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Weekend Briefing: Pier Open Again, Christmas With a Deputy, Soccer Tryouts, Nutcracker, Boat Parade, Dvorak

| December 15, 2017

After yet another closure for repairs following Hurricane Irma, the Flagler Beach Pier reopened this week to fishermen and lesser beings. In the words of Rick Belhumeur, one of the city's commissioners, it 'makes it feel like the city is whole again.' (© FlaglerLive)

After yet another closure for repairs following Hurricane Irma, the Flagler Beach Pier reopened this week to fishermen and lesser beings. In the words of Rick Belhumeur, one of the city’s commissioners, it ‘makes it feel like the city is whole again.’ (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Partly cloudy, mild, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s to lower 60s. 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 Index32
The OED’s Word of the Day: arride, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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dvorak symphony from the new world“The attempt to describe a new musical composition may not be quite so futile as an effort to photograph the perfume of a flower, yet it is an experiment of similar nature. Only an imperfect and perhaps misleading idea of the character of so complex a work of art as a symphony can be conveyed through the medium of cold type; yet, when there is no other way, even that must be tried. Accepting, then, the doubtful premise that music can be treated intelligently In words, no one need look for a more fruitful topic at present than the new symphony made known by the Philharmonic Society at Music Hall on Friday afternoon and repeated last night, to the evident delight of a large audience. This work ls entitled “Z Novecho Sveta,” which is, being translated, “From the New World.” It is dated 1893, and is Opus 95 of Antonin Dvorak, the famous Bohemian master, now a resident of this city.”

–From the New York Times review of Dvorak’s premier of his Symphony From the New World at Carnegie Hall, Dec. 16, 1893.

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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.

wnzfFree For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres is off today, the Observer’s Brian McMillan will host, welcoming County Commissioner Dave Sullivan, Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart and Chamber President Jorge Gutierrez, starting a little after 9 a.m.

Friday: The 10th Annual Christmas with a Deputy is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant law firm in Town Center. That’s when Flagler County’s poorer children are paired with a cop, handed a $150 gift card, and set loose at Target to buy their Christmas presents, with a deputy tagging along. The children get to ride to Target in a cop car, all lights ablaze.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet, four performances, under the direction of Deanna Tham. Tickets and times here.

Saturday: Breakfast With Santa at 10 a.m. at Matanzas High School, $5 per person, proceeds to go toward Flagler County Relay For Life.

Saturday: Car Show and Toy Drive for Wolfson Children’s Hospital at Tony’s pizza in Flagler Beach, with a DJ, cool cars, giveaways, an awesome cause, and pizza. For every toy donated you will receive one raffle ticket into the drawing for multiple prizes. You DO NOT have to bring a toy to attend but it is much appreciated if you do. Event starts at 2 p.m., runs until 6 p.m. 428 Beach Village Dr, Flagler Beach. Call 439-9900.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: palm coast soccerTryouts for the 2018 Season for Palm Coast Soccer are held at Holland Park in Palm Coast from 10 a.m. to noon. Palm Coast Soccer is a recreational tournament club for players ages 10 to 18. The organization is looking for players to fill its teams for the upcoming 2018 Season, which runs from January through August. Contact info@palmcoastsoccer.com or visit the website at palcoastsoccer.com.

Saturday: Now in its 34th year, the Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for 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.

Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah, two performances only, under the direction of Nathan Aspinall, with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, Emily Birsan, soprano, Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano, Jason Ferrante, tenor, and Craig Irvin, baritone. Tickets and times here.

Sunday: The Saint Augustine Ballet presents its ninth annual production of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. For more information, call (855) 222-2849 or visit www.saintaugustineballet.com.

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

  • Sunday: Starbucks on Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 18: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ongoing: the 12th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center, hosted by the Rotary Club of Flagler County: 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is a free, self-guided walking tour around Central Park with 40 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marshmallows or create s’mores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride.

Announcements:

Skip A Week: A Message from the St. Johns Water Management District on Not Mowing Your Lawn: One of the great things about living in Florida is the beautiful weather we have most of the year. A flip side of our year-round warm weather is not remembering that our lawns and landscapes take a winter break and naturally go dormant, reducing their need for irrigation. This year the St. Johns River Water Management District is joining in the Skip a Week campaign developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District to encourage efficient irrigation practices specific to winter months. This campaign focuses on studies showing that lawns need only about three-quarters of an inch of water every 10 to 14 days during the winter, and less if it has rained. Irrigating every other week during December, January and February (skipping a week) could save more than 1 billion gallons of water in our District alone. That’s a lot of water! Watering too much makes lawns less able to survive dry conditions, encouraging shallow, weak root systems, leading to weeds, pests and diseases. In addition to the Skip a Week campaign, our winter watering restrictions of one-day-per-week on designated days allow sufficient irrigation to maintain healthy lawns. You’ll know if your lawn needs water when blades fold in half, turn blue-gray or leave footprints.

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.

ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE AT ISSUE: The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, which was created by Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, will meet. (Friday, 1 p.m., Hotel Duval, 415 North Monroe St., Tallahassee.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE IN HD 58: Candidates in a Dec. 19 special election in Hillsborough County’s House District 58 face a Friday deadline for filing updated campaign-finance information. The seat became open when former Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City, resigned. The candidates are Republican Lawrence McClure, Democrat Jose Vazquez, Libertarian Bryan Zemina and no-party candidate Ahmad Hussam Saadaldin.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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April 23: Painting for a Cause, a fund-raiser for the Flagler Humane Society: Create a cartoon likeness of your favorite four-legged friend using acrylic paint on a 12” x 12” canvas. Bring a copy of the photo of your pet printed on an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper. Artist, Heather L. Pastor will guide you through the process. No artistic experience necessary. The cost is $40 per person, which includes everything you'll need to complete your painting. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Flagler Humane Society. PLEASE REGISTER BY MONDAY, April 16th. Call Amy Carotenuto at 386-246-7684 to make your reservation. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment accepted. Class held at Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast. from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
April 23: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site: http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
April 23: The Flagler County Sheriff's Office offers an active-shooter presentation, a two-hour presentation on safety in public places, at Christ Lutheran Church, 2323 North State Street, Bunnell, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Rev. Judy Mattson, 386-437-4113.
April 23-25:
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The Flagler Palm Coast High School Band Program hosts the 2018 State MPA North Concert Festival at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 SR 100, Palm Coast. Forty-four of the best high school concert bands in North Florida perform over three days. Each performance is critically evaluated by college professors and band leaders and is used as a vehicle for continued growth and to demonstrate students' abilities to apply musical fundamentals and concepts in an ensemble performance setting. Attendance is free and performances begin at noon and end at 9 p.m. each day. Local bands all perform on Monday, the 23rd: the Matanzas High School Concert Band at 1 p.m., the Flagler Palm Coast High School Symphonic 2 Band at 6:25 and the Flagler Palm Coast High School Symphonic 1 Band performs at 7:45 p.m.
April 24: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., 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.
April 25: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.



April 25-28: Matanzas High School presents "Shrek: The Musical," featuring Matanzas's drama students and live music accompanying 19 songs, performed by Matanzas High and Flagler Youth Orchestra musicians. The April 25 show at 7 p.m. is for friends and family members, actual opening night is April 26 for the 7 p.m. show. April 27 and 28 also have 7 p.m. shows, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on April 28. Tickets are $11. Click here for tickets.
April 25: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director, 7:30 p.m. Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida 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.
April 25: Mummenschanz: You and Me. Swiss theatre troupe, Mummenschanz, quietly claims over four decades of widespread success with its popular, surreal mime and prop-puppetry vignettes. Globally praised for their intricately choreographed skits, intermingling bizarre masks and shapes, with a dramatic play of light and shadow, this group brings its newest tour, “you & me” to Daytona Beach in 2018— an astonishing family treat for children of all ages. 7:30 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here, tickets from $23 to $45.
April 26: Farm Swap & Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum: Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, soaps and oils, homemade gifts, and unique finds, Local Folk Music Jam, bring your instruments and play along. Every Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum parking lot 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Call 386-446-7630.
April 27-28: flagler sports fishing club logo22nd Annual Spring Classic Fishing Tournament, benefiting the Palm Coast chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The Captains Meeting is on Friday at 7 p.m. with registration and a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a mandatory Captain's meeting at 7 p.m. at the Beach Front Grille, 2444 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. The Fishing Tournament is Saturday, Checkout 7 to 8 a.m. at Bing's Landing, Under the SR 100 Bridge, High Bridge, or Dunlawton Ramp. Weigh-in Location: Hidden Treasures under 100 Bridge. Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Contact Person: Chuck Radloff- (386) 569-1584. Cost is $60 for non-members ($65 after April 4/25) and $55 for member's ($60 after 4/25). Click here for the detailed flier or contact us for more info, or visit the website.
April 27-29: "South Pacific," the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, is in its final weekend at the Flagler Playhouse featuring many of the duo's most memorable songs such as Bali Ha’I, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, There is Nothing Like A Dame, I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy, and Some Enchanted Evening. The musical tells of two heartwarming love stories set on an island paradise during World War II, and threatened by prejudice and war. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Flagler Playhouse is at 301 East Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Book online here.
April 27: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, with a Pre-concert talk by Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tinsley Room in Presser Hall. $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 28: A1A Cleanup: Please pickup your vest, bags, and gloves and assignments at the North pavilion at Bings Landing starting at 7:30 a.m. Please drop off filled bags at the N/E corner of 16th Road and A1A. When finished, please return your vest and join us for refreshments at the North pavilion. Thanks for your help. Contact Barbara and John Harper: 386/447-5805.
April 28: Menopause, the Musical: This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years. 7:40 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Tickets are $46.95.
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.

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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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The New York Philharmonic in a 2016 Performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony

The symphony premiered at what became Carnegie Hall 124 years ago Saturday, on Dec. 16, 1893.

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