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Veterans Weekend Briefing: Other Desert Cities, Plaza Suite, Creekside Festival, Veterans’ Time, Bolton, Berlioz and Roth

| November 10, 2017

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The cast of ‘Other Desert Cities,’ the dark comedy opening at City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast Friday, starring John Pope, Sharon Resnikoff, Anne Kraft, Sue Pope and Beau Wade, and directed by John Sbordone, top center. See below for details. (© Mike Kitaif)

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“In the beginning, Linnaeus intended only to give each plant a genus named a number-Convolvulus 1, Convolvulus 2, and so on-but soon realized that that was unsatisfactory and hit on the binomial arrangement that remains at the heart of the system to this day. The intention originally was to use the binomial system for everything-rocks, minerals, diseases, winds, whatever existed in nature. Not everyone embraced the system warmly. Many were disturbed by it’s tendency toward indelicacy, which was slightly ironic as before Linnaeus the common names of many plants and animals had been heartily vulgar. The dandelion was long popularly known as the “pissabed” because of it’s supposed diuretic properties, and other names in everyday use included mare’s fart, naked ladies, twitch-ballock, hound’s piss, open arse and bum-towel. One or two of these earthy appellations may unwittingly survive in English, yet. The “maidenhair” in maidenhair moss, for instance does not refer to the hair on the maiden’s head. At all events, it had long been felt that the natural sciences would be appreciably dignified by a dose of classical renaming,m so there was a certain dismay in discovering that the self-appointed Prince of Botany had sprinkled his texts with such designations as Clitoria,Fornicata, and Vulva. ”

–Bill Bryson, from “A Short History of Nearly Everything” (2003) [Click on the image or the link to buy the book]

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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.

No school Friday, and government offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day.



wnzfFree For All Fridays: Host David Ayres welcomes Laura Gilvarry and Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation board chairman Tony Papandrea to talk about diabetes, Carl Laundrie to talk about the Creekside Festival and Veterans Day activities, and Gayatri Debi, a physician who just published “The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,” with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, all starting just after 9 a.m.

Friday: Flagler County Veterans Day Ceremony: at 10 a.m., featuring Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri. Canzoneri, assistant adjutant general, commands nearly 10,000 soldiers and has management authority over all Florida Army National Guard programs. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as the Executive Officer for the 3-124th Infantry Battalion, and led Operation Inspired Gambit in Pakistan as the commander of the 1-153rd Cavalry Squadron. The “Flagler County Colonel Gary E. DeKay Veteran of the Year” award recipient will be announced. Participating groups include: American Legion Post 115, Amvets Post 113, DAV Chapter 86, Italian American War Veterans Post 7, Marine Corps League 876, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart 808, Flagler County Veterans Service Office, VFW Post 8696, and the Knights of Columbus 2264 Color Corps, as well as local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The event will be held at the flagpole of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

County Commission Chairman George Hanns, an Army sergeant, was master of ceremonies at today's commemoration of Veterans Day. (© FlaglerLive)

County Commission Chairman George Hanns, an Army sergeant, was master of ceremonies at today’s commemoration of Veterans Day. (© FlaglerLive)

Friday: The Flagler County Public Library Palm Coast Branch holds a White Table Ceremony at noon to honor service men and women who are prisoners of war or missing in action. (There are currently no known Americans who are prisoners of war, from any war, including Vietnam, Korea and both Gulf wars.) The ceremony represents the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines held prisoner or missing in action from all wars. While it is applicable for missing-in-action soldiers, the ceremony also perpetuates the false notion that there are POWs. The library is located at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway Northwest. The table and ceremony script will remain set up at the library through Monday, November 13.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre presents Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities,” by the playwright who wrote for the critically acclaimed TV shows “The West Wing” and “Brothers and Sisters.” The play was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Set in 2004 in Palm Springs, Calif., “Other Desert Cities” tells the story of a writer who upsets her conservative parents when she visits them and announces she is writing a family memoir – one that will explore the suicide of her older brother Henry, a protestor who was involved in the bombing of an Army recruiting center during the Vietnam War. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and 17-18, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19 at City Repertory Theatre’s venue in City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book tickets online here.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: plaza suite“Plaza Suite,” the Neil Simon comedy, at the Flagler Playhouse. Three couples successively occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. A wry tale of a marriage in tatters, followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer looking for sexual diversion, and finally, a couple fighting to persuade their nervous daughter to leave the safety of the bathroom and go to the hotel’s ballroom to get married. This funny yet thought provoking show has become a classic. To book tickets, go online (flaglerplayhouse.org) or call the Box Office (386-586-0773) while tickets are still available. Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The playhouse is at 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony under the direction of Fabio Mechetti and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus perform Gabriel Faure’s Requiem and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique in three concerts–8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday–at jacoby Hall, tickets are $19 to $74. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall 300 Water St Jacksonville. Book here.

John boltonFriday: John Bolton, who briefly served as U.S. Ambassador during the second Bush administration, is the keynote speaker at the Flagler County Republican Executive Committee Lincoln Day Dinner, at the Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Soul Fire performs at the Columbian Club of Flagler County from 7 to 10 p.m. $10 per person. For reservations call the club at 446-5632. At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 51 N Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast.

Friday: Dine and Dance on the Deck: from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Oceanside Bar and Grill’s upper deck in Flagler Beach, tickets are $40. It’s a fund-raiser for the Flagler Beach Museum. Contact Denise at 386/283-0530 or see the museum’s website.

Saturday: Palm Coast marks Veterans Day in a ceremony at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (1/2 mile west of the Flagler County Library). Speakers include U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who represents District 6 and is exploring a run for governor; Col. Jack Howell of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 808; Edward Beier of American Legion Post 115; and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. Tributes to members of the armed forces will include a presentation of wreaths by local veteran organizations, with World War II veterans 1st Sgt. Michael “Mickey” Owens (U.S. Army) and Corp. Hal Mettee (U.S. Army Air Corps) as special guests participating in this year’s wreath ceremony.

Saturday, Sunday: The annual Creekside Festival at Princess Place Preserve, sponsored by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce (the event is its annual fund-raiser), $7 per carload, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (Note: the festival was rescheduled from Oct. 7-8).

Saturday: Harvest Time at Fort Mose. See historical interpretations of 18th-century harvest time and food ways in colonial Spanish Florida at Fort Mose. Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., established in 1738. Location: Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. For more information, call (877) 352-4478 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Mose.

Sunday: Rick de Yampert, the arts and culture writer for FlaglerLive, presents a program on agnosticism at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 12 at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 403 West St., New Smyrna Beach. His talk is titled “Agnosticism — The World’s Largest Religion . . . and God Is OK with That.” Prior to the service, he also will perform on sitar beginning at 10:15 a.m. Information: 386-334-2752 or dbcuuc.org.

Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Friday, Nov. 10: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Winn Dixie, 1260 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Winn Dixie at Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Announcements:

Rotary Requests Volunteer Bands For Fantasy Lights: The Fantasy Lights event at Palm Coast’s Central Park put on by the Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands to entertain in the evening. Fantasy Lights runs the entire month of December and is a popular event with families who come to see the lights display, snow and Santa. Church bands and choirs, school groups and individuals and others are invited to sign up and sing seasonal music for the holidays. Sound equipment is available but groups can also bring their own sound equipment. To sign up, contact music coordinator Carl Laundrie at claundrie@yahoo.com or a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County with your contact information.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

State offices are closed Friday.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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


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, to editor@flaglerlive.com.


Nov. 21: Flagler County historian Bill Ryan, still touring after all these years. See below. (© FlaglerLive)The Flagler County Historical Society hosts its monthly bus trip, journey and adventure through Flagler County history, with host and historian Bill Ryan. The bus leaves from the Holden House, 204 East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell at 10 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person which does not include lunch at The Bull Creek Fish Comp. To make reservations please call 386-439-5003.
Nov. 22: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends will be held at the new location, the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting, always the fourth Wednesday of the month, begins at 4:30 p.m. Please note the early starting time. 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.
Nov. 25: The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach hosts the seventh annual Light up Volusia from 5 to 9 p.m. on the east plaza of the convention center. The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with this free fun-filled holiday event. Highlights of the event include the lighting of a 50-foot holiday tree at 7:15 p.m., the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, holiday refreshments, children’s activities, entertainment, holiday showcases and a gingerbread house competition. Entertainment at the event includes the Beu Sisters, Crescendo Amelia, stilt walkers, the Grinch, face painters, balloon artists and more.
Nov. 25-26: 52nd Annual Art & Craft Festival: The St. Augustine Art Association presents its outdoor art fair that has become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition - welcoming visitors, art collectors and holiday shoppers for decades. The festival features painting, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculptures, fiber art, photography, mixed media and fine hand crafted creations from more than 150 artists. Location: Francis Field, 29 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 824-2310 or visit www.staugustineartfestival.com.
Nov. 29: A pre-trial hearing is scheduled in the case of Phillip Haire Jr., who is accused of attempted murder in a shooting incident in the direction of his parents and a sheriff's sergeant. 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig.
Nov. 29: maria howell molestation chargesMaria Howell, the 20-year-old Palm Coast woman accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl, is scheduled for a plea and sentencing before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Craig on Oct. 31 rejected a plea deal that would have allowed Howell to avoid prison time, telling the defense and prosecution to return with "some" prison time.
Dec. 1: david snelgroveA hearing is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig on two new issues relating to the scheduled re-sentencing of convicted double-murderer David Snelgrove, who killed Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, on Bannbury Lane in Palm Coast in late June 2000. The Supreme Court has ordered Snelgrove-re-sentenced because twice before, non-unanimous juries recommended that he be killed. That was deemed unconstitutional. Juries must now be unanimous. Before getting to that stage, a hearing must determine a) whether Craig has a conflict of interest as a sitting judge, since he was working in the State Attorney's office at the time Snelgrove was originally prosecuted (though not in the homicide division), and b) whether Snelgrove should have an evidentiary hearing about his mental capacities to be even eligible for the death penalty. The hearing will decide whether that evidentiary hearing is due. Snelgrove is expected to be present. At the Flagler County courthouse.
Dec. 1: First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine: From 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Dec. 5: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 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.
Dec. 7: Critic’s Choice Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m. This monthly club visits a new restaurant, chosen by the group, to spend time with friends enjoying a casual dinner while rating food and service. New members welcome. This month’s location is Bayne's Barbeque, 301 Moody Blvd, Flagler Beach. Food and transportation are the participant’s responsibility. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Sept. 5: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Bobby Earl Gore arriving in court this morning. (© FlaglerLive)Dec. 11: Bobby Earl Gore, who pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to murdering his son at their Flagler Beach home on April 30, 2017, is sentenced by Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401, at 9 a.m. Gore, 74, in a plea deal, pleaded no contest to manslaughter, a first degree felony, and faces eight to 15 years in prison.
Dec. 16: Abundant Life Ministries-Hope House's Humanitarian of the Year is announced. The award will be presented during the “Christmas to Remember” celebration for children in foster care and other children under the dependency court system. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell.
Dec. 16:
Last year's holiday boat parade in Palm Coast drew a record 33 vessels.

Last year's holiday boat parade in Palm Coast drew a record 33 vessels.

Now in its 34th year, the Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for Dec. 16 at at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin. The parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat U.S., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as Grand Marshall. Details and registration form here.
Dec. 27: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is held at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting, always the fourth Wednesday of the month, begins at 4:30 p.m. Please note the early starting time. 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.
Jan. 5: First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine: From 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Jan. 6: Chart-topping comedian Ron White comes to The Peabody at 7:30 p.m., where guests can expect an all new standup comedy show intended for mature audiences. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. They call him “Tater Salad.” Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. Tickets ($65 and $45 plus applicable charges) will go on sale to the general public at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at PeabodyDaytona.com, 800-982-ARTS or The Peabody box office. For mature audiences.
Jan. 7: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Boccherini’s Quartet “Opus 58”, No. 4 G245 in B minor, Puccini’s “Crisantemi”, Nino Rota’s String Quartet and Wolf’s Italian Serenade.
Jan. 19: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the top ensemble, performs at Salvo Art House at 6 p.m., at 802 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Jan. 22: 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. For more information please visit the club's web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
Jan. 24: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is held at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting, always the fourth Wednesday of the month, begins at 4:30 p.m. Please note the early starting time. 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.
Feb. 12: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund.
April 8: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Schubert’s String Trio in B flat, D. 471 and Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, D. 667 “The Trout” with guest artists Hyunsoon Whang, piano and Jason Lindsay, double bass.
May 2: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund.
May 6: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life.”
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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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