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Tuesday Briefing: Cell Towers, FPC Band Concert, Road Impact Fees, Sportsfishing Club, Being Under Arrest

| November 14, 2017

The Flagler Palm Coast High School Band is in concert tonight at the Auditorium under the direction of John Seth. Details below. (FPC)

The Flagler Palm Coast High School Band is in concert tonight at the Auditorium under the direction of John Seth. Details below. (FPC)

Monday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds 10 to 15 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 Index166
The OED’s Word of the Day: devil dog, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it. Each of us is a center of the Universe, and that universe is shattered when they hiss at you: “You are under arrest.”

–Alexander Solzhenitsyn, from “The Gulag Archipelago, I” (1974). [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.



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.

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council, in a relatively limited agenda, will discuss transportation impact fees, the one-time levy paid by residential and commercial developers to defray the impact of development on roads.

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 is considering a series of special use applications for telecommunication towers.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board holds committee meetings followed by a board meeting. Committee meetings start at 9 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.

Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Band presents their Fall Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Performances by all classes conducted by Mr. John Seth and Mr. Ryan Schulz with $6 admission, at the Flagler Auditorium on FPC’s campus.

Matanzas High School Advisory Council meeting at 6 p.m. in the school’s learning commons.

Monthly club meeting of the Flagler Sportsfishing Club at 7 p.m. at the VFW, 47 Old Kings Rd N, Palm Coast. The guest speaker is Norm Manley, currently employed by Towboat US, and has been since 2007. He’s the guy you may see out and about in the red boat pulling people off of sand bars, delivering fuel to people who may have run out, and even pulling boats off lawns after a hurricane. He will be giving a boating hurricane update (including showing boating aftermath of hurricanes Matthew and Irma), as well as presenting personal boating safety experiences. He is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain (50 ton Master) with a towing endorsement. He has also been a member of the Flagler Sportfishing Club since 2006. Norm will also be hosting the Quick Tips seminar at 7:15 p.m., prior to the meeting. The topic will be “Tying a cleat hitch to secure your boat quickly and safely.”

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

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: The Windsor Assisted Living, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, Publix at Palm Harbor-Island Walk, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to 1 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.

RECOVERY CARE CENTERS CONSIDERED: The House Health & Human Services Committee will consider a proposal (HB 23), filed by Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers, that would allow types of health-care facilities known as “recovery care centers,” where patients could stay up to 72 hours after undergoing surgical procedures. The measure also would allow patients to stay in ambulatory-surgical centers for up to 24 hours, ending a prohibition on overnight stays. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES DEBATED: The House Government Accountability Committee will take up a bill (HB 17), filed by Rep. Jake Raburn, R-Lithia, that would make changes involving community redevelopment agencies. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

UNDERGROUND POWER LINES AT ISSUE: The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee will take up a bill (SB 494), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would make clear the Florida Public Service Commission has “exclusive jurisdiction” to decide whether underground transmission lines are required for power-plant projects. The proposal stems, at least in part, from a 2016 decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal in a dispute between Florida Power & Light and local governments about transmission-line issues in Miami-Dade County. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

GUNS AT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS CONSIDERED: The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a proposal (SB 274), filed by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns while at private schools on the grounds of religious institutions. Outside of law-enforcement officers, state law prohibits people from carrying guns at schools. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

PASSENGER RAIL CHANGES WEIGHED: The Senate Transportation Committee will take up a bill (SB 572), filed by Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, that would lead to the state overseeing aspects of high-speed rail. The proposal is an outgrowth of controversy about the Brightline rail service, which is planned to connect Miami and Orlando. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

BRANDES, DEW AT AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES EVENT: Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Michael Dew are expected to be among the speakers at the Florida Automated Vehicles Summit. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa.)

LOBBYIST REPORTS DUE: Lobbying firms face a Tuesday deadline for filing reports that provide information about compensation from July 1 to Sept. 30.

 

—-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.


Feb. 20: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will field a relatively routine agenda, available here.
Feb. 20: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, then at 6 p.m. for a decision meeting, in board chambers of the GSB. At the workshop, board members will hear about a new, criminal justice flaglship program at Matanzas High School.
Feb. 20: World War I - The Aftermath: Dr. Nancy Duke: The aftermath of World War I saw drastic political, cultural, economic and social changes across Europe, Asia, Africa, the U.S. and more. Twenty years later, the world would be shaken by an even greater war that many attribute to the fallout of the Great Conflict. Many world events during the remainder of the 20th century, including many current events, are a direct result of the war. Four great empires collapsed, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Holocaust and the explosive Middle East crisis. 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.
Feb. 20: constitution revision commissionThe Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) invites all interested Floridians to participate in a public hearing at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, from 1 to 7 p.m. This will be the third public hearing held on the CRC’s 2018 “Road to the Ballot” public hearing tour, and the closest to Flagler County and Palm Coast residents. Public hearings are free events open to all Floridians who would like to attend. No tickets or RSVPs are required. Free public parking is provided in Lot 16 adjacent to the University Center. See a parking map here. Those planning to attend the public hearing are respectfully requested to observe the CRC Public Hearing Participation Guidelines.
Feb. 20: The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard. Board members will discuss the difference between variances and special exceptions, and will consider a Request for Site Plan approval for Dumett Enterprises for a project to be located at 3330 Steel Rail Drive, among other items. The agenda is here.
Feb. 21: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Feb. 21: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Feb. 21: Collective Bargaining Contract Negotiations Between Flagler County Professional Firefighters Assoc., Inc
and Flagler County Commission Management Representatives, 1 p.m. in the administrative conference room, third floor, Government Services Building, Bunnell. The meeting is open to the public.
Feb. 21: The Palm Coast Planning & Land Development board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board is discussing Grand Landings, a subdivision master plan at Sawmill Creek within Palm Coast Park, and flooding issues. The full agenda is here.
Feb. 21: Bunnell Elementary's School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. in the school's media center.
Feb. 21: Jasper John's FlagsFlagler College and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a Naturalization Ceremony at noon in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, opposite the Lightner Museum, for approximately 50 individuals as part of the college’s Inaugural Week for new President Dr. Joseph G. Joyner. Joyner, who is the fourth president in the history of the college, began work in July 2017. His inauguration on Feb. 24 is being celebrated with a week of activities centered around the theme of “Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy.” As part of that week, the Naturalization Ceremony will involve approximately 50 people taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, thereby completing the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. The ceremony will take place at noon and is open to the public. Dr. Joyner will give the welcome address, and naturalized citizen and Associate Professor of Education Edwidge Bryant will give the keynote address. Naturalized citizen and Flagler Head Men’s Soccer Coach John Lynch will offer closing remarks, and the Flagler College Chamber Choir led by Assistant Professor Kip Taisey will perform the national anthem.
Feb. 21: Gordon Lightfoot in Concert at the Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, 8 p.m.. Tickets range from $33 to $48. The Peabody Auditorium is at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Reach the box office from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Fruday and Saturdays from 10 to 2 at 386/671-3462. Details and tickets here.
Feb. 21: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Florida Chapters, Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition, Florida Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention, and Florida Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on the 22nd Floor of the Capitol in Tallahassee to bring awareness to suicide prevention. In 2016, there were 3,122 suicides and 1,292 homicides in Florida. Every year in Florida and in the U.S. there are twice as many suicides as homicides. The press conference will feature Thomas Joiner is a leading expert on suicide and the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, and John Bryant, Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health at the Florida Department of Children and Families. For more information regarding the press conference, contact Judy Broward at gatorjudy2@gmail.com or call 352-213-6308.
Feb. 21: “Digestive Health and Importance of GI Screening” with Dr. Joseph McKinley and Pam Grantham, ARNP, from Florida Hospital Flagler, part of the Coffee Series, at Palm Coast City Hall Community Wing, 160 Lake Ave., 9 a.m.
Feb. 21: Watson Reality hosts a ribbon-cutting at its office at 5055 N. Oceanshore Blvd. in the Hammock from 4 to 6 p.m.
Feb. 21: Palm Coast City Council member Steven Nobile, born in 1961, is 57.
Feb. 22: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce's latest Common Ground breakfast features a discussion of local transportation issues and planning, with Flagler County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, who will lead a discussion about transportation's impact on the local economy, tourism and the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors, along with Lois Bollenback from the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization and Alison Stettner from the Florida Department of Transportation. 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the Grand Haven Golf Club, 500 Riverside Drive, Palm Coast. The cost is $25 for pre-registrants, $30 the day of the event for chamber members. Guests can attend for $35. Contact Gretchen Smith by email. ​Registration begins at 7:30 Breakfast starts promptly at 8.
Feb. 22: A status hearing is scheduled in the felony case against former Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, who faces five third-degree felony charges of allegedly illegally recording or transmitting conversations. At 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 402 before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson.
Feb. 22: School Board member Colleen Conklin at Belle Terre Elementary's African-American Read-In last year. (© FlaglerLive)Belle Terre Elementary hosts its annual African American Read-In from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school. The event draws on numerous community and civic leaders who will read to classes from kindergarten through sixth grade and speak about their work and experiences. The school is looking for volunteers: contact LaToya Lockhart.
Feb. 22: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Commissioners are expected to consider approving a change Order to the contract with Quentin Hampton Associates for additional construction inspection services for the city's sewer plant's phase II project. Commissioners will also consider a request for a Special Exception Application to convert a single family house into a private school at 1011 S. Daytona Avenue. The applicant is LL Property Holdings LLC. This item was continued from the January 25 and February 8 meetings.
Feb. 22: Flagler County School Board member Andy Dance and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, both of whom are running for re-election this year, host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd., Bunnell.
Feb. 22: Governor Scott has ordered the execution of Eric Branch at 6 p.m. at the Florida state prison at Starke. ♦ Branch was sentenced to death in 1994 after being convicted of killing Susan Morris. This would be the 27th execution ordered by Scott, a record for a Florida governor.
Feb. 22: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will hear a presentation on the Birds of a Feather fest just passed, and discuss the removal and replacement of trees along Palm Coast Parkway.
Feb. 22: Indivisible Postcard Writing Event at Fair Trade Cafe, 160 Cypress Pt Pkwy, Bldg D, Unit 103, Palm Coast: Meet with your fellow Indivisible members to write postcards to Get Out The Vote for Progressive candidates across the Country or to our Representatives. Please confirm here 24 hours in advance to allow for preparations. Postcards and stamps provided, donations to pay for stamps encouraged. If you have plain postcards and postcard stamps-feel free to bring, but not necessary. Coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries and limited lunch items are available for purchase from Fair Trade. They are giving this space to us free so we strongly encourage you purchasing items from them. This is a non profit business-all employees are volunteers, everything they make-even tips go to their mission fund.
Feb. 22-24: leading ladiesThe Flagler Palm Coast High Thespians present "Leading ladies," by Ken Ludwig, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium on Thursday and Friday, and both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, not including an Auditorium ticketing fee. Buy tickets online at flaglerauditorium.org.
Feb. 22: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, which will take place every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff an d local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966
Feb. 22-25: Shakespeare macbeth shakespeareIn the Park, a co-production of City Repertory Theatre and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation: Join both as they present the Foundation's first Shakespeare in the Park with Macbeth, Friday at 6 p.m. (opening night $50 PCAF members or CRT subscribers), $75 for the general public (includes two drinks, tickets and appetizers); Friday and Saturday, $25/$30, 7 p.m. start, and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Students with ID get in for $10. Call 386/225-4394 or go here to book tickets.
Feb. 22: As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the Flagler County Art League hosts a panel discussion with artists Peter Cereta, Judy Barnewolt-Jones, Audrey Rosen, Trish Vevera and Weldon Ryan for a lively discussion, moderated by Judi Wormeck, about inspiration, motivation and more. Flagler County Art League, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207 C. Refreshments and conversation at 6:30. Presentation at 7 p.m. Open to the public. No charge. Call 386.986.4668 or visit www.flaglercountyartleague.org.
Feb. 22: Liberal Arts and Higher Education Day at Flagler College, part of the celebration of the inauguration of Dr. Joseph G. Joyner as the fourth president of Flagler College, with a keynote address at 7 p.m., “Diversity in a Democracy: What Can We Learn from Socrates?” in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, by Dr. Georgia Nugent, the Senior Fellow at The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), president emerita of Kenyon College and former interim president of The College of Wooster. Dr. Nugent has been a strong advocate for the continuing importance, power, and vitality of the liberal arts in the 21st century. Her speech will focus on how Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, can offer us insight into moving forward in an increasing complex world.
Feb. 23: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road.
Feb. 23: Rymfire Elementary School hosts a Career Day, all day, at the school, 1425 Rymfire Dr, Palm Coast.
Feb. 23: Flagler County Job Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daytona State College's Palm Coast Campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway. Last year 50+ businesses & over 500 job seekers participated in the Flagler County Job Fair, which was hosted by the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSourceFV, Daytona State College and the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce.
Feb. 23: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) holds a Truck Parking Stakeholder Meeting for the FDOT District Five Truck Parking Study. Flagler County is part of District 5. The study purpose is to address the shortage of available truck parking spaces, identify solutions that will support truck drivers and plan for the anticipated need over the next 10 to 20 years. The Stakeholder Meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon at the FDOT Urban Office at 133 S. Semoran Boulevard, Orlando. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in group discussion and provide input following the presentation of existing truck parking conditions and preliminary study findings.
Feb. 23: Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra, with Vadym Kholodenko, Piano and conductor Kirill Karabits, in Concert at the Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, 7 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $60. In their first tour in North America, this will be your chance to hear an orchestra with a glorious history, including close associations with Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss. Founded in 1491, the world renowned Staatskapelle (which means "Court Chapel") Weimar Orchestra is the oldest in Germany. Piano soloist, Vadym Kholodenko is the 2013 winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Leading the orchestra will be the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Music Awards "Conductor of the Year," Maestro Kirill Karabits, who will bring his energizing presence to the podium. The Peabody Auditorium is at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Reach the box office from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Fruday and Saturdays from 10 to 2 at 386/671-3462. Details and tickets here.
Feb. 23: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at the Hammock Community Center on Malacompra Road in the Hammock at 9 a.m.
Feb. 23-24: Pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs with the Jacksonville Symphony under the direction of Nathan Aspinall in performances of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, widely regarded as one of the most fiendishly difficult in the repertoire, and Shostakovich’s first great, clandestinely subversive anti-Soviet work, the powerful Fifth Symphony. at 8 p.m. both evenings, Jacoby Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Tickets here.
Feb. 24: flagler volunteer servicesFlagler Volunteer Services' annual gala fundraising event is at the Hilton Garden Inn at 6 p.m. This year's theme is “Carnival in Venice.” Tickets are $50 per person and $45 per person for FVS Volunteers. The evening will feature performances by the talented members of the Flagler Youth Orchestra as well as the Flagler Palm Coast High School Dance Group. The emcee for the evening is School Board Member Andy Dance. Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland will once again be the Auctioneer. Come and bid on some of the amazing auction items featuring restaurants, hotels, theater tickets, golf courses, theme parks and many more. Two unique items include a ride-along with Sheriff Rick Staly himself, and a ride-along with storm chaser Ed Siarkowicz of The Scud Buster Diaries. For additional information please contact us at (386) 597-2950. Buy your tickets here or call 386/597-2950 and ask for Josephine, or email her here.
Feb. 24: Flagler County Schools host their 4th annual classroom-to-careers Flaglship Showcase, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wasdworth Elementary and Buddy Taylor Middle's cafeteria, off Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast.
Feb. 24: Flagler County is hosting its 4th Annual Native American Festival at Princess Place Preserve complete with dancing, wildlife exhibits, weapons demonstrations, encampments and displays. The festival will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is organized by the Flager County Parks & Recreation Department and by the Deep Forest Native American Experience. General admission is $5 per car load, up to four, and $1 for each additional passenger. Event Contact: 386-313-4020.
Feb. 24: Photography Workshop with Ed Siarkowicz at Marineland: Join award-winning photographer Ed Siarkowicz on a photographic tour of Flagler County’s barrier island. Exploring Marineland and the nearby beach will allow participants to photograph intriguing coquina rock outcrops, dunes, and beach in classic seascape, landscape, abstract, and macro photographic styles to capture the natural beauty of Marineland. Our photographic workshops are designed to advance beginning and more experienced photographers, even those who only use their cellphones for picture-taking. 9 a.m. at Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Marineland, $99 plus tax per artist. Event Website: http://www.flagleroceanartgallery.com/mdaworkshops.html Event Contact: 386-693-4882.
Feb. 24: Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, born in 1961, is 57
Feb. 25: One of the world’s most recognized contemporary solo pianists -- and former Stetson student -- George Winston performs a benefit concert in support of Stetson University’s School of Music Scholarship Fund. Winston won the distinguished Alumni Award in 1997 and was awarded a Doctor of Arts and Letters Honorary Degree in 2004. This exceptional event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32723. General admission tickets are $40 per person. A limited number of tickets are available for VIP seating and a post-concert reception with George Winston. Both can be purchased at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Feb. 26: The McCartney Years at Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this performance are available online at flaglerauditorium.org or by calling the Box Office at 386-437-7547.
Feb. 26: Daytona State College’s Student Paralegal Association (SPA) will host local attorney Greg Snell at 12:30 p.m., to enrich students’ professional development and benefit from the expertise of a highly successful law practice. The SPA meeting, open to the public, will be held on DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., in Nunamann Hall, room 411. Speaking on the importance of soft skills, communication, teamwork and networking for paralegal professionals, Snell also will offer advice for job hunting, career preservation and advancement. Contact Senior Professor and Assistant Chair of DSC’s Paralegal Studies program Linda Cupick at (386) 506-3511, or Linda.Cupick@DaytonaState.edu.
Feb. 27: naacpThe Flagler County Branch of the NAACP conducts its 2018 "Get Out To Vote" Campaign at the branch's general membership meeting at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast, at 6 p.m. All welcome. The kick-off is presented with the following partner organizations: Indivisible, Sierra Club, League of Women Voters, ACLU, and the Democratic Caucus.
Each group will present its efforts to tell our citizens of its programs, information, and efforts in support of voter registration and getting out the vote. This is only the beginning of the NAACP's plans for this election year. There will be future events involving other group partners. For further information, call the Flagler County Branch at 386-446-7822.
Feb. 27: Entrepreneur Night at Hammock Wine & Cheese, 5:30 p.m., 5368 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast. Join fellow Flagler, Volusia and St. John’s County startups, business people, investors and those folks who stand behind entrepreneurs in one way or another. This is a call to established and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. At the event, you will enjoy free appetizers along with a cash bar. As always, you can expect to make many new connections and have meaningful conversations with Entrepreneurs, Investors, and folks who provide support and services to entrepreneurs. RSVP here.
Feb. 27: willie nelsonWillie Nelson & Family with guest Los Lonely Boys, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $39.50 to $99.50. Book here. 7:30 p.m. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Feb. 28: The River To Sea Transportation Planning Board, also known as the TPO, a collection of Flagler and Volusia County transportation and government officials who plan for future transportation needs in the region, meets at 9 a.m. in the TPO Conference Room, 2570 West International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 100, Daytona Beach.
Feb. 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. Please note the later 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.

March

March 1: Flagler Audubon Society meets at 6:30 p.m. with a Chapter activity update and social session. Formal program begins at 7 p.m. in meeting rooms A & B at Florida Hospital Flagler on SR 100 just west of I-95.
March 1: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, which will take place every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff an d local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966
March 1: sunrailThe Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission’s Customer Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the second floor at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando. This meeting site is conveniently located near the SunRail LYNX Central Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at www.sunrail.com. Public participation is solicited. Contact 386-943-5367, or via email at jennifer.smith2@dot.state.fl.us.
March 2: matt doughney doughnutsFlagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney holds another edition of his Doughnuts with Doughney at the Flagler Beach 7-Eleven at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard, or A1A, from 3 to 5 p.m. (just ahead of First Fridays). “We’ve got two major events, Bike Week and Spring Break, that will occur during the same week in March and we’d like to hear about any concerns that our citizens may have in advance of these events,” Doughney said. “Our local 7-11 owner, Mr. Eric Cooley, helped create the 'Doughnut' event concept and working with him is a pleasure." Cooley happens to soon become Doughney's boss, as he will be seated as a city commissioner later in March.
March 2-4:the nerd Larry Shue's "The Nerd" is staged at the Flagler Playhouse, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Set in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by the man who saved his life in Vietnam, but whom he has never met. The guest turns out to be an extremely inept and hopelessly stupid nerd who turns our hero’s life upside down, and then outstays his welcome beyond endurance. The twist at the end caps this wonderfully outrageous comedy. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com or call the box office at 386-586-0773.
March 2: artist dara dodson ocean art galleryArtist Dara Dodson Opening at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd. (SR100) in downtown Flagler Beach, across the street from the city’s First Friday “Music in the Park.” Kicking off an exhibit that will run through March 31, guests first will be treated to large palm trees observed from below in a collection Dodson calls “Looking Up.” Accompanying the palms will be Dodson’s poured acrylic paintings of the ocean, all of which are offset by classic white frames. Everyone is invited to the art opening. Jim Hain, head of the Marineland Right Whale Project, will play alto and bass flute for the enjoyment of guests during the Reception.
March 2: 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.
March 2: Flagler County Elections Supervisor Kaiti Lenhart, born in 1981, is 37.
March 3: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it 14th annual stamp and coin show at the Elk's Lodge #2709 in Palm Coast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This show is open to the public and everyone interested in stamps and coins. There will be many dealers, and members, to give free evaluation of your collections. Come early and bring your friends. There will be a Chinese Auction during the show. Door prizes will be called every 30 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.Free stamp area for the young and young at heart. Free parking and admission. Visit the web site at http://stampandcoinclub.com or mail us at stampandcoin@hotmail.com
March. 3: The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba in concert at at 7:30 p.m. Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, opposite the Lightner Museum. $40 per ticket. This is part of the Winter Orchestral Series. The National Symphony of Cuba has been instrumental in introducing Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina. More than 100 guest conductors have led, and many acclaimed international soloists have performed with the orchestra. Book tickets online here, or Call (904) 797-2800 for tickets or contact us by e-mail at EMMAinfo@bellsouth.net.
March 4: The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only cold weather shelter, holds its second annual fundraiser. The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless. Tickets to the event, to be held at Elks Lodge #2709 off Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, are $35 each. For reservations call the Shelter at 386-437-3258 extension 105, or email flaglershelteringtree@yahoo.com. Tickets are also available at Aimee’s Hallmark Shop at Palm Harbor Shopping Village in Palm Coast. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a sit-down dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Music and entertainment will be provided by Palm Coast headline entertainers Debbie Owen and Tony T. Raffles and door prizes include a three-day, two-night Ocean View suite package at The Hammock Beach Resort. The prize was donated by the Resort. Fine jewelry from Greg Lynn Jewelers will also be raffled off. See details here.
March 4: Paige Dashner Long conducts Handel's Messiah in two performances in Palm Coast. (© FlaglerLive)The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, will present a beautiful chamber music concert at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, performing works by Tartini, Handel, Tchaikovsky and Haydn. Members from the Flagler Youth Orchestra's advanced ensemble will open the concert with one selection and will also join the Chamber Players of Palm Coast to play Tchaikovsky's Waltz from Serenade for Strings. The concert features violinists Sue Cryan as concertmaster, Dorothy Barrett, El Gervasio, Martha Delaney-Hotz, Chris Romaine and Zoriy Zinger; violists Penny Crouch, Karen Hacker and Jack Jeffe; cellos Brittany Maroney and Sandy Pearson; flutes Wendy Gill and Paige Long, also playing harpsichord. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.
March 4: Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI’s art crimes division, will return for an encore in Palm Coast, following his popular appearance in 2015, to talk about recovering stolen art and cultural artifacts during his program “More Undercover Adventures with Robert Wittman” at 3 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium as part of the Flagler County Art League's 40th anniversary celebration. Flagler County Art League is hosting a VIP “meet and greet” reception at 1:30 p.m., prior to Wittman’s presentation at 3 p.m. VIP tickets are $65 each. General admission tickets are $22. Group sales (10 or more) $18 each. Call the Flagler Auditorium box office at 386-437-7547 or 866-353-4537 or purchase online at www.FlaglerAuditorium.org.
March. 4: Tim Ripley performs at 1 p.m. as part of Washington Oaks Garden State Park's Music in the Garden. Call 446-6783 for more information. $10 suggested donation. Beer, wine, appetizers. Park entry is $5 per vehicle.
March 5-6: US Air Force Academy Band's “Wild Blue Country” at the Flagler Auditorium. Tickets for “Wild Blue Country” will be available beginning January 20. All tickets must be picked up in person at the Auditorium. There is a four ticket per person limit. Both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. and are free.
March 6: Prof. Samantha Stern, Daytona State College's award-winning drama program chair, Prof. Samantha Stern, will provide an overview and hands-on demonstration of how improvisation helps increase joy, happiness and well-being. 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 7: Jonathan Canales, 30, accused of shooting his wife in the neck in their Mondex home and denying her medical attention in 2014, is scheduled for a pre-trial on an aggravated battery with a firearm charge (downgraded from attempted murder) before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse at 1:30 p.m. The case has long been delayed as Canales had previously been determined to be incompetent to stand trial. (Case 2014CF000956).
March 7: meet the candidates 2018 electionA forum introducing candidates for the Flagler County Commission in the 2018 election is hosted by Flagler County Republicans at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, Palm Coast, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the event starting at 6.
March 8: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, which will take place every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff an d local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966
March 8-11:the nerd Larry Shue's "The Nerd" is staged at the Flagler Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Set in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by the man who saved his life in Vietnam, but whom he has never met. The guest turns out to be an extremely inept and hopelessly stupid nerd who turns our hero’s life upside down, and then outstays his welcome beyond endurance. The twist at the end caps this wonderfully outrageous comedy. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com or call the box office at 386-586-0773.
March 8: Settlers of the Spanish Frontier: Canary Islanders in Colonial Florida: Diana Reigelsperger, professor of history at Seminole State College, will be giving a fascinating and informative program on the unique history of 18th century Canary Island colonialism in Florida Reigelsperger’s talk will explore the motivations of the settlers, the agency of their arrival, and how their presence impacted their new home. Light refreshments will be served. At the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, 75 King St, St. Augustine, accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova Streets. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, free to museum members and Flagler College students. Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information. This event is part of the Florida Humanities Speakers Series, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.
March 9: Paul Miller, now, 70, who is serving a life sentence in the murder of his neighbor, Dana Mulhall, in Flagler Beach in 2012, returns to court to argue a motion that he got ineffective counsel. Miller is hoping to reduce or overturn his sentence. At 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. The hearing had been scheduled for Dec. 1, but an email snafu required the hearing to be postponed, even though Miller had been transferred from state prison back to the Flagler County jail. It was again continued from Feb. 2.
March 10: palm coast lions club logoPalm Coast Lions “Dining in the Dark” Fundraiser. 6 to 10 p.m. at the Columbian Club, 51 Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast. Dinner is $25 per person. The evening begins with a fun Blindfolded Taste Testing Contest. Then while blindfolded feast on Penne with Meatballs or Sausage Quiche, salad, bread, ice tea, dessert and coffee while enjoying music by the Flagler Youth Orchestra. The event is to bring awareness to some of the challenges encountered by individuals with blindness and visual impairments. 100 percent of the money raised at the event is donated to Lions Charities that help those with sight and hearing disabilities. Please join us for this fun filled evening while supporting the Lions Charities. For information and reservations: Call Lion Jill – 610-730-8538 or visit our website.
March 10: Snowfest at Flagler Palm Coast High School, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring two snow slides, two snowfields (made out of man-made snow), arts and crafts vendors and stage performances. Entry fee is $10 for all-you-can-ride rides. Joe Mullins, president and CEO of The Mullins Companies, has been organizing the Columbia County (Georgia) Snowfest for the last six years. He said he’s excited to finally bring it to Flagler. “This event gives kids the chance to see something that they never have in their life, and that’s real snow,” Mullins said. “It’s sentimental to me to give kids this chance to see real snow while raising money for a great cause.” The event will benefit the Flagler County Education Foundation. See the complete details here (the March 3 date in the first slide is not accurate.)
March 10: As part of her month-long exhibit at Ocean Art Gallery on Flagler Beach, artist Dara Dodson conducts a Poured Acrylic Demonstration in the gallery at 4 p.m. This free demonstration by the artist will show how to properly mix the paints, pour them onto the canvas, move them into desired images, and torch them to obtain the perfect result. Seating is limited to 15 for the demonstration and reservations at 386.693.4882 are required. Ocean Art gallery is at 206 Moody Blvd. (SR100) in downtown Flagler Beach.
March 10: A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Wyclef Jean and the Jacksonville Symphony, 8 p.m. at Daily's Place, One EverBank Field Dr., Jacksonville, tickets $49 to $109 booked here. Over his long career, this multiple Grammy Award winning artist has blended the lines of Hip Hop with other musical styles and for the first time, the “hip hop guitarist” will perform LIVE with a full symphony orchestra.
March 13: Free Army Field Band Concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Limit of two tickets per person, tickets to be released Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. First come, first served. Tickets must be picked up at the Flagler Auditorium Box Office. No phone orders please.
March 15: The Florida Agricultural Museum's Farm Swap and Music Jam, which will take place every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff an d local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966
March 16-18:the nerd Larry Shue's "The Nerd" is staged at the Flagler Playhouse for its final weekend, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Set in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by the man who saved his life in Vietnam, but whom he has never met. The guest turns out to be an extremely inept and hopelessly stupid nerd who turns our hero’s life upside down, and then outstays his welcome beyond endurance. The twist at the end caps this wonderfully outrageous comedy. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com or call the box office at 386-586-0773.
March 16 and 18: Stetson University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart's "Così fan tutte," directed by Russell Franks, conducted by Anthony Hose, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Sunday, at DeLand High School Theater Center, with a pre-performance talk by Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist, from 6:30-7:00 p.m. 800 N. Hill Avenue, DeLand, $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
March 16-18: St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival: A great event for a great cause. St. Augustine Lions Foundation hosts the 37th annual festival featuring varieties of delicious seafood, live entertainment, family fun, and over 100 arts and crafts exhibitors. Location: Francis Field West Castillo Dr. Saint Augustine, FL 32084. For more information, call (904) 829-1753 or visit www.lionsfestival.com.
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 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 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 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 golf4llc@gmail.com. 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 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 edwardfuller@aol.com.
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: 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 www.roscolusa.com
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.

April and Beyond

April 2: A trial is scheduled in the case of Kimberle Weeks, who faces five third-degree felony counts of illegally recording or disclosing phone conversations (down from 12 counts). Weeks was charged in early 2015, shortly after she resigned as Flagler County's supervisor of elections.
April 3: The Timucua Indians - The Lost Tribe of Florida, Cathy “Rainbow” Tallaeksen. When the French and Spanish came to Florida in the 1500s, they found it occupied by over 200,000 Timucua Indians. They were an organized nation of over 30 chiefdoms and spoke several dialects. Unfortunately, warfare among the chiefdoms and the Europeans caused the rapid decline of the Timucuan Nation. Lack of immunity to the European diseases contributed greatly to their eventual extinction by the early 1800s. When Spain gave Florida to France in the 1760s, they took several of the Timucua to Cuba, where the last known survivor died in slavery. 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.
April 4: A forum introducing candidates for the Palm Coast City Council in the 2018 election is hosted by Flagler County Republicans at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, Palm Coast, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the event starting at 6.
April 5: Flagler Audubon Society meets at 6:30 p.m. with a Chapter activity update and social session. Formal program begins at 7 p.m. in meeting rooms A & B at Florida Hospital Flagler on SR 100 just west of I-95.
April 7: Palm Coast Lions Pancake Breakfast and Flagler County “Walk for the Blind” at Matanzas High School. All you can eat pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee served from 8 to 10:30 a.m., for $5. “Walk for the Blind” starts at 9 a.m. T-shirts and prizes for walkers with a $20 donation. 100 percent of your donations go to the Lions Charities to help the Blind and preserve the Gift of Sight and Hearing of those needy individuals with visual and hearing impairments. For information call Lion Ken at 386-447-1417 or to register visit our website.
April 7:Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway, a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of four to five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band, in concert at at 7:30 p.m. Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, opposite the Lightner Museum. $40 per ticket. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. Book tickets online here, or Call (904) 797-2800 for tickets or contact us by e-mail at EMMAinfo@bellsouth.net.
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.
April 12: Florida Humanities Speaker Series at Stetson University: Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with Stetson University, the Florida Humanities Speaker Series continues with "Rain: A Cultural and Natural History," presented by Cynthia Barnett, environmental journalist. Part of a series of four engaging talks on various aspects of Florida’s environmental history this event will provide audiences with an inspirational message about the power a small group of committed citizens can have to defend Florida’s environment. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, 529 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida, 32723. This event is free and open to the public.
April 12: Brendan Burke lectures on “Florida’s Fleet: A Boatbuilding and Fishing Legacy from the First Coast.” Burke, of the St. Augustine Lighthouse, will guide the audience through the development of a unique shipping vessel developed in the 20th century right here in Northeast Florida and how its impact it still being realized today. It will be an enlightening presentation that will shed light on an integral part of this region’s economy and lifestyle. Light refreshments will be served. At the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, 75 King St, St. Augustine, accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova Streets. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, free to museum members and Flagler College students. Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information. This event is part of the Florida Humanities Speakers Series, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.
April 14: The Flagler Beach Museum's Cheer at the Pier is scheduled at the Flagler Beach Pier from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets will be available soon, please check the website for updates. Participating restaurants and business partners have the potential to reach over 500 potential clients. For information about participating, sponsoring, or attending, call Denise Collins, event coordinator, at (386) 283-0530 or Teri Pruden, Director at (386) 439-6262 or email museumdenise@outlook.com.
April 22-29: Plein Air Paint Out: The St. Augustine Art Association presents the 2nd Annual St. Augustine Plen Air Paint Out. The event is open to local, regional and national artists and celebrates the oldest city’s historical, architectural and coastal beauty by painting en plein air, a French term for “painting in open air”, a time-honored practice dating back to the mid-19th century. Selected works will be featured in the exhibit Where Art Meets History at the St. Augustine Art Association and monetary awards will be given to winners. Location: St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St. St. Augustine, FL. For more information, call (904) 824-2310 or visit www.staaa.org/pleinair.
The 22nd Annual Taste of St. Augustine Festival
April 29: The 22nd Annual Taste of St. Augustine Festival: This event has grown to be the city’s premiere outdoor food festival, featuring exciting “tastes” from over 20 of St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. A live music festival all day, special children's area and a culinary marketplace add to the fun and excitement. Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, 32080. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ATasteOfStAugustine or https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/taste-st-augustine.
May 2: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $3. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund. Keep in mind, the Youth Orchestra has not increased the ticket prices. Rather, the Auditorium now charges a steep "ticketing fee" that has resulted in the higher prices. That fee does not benefit the orchestra. Buy tickets online easily here.
May 4-6: Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, 102 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL (Amelia Island). The Shrimp Festival will have over 400 booths of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, sponsors, food booths, and other vendors on display. Artistic disciplines include ceramics, jewelry, photography, metal works, woodworking, paintings and more. While the festival's waterfront activities and Kid's Fun Zone open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, the arts and craft booths will be open on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 4-13: St. Augustine's Romanza Festivale of the Arts: An extraordinary celebration of arts and culture, the Festivale showcases St. Augustine’s music, dance, theater, art, cuisine, heritage and romance. Featured are concerts, street fairs, the Romanza Parade, plays, re-enactments, lectures, workshops, tours, exquisite dining opportunities and much more. Location: Downtown St. Augustine, 32084. For more information, visit www.visitsaintaugustine.com/topics/romanza.
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.”
May 10: Steve Noll lectures on “The Spanish Legacy of Florida.” Noll, of the University of Florida, will give audiences an opportunity to more fully understand the historical and cultural significance of the early colonial period. As St. Augustine is a city which fully embraces, or known to fully embrace its Spanish heritage, this presentation will only deepen our understanding and appreciation of this historical connection. At the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, 75 King St, St. Augustine, accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova Streets. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, free to museum members and Flagler College students. Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information. This event is part of the Florida Humanities Speakers Series, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.
Aug. 3: Flagler County Drug Court's steering and advisory committee meets at 9 a.m. in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
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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

Road and Interstate Construction:


Cultural Coda

The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats

Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France

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