Gough. The Trombone Ensemble will be performing Lyric Piece by Michael Hennagin and Excursions by David Wilborn. Also, appearing on the concert will be the Trumpet Ensemble directed by Tom Macklin and the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble directed by Ryan Sorenson. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.
March 26: Live Like Cameron Golf Tournament at Grand Haven, 9 a.m. shotgun start, $100 per player, $360 per foursome, $25 for lunch, to register, call Mark Bialkoski at 386/864-4192 or email Live Like Cameron is a non-profit established in 2017 in memory of Cameron Fulling, who died of brain cancer before his 10th birthday. The goal of the non-profit is to given financial assistance to local families with children diagnosed with cancer.
March 26: The African-American Entrepreneurs Club meets at the African American Cultural Center, 4422 North U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast, at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Janice Robinson-Celeste, founder and editor in chief of Successful Black Parenting Magazine and a former professor at Hofstra University. The cost is $10 for members, $20 for guests, $5 for students. Call Leslie Giscombe at 386/246-8699 for information, and see the full flyer here.
March 27: melissa moore-stens R. Lee smith judges forumThe Flagler Palm Coast Forum, a non-partisan civic discussion group, hosts a political forum featuring the judges running for election or re-election in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, which includes Flagler, Volusia, Putnam and St. Johns counties. Two judges in the circuit sit permanently in Flagler: Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith and County Judge Melissa Moore-Stens. Both are up for retention. Other judges are also running, but any judge in the circuit may cycle into Flagler at one point or another. Moore-Stens and Smith, pictured here, will be at the forum, as will be the following candidates and judges: Judge Elizabeth Blackburn, Judge Leah Case, Judge Christopher France, and Judge Mary Jolley. Each judge will address the forum. That segment will be followed by a question and answer period. The forum is at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast, with a social half hour starting at 6 p.m. and the forum itself starting at 6 p.m. It is free and open to all. For additional information call host and organizer Ed Fuller at 859/285-0585 or by email at
March 27: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Atlantic Coast chapter: Public Money for Private Schools: Colleen Conklin,Flagler County School Board member and director of dual enrollment at Embry-Riddle will discuss “Public Money for Private Schools: How the State of Florida siphons tax dollars from public schools to fund CHOICE options owned by private corporations and religious entities” 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Flagler County Public Library Main Branch, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome. There is no charge and no advance arrangements need be made. For further information call 804-914-4460.
March 27: David Sholtz: Florida’s New Deal Governor, Prof. Todd C. Richardson, J.D. In the depths of the Great Depression, Florida elected an unconventional candidate as governor. David Sholtz was a resident of Daytona Beach who campaigned with hopeful optimism during a time of despair. Brooklyn-born of Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Sholtz surprised the state’s political establishment to become the 26th governor. Tackling Florida’s problems with cheerful confidence, Sholtz’s story is one of hope tempered with the social and political realities of the time during a turbulent period in our state’s history. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Daytona State College's Advanced Technology College's multi-purpose room, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) The free event is part of Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program.
March 28: william-schwarzWilliam G. Schwarz, who faces two counts of DUI manslaughter and two counts of vehicular hmomicide in the death of Kathleen J. Boos of Palm Coast and Carl W. Boos in a crash on State Road A1A in March 2016, is scheduled for docket sounding, the last step before trial absent a plea, at 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
March 28: Flagler Reads Together: The Flagler Book Club gathers to discuss this year's selection at 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the county public library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. Flagler Reads Together is an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year's book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.
March 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 will begin 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
March 28: Roscolusa 2018: The 7th annual singer-songwriters festival will showcase the talent of Nashville, TN on Ponte Vedra’s beaches for this one-night musical event you won’t forget. Hear original work by these singer-songwriters and hear the stories behind their songs penned for and performed by popular artists such as Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw. Along with performances this event will have delicious local Jacksonville food trucks, a “teen zone” and a play area for children. Location: Nocatee, Village Lake Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081. For more information, visit
March 29: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, from 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff and local musicians.
March 31: Flagler Reads Together holds its final event of the month featuring Tom Schmidt, a history professor at Florida State College in Jacksonville. He and his wife recently toured two battlefields of World War I in France, including the Somme and Verdun. He has taken some beautiful and touching pictures of the battlefields and will be presenting them along with some background history of the area and battles. 2 p.m. in the Doug Cisney Reading Room at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. Flagler Reads Together is an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year's book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.
March 31: flagler humane societyFlagler Humane Society hosts a Spay-Ghetti dinner with dancing, a silent auction and a raffle starting at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, tickets are $35. It's a fund-raiser. Buy tickets here.
March 31: Egg’Stravaganza 10 a.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. A community egg hunt for children through age 10. Fun includes magic shows, balloon art, carnival games, face-painting, trackless train, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. More info: 386-986-2323.

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