No Bull, No Fluff, No Smudges
Your news source for
Flagler, Florida and Beyond

Wednesday Briefing: Kelsey Banks, Survivor, SBA Disaster Loan Assistance, Ending Fireworks Ban

| October 11, 2017

cancer free banks

In late September, Kelsey Banks was given her own day at Belle Terre Elementary School. The 4th grader was surprised by principal Terence Culver, Superintendent James Tager and School Board Chairman Trevor Tucker the morning of Se[pt. 29, which was tied to a proclamation announcing September 29, 2017 as “Kelsey Banks’ Day.” Culver praised the 9 year old for her fight in overcoming cancer and celebrating 5 years as cancer free. Kelsey’s brother, Charles presented her with yellow roses. Kelsey’s mother Kerri says “this is a day we’ve been longing to reach since 2010.” Kelsey was diagnosed with pre-B cell acute lymphocytic leukemia when she was just 22 months old. She was in treatment until September 13, 2012, or as Kerri says “until Kelsey was four years, one month and two days old.” Board Chair Tucker praised Kelsey for her fight. He actually coached her on the soccer field. “She’s quiet and unassuming off the field, but I learned you don’t underestimate her once she gets in the game.” (Flagler Schools)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 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 Index115
The OED’s Word of the Day: auld-farrant, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


elmore leonard“The way it is here, this town, it goes out in all directions all kinds of shit happening. You know what I mean? Like there’s no special look to the place. Brooklyn, you got streets of houses are all exactly the same. Or Brooklyn in general, you know, has a bummed-out look, it’s old, it’s dirty …. Miami a look you think of stucco, right? Or high-rises on the beacch. Here, wherever you look it’s something different. There homes’ll knock your eyes out, but there’s a lot of cheap shit, too. You know what I mean? Like Times Square. I think the movie business is the same way. There aren’t any rules-you know, anybody saying this’s how you have to do it. What’re movies about? They’re all different, except the ones that’re just like other movies that made money. You know what I’m saying? The movie business, you can do any fuckin thing you want ’cause there’s nobody in charge.”

–Elmore Leonard, from “Get Shorty” (1990).

Previously:

flaglerlive

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 Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.

SBA Individual Disaster Loan Assistance: Representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) invite the residents and property owners to attend an Open House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 between the hours of 9:30 A.M until 4:30 P.M. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall in Flagler Beach, 105 South 2nd Street. This Open House is an effort to assist residents and property owners to apply for individual disaster low interest loans. The SBA representatives will guide those who attend through the application process. If you plan to attend, please make sure that you have registered with FEMA prior to Wednesday. That is a necessary first step. Bring your bank’s routing number and, if possible, your insurance and other relevant papers. Laptops will be available on site, for you to register and apply for the low interest rate loans.

The Fate of the Earth at 30: Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction,” is the featured speaker at the Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series, and will deliver a lecture, “On The Fate Of The Earth,” commemorating the 25-year anniversary of the publication of Schell’s book by that name, on the consequences of nuclear war. Presented by The New School, at the 12th Street Auditorium, New York City. Watch a live stream of Kolbert’s lecture here starting at 7 p.m. Watch the previous lecture in the series, by Bill McKibben, here.

Ribbon Cutting: Grand Opening of Chambery Family Funeral Home, 14 Palm Harbor Village Way, Palm Coast, 4 to 6 p.m. The ribbon-cutting is at 5 p.m.

Announcements:

Food Assistance, Oct. 11-15: The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will implement the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in Flagler and St. Johns counties to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma from October 11- October 15. To qualify for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance program, applicants must have lived or worked in one of the counties declared for FEMA Individual Assistance on September 5, and not be receiving food assistance through the regular Food Assistance Program. Additionally, eligible individuals and families must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to their homes or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster related expenses. DCF will provide or mail Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to eligible individuals and families to use at authorized USDA food retailers. The program counts only income and expenses from September 5 through October 4, 2017. Individuals are encouraged to fill out the initial application for assistance online no later than the day before visiting the Food for Florida site. The application is available on the Food for Florida website, myflfamilies.com/fff. The Food for Florida disaster food assistance program for Flagler and St. Johns counties will take place: AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE FAIRGROUNDS, 5840 STATE ROAD 207, ELKTON OPEN 8 AM- 7 PM.

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.

SLAVERY MEMORIAL DISCUSSED: The House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee is slated to take up a bill (HB 67), filed by Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, that would establish a slavery memorial at the state Capitol. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PANEL HEARS EDUCATION BUDGET REQUESTS: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will hear presentations about 2018-2019 budget requests by the Department of Education and the Office of Early Learning. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

TOURISM MARKETING ON THE TABLE: The House Tourism & Gaming Control Subcommittee will receive updates on issues related to tourism marketing. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

CHAMBER REPORT PRESENTED: The House Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee will receive a presentation on the Florida Chamber Foundation’s “Florida Jobs 2030” report. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

MENTAL HEALTH ON THE AGENDA: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive updates about the implementation of mental-health and substance-abuse legislation passed during the 2016 and 2017 sessions. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

WATER NEEDS DISCUSSED: The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive presentations about water infrastructure needs. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

`JOB GROWTH GRANT FUND’ CONSIDERED: The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of Economic Opportunity about the state’s new Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

PANEL HEARS ABOUT ELECTRICITY RESTORATION: The House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee will receive a presentation about storm restoration efforts by electric utilities. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON THE MENU: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will receive updates about a new law carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. Speakers are expected to include Christian Bax, director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use at the Florida Department of Health. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

AUTISM AWARENESS AT ISSUE: The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee will receive an update about a new law aimed at autism-awareness training for law-enforcement officers. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

NURSING HOME GENERATORS ON AGENDA: The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update about emergency rules aimed at requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can run air conditioning systems when electricity is knocked out. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

LAWMAKERS LOOK AT ENDING FIREWORKS BAN: The Senate Regulated Industries Committee will take up a bill (SB 198), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would end a decades-old prohibition on fireworks sales. Many people have gotten around the ban by using loopholes that allow the purchase of fireworks for such things as frightening birds for agriculture-related purposes. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

AGRICULTURE DAMAGE DISCUSSED: The House Agriculture & Property Rights Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services about storm-related damage in the agriculture industry. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW REVIEWED: The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee will receive updates about a series of laws passed this year, including a major economic-development law passed during a June special session. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

LOW INCOME POOL AT ISSUE: The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update about the Low Income Pool, which provides additional money to hospitals and other health providers that care for large numbers of poor and uninsured people. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

SCHOOL CHOICE CONSIDERED: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will receive an update from the Department of Education about the implementation of rules and policy related to school choice. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CABINET AIDES MEET: Aides to Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis will discuss issues in advance of an Oct. 17 Cabinet meeting. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

`BAKER ACT’ FOR MINORS AT ISSUE: The Task Force on Involuntary Examination of Minors will discuss issues related to the use of the state’s “Baker Act” for minors. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 2500 West Colonial Dr., Orlando.)

PAROLE ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Commission on Offender Review is scheduled to meet in Manatee County and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Manatee County Sheriff’s Office District III Location, 616 67th St. Circle East, Bradenton.)

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

To • include your event in this section, please fill out this form.



July 17: The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center to discuss the city's general fund budget for next year. As always, City Manager Jim Landon's administration has not posted the proposed budget on the city's website for public perusal prior to the meeting, as other local governments always do. The council also meets in a regular session.
July 17: Quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting, 10 a.m., FPL Flagler Service Center, 5910 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast. Topics to be covered include: Final approval of the HMGP project list for Irma projects, Community Rating System (CRS) updates and next steps, Upcoming funding programs, Ongoing project updates, General mitigation updates. Free and open to the public.
July 17: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. on the third floor of the Government Services Building, then in a meeting at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, board members will hear a presentation on the year's school grades (the district rated a B), and will discuss the effects of the new so-called "hope" scholarship voucher program on the district. At the evening meeting, board members are expected to approve advertising next year's school property tax rate.
July 17: Flagler County Historic Bus Tour, 9:30 a.m. starting from Holden House Museum in Bunnell, 204 East Moody Blvd. 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 $20.00 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.
July 17: 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. Join us to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month! This month featuring BMX Trickstars back for a second year. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
July 18: Collective Bargaining Contract Negotiations between Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, the firefighters' union, and Flagler County government, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Conference Room, third floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd.
July 18: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 18: The Sons of the American Revolution, Flagler Chapter, present the 2018 EMS Medal & Certificate to Palm Coast Firefighter/EMT Travis Greco at 10 a.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy.
July 18: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
July 19: The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 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. The New Europa at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water).
July 19: the Flagler County Chamber and its Flagler Beach Area Council host the annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier) with local food, fun, drinks and live music. “Beach Bash on the Pier,” a Flagler Beach Block Party, is open to all members of the community and beyond. The event is scheduled from 5:30- 7 p.m., rain or shine. Participating chamber members will set up shop on the pier that evening to showcase their goods and services to locals and visitors, while offering giveaways and specials for guests. Your $10 entry fee will get you get you two drink tickets and appetizers while supplies last, plus a great crowd, raffles, 50/50 and the Pot o' Gold drawing at 6:45 p.m.
July 20: Lunch N’ Lecture Series 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “Hurricane Preparedness” with the Palm Coast Fire Department. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. July 18: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Dive-In Movies 8 p.m. gates open and 8:30 p.m. movie at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Families and friends share fun watching a movie on the giant outdoor movie screen, while floating around in the pool. July’s flick is Spider-Man: Homecoming. Admission is $2 adults/$1 children. More info: 386-986-4741.
July 21: Tour de Palm Coast, leaving at 8 a.m. from Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The “Tour” will take riders along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway and back. No registration required. Please bring water and wear a helmet. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 21: Parks & Rec Open House 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Enjoy a jam-packed day filled with fun for the whole family. Activities include Zumba classes, self-defense classes, group crafts, games, raffles and so much more! There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 23: Election Candidates' Hobnob hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to the public. At the Palm Coast Community Center. The Flagler Hob Nob will be similar to an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 400 guests attending. The purpose of Hob Nob is to give Chamber members and local residents an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis. The Chamber will invite all candidates appearing on the 2018 ballots to rent tabletop space for $150. Candidates will be assigned tables on a first come first served basis. Proceeds will support Chamber voter education and government affairs initiatives, including the organization’s 2019 Flagler Volusia Public Leadership Institute (FVPLI).
July 23: 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 http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
July 25: 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.
July 27: Florida Hospital Flagler Health Screening Event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Florida Hospital Flagler, our official Health & Wellness event partner, is offering a FREE health screening event in support of July is Parks and Recreation Month. Services will include, pulse, blood pressure, height/weight, BMI, etc. There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 27-29: The Flagler Playhouse features The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition, a production of its summer-camp students, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday bat 2 p.m. (two shows on Saturday). The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
July 30: dante mobleyCircuit Judge Terence Perkins sentences 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. He 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 sentencing is at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401.
July 30: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline if you intend to change political party ahead of the primary election on Aug. 28.
Aug. 3: Flagler County Drug Court's steering and advisory committee meets at 9 a.m. in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Aug. 3: 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.
Aug. 8-9: 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 fourth 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.
Aug. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment.
Aug. 10: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy “Beauty and the Beast” on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
Aug. 11: Motown Magic is the featured act at the free Midtown Motown Concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach from 7 to 9 p.m., with Cypress Pool open for free swimming until 9 p.m. during the concert, at 981 George West Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Parking is available at Cypress Park.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, please use this form.


The Day’s Best Reads:

Editor’s Tweets


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.

Road and Interstate Construction:


Cultural Coda

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1, KV 478

Previous Codas:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

2 Responses for “Wednesday Briefing: Kelsey Banks, Survivor, SBA Disaster Loan Assistance, Ending Fireworks Ban”

  1. Paula says:

    We need stricter fireworks laws, not weaker ones. People danger, fire danger, traumatizes our pets.

    Senator Steube should not be in office. He does not represent the wishes of his constituents – in Sarasota or the rest of the state.

  2. Pogo says:

    @ Pierre Tristam

    Thanks for boosting The Florida Project in your Tweets – some of us actually read your site – and tune in to NPR too. And NPR – not just in the car. From NPR:

    ‘Florida Project’ Turns A Decrepit Corner Of Orlando Into A Cinematic Playground
    http://www.npr.org/2017/10/06/555942722/-florida-project-turns-a-decrepit-corner-of-orlando-into-a-cinematic-playground

Leave a Reply

Read FlaglerLive's Comment Policy | Subscribe to the Comment Feed rss flaglerlive comment feed rss

More stories on FlaglerLive
Loading

FlaglerLive Email Alerts

Get notifications of new stories by email.

ADVERTISEMENTS

suppert flaglerlive flagler live palm coast flagler county news pierre tristam florida
news service of florida
Advertisement
Log in | FlaglerLive, P.O. Box 354263, Palm Coast, FL 32135-4263 | 386/586-0257

FlaglerLive.com