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Monday Briefing: Navy Bombing In Ocala Forest, Stamp and Coin’s Last Meeting, Bunnell’s Manager

| October 23, 2017

Old rivals, but not really: County Commissioner Charlie Ericksen, right, and former Palm Coast Mayor Jon netts at Friday's legislative delegation meeting at Palm Coast City Hall. Ericksen challenged Netts for the Palm Coast mayorship in 2011, lost, then won a seat on the County Commission in 2012, and won re-election last year. (© FlaglerLive)

Old rivals, but not really: County Commissioner Charlie Ericksen, right, and former Palm Coast Mayor Jon netts at Friday’s legislative delegation meeting at Palm Coast City Hall. Ericksen challenged Netts for the Palm Coast mayorship in 2011, lost, then won a seat on the County Commission in 2012, and won re-election last year. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. 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 Index45
The OED’s Word of the Day: nesh, adj., n., and adv..
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Today’s jail bookings.

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nickel and dimed hadeed ehrenreich“Let’s talk about shit, for example. It happens, as the bumper sticker says, and it happens to a cleaning person every day. The first time I encountered a shit-stained toilet as a maid, I was shocked by the sense of unwanted intimacy. A few hours ago, some well-fed butt was straining away on this toilet seat, and now here I am wiping up after it. For those who have never cleaned a really dirty toilet, I should ex~lain that there are three kinds of shit stains. There are remnants oflandslides running down the inside of toilet bowls. There are the splash-back remains on the underside of toilet seats. And, perhaps most repulsively, there’s sometimes a crust of brown on the rim of a toilet seat, where a turd happened to collide on its dive to the water. You don’t want to know this? Well, it’s not something I would have chosen to dwell on myself, but the different kinds of stains require different cleaning approaches. One prefers those that are interior to the toilet bowl, since they can be attacked by brush, which is a kind of action-at-a-distance weapon. And one dreads the crusts on the seats, especially when they require the intervention of a Dobie as well as a rag.”

–Barbara Ehrenreich, from “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” (2001)/p>

Previously:

Mistakes and leadership | Kind leadership | Tough Hadeed | Two-Minute Hate | Joseph Smith | Get Shorty | No prodigy | Truthiness | Xenophobia | 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

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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.

Nature Nuts Series: Parents can join their children in this fun way for kids to learn about different animals and the environment. There will be story time, crafts, and a fun activity all about animals. Ages 2-5. $8, 9 a.m. at Palm Coast’s Linear Park at the eastern end of Palm Coast Parkway.


An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. Click on the image for larger view. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:

Monday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Inert, 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Inert, 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.

Bunnell City Manager Dan Davis apologized to his city clerk on Monday for a serious confrontation between the two. (© FlaglerLive)The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. : Flagler Palm Coast Kiwanis Firefighter of the Year Robert Bracewell will be recognized. Commissioners are expected to discuss City Manager Dan Davis’s job performance, an item that had been on the agenda two weeks ago, but because of Commissioner’s John Sowell’s absence, was rescheduled to tonight. Davis two weeks ago apologized to City Clerk Sandi Bolser and the commission over a heated confrontation between the manager and the city clerk, but the issue caused some concern for certain commissioners. See the background story: “After “Ugly” Confrontation With City Clerk, Bunnell Manager Skirts Close To Getting Fired.” The meeting’s full agenda is here.

The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it monthly meeting. 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. This is our last meeting for 2017. Next meeting will be January 22 2108. For more information please visit the club’s web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.

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.

BUDGET RESERVES, PECO DISCUSSED: The House Appropriations Committee will receive a presentation from Ben Watkins, director of the state Division of Bond Finance, about reserves and other issues affecting bond ratings. Also, the committee will receive a staff presentation about the Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, program. (Monday, 3:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

DJJ APPEARS AT SENATE COMMITTEE: The Department of Juvenile Justice will make a presentation to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. The presentation will come after Miami Herald reports about problems at juvenile justice facilities. (Monday, 4 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AT ISSUE: The Senate Education Committee will hold a workshop on “preparing postsecondary students for success.” (Monday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

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

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Dec. 12: The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Dec. 12: dinner with santa at fpcDinner with Santa at Flagler Palm Coast High School: Now in its 10th year, and for just $3 per person, you can enjoy a pasta dinner with salad and dessert, there'll be a holiday craft station for children, and photo opportunities with Santa, Elsa and Anna. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the FPC cafeteria, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. All proceeds go to FPC students whose families are in need. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Dec. 12: Holiday Giving Tea, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, tickets are $30/person or tables of 10 can be sponsored for $300. Tea, water, finger sandwiches and desserts. There will be an "Ugly Sweater" contest, Silent Auction, and entertainment. The Holiday Giving Tea is part of our Holiday Extravaganza which supports Arts in Education.
Dec. 13: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall with an opening susprise from Flagler Beach attorney Scott Spradley, the swearing out of Sgt. William Shamp, and a presentation from Walker Consultants regarding a parking study.
Dec. 13: Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: Ruth Francis-Floyd, director of the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, will be the guest speaker for the final talk in the fall Evenings at Whitney lecture series. Her talk is titled “Ecosystem Challenges in Florida: The Diadema Story (a case study…).” Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the school.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School band is in concert at the school's gym at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14-16: Christmas Classic Radio Show: "It's a Wonderful Life," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., at The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here. The Christmas Classic Radio Show, It's a Wonderful Life reworks the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart and is set in a 1940s radio studio with a cast of five actors playing multiple roles and creating sound effects. They tell George Bailey's story of redemption, renewal and rejuvenation. This show is NOT part of our regular subscription season. Tickets for this show are $25.
Dec. 14: The New York Tenors are in concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 15: The Matanzas High School Key Club hosts Breakfast With Santa at 9 a.m. at the school, 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast.
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade takes over the Intracoastal Water way from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 15: Grieving through the holidays: Vitas Healthcare and Calvary Christian Center in vite you to reconnect with the holiday spirit in a supportive workshop, offering creative ways to honor memories and rediscover your resilience during this time of year. All sessions are free, open to the public, and held at the International House of Pancakes, in a private dining area, 212 Palm Coast Parkway, 1030 a.m. to noon. Contact Chaplain Carmen at 386/843-8794.
Dec. 15: The Hammock Community Association hosts a holiday party from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, in the Hammock. Live entertainment. $5 per person. Bring pot luck finger food. Bring your own drinks. We'll have coffee and some soda. $100 raffle tickets being sold. Each $100 ticket gives you a 6 in 200 chance to win a big money prize; Call Marge Rooyakkers at (386) 246-3767 or email petmom877@gmail.com. The drawing will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday Dec 8 at the original Hammock Wine and Cheese on A1A. You don't need to attend to win, but door prizes will be given only to attendees. Prizes Include:
Six cash prizes totaling $8250 if all tickets are sold.
Dec. 15: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Annual Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, holds its 36th edition at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the Intracoastal Waterway, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. The Parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat US, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the ICW cheering the boats on. Last year's parade drew some 40 boats, a record. For registration forms, boat captains are urged to contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or theulises@att.net. Forms are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at www.palmcoastyachtclub.com. Boats must be decorated and registered to participate. There are no entry fees. Membership in the Palm Coast Yacht Club is not required.
Dec. 16: Navy Band Southeast Holiday Concert at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 20: 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.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
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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. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6

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